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Emerging research in computer audition and audio acoustics

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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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Alumni Profile

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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Recent News

Marvin Doyley Receives the Advocacy and Action Award

January 29, 2024

Marvin Doyley, the Wilson Professor of Electronic Imaging and chair of the Department of Electrical ...

Longtime ECE Adjunct Faculty Member- Vic Derefinko

December 11, 2023

Victor Vincent Derefinko, better known to all who knew and loved him as Vic, passed away peacefully ...

Professor Stephen Wu’s Research Published in Nature Electronics

December 5, 2023

A team of Hajim School researchers developed a new form of computing memory that is fast, dense, and ...

ECE Facutly Recieve GIDS Seed Funding

November 27, 2023

The Goergen Institute for Data Science (GIDS) announced seed funding awards for seven collaborative ...

Hajim Alumni and Faculty Member Among This Year's Luminate NY Winners

October 11, 2023

There was a strong Hajim presence amongst the winners of this year’s Luminate NY optics, photo ...

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