Difficulty viewing this? Read this issue online.

EE Newsletter
 
In the MediaNot Your Father’s Analog Computer by Yannis TsividisAssistant Professor Dion KhodagholyResearch on Smart Headphones Featured in IEEE Signal Processing MagazineSingle Chip, Single Laser, Dual CombEE@CU Ranked #15 by U.S. News & World ReportProf. Amiya SenMixcommVidrovr, Founded by EE PhD Student Joe EllisEE Alum Linxiao Zhang and Harish Krishnaswamy Win ISSCC Demo AwardFourth Annual MAKECU Hardware Hackathon Electrical and Computer Engineering Master’s Students Present Their Work at EE/CE Project Expo ’17 
EE Department Sends Four Students to Society of Women Engineers Conference Wei Family Private Foundation Fellowship Winners 2017
Prof. Peter Kinget

Welcome to our Spring 2018 Newsletter!

It is my great pleasure to share with you exciting news highlights from Columbia’s Department of Electrical Engineering.

We continue to focus on real-life problems, while forming partnerships with universities, local communities, government, and industry to transform the world through technological innovations. Under the leadership of Professors Zussman, Kostic, Krishnaswamy, and Schulzrinne, and in partnership with Rutgers University and New York University, the $22.5 million NSF-funded COSMOS wireless urban testbed in New York City will pilot new ways of boosting internet speeds while revolutionizing technologies in robotics, virtual reality, and traffic safety. In nanophotonics, Professor Lipson is leading an interdisciplinary team to develop lightweight augmented-reality glasses, with support from a $4.7 million DARPA grant.

We are deeply committed to educating the next generation of electrical engineering leaders. PhD student Negar Reiskarimian was named in Forbes 30 Under 30, and Professor Teherani won an NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award. Professors Chang and Kymissis were elected fellows of their professional societies.

I invite you to read more amazing stories about our cross-disciplinary research and the accomplishments of our faculty and students.

I wish you a happy and healthy summer!

  Research Highlights
  

Profs. Zussman, Kostic, Krishnaswamy, and Schulzrinne on Team that Received $22.5M from NSF PAWR Program

Profs. Zussman, Kostic, Krishnaswamy, and Schulzrinne on Team that Received $22.5M from NSF PAWR Program

NSF and an industry consortium are investing $100 million in Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR), to test new ways to boost internet speeds to support data-intensive applications. Professors Zussman, Kostic, Krishnaswamy, and Schulzrinne are the Columbia members on the New York team, which received $22.5M to develop its COSMOS testbed in West Harlem.

 

READ MORE

 

Prof. Michal Lipson’s Team Wins $4.7M DARPA Grant to Revolutionize Augmented Reality Glasses

Prof. Michal Lipson’s Team Wins $4.7M DARPA Grant to Revolutionize Augmented Reality Glasses

An interdisciplinary team led by Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical Engineering Michal Lipson, a pioneer in nanophotonics, has received a $4.7M DARPA grant to collaborate with colleagues at Stanford, UMass Amherst, and Trex Enterprises Corporation on development of novel augmented-reality glasses that enable high-resolution projection and light detection with no moving parts.

 

READ MORE

 

Prof. Nima Mesgarani’s Team to Use Data Science to Solve Societal Problems

Prof. Nima Mesgarani’s Team to Use Data Science to Solve Societal Problems

Professor Nima Mesgarani’s team was one of five awarded a $100,000 seed fund grant by the Data Science Institute, to use data science to solve seemingly intractable societal problems in the fields of cancer research, medical science, transportation, and technology. Mesgarani’s interdisciplinary research approach is at the interface of engineering and neuroscience.

 

READ MORE

  Faculty News
 

Prof. James Teherani

Prof. James Teherani Wins 2018 NSF CAREER Award

Professor James Teherani has won a five-year Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the NSF for his proposal on “Exploiting Many-Particle Physics for Low-Energy Nanoelectronics.” Teherani seeks to explain device physics through modeling, simulation, and experiment. His group conducts both theoretical and experimental work—from quantum-mechanical simulations to nanofabrication.

READ MORE

Prof. Shih-Fu Chang

Prof. Shih-Fu Chang Named ACM Fellow

Shih-Fu Chang, senior executive vice dean, the Richard Dicker Professor of Telecommunications, and professor of electrical engineering and of computer science, has been named a 2017 fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He was cited for his “contributions to large-scale multimedia content recognition and multimedia information retrieval.”

READ MORE

Prof. John Kymissis

Prof. John Kymissis Elected Fellow of Society for Information Display

Professor John Kymissis has been elected a fellow of the Society for Information Display (SID). The distinction recognizes a scientist or engineer who has made significant contributions to the field of information display. Kymissis has been recognized for his work on organic thin-film electronics, field-emission displays, and microLEDs.

READ MORE

Workshops
 

The Future of Electrified Transportation

 The Future of Electrified Transportation

The EE department hosted a workshop on electrified transportation, organized by Professor Matthias Preindl. Participants from academia and industry focused on the potential and challenges of electric vehicles (EVs)—specifically, innovations in electrified transportation systems, power conversion, battery energy-storage systems, and future trends. They emphasized the interdisciplinary effort required to make EVs successful.

 

Prof. Ethan Katz-Bassett Hosts Panel on Net Neutrality Rules Repeal

 Prof. Ethan Katz-Bassett Hosts Panel on Net Neutrality Rules Repeal

Less than a week before the FCC repealed the Open Internet Rules, a panel of four discussed the likely consequences of such a repeal for the Internet. The panel was moderated by Professor Ethan Katz-Bassett, an expert on Internet services and content delivery, and Brittney Gallagher, digital culture correspondent for the LA radio program Digital Village.

 

line
Faculty Milestones Student Milestones

Profs. Wright and Kinget Allow Mobile Users to Tap Into RF-Spectrum

arrow  

PhD Student Negar Reiskarimian Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 List

arrow

Prof. Masgarani - The Brain Science of Sound

arrow  

PhD Student Abhinandan Borah Awarded IEEE EDS Fellowship

arrow

Prof. Nowick's Research on Network-On-Chip Design

arrow

PhD Student Aneek James Awarded Grossman Scholarship

arrow

Department of Electrical Engineering

www.ee.columbia.edu       500 W. 120th St, Mudd 1310, New York, NY 10027      212-854-3105

Columbia University






This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Columbia University · Department of Electrical Engineering · 500 West 120th Street, Mudd 1310 · New York, NY 10027 · USA

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp