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2016 News Archive


Professor Kevin Parker has been named as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

December 14, 2016

ECE Professor, Kevin Parker, a University of Rochester researcher whose discoveries have been widely applied in medical imaging and image processing, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.


Professor. Kevin Parker - Breakthrough adds new color to ultrasound

November 1, 2016

Kevin Parker, our dean emeritus and William F. May Professor of Engineering, has found a way to incorporate new color identifications in ultrasound medical images, making it easier to differentiate fine details that currently appear as indistinguishable objects in shades of gray. This will be especially helpful to medical personnel in interpreting images of soft tissues. You can read more about this exciting development here and also see a video.


Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of Prof Thomas Howard

October 17, 2016

Some exciting research in the Hajim School takes place in the Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of Thomas Howard, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and of computer science. Check out this video as Jake Arkin, a PhD student in the lab, demonstrates a natural language model for training a robot to complete a particular task. The model allows a user to speak a simple command, which the robot can translate into an action. This research was a joint effort with Rohan Paul and Nicholas Roy from MIT.


ECE Professor Qiang Lin - Inaugural Mandel fellow continues to excel

September 13, 2016



ECE Faculty Collaboration with Carestream

September 13, 2016

Carestream Health, a leader in medical and dental imaging, and an interdisciplinary team of University researchers will collaborate on developing new technologies to expand the use of ultrasound imaging for medical diagnosis.


Thomas Howard, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been awarded a NSF Grant for Robotics research

August 22, 2016

Thomas Howard, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been awarded $289,376 from the National Science Foundation for a research grant titled "Learning Adaptive Representations for Robust Mobile Robot Navigation from Multi-Modal Interactions." This grant will support research into developing new algorithms for robot perception, mobile robot navigation, and human-robot interaction in collaboration with Matthew Walter from Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago.


Collaboration between ECE and CS wins Best Paper Award

July 22, 2016

Professor Michael Huang, and ECE PhD student, Raj Parihar, in collaboration with Computer Science Professor Chen Ding and CS PhD student Jacob Brock, won the best paper award at the International Symposium on Memory Management 2016 (Santa Barbara).


Jeremy Hassett ECE '16 Named An Academic All-American

June 23, 2016

Congratulations to Jeremy Hassett '16 on being named to the Academic All-America Men’s Cross Country/Track and Field Team!


Wendi Heinzelman named dean of the Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

June 1, 2016

Peter Lennie, provost and Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences & Engineering, announced her appointment, which followed a nationwide search by a faculty committee led by Richard Waugh, professor of biomedical engineering.


Prof. Doyley is an investigator on two University Research Awards

May 23, 2016

The University of Rochester recently announced the 8 recipients of its University Research Awards (URA).  Prof. Doyley is an investigator on two of the projects.  University Research Award applications are sought from faculty across the University, and funding is awarded to recipients who demonstrate their projects favor new research with a high probability of being leveraged by future external funding. A review committee of faculty from across the University provides peer review of the applications.  Prof. Doyley will be collaborating on the following URA-awarded projects:


Nate Powers '16 honored as an Outstanding Adult Student by the Rochester Area Colleges Continuing Education Committee

April 5, 2016



Ibrahim Akbar '17, of ECE, named recipient of a $1,500 scholarship Rochester Section of the IEEE

March 7, 2016

Congratulations to Ibrahim Akbar '17 of Electrical and Computer Engineering, who has been named recipient of a $1,500 scholarship from the Rochester Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE). The merit-based scholarship was established to recognize outstanding engineering, engineering technology, science or technology students who are part of IEEE and reside in within the Rochester Section.


Cutting Edge Collaborative Research in ECE

February 15, 2016

Here's a great example of the cutting edge research being conducted in Electrical and Computer Engineering


Professor Eby Friedman participates in the 2015 Pan American Maccabi Games

February 15, 2016

Professor Eby Friedman participates in the 2015 Pan American Maccabi Games held December 26th, 2015 to January 05th, 2016 in Santiago, Chile. He placed first in both the 400 and 800 meter freestyle events in his age bracket and won two gold medals. He also placed second in the 200 meter individual medley relay where he swam the backstroke and won a silver medal.  Congratulations Professor Friedman.


ECE PhD student, Sarah Smith, named the recipient of the Acoustical Society of America's Best Student Paper Award in Musical Acoustics—First Prize

January 6, 2016

Sarah Smith, an ECE PhD student conducting research in musical acoustics and signal processing recently was named the recipient of the Acoustical Society of America's Best Student Paper Award in Musical Acoustics—First Prize,  for her paper “Impact of acoustic resonances on overtone correlations across a large musical instrument database” which she presented at the Fall ASA meeting held in Jacksonville, FLA.


Driver-Array Based Flat-Panel Loudspeakers: Theoretical Background and Design Guidelines

David Allan Anderson

Supervised by Professor Mark Bocko

Friday, January 20, 2017
10 a.m.
Computer Studies Building, Room 426

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