ECE Alumnus Bodhisatwa Sadhu leads IBM Research Team to win the Lewis Winner Award at the 2017 ISSCC

ECE alumnus Bodhisatwa Sadhu (Ph.D. 2012), led the team from IBM Research to win the Lewis Winner Award for Outstanding Paper at the 2017 ISSCC (International Solid-State Circuits Conference). The winning paper is titled “A 28GHz 32-Element Phased-Array Transceiver IC with Concurrent Dual Polarized Beams and 1.4 Degree Beam-Steering Resolution for 5G Communications,” and is […]

ECE in Communications of the ACM

The approaching end to Moore’s law has compelled researchers to look for alternatives to CMOS technology, and spintronics is fast appearing to be a viable option. In a recent article in Communications of the ACM titled “The Rise of Spintronics,” ECE faculty Prof. Sachin Sapatnekar explains the challenges posed by the end of Moore’s Law. […]

Prof. Jian-Ping Wang and researcher Yang Lv in the news

Scientists from the department have been in the news recently for developments that could lead to some exciting big leaps in stochastic computing and brain like computing. At the 2017 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting, Prof. Jian-Ping Wang and researcher Yang Lv, both from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, introduced a nanoscale device […]

New Kind of Magnetoresistance Has Implications for Semiconductor Industry

Scientists at the University of Minnesota, in collaboration with researchers from Pennsylvania State University have discovered the existence of magnetoresistance in topological insulator-ferromagnetic bilayers. This discovery has significant implications for the semiconductor industry, and opens up the door to enabling low power computing, brain-like computing, and chips for robots in the near future. The details […]

Congratulations to Winners of the Louise T. Dosdall Graduate Fellowship

Kriti Agarwal and Meghna Mankalale are recipients of the Louise T. Dosdall Fellowship for the 2018-2019 academic year. The Fellowship is awarded by the Graduate School to women graduate students in the natural or physical sciences and engineering, who hold superior academic records and show professional promise. Meghna’s research focuses on the design and optimization […]

M. Hassan Najafi Wins ICCD Best Paper Award

The best paper award at the 35th IEEE International Conference on Computer Design (ICCD) conference has been awarded to “High Quality Down-Sampling for Deterministic Approaches to Stochastic Computing” authored by M. Hassan Najafi and Prof. David J. Lilja. The paper was one of 75 accepted full-length papers out of 258 submissions at the November conference […]

University team is runner up at Retinal OCT Fluid Challenge

University of Minnesota team is a runner up at the Retinal OCT Fluid Challenge held in conjunction with the 4th MICCAI Workshop on Ophthalmic Medical Image Analysis in September 2017 in Quebec, Canada. The team comprised Abdolreza Rashno (former pre-doctoral visitor with Prof. Parhi’s research group, and currently with Isfahan University of Technology, Iran), Dr. Dara […]

Graduate Students Awards and Honors

Four Graduate Students Headed to 2017 Rising Stars Workshop Come November, four ECE students will be headed to Stanford University to attend the Rising Stars 2017 workshop. Sandhya Koteshwara, Nazila Haratipour, Sha Shi, and Yenning Shen have been invited to attend the work designed for highly accomplished women graduate students and postdocs as they prepare […]