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. Mehmet Akçakaya Named 2018-20 McKnight Land-Grant Professor

Prof. Mehmet Akçakaya has been named McKnight Land-Grant Professor for his work on “Transforming Healthcare and Biomedical Sciences with Fast High-Precision Magnetic Resonance Imaging.” He is one of nine recipients of the McKnight Land-Grant Professorship Program for 2018-20. His research is inter-disciplinary in nature, and lies at the intersection of signal processing, computational imaging, machine […]

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 […]

New Kind of Magnetoresistance Has Implications for Semiconductor Industry

Scientists at the University of Minnesota, in collaboration with researchers from Pennsylvania State University have discovered the existence of magnetoresistance in topological insulator-ferromagnetic bilayers. This discovery has significant implications for the semiconductor industry, and opens up the door to enabling low power computing, brain-like computing, and chips for robots in the near future. The details […]

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, […]

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 […]

Z-Lab: Portable Diagnostic Device Promises Affordable Noninvasive Testing

Scientists at the University of Minnesota have successfully developed and tested a prototype of Z-Lab, a portable diagnostic platform designed to perform on site testing of biological samples for various ailments. This is the first version of the prototype developed for point-of-care diagnostics. The details of the device and results of the test are reported in […]