ECE Facutly Recieve GIDS Seed Funding

November 27, 2023

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The Goergen Institute for Data Science (GIDS) announced seed funding awards for seven collaborative projects for the 2023-2024 year. The goal is to support projects that could eventually attract major external funding, with a particular focus on work aligned with data science research priorities.

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Grand Challenges Scholar Spotlight: Hesham Elshafey '25

September 25, 2023

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As a reminder, the Grand Challenges Scholars Program (GCSP) will host an info session from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27 in the iZone. Emma Derisi, director of GCSP, will do a brief presentation on the program, and three current GCSP students will discuss their projects. One of those students is Hesham Elshafey ’25, an electrical and computer engineering student whose project seeks to engineer the tools for scientific discovery.

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Congratulation to ECE Alumni, Raiyan Baten!

September 21, 2023

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Raiyan Abdul Baten (ECE PhD 2022 and a postdoc in URCS) won the Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award by the Association for the Advancement of Affective Computing (AAAC), announced at the Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (AAAC) conference at MIT today.

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REU for Imaging in Medicine and Biology for Underrepresented MInorities

August 15, 2023

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This summer we were delighted to welcome yet another cohort of students for the National Science Foundation-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates focused on imaging in medicine and biology for underrepresented minorities. With support from the Kearns Center, 11 students from institutions across the country including Princeton University, Spelman College, and others, worked on research projects with nine University of Rochester faculty.

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Mark Bocko named the Rochester Engineering Society’s 2022 Engineer of the Year

May 10, 2023

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Mark Bocko, the Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences (CEIS), was named the Rochester Engineering Society’s 2022 Engineer of the Year. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in and contributions to the profession by engineers in the Rochester region. The society named Bocko an Engineer of Distinction in 2021.

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Better breast cancer diagnosis through machine-learning ultrasound

April 21, 2023

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Mammography is the gold standard for breast cancer diagnosis, but it’s not reliably accurate in all cases, especially in people with dense breasts. Avice O’Connell, a professor of imaging sciences, Kevin Parker, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Jihye Baek, a PhD student in electrical and computer engineering, have launched a research project incorporating ultrasound with machine learning for previously detected masses. The end result: nearly 98 percent accuracy in predicting breast cancer in these masses.

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Edward Peck Curtis Award received by ECE PhD student, Steven Philbert

April 14, 2023

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Congratulation to Steven Philbert, one of the eleven University students who have been selected as recipients of the Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student. This award was established by former life trustee Edward Peck Curtis in 1984 and recognizes graduate students who excel in advancing the teaching mission of the University by providing highly skilled and innovative instruction to Rochester’s undergraduates.

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New Book Examines VLSI Systems

March 16, 2023

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Very large scale integrated (VLSI) systems consist of dozens of interconnected subsystems, hundreds of modules, and many billions of transistors and wires. Graph theory is crucial for managing and analyzing these pervasive systems.

In their new book, Graphs in VLSI (Springer International Publishing, 2023), Eby Friedman, Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Eby’s former PhD student Rassul Bairamkulov, now at École Polytechique Fédérale de Lausanne, discuss VLSI system design from the perspective of graph theory, connecting pure mathematics with practical product development.

Their book not only provides a review of established graph theoretic practices, but also discusses the latest advancements in graph theory driving modern VLSI technologies, covering a wide range of design issues such as synchronization, power network models and analysis, and interconnect routing and synthesis. Learn more

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