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, […]

Omer Demirel Awarded American Heart Association’s pre-Doctoral Fellowship

Doctoral student Omer Demirel was recently awarded the American Heart Association’s pre-doctoral fellowship for his research titled “Rapid High Resolution Whole Heart Perfusion MRI for Evaluation of Coronary Artery Disease.” The fellowship starts at the beginning of 2020 for an amount of $31,000. It is a competitive national award, and applicants are required to submit […]

Prof. Georgios B. Giannakis Named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair Professor Georgios B. Giannakis has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Election to NAI Fellow is the highest professional distinction conferred solely on academic inventors. The 2019 class of Fellows has 168 prolific academic inventors from across the world. The Fellows Program calls attention to academic inventors […]

Prof. Georgios Giannakis Receives the 2019 IEEE Communications Society Education Award

Prof. Georgios Giannakis (McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair) is the 2019 recipient of the IEEE Communications Society Education Award for “for excellent teaching, educational tools in Wireless Communications, and mentorship of graduate students with outstanding careers in academia, government, and industry.”  The well deserved award recognizes Georgios’ influential educational tools in the field of signal processing, […]

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 […]

2019-2020 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Awardees

ECE’s Ibrahim Ahmed, Chunhui Dai, and Vasileios Ioannidis are recipients of the 2019-2020 Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. Vasileios Ioannidis has received the fellowship for his research titled “Deep Learning from Limited and Dynamic Graph Data.” He is working under the guidance of Prof. Georgios Giannakis. Vasileios’ fellowship-winning dissertation research is focused on addressing some […]

Prof. Jian-Ping Wang Honored with 2019 SRC Technical Excellence Award

Congratulations to Distinguished McKnight University Professor and Robert F. Hartmann Chair in Electrical Engineering, Jian-Ping Wang on being awarded the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) Technical Excellence Award for 2019. The award recognizes his “innovations and discoveries in nanomagnetics and novel materials that accelerated the production of magnetic random-access memories.” The SRC Technical Excellence Award honors […]

Bhaskar Sen Awarded IEM Fellowship

Doctoral candidate Bhaskar Sen is a recipient of the 2019-2020 IEM (Institute for Engineering in Medicine) fellowship. Bhaskar is motivated by interdisciplinary collaborative work and his research combines ideas from engineering and computing with psychiatry and neuroscience. In his doctoral dissertation, Bhaskar uses machine learning and signal processing- based techniques for diagnosing psychiatric disorders such […]

Prof. Giannakis Ranked Among Top Researchers Worldwide in Computer Science and Electronics

Prof. Georgios Giannakis from ECE is ranked 17 worldwide (ranked 13 nationally) in the areas of computer science and electronics, and has an H-index of 140. The author of 450 journal articles and 750 refereed conference proceedings publications, he has over 70,000 citations. In addition, he has authored seven books and numerous book chapters. Prof. Giannakis has served […]

Prof. Doug Ernie Receives George W. Taylor Award for Distinguished Teaching

In recognition of his exemplary service and dedication to the enhancement of the educational experience of our graduate and undergraduate students, Prof. Doug Ernie has been awarded the 2019 George W. Taylor/CSE Alumni Society Award for Distinguished Teaching. The George W. Taylor Awards are endowed within the College of Science and Engineering in memory of […]