ECE News 2012
| EDT, the Chicago Engineering Design Team, purveyors of the finest robotics win 1st, 2nd & Demolition Champion at Jerry Sanders Creative Design Competition.
| Congratulations to ECE Professor Ashfaq Khokhar for receiving a new NSF grant of $200,000 as PI for a project titled "EAGER: High Performance Algorithms and Implementations for Genome Alignment" from 9/1/2012 to 8/31/2014, Award No. CCF-1216825.
| Congratulations to ECE Assistant Professor Natasha Devroye on receiving an NSF Grant of $349,884. This is her fourth grant as PI in the three years, including a NSF CAREER award.
| Congratulations to ECE Associate Professor Daniela Tuninetti on receiving an NSF Grant of $117,000.
| Prof. Sudip Mazumder received his fifth patent at UIC on May 22, 2012. His patent application "CY083/PCT/US: Optically Triggered Power System and Devices" was issued as patent number 8,183,512. Congratulations to Prof. Mazumder!
| Congratulation to ECE Lecturer Vahe Caliskan for his selection as one of the recipients of the prestigious Silver Circle award for Excellence in Teaching for 2012.
| Congratulations to ECE Associate Professor Danilo Erricolo on receiving the AFOSR Award for $544K and AFRL Award for $50K
| WGN 720 radio show "The Green Segment" interviews Prof. Alan Feinerman & Prateek Gupta about their Thermal Conservation Technologies invention.
| Congratulations to ECE Assistant Professor Wenjing Rao who just received the prestigious CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation for $450K
ECE News 2011
Congratulations to ECE Professor Alan Feinerman on receiving the 2011 UIC Inventor of the Year Award.
Congratulations to Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D student Kasun Punchihewa
on receiving the UIC Graduate College Medical Research Award!
ECE hires four new exceptional faculty in AY 2011-2012
NSF published an article about ECE Professor Alan Feinerman
in their live science series.
Congratulation to ECE Professor Sudip Mazumder
on receiving the Vice Chancellor for Research Areas of Excellence Award for $75,000.
Congratulation to ECE Assistant Professor Jingjing Li
and Associate Professor Danilo Erricolo on receiving the Vice Chancellor for Research Areas of Excellence Award for $20,000.
Congratulations to ECE Assistant Professor Natasha Devroye
on receiving a five-year, $450,000 National Science Foundation Early Faculty Career Development Award.
Congratulations to ECE Assistant Professor Zhichun Zhuon
receiving a five-year, $400,000 National Science Foundation Early Faculty Career Development Award.
Congratulations to the following students:
PhD student, Ishita Basu, recipient of the 2011 Dean's Scholar Award. Her project is titled: "Closed-loop Predictive Control of DBS." Advisor: Professor Daniela Tuninetti
PhD student, Ayan Kar, recipient of the 2011 Dean's Scholar Award. His project is titled: "Study of Nanowires for Next Generation Sensing Applications." Advisor: Professor Mitra Dutta
PhD student, Giuseppe Carluccio, recipient of the Spring 2011 Provost's Award. His project is titled: "Project: Locally optimized B1 field for MRI systems." Advisor: Professor Danilo Erricolo
Undergraduate student, Ranjit Kaur, for receiving the TCF Bank Scholarship through the Office of Vice Chancellor for Students Affairs for the 2011-2012 academic year
ECE News 2010
Congratulations to ECE assistant professors Daniela Tuninetti and Natasha Devroye for receiving the 2010-2011 College of Engineering Research Awards. These awards are based on excellence in research accomplishment, as measured by scholarly activities, PhD guidance, grants, and other research-focused activities.
Congratulations to Koushik Banerjee and Ting Huang recipients of the Fall 2010 Provost Award!
Koushik Banerjee's project is titled "Fabrication and Characterization of Free-standing Luminescent Silicon Quantum dots."
Ting Huang's project is titled "An Adaptive Nonlinear Control Strategy Inspired by Biological Control System for AFR Control."
Student Carlo Giulietti (defended MS thesis, May 2010) along with co-advisors Profs. Ansari and Schonfeld received the Best Paper award at the 2010 ACM Workshop on Advanced video streaming techniques for peer-to-peer networks and social networking. This workshop is part of ACM Multimedia, held on October 25-29 in Firenze, Italy. link
Zhichun Zhu, assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been awarded a five-year, $400,000 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award to investigate the architecture for building this next generation of computers.
Professor Derong Liu from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has been appointed to serve as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks effective January 2010.
Professor Derong Liu from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has been elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the International Neural Network Society effective January 2010.
Michael Stroscio, Richard and Loan Hill Professor, has been appointed to a three-year term at the National Academies on the National Research Council's Board on Army Science and Technology. This group advises key officials in the Office of the Secretary of the Army.
Michael Stroscio, Richard and Loan Hill Professor, has been appointed to a three-year on the Editorial Board of the Proceedings of the IEEE; the Proceedings is IEEE's premier journal.
Mitra Dutta, Distinguished Professor and ECE Department Head, and Michael Stroscio, Richard and Loan Hill Professor, recently read at the University of Liege an invited paper that was co-authored by a number of UIC graduate students, including one former UIC graduate student, Dr. Takayuki Yamanaka, who is now at Northwestern University. The full citation for the invited paper is: Milana Vasudev, Jianyong Yang, Hyeson Jung, Takayuki Yamanaka, Michael A. Stroscio, and Mitra Dutta, "Integrated Nanostructure-Semiconductor-THz Complexes: Spectral Studies of DNA," Electronic Recognition of Biomolecules-4, University of Liege, September 12, 2008.
Professor Dan Schonfeld from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has received an award on behalf of the IEEE Signal Processing Chicago Chapter which was selected as one of the most active chapters by Region 4 of the IEEE. He was also invited to present a seminar on the operation of the IEEE Signal Processing Chicago Chapter to the IEEE Signal Processing Chapters Congress in Las Vegas, Nevada, in April 2009. Dan Schonfeld serves as Chair of the IEEE Signal Processing Chicago Chapter as well as the Representative from North America (Regions 1-6) to the IEEE Signal Processing Society Chapters Committee.
Professor Dan Schonfeld from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has been appointed to serve as the Special Sections Area Editor in charge of Special Issues of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine effective January 2009. He will continue to serve as Associate Editor for video analysis of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology and IEEE Transactions on Image Processing.
Professor Dan Schonfeld from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has been appointed to serve as the Technical Chair of the IEEE Workshop on Genomic Signal Processing and Statistics (GENSIPS) to be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in June 2009. He is also serving as Co-chair of the IEEE Workshop on Video Mining held in conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM) in Pisa, Italy, in December 2008.
Professor Dan Schonfeld from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has been invited over the past few months to present a seminar entitled: "MotionSearch: Content-Based Video Retrieval and Classification" (joint work with Xu Chen, Xiang Ma, and Ashfaq Khokhar) at the Joint Chapters of the IEEE in Rochester, New York, and as a distinguished speaker in the Joint College Colloquium Series at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He has also been invited to present a seminar entitled: "Evolution and Genomic Structure: A Signal Processing Perspective" (joint work with Liuling Gong and Nidhal Bouaynaya) at Columbia University, University of Rochester, and University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Mr. Carlos Caicedo-Nunez, an ECE PhD student working with Prof. Milos Zefran, received the best student paper award at the 2008 IEEE Multi-conference on Systems and Control in San Antonio, TX. He received the award for the paper "Performing Coverage on Nonconvex Domains", coauthored by him and Prof. Zefran.
Daniela Tuninetti has been nominated leading TPC co-chair for the Communications Theory Symposium (CTS) of ICC 2010, one of the two flagship conferences of the IEEE Communications Society (the other being Globecom)
An article published on the IEEE Spectrum website talks about a project that Derong Liu had with General Motors. Only UIC is mentioned without Prof. Liu's name. The article is "General Motors Looks to Human Physiology for Powertrain Control"
Three of ECE PhD students received the Chancellor's Supplemental Research Fellowships out of the total of twenty that were given campus wide. They are:
- Ishita Basu - (advisor: Daniela Tuninetti)
- Jun Qian - (advisor: Michael Stroscio)
- Jonathan Waxman (advisor: Daniel Graupe)
Piergiorgio Uslenghi was named a 2009 UIC Distinguished Professor.
A nice press release entitled "Using Robots to Serve the Elderly at Home" about the new grant of Milos Zefran, Jezekiel Ben-Arie and Barbara DiEugenio appeared on the UIC Press Release site.