Prof. Soheil Mohajer Wins NSF CAREER Award for “Coded Caching for Wireless Content Delivery Networks: Challenges and Opportunities”

Prof. Soheil Mohajer has been awarded the CAREER award by the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. This is one of the most prestigious awards instituted by the NSF to recognize and support faculty early in their careers, who show the potential to “serve as academic role models in research and education […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

ECE’s IEEE-HKN Chapter Wins Outstanding Chapter Award

At the beginning of the year, HKN received the 2015-2016 IEEE-HKN Outstanding Chapter Award (OCA) conferred by the IEEE-HKN Board of Governors. The awards are based on the annual reports submitted by chapters, with successful reports presenting individual chapter activities, including multiple instances and perspectives of their work, all of which together highlight their accomplishments. […]

Breaking barriers: graphene tweezers bring scientists a step closer to revolutionary diagnostic systems

In a joint research project undertaken by scientists from ECE, and Imperial College, London, graphene has once again proven to be a wonder material. In an article published in Nature Communications titled “Graphene-edge dielectrophoretic tweezers for trapping of biomolecules,” the research team present the path breaking development. Scientists involved in the study are Prof. Steven Koester, Prof. Sang-Hyun […]

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 […]

Diqing Su Receives Best Poster Award at 2017 MMM Conference

Doctoral candidate Diqing Su’s poster titled “Giant Magnetoresistance-based Handheld Platform for Rapid Detection of Influenza A Virus” has been recognized as the best poster among a hundred others that were presented at MMM 2017, the 62nd Annual Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials. The poster presents the the performance of a giant magnetoresistance(GMR)-based handheld device […]

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 […]