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fellowship awardCongratulations to Debopam Datta, recipient of the 2014 FMC Technologies, Inc. Fellowship. This award—established in 1963 by a generous donation from UIC alumnus (1987) Bert A. Gayman— is given to outstanding students pursuing degrees in engineering. Datta is enrolled in ECE's PhD program and will begin his second year of studies this Fall. His advisor is Professor Vitali Metlushko.

UIC EXPO 2014ECE students took home top awards in the 25th Annual Senior Design Expo. Read more.

Innovate@UIC 2013 Award WinnersCongratulations to ECE Professors Alan Feinerman and Sudip Mazumder, winners of the 2013 Innovate@UIC. Read more.

UIC College of Engineering Danilo ErricoloWhat the World Would Look Like If You Could See Cell Phone Signals: ECE Professor Danilo Erricolo explains the science behind the color explosion of cell signals. Read more here.

ECE Professor Danilo Erricolo was selected by the Council for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs to receive the 2012-2013 Teaching Recognition Program award. The award recognizes high quality of instruction.

Dr. Sudip Mazumder, ECE Professor, has received a new NSF $315,575 grant. Prof. Mazumder is PI on the project entitled "Novel Optically-Activated High-Voltage and Single-Bias Wide-Bandgap High-Frequency Thyristor for Next-Generation Smart Grid", Award No. ECCS-1202384, effective October 1 , 2012 and expiring September 30, 2015.
The objectives of this project are to: 1) realize and optimize a high-gain, high voltage, and high-temperature SiC integrated thyristor; 2) reduce the optical-triggering power requirement of the thyristor; and 3) experimentally characterize the fabricated prototype device for performance validation.

ECE Professor Sudip Mazumder and his graduate student, Priyadarshini T. Sivasubramanian are awarded:
Best Paper Presentation Award in a Session at the 2012 IEEE Industrial Electronics Conference (IECON) in Montreal Canada.
IECON is a Leading Conference in Power Electronics. Papers presented at IECON are typically considered for IEEE Transactions of Industrial Electronics, which has an impact factor > 5 currently and is ranked among top 5 IEEE Transactions. The title of the paper is, A Modular Approach for Current-Source Multi-Phase Inverter

Congratulations to ECE Professor Sudip Mazumder for receiving a new NSF grant of $1,195,567. Prof. Mazumder is PI on the project with Prof. P. R. Kumar (member, NAE) at Texas A&M as co-PI. The project is entitled "CPS: Synergy: Collaborative Research: Boolean Microgrid", Award No. CNS-1239118, effective October 1, 2012 and expiring September 30, 2015.

Contratulations to ECE Professor Shantanu Dutt for receiving an NSF grant of $100,000 as PI for a project entitled "An Effective and Time-efficient Approach to Solving Linear Discrete Optimization Problems using Discretized Network Flow," Award No.CCF-1248945 that is effective September 15, 2012 and expires August 31, 2013.

Professor Shantanu Dutt is currently the Lead Guest Editor for the Special Issue on "New Algorithmic Techniques for Complex EDA Problems" in the VLSI Design journal.

ECE team wins Memory Scheduling Championship Energy Track Award presented at the 3rd JILP Workshop on Computer Architecture Competitions.

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