Prof. Georgios B. Giannakis named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair Professor Georgios B. Giannakis has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Election to NAI Fellow is the highest professional distinction conferred solely on academic inventors. The 2019 class of Fellows has 168 prolific academic inventors from across the world. The Fellows Program calls attention to academic inventors […]

Prof. Tony Low on List of Highly Cited Researchers released by Web of Science Group

Prof. Tony Low has been included in the 2019 global list of Highly Cited Researchers, compiled by the Web of Science Group. According to the Group, the compilation “identifies scientists and social scientists who have demonstrated significant influence through publication of multiple papers, highly cited by their peers, during the last decade.” The Methodology section […]

Prof. Georgios Giannakis Receives the 2019 IEEE Communications Society Education Award

Prof. Georgios Giannakis (McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair) is the 2019 recipient of the IEEE Communications Society Education Award for “for excellent teaching, educational tools in Wireless Communications, and mentorship of graduate students with outstanding careers in academia, government, and industry.”  The well deserved award recognizes Georgios’ influential educational tools in the field of signal processing, […]

University of Minnesota to lead $1.7 million NSF grant to explore 2D heterostructures

Faculty from ECE and the University of Notre Dame have received a $1.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation to explore 2D heterostructures that demonstrate perfect light absorption, and giant piezoelectricity, using machine learning tools. The research team will be led by Prof. Tony Low, who will collaborate with ECE colleagues, professors Vladimir Cherkassky […]

Best Paper Award for Prof. Ramesh Harjani, Naser Mousavi, and Zhiheng Wang

Prof. Harjani and his group has been awarded the 2018 European Solid-State Circuit Conference (ESSCIRC) Best Paper Award. ESSCIRC is the premier European conference in Integrated Circuit (IC) design. The paper was co-authored by PhD students Naser Mousavi, Zhiheng Wang, and Professor Harjani. The paper was presented at the 2018 European Solid State Circuits Conference […]

Regents Professor Ned Mohan Receives 2019 IEEE IAS Outstanding Educator Award

Regents Professor Ned Mohan (NAE) is the recipient of IEEE’s 2019 IAS Outstanding Educator award. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to education and mentorship of students and young engineers within the fields of interest of the IEEE Industry Applications Society.  The criteria for the award include development of educational materials, teaching and mentorship activities of […]

Mohit Sinha Wins 2019 Best Dissertation Award

The University of Minnesota Graduate School’s Best Dissertation Award for 2019 has been conferred on alumnus Mohit Sinha in the physical sciences and engineering category. The award comes with a $1,000 honorarium.  Mohit’s research bears tremendous potential in enabling next-generation power systems driven by power-electronics based energy conversion interfaces. In his dissertation titled, “On Decentralized […]

Using Atomic Force Microscopy to Aid in Study of Human Protein

Multi-department research team makes discovery that could influence investigation of treatment options for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy In a collaborative undertaking, scientists from Prof. Murti Salapaka’s research group, and multiple other University departments are the first to observe and report the mechanical characteristics of utrophin using atomic force microscopy (AFM). Data gathered in the study indicate […]

2019-2020 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Awardees

ECE’s Ibrahim Ahmed, Chunhui Dai, and Vasileios Ioannidis are recipients of the 2019-2020 Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. Vasileios Ioannidis has received the fellowship for his research titled “Deep Learning from Limited and Dynamic Graph Data.” He is working under the guidance of Prof. Georgios Giannakis. Vasileios’ fellowship-winning dissertation research is focused on addressing some […]