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ECE Student Receives Chancellor’s Student Service Award
ECE student Anastasios Kokkinias received the 2018 Chancellor’s Student Service Award during UIC’s 46th Annual Chancellor’s Student Service and Leadership Awards (CSSLA) Ceremony on April 19.The award recognizes outstanding student leaders and student volunteers who, while maintaining high academic achievement, demonstrate a commitment to the UIC community through participation in student organizations and campus activities and throughout the greater Chicagoland area through active service and community engagement.Clinical Assistant Professor Renata A. Revelo, of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), nominated Kokkinias for his outstanding work on a senior design project, which provided much needed support to a Chicago nonprofit.“[Kokkinias] had extensive service to the University and he was a key team player in the design and coordination with Little…
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Professor Mazumder Awarded More Than $1 Million for ‘Universal Battery Supercharger’ Research
Professor Sudip Mazumder, of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), received $1,047,717 in new funding from Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) for his three-year project titled Universal Battery Supercharger.For this project, Mazumder, who serves as the Director of UIC’s Laboratory for Energy and Switching-Electronics Systems, is planning to use a 60 kW wide-bandgap universal battery supercharger for the DC quick-charging (DCQC) of the electric vehicles. The supercharger is designed using a unique AC/DC converter system that offers multiple advantages including high efficiency, high power density, reduced component count, low electromagnetic noise, light weight, high reliability, and low cost.“To achieve compactness, we use fast-switching silicon-carbide (SiC) field-effect transistors (FETs) with integrated gate-drivers, and we use a novel hybrid-modulation method…
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Professor Mazumder Awarded Grants for Power Semiconductor Device Control and Cyber Physical Energy Systems Research
In 2017, ECE Professor Sudip K. Mazumder traveled the globe to deliver keynote lectures at the IEEE Southern Power Electronics Conference in Chile and the IEEE Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems Conference in Brazil. He also delivered IEEE PELS distinguished lectures in India, Chile, and the United States. The prolific professor also was the co-recipient of his 10th U.S. patent entitled Insulated-gate photoconductive semiconductor switch.Mazumder, who is the Director of UIC’s Laboratory for Energy and Switching-Electronics Systems, was awarded two new research grants, which means he doesn’t plan to slow down anytime soon.The first grant is for research in the power electronics area and the research is titled Control of Next Generation Naval Wide-Bandgap Power-Electronic Systems using Predictive Switching Sequences and…
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Video: Professor Paprotny Discusses Microrobotics with IEEE Students
Professor Igor Paprotny was the guest speaker at a recent IEEE of UIC event at the . Check out the video of him discussing his research involving microrobotics, micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS), fabrication techniques, and distributed wireless sensing networks. learn more about IEEE of UIC at IEEE. Learn more about Paprotny's research at Micromechatronic Systems Laboratory.  
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Soltanalian Receives ‘Young Author Award’ from IEEE
ECE Assistant Professor Mojtaba Soltanalian is set to receive the 2017 IEEE Signal Processing Society Young Author Award. The prestigious award will be presented to Soltanalian by IEEE Signal Processing Society President, Professor Ali H. Sayed, in April during the opening ceremony of the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing in Calgary, Canada. Soltanalian was named the winner for the paper Designing Unimodular Codes Via Quadratic Optimization, which was co-authored by Petre Stoica and published in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Volume 62, No. 5, March 2014. Eligibility for the award is based on a three-year window, afforded to assess the impact of papers through a longer time frame. All eligible papers then go through a…
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ECE Students Use Senior Design Projects to Help Community Organizations
Senior Design projects are an opportunity for students to show creativity, innovation and talent. Starting the spring term of 2017, 16 students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) took senior design projects a step further by dedicating long hours and hard work to selflessly serve four area nonprofits with their engineering knowledge and skills.Instead of working on a project that serves their own self-interests, the students volunteered to help Enlace Chicago, Lakeview Pantry, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization, and People for Community Recovery solve problems that substantially address distinct needs in the community that those organizations serve.Each of the nonprofits provided a problem statement during the spring 2017 semester. The students worked with the organizations to refine…
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Four ECE Graduate Students Honored with Awards
Graduate students work hard on research projects throughout the year. Four students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering saw their efforts result in awards and scholarships, which will help fund their projects.Annual Graduate College Outstanding Thesis and Dissertation AwardFausto Annicchiarico Petruzzelli is one of only seven recipients of the 2017 Annual Graduate College Outstanding Thesis and Dissertation Award. He won in the Outstanding Master’s Thesis category for his work on A Wearable Device for Non-invasive Cardiovascular Monitoring.Petruzzelli was recommended by ECE Department Head Rashid Ansari and Professors Mojtaba Soltanalian and Shane Phillips. He worked under the joint direction of Professors Ansari, Soltanalian, and Phillips.“Fausto has research maturity and style uncommon among MS students and he appears to be…
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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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