In the Media
Prof. Manijeh Razeghi has been quoted in a recent article discussing her research that led to creating a compact terahertz radiation source, which can operate at room temperature. The practical applications of this device are vast and include: security screening, medical, and deep space imaging.
An interdisciplinary team of material scientists and mechanical engineers from the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, including Prof. Dongning Guo, have discovered that using the data storage pattern from a Blu-ray disc improves solar cell performance. Guo's coauthored paper's findings were first published in the Nov. 25 edition of the journal Nature Communications.
Prof. Larry Birnbaum has lent his support and guidance for the upcoming “Hour of Code” event, held at 10:45 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 12 at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Literary and Fine Arts School in Evanston.
EECS Prof. Kristian Hammond and Prof. Larry Birnbaum of Narrative Science have been quoted in a recent article discussing their contribution as moderators of a McCormick Panel Discussion, titled, “The Future of Work: How Technology Will Change the Way We Work.” The event took place Wednesday, October 29 in the Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center on the Chicago campus and featured panelists from engineering, journalism, and economics.
Prof. Fabian Bustamante and EECS alum John Otto's (Ph.D. 14', currently working for Google in Chicago) PNAS paper was referenced in an Monday, October 6, 2014 Science Magazine article, titled "A Peek Inside the Internet's Favorite File-sharing Network." The paper, titled, "Impact of Heterogeneity and Socioeconomic Factors on Individual Behavior in Decentralized Sharing Ecosystems", a collaboration between Aqualab and NU Prof. Luís A. Nunes Amaral's, Chemical & Biological Engineering Dept (Amaral Lab) was published by PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) on Thursday, October 10, 2014.
Prof. Fabián Bustamante, and EECS Ph.D. Student Zachary Bischof of AquaLab have been quoted in a recent article discussing their research in examining broadband services in their larger context. They conducted a three-year study using data from 53,000 end hosts and 160 countries, broadband plan information, and natural experiments.
Prof. Koray Aydin has been quoted in a recent article discussing his research on new biosensor technology. Prof. Aydin and his team from the Metamaterials & Nanophotonic Devices Laboratory have created a new nanostructure that absorbs a very narrow spectrum of light—having a bandwidth of just 12 nanometers. This ultranarrow band absorber can be used for a variety of applications, including better biosensors, which are more sensitive and able to detect smaller changes in the environment.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) and Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) announced on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 that 9 research grants have been awarded to 10 universities including Northwestern (led by Principal Investigator Prof. Hai Zhou), which total nearly $4 million under a joint program focused on Secure, Trustworthy, Assured and Resilient Semiconductors and Systems (STARSS). Read the NSF, SRC, and EE Times articles.
Prof. Peter Dinda and Prof. Gokhan Memik have been quoted in a recent article discussing their mobile technology project, funded by the National Science Foundation and Intel, which involves creating an emotion-sensing interface that allows phones to gauge user satisfaction.
Bryan Pardo, Associate Professor has been quoted in a recent article discussing the success of The Midwest Music Information Retrieval Gathering, which the Interactive Audio Lab and himself, hosted on Saturday, June 14, 2014, in the Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center at Northwestern University.
Aggelos Katsaggelos, Professor & AT&T Chair was quoted in an Chicago Tribune article, titled, "My Wife the Dentist and Other Misadventures with Speech-to-text Technology" by Eric Zorn, published on Thursday, June 12, 2014.
Kristian Hammond, Professor was one of the panelists for the 2014 Design:Chicago event on April 3 at the James Allen Center’s McCormick Auditorium, which focused on the theme of “Designers as Intra/Entrepreneurs.”
Kristian Hammond, Professor was used as an guest expert for an audio interview for the Market Place Morning Report, as part of the Marketplace Tech article, titled, "Chicago America's funniest city?" by Ben Johnson, published on Tuesday, Aptil 22, 2014.
Ken Forbus, Professor and Tom Hinrichs, Research Associate Professor have been quoted in a recent article discussing how Companion Cognitive Systems may have the ability for human-like learning in the future.
Fabián Bustamante, Associate Professor has been quoted in a recent article discussing Namehelp Mobile as a viable and improved Domain Name Service of the future. He also discusses how the freedom to choose the best DNS for your phone and carrier can change your mobile web experience.
Kristian Hammond, Professor and NU Alum Patrick McNally (Ph.D. 13'), who is currently a Visiting Instructor in the Computer Science Dept at Pomona College are quoted in a WIRED online article, titled, "It’s Comedian vs. Computer in a Battle for Humor Supremacy" by Joel Warner and Peter McGraw, published on Tuesday, Aptil 1, 2014.
Prof. Alok Choudhary has received major funding for his big data startup, 4C. The amount of $5 million from Chicago-based venture fund Jump Capital was awarded to the Social Intelligence Company based on 4C's platforms application of algorithms.
Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science is opening a dialogue and building collaborations to expand upon computational thinking at the University. On Thursday, November 14, these efforts began with “Computer Science Everywhere: Exploring Collaborations Between Computer Science and Other Disciplines at Northwestern.”
To Voxsup, an API partner company that mines social data to create interest segments for targeting, Twitter is broadening its reach as a publisher. “If I’m in my Twitter mobile app, of course Twitter can show me an ad, but say I’m in a gaming app, too,” commented Alok Choudhary, founder & CEO of Voxsup.
Bruce Wessels has been elected a 2013 Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA), for his pioneering research in "Epitaxial Wide Gap Semiconductors and Devices, and Ferroelectric Oxides for Opto-Electronic and Electro-Optic Applications."
This year, Women In Computing (WiC) brought 11 students from NU to the 2013 Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing to Minneapolis, MN on October 2 - 5, 2013.