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 […]

ECE’s 2017-2018 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Winners

ECE has 5 doctoral dissertation fellowship winners for the 2017-2018 academic year. They are Shreyas Bhaban (advised by Prof. Murti Salapaka), Tianyi Chen (advised by Prof. Giorgios Giannakis), Xingguo Li (Prof. Jarvis Haupt), MohammadHassan Najafi (Prof. David Lilja), and Chen Zhou (Prof. Chris Kim). The award will allow these accomplished PhD candidates the opportunity to […]

Hamza Farooq in Nature’s Scientific Reports

Doctoral candidate Hamza Farooq from ECE, in collaboration with other researchers and faculty from CMRR and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has shown that intricate brain tissue microstructure imaging can be obtained using diffusion MRI (dMRI) data. The paper titled “Microstructure Imaging of Crossing (MIX) White Matter Fibers from diffusion MRI” published in […]

ECE Takes Lead On ARPA-E Funded Project

The University of Minnesota has been awarded funding by the DoE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to address challenges to system reliability and power quality by widespread stochastic renewable power generation. The project will be under the NODES (Network Optimized Distributed Energy Systems) program by ARPA-E. The $33 million undertaking will involve 12 institutions and […]

Ricci Curvature to Predict Financial Market Risk

Prof. Tryphon Georgiou, and co-authors Romeil Sandhu and Prof. Allen Tannenbaum (at the Department of Computer Science, and the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, respectively at SUNY, Stony Brook) demonstrate that curvature can be used as an indicator of the fragility of financial markets. In their paper titled “Ricci Curvature: An Economic Indicator for […]

Are Quieter Jet Planes on the Horizon?

Prof. Mihailo Jovanovic and his collaborators from the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Prof. Joseph Nichols and PhD student Jinah Jeun, have developed a new approach to studying how noise is produced by turbulence in aircraft engine exhausts. The paper titled Input-output analysis of high-speed axisymmetric isothermal jet noise uses techniques from electrical engineering […]

Christopher Ertsgaard Receives NSF GRFP Fellowship

ECE first year Ph.D. student Christopher Ertsgaard had been selected to receive a 2016 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship. GRFP fellows are annually selected from a highly diverse and competitive set of applicants, and awards are based on candidates demonstrating their potential to make significant contributions to science and engineering […]

Kai Wu and Hamza Farooq Awarded Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowships

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is proud to announce that two of our doctoral students have been awarded the highly coveted Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship for the 2016-2017 academic year, by the University of Minnesota. The ECE awardees are doctoral candidates Hamza Farooq and Kai Wu. The award honors their excellence in their academic […]

Prof. Murti Salapaka Receives NSF Cyberphysical Systems Grant

ECE faculty Prof. Murti Salapaka is the lead PI on a cyberphysical systems grant awarded by the NSF. In a cross-disciplinary endeavor, the proposed research seeks to understand successful and robust transportation in biological cells and leverage this knowledge to realize an effective transport mechanism at the micro scale. Successful realization of a robust transportation […]

Graph Curvature for Differentiating Cancer Networks

Prof. Tryphon Georgiou in a paper led and co-authored by Prof. Allen Tannenbaum and other researchers and faculty from Stony Brook University and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, demonstrates that a certain geometric feature of protein networks can be used to identify cancer cells. The paper published in the Nature research journal Scientific Reports, addresses a key challenge […]