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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Alumna Vasu Jakkal Appointed CMO of FireEye

Alumna Vasu Jakkal has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice-President of FireEye, Inc. The Milpitas, CA-based enterprise cybersecurity company made the announcement earlier in September. An 18 year veteran of the technology industry, Jakkal will report directly to FireEye CEO, Kevin Mandia. Jakkal earned her Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering at the University […]

Prof. John Sartori’s Research on Bespoke Processors Gains Traction

Research on bespoke processors conducted by Prof. John Sartori’s group has been gaining currency recently. So what are bespoke processors? Conventional microprocessors used to drive embedded systems as seen in wearable and Internet of Things devices usually run a single application. However to ensure programmability and flexibility, these chips carry a large number of circuits, […]