Join us for the 2nd Annual EECS Bonfire Welcome Party on Monday, Sept 22, 2014 from 6-8 pm at Lakefill Fire Pit.
Come party at our EECS departmental welcome event, presented by Graduates in EECS (GEECS), as we enjoy the start of the school year! Have fun greeting old friends and meet new faces alike. All EECS Undergraduate, Graduate, Post-Doctoral, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni are welcome!
ETOPiA's 2014 fall production of "Grounded" by George Brant and Produced by Prof. Matthew Grayson, about a female drone pilot, opens Friday, Sept. 19 and runs through Sunday, Oct. 12. Showtimes are Friday-Saturday at 8 pm, and Sunday at 2 pm in the Ford Design Center, Room 1-350, 2133 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL.
EECS Undergraduate Student William (Yuxuan) Xiao (Sophomore, majoring in CS) has recently published Pocket Lock, which is an Android application that enables the ability to intelligently lock and unlock your phone using sensor data.
Prof. Goce Trajcevski has been named Program Committee Co-Chair of the 18th East-European Conference on Advances in Databases and Information Systems (ADBIS 2014), taking place in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia, September 7-10.
ADBIS aims to provide a forum where researchers and practitioners in the fields of databases and information system can interact, exchange ideas and disseminate their accomplishments and visions.
Prof. Brenna Argall has been named Organizer for the IROS 2014 Workshop on Rehabilitation and Assistive Robotics: Bridging the Gap Between Clinicians and Roboticists. EECS Ph.D. Student student Matt Derry (a member of argalllab) will also be presenting a poster at the event.
Prof. Brenna Argall has been named Local Chair for the 2014 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2014), held Sept.14–18 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL. 2014.
EECS Masters Student Siddarth Jain along with Prof. Argall from argalllab will be presenting their research, titled, "Automated Perception of Safe Docking Locations with Alignment Information for Assistive Wheelchairs."
He joins ECE from Northwestern University, where he was a Research Assistant Professor under Prof. Randy Berry.
EECS Ph.D. Student Vala Fathipour has been awarded the 2014 Best Student Paper Award at SPIE Optics + Photonics 2014, held August 17-21 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA. Additionally, she was also awarded an SPIE Student Travel Grant in the amount of $200 to present her award winning paper, titled, "Approaching high temperature photon counting with electron-injection detectors."
Come have fun in the sun and swim a ton at EECS/GEECS Beach Day on Thurs 8/28 from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm at North Beach.
Join your EECS friends and colleagues by taking part in activities, such as bags, frisbee, beach volleyball, swimming, and lounging on the sand. All EECS Undergraduate, Graduate, Post-Doctoral, Faculty, and Staff are welcome! We will be serving delicious pizza and bubbly soda pop.
Prof. Robby Findler has been invited to deliver a keynote talk at the 2014 ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP) in Gothenburg, Sweden on September 1-3.
Prof. Findler will present his research, titled, "Behavioral Software Contracts" on Tuesday, September 2.
The 2014 IEEE International Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts (ARSO2014) will be held on September 11-13, 2014 at the Guild Lounge, Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. NU Undergrads can register for a special rate of $25.
The ACM SIGCOMM 2014 conference, was held in Chicago, IL, August 17-22. Previously, Prof. Fabián Bustamante had been named General Co-chair, Prof. Yan Chen was selected as Local Arrangements Chair, and Prof. Randy Berry had been chosen as Registration Chair for the event.
Ning Xia, 4th year EECS Ph.D. student, and his advisor Prof. Aleksandar Kuzmanovic won the Best Paper Award at the 2014 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI 2014), taking place August 11-14 in Warsaw, Poland. Their winning paper was titled, “GeoEcho: Inferring User Interests from Geotag Reports in Network Traffic”, and was also co-authored by industry partners Stanislav Miskovic, Mario Baldi, and Antonio Nucci, all from Narus, Inc.
Prof. Manijeh Razeghi's delivered a presentation as a Keynote Speaker at the NATO Specialists Meeting on Novel Infrared Laser Technology for Modern Battlefield Requirements, held on July 24-25, 2014 at the Defence CBRN Centre near Salisbury, England.
EECS Ph.D. Student Zhongyang Li has been selected to receive the prestigious Ryan Fellowship Award. In being named a Ryan Fellow at Nothwestern, Li will be appropriated an annual $10,000 award ($7,500 as an additional stipend and $2,500 for research expenses), which will be dispersed over three years or until graduation.
Prof. Thrasos Pappas gave an invited keynote address at Sensometrics 2014, which was held July 29-August 1, 2014 in Chicago, IL. The topic of his presentation was, titled, "Visual Analysis and Compression: Focus on Texture Similarity."
Prof. Doug Downey has received an Faculty Early Career Award sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his research project on Web Information Extraction: Integration and Scaling. Prof. Downey was bestowed the award from NSF'S Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS) on July 29, 2014, for which he will receive a continuing grant award in the amount of $108,376.
Prof. Jason Hartline presented a tutorial highlighting his current research, titled, "Bayesian Mechanism Design", at the 28th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-14), held on Monday, July 28, 2014 at the Québec Convention Center, Québec City, Québec, Canada.
Prof. Fabián Bustamante's AquaLab Labratory has 3 papers accepted at the prestigious ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC) 2014 to be held November 5-7 in Vancouver, Canada. The lab's combined contribution comprises more than 10% of the (long) papers accepted at the conference.
Prof. Jason Hartline was a Co-organizer for the GReece Economic and Algorithmic Theory Week (GREAT), held July 18-24, 2014 in Santa Maria Beach, Paros, Greece. Also from Northwestern, Prof. Nicole Immorlica, Darrell Hoy, and Emmanouil (Manolis) Pountourakis, attended and presented their research.
On Wednesday, July 9, Prof. Allen Taflove was presented with the 2014 IEEE Electromagnetics Award at the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium in Memphis, TN.
This IEEE-wide award (a "Technical Field Award") is the most significant annual international recognition in engineering electromagnetics. It consists of a $10,000 prize and an inscribed bronze medal.
Manijeh Razeghi, Walter P. Murphy Professor has been named Conference Chair of the Workshop on Defects in Wide Band Gap Semiconductors (WBG), which will be held on Monday, September 23, 2014 at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD.
Thrasos Pappas, Professor has been elected to serve as Vice President-Publications of the Signal Processing Society (SPS) of IEEE for a term of three years (2015-17'). As VP-Publications, Prof. Pappas will be chairing the Publications Board of SPS.
EECS Undergraduate student David Heydari has been awarded an "SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship", for his potential contributions to the field of optics and photonics in the amount of $2,000.
Heydari is conducting research in the Center for Quantum Devices under the direction of Prof. Manijeh Razeghi. His research is focused on the optimization of the quantum cascade laser (QCL), a novel form of semiconductor lasers that have applications in spectroscopy and telecommunications.
Manijeh Razeghi, Walter P. Murphy Professor was a Session Chair and an Invited Speaker presenting “High Performance III-Nitride Based Deep UV Photonic Devices on Silicon Substrates”, at the Collaborative Conference on Materials Research (CCMR) 2014, held June 23-27 in Seoul, South Korea.
Prof. Razeghi was also an Invited Speaker for the “Electro-Optical Imaging Systems: Technology and Applications” session and also part of the Scientific Organizing Committee at the at the Sabanci University Microelectronics Workshop, held June 19-20, 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey. She presented her talk, “Terahertz to Deep UV , Science and Technology for Space Application.”
The conference will bring together researchers from economics and computer science to study the design of online and offline markets in a variety of settings.
Manijeh Razeghi, Walter P. Murphy Professor was an Invited Speaker and Session Chair (“Optoelectronic Devices”) at the 38th Workshop on Compound Semiconductor Devices and Integrated Circuits (WOCSDICE/EXMATEC 2014), held on Monday, June 16, 2014 in Delphi, Greece.
It was another great year for EECS at the 15th ACM Conference of Economics and Computation (EC '14) and affiliated workshops and meetings, as a total of seven Northwestern affiliated papers were presented at the event, held June 8-12, 2014 at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. The conference is the premier event for research at the intersection between computer science and economics.
Liu has also elected as president of Graduate Women Across Northwestern (GWAN) for 2014-15.
EECS Ph.D Student Alireza Bonakdar has been awarded a 2014 Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship in the amount of $3000 by the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) for his potential contributions to the field of photonics.
Angela Jiang (14'), a EECS Senior Undergraduate Computer Science major working with Zach Bischof and Prof. Fabian Bustamante in AquaLab, has a poster accepted for presentation at the ACM SIGCOMM 2014. Their work, entitled "A Cliq of Content Curators", explores a novel approach to building a Reddit like system that protects users from profiling.
Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the 2013-14' EECS Faculty & Student Awards Ceremony. The event will take place on Friday, June 6, 2014 @ 3:00 p.m. in Tech L324.
Prof. Thrasos Pappas and Prof. Goce Trajcevski are Co-Principal Investigators (Co-PIs) on a 4-year, $800K grant awarded by the Office on Naval Research for the project, "Cutset Sampling Topologies for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance."
EECS Graduate Student William Gaviria (P.h.D) has been seleceted to receive the IEEE Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Graduate Scholarship for the 2013-14' academic year. The IEEE Board of Directors, upon recommendation of the Scholarship Awards Committee of the IEEE Awards Board, granted the prestigious accolade, consisting of a stipend in the amount of $20,000 in tuition to a school of the students choosing for full-time graduate study.
The Computational Photography Poster Session is open to the public! Join us Wednesday, June 4, from 1pm - 4pm in the Tech Institute, Main Lobby as 21 students present their quarter projects spanning a variety of topics including: ideas in computer vision, computer graphics, image processing, resolution, dynamic range, defocus/motion blurmotion/defocus deblurring cameras, light field cameras, computational displays, and much more!
EECS Alum Can Bayram (P.h.D 11') will be joining the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (UIUC) as a Tenure-track Assistant Professor, starting in the Fall 2014 semester. He received his PhD degree from Northwestern with a focus on solid state and photonics in 2011, while advised by Prof. Manijeh Razeghi, as a member of the Center for Quantum Devices (CQD).
SPIE (International Society for Optics and Photonics) offers Optics and Photonics Education Scholarships and Travel Scholarships for students located anywhere in the world, from high school (pre-university/secondary) through graduate school and PhD programs, who are studying or planning to study optics, photonics or a related field.
EECS students turned in a strong showing at the 2014 McCormick Autonomous Robot Design Competition, which took place on Saturday, May 17 at the Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center.
Team Krabby, consisting of EECS Undergraduate students Ji-hoon Kim (14'), Prasanth Bijjam (BS/MS, 14'), and Jahan Alam (ME, 14') were runners up in 2nd place with their design of a six legged hexopod robot called Skynet, which featured built in infared detectors. Also, in 3rd place was team Bananabotz, comprised of EECS Undergraduate students Seth McCammon (15'), Daniel Thirman (15'), Kevin Ye (15'), Georgiy Mazin (15').
In addition, she was named Session Chair ("Type II Superlattice FPAs I") and had two Invited Papers (Antimonide-based superlattices for LWIR & Type-II superlattices for HOT infrared imagers) at the conference, held in Baltimore, Maryland.
Oliver (Ollie) Cossairt, Lisa Wissner-Slivka and Benjamin Slivka Junior Professor of Computer Science and EECS Student Nathan Matsuda (Ph.D) have earned the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Computational Photography (ICCP) Honorable Mention Award for their paper, titled, "Digital Refocusing using Incoherent Holography."
The ICCP 2014 conference was held on May 2-4, 2014 in Santa Clara, CA and is organized with the vision of fostering the community of researchers, from many different disciplines, working on computational photography.
Prof. Mohamed Chouikha, Chairman of the ECE Department at Howard University was invited to visit Northwestern (along with one of his students) during the TGS Introduction to Graduate Education event on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
The two day long workshop encouraged minority applicants in STEM Sciences to choose NU for their future studies. Under invitation by TGS, EECS was invited to participate and host a mini meeting.
A group of EECS students have won the Emerging Underclassman Innovator Award at the RedesigNU: Hackathon held on Wednesday, April 26, 2014.
Team "WuGAS", consisting of Yulun Wu ('17), Greg Chan ('16), Adel Lahlou ('17) and Suhong Jin ('16) collected the $500 prize for best project submitted by a team where each member is an underclassman.
Brenna D. Argall, Assistant Professor and EECS students Siddarth Jain (PhD), Seth McCammon (undergrad) and Taiwon Chung (undergrad) participated in the Robot Block Party as part of the fifth annual National Robotics Week event held at the Museum of Science & Industry (MSI) on April 5-13, 2014.
On March 19-20, 2014, Team Wildcats of Northwestern University advanced to the final event of the DARPA Spectrum Challenge--a national competition to develop advanced radio techniques capable of communicating in congested and contested electromagnetic environments without direct coordination or spectrum preplanning.
Applied Physics Graduate Student Samantha Nowierski (Ph.D. 17') has been selected to receive a 2014 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship.