Haoran Sun Receives Best Student Paper Award at Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers

Doctoral student Haoran Sun is a recipient of the best student paper contest at the 2018 Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, for the paper “Distributed Non-Convex First-Order Optimization and Information Processing: Lower Complexity Bounds and Rate Optimal Algorithms.” A prestigious prize among signal processing conferences, Haoran’s paper competed against 86 student papers, and came […]

Prof. Jian-Ping Wang to Lead a $10.3 Million Spintronic Materials and Devices Research Center

The University of Minnesota has received funding to the tune of $10.3 million to establish a research center on spintronic materials and devices. The funding comes from National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and its partners in the Nanoelectronic Computing Research (nCORE) consortium, which includes the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), 12 semiconductor industry sponsors, and the […]

Mehran Elyasi Receives ISIT Best Paper Award

The International Symposium on Information Theory, organized by the IEEE Information Theory Society has awarded Mehran Elyasi with the Jack Keil Wolf ISIT Best Student Paper Award for 2018. Mehran’s paper is titled, “A Cascade Code Construction for (n,k,d) Distributed Storage Systems,” published in Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory. Exact-repair […]

Alumnus and trailblazer Prof. Alejandro Ribeiro on the cover of Penn Engineering magazine

ECE alumnus and Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, Alejandro Ribeiro is featured in Penn Engineering Magazine, a biennial magazine put out by the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS). In a feature titled “Expanding Applications of Network Science,” he points out that the real […]

Mehran Elyasi Is A Facebook Fellowship Awardee

Doctoral candidate Mehran Elyasi has been recognized as a 2018 Facebook Fellow. The Facebook Fellowship Program awards its fellows with tuition and fees for the academic year (up to two years), a stipend, travel funds, and the opportunity to meet with and present their work to other researchers at Facebook’s annual summit.  Established seven years […]

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 […]

Light Can Drive the Direction of Electrical Current

Light can generate an electrical current in semiconductor materials. This is how solar cells can generate electricity from sunlight and smartphone cameras can take photographs. To collect the generated electrical current, called photocurrent, an electric voltage is needed to force the current to flow in only one direction. However, scientists at the University of Minnesota, […]