Prof. Yahya Tousi Receives DARPA’s 2020 Young Faculty Award

Prof. Yahya Tousi is a recipient of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s 2020 Young Faculty Award for his project titled, “Wideband and Interference-Resilient Mixed Mode Time Transfer for Distributed Radios.” The purpose of the DARPA YFA is to identify and support promising junior researchers and expose them to the needs of the Department of Defense, […]

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Vidya Chhabria Receives Louise T. Dosdall Fellowship

Doctoral student Vidya Chhabria is a recipient of the Louise T. Dosdall Fellowship for the 2020-2021 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. RESEARCH ON ELECTRONIC DESIGN AUTOMATION Vidya’s research focuses […]

Prof. Rhonda Franklin and Prof. Chris Pennell (Medical School) receive IEM Abbott Professorships in Innovative Education

Prof. Rhonda Franklin is an inaugural recipient of the IEM Abbott Professorships in Innovative Education awarded by the Institute for Engineering in Medicine. She shares the award with Prof. Chris Pennell of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology.  The newly instituted Abbott Professorships will be awarded to the faculty co-directors of the IEM Inspire […]

Congratulations to our 2020-2021 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Winners

The recipients of the 2020-2021 Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship are Alireza Sadeghi (advisor: Prof. Georgios Giannakis), Karthik Srinivasan (advisor: Prof. Beth Stadler), Masoud Zabihi (advisor: Prof. Sachin Sapatnekar), and Kaveh Khilji (advisor: Prof. Tony Low) Alireza Sadeghi Alireza Sadeghi is a recipient of the fellowship for his doctoral research titled, “Scalable Learning Robust to […]

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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