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Congratulations to ECE Student Ziqing Duan on being recognized with the 2011-2012 academic year Outstanding Graduate Student Award.

Ziqing is pursuing his PhD under the supervision of Professor Y. Lu. His research topic is on the growth of oxide films and nanostructures for novel solar cells. His PhD thesis is titled "MOCVD Growth of MgxZn1-xO Films and Nanostructures for Photovoltaics". Ziqing has published 12 refereed journal...

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Dr. Janne Lindqvist's privacy project together with his colleagues Jason Hong and Joy Zhang at Carnegie Mellon University was featured on MIT Technology review. With today's smartphone platforms, users do not understand privacy ramifications of their installed applications, which is also why a recent FTC report has called for understandable privacy disclosures for mobile platforms. The project provides for better privacy disclosures for mobile phone users by using...

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Congratulations to ECE Student Pavel I. Reyes for receiving the 2012 Graduate School Award for Outstanding Research Accomplishments!


Pavel is pursuing a Ph.D in ECE under the guidance of Professor Yicheng Lu. His research topic is in the field of ZnO nanostructure-based biosensors, a highly interdisciplinary research involving Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Biomedical Engineering (BME), Biochemistry, and...

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ECE Professor Dario Pompili has won a Young Investigator Program (YIP) grant from the Office of Naval Research (ONR), one of only 26 awarded nationwide in 2012 for his proposal titled: "Investigating Fundamental Problems for Real-time In-situ Data Processing in Heterogeneous Mobile Computing Grids".

The YIP program...

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The ECE Capstone team working on Green Water won first prize at the student poster competition at the American Water Works Association 77th Annual Conference. This year's conference was held in Atlantic City from March 22nd through March 25th.

The 2012 Annual Conference focused on important water management, treatment, distribution and operational issues to "Build a Resilient Future for Water".

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ECE Professor Waheed Bajwa received initial support of $80,000 from the VPR's office to pursue joint research with Marine and Coastal Sciences Professor Thomas M. Grothues on autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) path planning for high-resolution localization of marine animals. A short project description follows.

Adaptive AUV Path Planning for High-Resolution Localization of Marine Animals

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The paper "ZnO Schottky Barriers and Ohmic Contacts" published in J. Appl. Phys, 109, 121301, June, 2011. (cover page, JA10-6995R ) by Len Brillson and Yicheng Lu, has been consistently ranked among the Top 20 Most Read Articles for the last 8 months according to http://jap.aip.org/features/most_downloaded.

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ECE Student Moustafa AbdelBaky has received an IBM Ph.D. Fellowship award.  Citing the Award notification, this is a highly competitive award and recognizes the student as well as the quality of the student's institution.

This is one more recognition for Moustafa who receives this award for a second year in a row.  Moustafa is pursuing his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and is member of the Center for...

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ECE students Chenren Xu and Ben Firner, and ECE Prof. Yanyong Zhang received a best poster award at Sensys 2011, a major ACM conference on sensor networking for the paper, "Statistical Learning Strategies for RF-based Indoor Device Free Passive Localization" by Chenren Xu, Bernhard Firner, Yanyong Zhang, Richard Howard, and Jun Li. Read the official announcement at http://sensys.acm.org/2011/

Abstract of the paper...

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I am pleased to announce the formation of a New Instructional Laboratory on Wireless Communications.

The heart of the Laboratory is a National Instruments (NI) NI-USRP Software Defined Radio (SDR) platform (http://www.ni.com/usrp ).

Professor Spasojevic, in collaboration with NI, will develop a set of projects that will provide hands-on learning and experimenting to the ECE Graduate Course Digital Communication...