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Professor Trivedi is Making Smart Devices Smarter, Faster, and Safer
Your smart phone is not as smart as you think. But ECE Professor Amit Ranjan Trivedi plans to change that by making smart devices smarter and safer. He is researching and developing methods for a low power intelligence, useful for devices - like cell phones – which currently rely on far-away clouds and servers for the same.“To achieve a low power intelligence, we are crosscutting and bridging across the stacks of technologies, circuits, and applications. We look into novel devices, which are at nanoscale – very small devices – and which offer some unique properties,” he said. “We then conceive a novel computing fabric, harnessing these unique characteristics for a physics-based implementation of machine learning and intelligence in electronics.”Trivedi, who…
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Professor Danilo Erricolo Named University Scholar
Congratulations to ECE Professor Danilo Erricolo on being named a University Scholar. The UIC program, now in its 33rd year, honors faculty members for superior research and teaching, along with great promise for future achievements. The award provides $15,000 a year for three years. The full article about Erricolo can be found at UIC Today.  
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UIC Researchers are Teaching Robots How to Push Back
Imagine you are moving a couch with a friend. As you start, you both need to crouch down, securely grab it, and simultaneously lift it up. As you carry it, you may say a word here and there, but that is clearly not enough to coordinate your actions. You mostly communicate through force: you can feel whether to move forward or backward, left or right and it can tell you to raise the couch higher, put it down or to stop moving.Professor Miloš Žefran, of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), and Professor Barbara Di Eugenio, of the Department of Computer Science (CS), understand the importance of clear communication while collaborating. Now, they have teamed up to enable…
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ECE Alumnus Named Chief Scientist at Telephonics
 Congratulations to Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) alumnus Dr. Lorenzo Lo Monte on being named the Chief Scientist at Telephonics.Telephonics is a New York-based corporation with 1,500 employees, and a $500 million annual revenue specialized in ISR, radar and tactical communication systems solutions. Lo Monte is overseeing the engineering and scientific teams and advises the executive board.Before joining Telephonics, Lo Monte was the director of the Mumma Radar Laboratory and an associate professor at the University of Dayton, where he taught courses on radar and electronic warfare, and served many U.S. Department of Defense government agencies.Lo Monte also was appointed as the Topical Editor for the IEEE Sensors Journal, as a representative to the Aerospace and Electronics Systems…
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ECE Highlighted at Women in Engineering Summer Program
UIC’s Women in Engineering Summer Program (WIESP) provided high school girls with the power to build and learn more about the endless possibilities of working in engineering. The month-long summer program was made up of 25 rising juniors and seniors from around the city and the surrounding suburbs, and focused on Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). It is designed to be very hands-on and interactive, and understanding the importance of students taking ownership of their work while demonstrating team work and collaboration. “I believe it is important to host an engineering program like WIESP because we cannot expect women to choose engineering as a profession if they are not exposed to the field. Through this program, we addresses that, in…
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Engineering Design Team Continues Its Winning Ways
Students Nab Third Place at Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition, Second Place at NASA Competition UIC’s Engineering Design Team (EDT) are winners. The team’s hard work and skills paid off as they recently captured third and second place positions at two competitions. In early June, the team earned third place in the Design Competition with its R.E.V.O. robot during the 25th Annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC) at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, where they competed against schools from around the world. For the Design Competition, the team submitted a written report, gave an oral presentation, and performed a vehicle demonstration to the IGVC design judge panel. UIC competed against more than 30 colleges from around the world during the competition…
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ECE Modifies Curriculum to Improve Student Experience
The world is constantly changing, and to ensure our students are getting the best education that will prepare them for graduate school or the working world, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) enhanced its curriculum with several positive changes. The modifications are geared toward improving the curriculum for mainly second-year students and transfer students in all three undergraduates programs – Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Engineering Physics. “We looked very hard at all of our course offerings, and we decided to think in terms of labs, experience for students, and whether the course content was up to date with all that is going on in technology these days,” said ECE Professor Daniela Tuninetti. “We saw that we could make…
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ECE Students Giving Back to the Community through Senior Design Projects
Embracing and partnering with the community is one of the key elements of UIC’s strategic priorities. And 16 students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) are taking this mission to heart and using their engineering knowledge and skills to help four Chicago nonprofits.Under the direction of ECE Clinical Assistant Professor Renata A. Revelo, the students partnered with Enlace Chicago, Lakeview Pantry, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization, and People for Community Recovery to give back to local nonprofit agencies that are supporting Chicago residents.“The students are working in teams on the projects as part of their senior design coursework at UIC, but the projects will take them to areas throughout Chicago,” said Revelo.The nonprofits provided a problem statement, during…
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