M. Hassan Najafi Receives EDAA’s Outstanding Dissertations Award for 2018

M. Hassan Najafi has been awarded the European Design and Automation Association’s  2018 Outstanding Dissertations Award for his research contributions to the advancement of design, automation, and test. Established to promote the work of young researchers in the field, and to recognize the importance of university research, the award is open to researchers across the […]

Prof. Soheil Mohajer Named 2019-2021 McKnight Land-Grant Professor

Prof. Soheil Mohajer has been named McKnight Land-Grant Professor for his work addressing “Challenges in Distributed Systems for Big Data Analysis.” He is one of ten awardees of the McKnight Land-Grant Professorship Program for 2019-21. His areas of research expertise include communications, signal processing, and networking. He works on developing technologies for storage, transmission, and […]

Spotlight on Recipients of the Kevin and AJ KleinOsowski and Gary H. Glover Fellowships

Susmita Dey Manasi, Zamshed Chowdhury, and Omer Demirel are some of the recipients of the KleinOsowski, and Glover Fellowships. Here, we shine a spotlight on their research interests, the impact of their work, and how the fellowships have affected their University experience.  Susmita Dey Manasi (KleinOsowski 2017 – 2018) My name is Susmita Dey Manasi […]

Chunhui Dai Receives First Place in NSF Student Research Poster Competition

Doctoral student Chunhui Dai has been awarded first place in the National Science Foundation student research poster competition. The competition was held at the 2018 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) in Pittsburgh, PA in November. The poster is titled “In-Situ Monitored Self-Assembly of 3D Graphene-based Nanostructures.” Chunhui’s poster was selected from more than […]

Haoran Sun Receives Best Student Paper Award at Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers

Doctoral student Haoran Sun is a recipient of the best student paper contest at the 2018 Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, for the paper “Distributed Non-Convex First-Order Optimization and Information Processing: Lower Complexity Bounds and Rate Optimal Algorithms.” A prestigious prize among signal processing conferences, Haoran’s paper competed against 86 student papers, and came […]

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 […]

Prof. Sachin Sapatnekar to lead $5.3 million federal grant to improve electronic circuit design

The University of Minnesota recently received a four-year, $5.3 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense, to lead an effort that could spark the next wave of U.S. semiconductor innovation and broaden the competitive field for circuit design. Integrated circuits power almost every electronic device we use […]

Congratulations to Eric Konitzer on the DEPS Scholarship

ECE graduate student Eric Konitzer is a recipient of the 2018-2019 Directed Energy Professional Society (DEPS) scholarship. Eric works with Prof. Joey Talghader in his optical MEMS group, investigating the next generation of infrared detectors for long wavelength infrared light. These sensors could eventually be used for very high precision thermal imaging. Specifically, Eric is […]