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Straining memory leads to new computing possibilities

We’ve combined the idea of a memristor and a phase-change device in a way that can go beyond the limitations of either device,” says Stephen Wu, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and of physics.

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Julie Shapiro ’83 is leveling the playing field for women in technology

Electrical engineering alumna reflects on how Rochester has influenced her life and how she is giving back as a mentor.

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