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!