Alumni Headlines

 
 
June 25, 2014
CSSI Researchers Receive Four Awards at Design Automation Conference
CSSI researchers did it again!
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June 25, 2014
ECE Alum Amir Asif Named Dean at Concordia University
Amir Asif (M.S. 1993, Ph.D. 1996) has been named Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.
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June 16, 2014
ECE Alum Colin Tylor (E’08) Joins in CMU Volunteer Forum
What is the Carnegie Mellon University Volunteer Forum?
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April 29, 2014
ECE Alumnus Jingfend Liu talks about pcDuino in EE Times
Dr. Jingfeng Liu, who received his Ph.D. from ECE in 2003 under Vijayakumar Bhagavatula’s supervision, calls himself a “pcDuino evangelist.”
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April 17, 2013
Welcome Back Alumni!
The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department welcomes alumni back to campus during Spring Carnival 2013!
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September 11, 2012
Alum Nikhil Balram Named Executive of the Year
ECE alumnus Nikhil Balram received the Gold Stevie® Award for Executive of the Year in the Electronics category at the 9th Annual International Business Awards (IBAs), the world's premier business awards program. The IBAs are open to all individuals and organizations from around the world, with the 2012 program receiving entries from more than 50 nations and territories. Balram was selected for the Executive of the Year by more than 300 executives worldwide who served as judges. Balram, who earned his bachelor's, master's and doctor's degrees in electrical engineering from Carnegie Mellon, is CEO of Ricoh Innovations Inc., a Silicon Valley-based subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd. Read more...
 
 
April 11, 2012
Alum Wins Young-Investigator-of-the-Month Award
The Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology (CHAVI) selected Hsun-Hsien Chang, a bioinformatics scientist at the Children's Hospital at Harvard Medical School, as February's CHAVI Young-Investigator-of-the-Month. The award recognizes outstanding young investigators who have made significant contributions to the CHAVI mission — to solve major problems in HIV vaccine development and design — and who have been nominated by their mentors for their exceptional leadership and valuable research. Chang earned his Ph.D. in ECE with advisor José M. F. Moura in 2007. Read more...
 
 
July 12, 2011
ECE Alum, Advisor Earn Recognition From National Research Council of Thailand
ECE alumnus Sooksan Panichpapiboon, who earned his Ph.D. in 2006 under the supervision of ECE Professor Ozan Tonguz, received the 2011 Dissertation Award from the National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) for his doctoral thesis, "Practical Design Issues in Ad Hoc Wireless Networks: Transmit Power, Topology and Routing." His Excellency Mr. Abhisit Vejjajiva, prime minister of the Kingdom of Thailand, presented him with the award earlier this year. In addition to recognizing Panichpapiboon, the NRCT also honored Tonguz, "as the major advisor who contributed advice and support" to Panichpapiboon's thesis. Read more...
 
 
June 27, 2011
Parno Wins ACM 2010 Doctoral Dissertation Award
ECE alumnus Bryan Parno (E'2010) has won the 2010 Doctoral Dissertation Award from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for "resolving the tension between adequate security protections and the features and performance that users expect in a digitized world." Parno's thesis, "Trust Extension as a Mechanism for Secure Code Execution on Commodity Computers," leverages the trust users have in one device, such as a cellphone or custom USB device, to enable secure use of another computer or service without sacrificing performance or features. For example, this would allow a user to safely enter tax information into his or her computer, even if it were infected with malware, or to verify the security of a website before entrusting it with personal data. Read more...
 
 
February 4, 2011
Alum Named President of Intel in Brazil
Fernando Martins, who earned his Ph.D. in ECE with University Professor of ECE José M. F. Moura in 1997, has been named the new president and general manager of Intel in Brazil. In his more than 13 years at Intel, Martins has served as global director of Strategic Planning, and was responsible for the company's Initiative on Virtualization, which, according to a press release, caused a positive impact on company revenues. His success at the company earned him the Intel Achievement Award twice. Read more...