Prof. Chris Kim’s Protégés at 2020 ISSCC

In an impressive coincidence, five alumni who earned their doctoral degrees under the guidance of  Prof. Chris Kim presented their papers at the prestigious and competitive 2020 International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), often dubbed the Chip Olympics. Prof. Jie Gu, Chris’ first student presented “A Compute-Adaptive Elastic Clock-Chain Technique with Dynamic Timing Enhancement for 2D […]

Sandeep Avvaru Receives MnDrive Graduate Fellowship in Neuromodulation

Doctoral candidate Sandeep Avvaru has been awarded the MnDrive Graduate Fellowship in Neuromodulation. The fellowship recognizes and advances excellence in graduate training by providing financial support to outstanding doctoral students specializing in neuromodulation. Sandeep’s doctoral research focuses on the analysis and introduction of changes in neural activity to enhance cognitive control through deep brain stimulation […]

Alumnus Mark Lauby Elected Member of National Academy of Engineering

University of Minnesota Twin Cities alumnus and ECE graduate Mark Lauby has been elected member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), class of 2020 “[f]or the development and application of techniques for electric grid reliability analysis.” He will be joining the ranks of over 2500 professionals who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research, […]

Prof. Sachin Sapatnekar to lead DARPA funded project to build open-source hardware generators

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities recently received a $2.2 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense, to build open-source hardware generators for a range of machine learning algorithms that process data in real time. The project is being funded under the Real Time […]

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Doctoral student Vidya Chhabria receives Women in Technology scholarship by Cadence

Doctoral student Vidya Chhabria is a recipient of Cadence’s Women in Technology scholarship. The scholarship program seeks to foster inclusion and encourage diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas in keeping with the company’s goal to support and expand diversity in technology within academia and in the workplace. Vidya’s research focuses on electronic design automation (EDA) which […]

Recognition for ECE Alumni Eric Severson and Tong Zhang

2019 saw ECE alumni receive recognition and support for their research. Alumnus Eric Severson received the NSF CAREER award in the Energy, Power, Control, and Networks sub-division (under the Directorate for Engineering) and alumnus Tong Zhang was recently elevated to IEEE Fellow effective January 2020.  ERIC SEVERSON’S RESEARCH ON BEARINGLESS MOTOR TECHNOLOGY Eric’s research will endeavor […]

University of Minnesota to lead $1.7 million NSF grant to explore 2D heterostructures

Faculty from ECE and the University of Notre Dame have received a $1.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation to explore 2D heterostructures that demonstrate perfect light absorption, and giant piezoelectricity, using machine learning tools. The research team will be led by Prof. Tony Low, who will collaborate with ECE colleagues, professors Vladimir Cherkassky […]

Best Paper Award for Prof. Ramesh Harjani, Naser Mousavi, and Zhiheng Wang

Prof. Harjani and his group has been awarded the 2018 European Solid-State Circuit Conference (ESSCIRC) Best Paper Award. ESSCIRC is the premier European conference in Integrated Circuit (IC) design. The paper was co-authored by PhD students Naser Mousavi, Zhiheng Wang, and Professor Harjani. The paper was presented at the 2018 European Solid State Circuits Conference […]