News for year 2000

 
 
November 3, 2000
ECE News: November 2000
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review writer Paul Beebe looks at "Tech's Extreme Sport" - the quest for knowledge that becomes the underpinnings of new storage products four to 10 years in the future.When Seagate established Seagate Research two years ago, it chose Pittsburgh for the lab's location because it wanted ECE Professor Mark ... Read more...
 
 
October 30, 2000
Khosla Cited in Robotics Article
An article in the Lexington Herald Leader titled "Shapes of the Future," talks about Xerox Corporation's Polybot, a modular, shape-shifting robot and quotes the ECE Department's Pradeep K. Khosla. "Pradeep Khosla, a professor of engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, developed reconfiguring robotic arms more than 10 ... Read more...
 
 
October 4, 2000
Sixth Annual TECHNON Conference Awards
Three ECE grad students garnered Best in Session Awards at the Sixth Annual TECHNON Conference, September 21-23, 2000 in Phoenix, AZ. TECHON is the Semiconductor Research Corporation's premier technical conference, offering an opportunity for SRC-sponsored students across the country to present cutting-edge research in areas vital to the U.S. ... Read more...
 
 
October 3, 2000
Carnegie Mellon Team Places Third in Final Phase of Copper Design Challenge
Professor Gary Fedder and ECE graduate students, Hasnain Lakdawala, Hao Luo and Xu Zhu, have come home from TECHON2000 the third place winners out of 12 finalists in the national Copper Design Challenge.Sponsored by the Semiconductor Research Corporation, Novellus Systems Inc., SpeedFam-IPEC and UMC, the Cu Design ... Read more...
 
 
October 2, 2000
Khosla to assume responsibility for INI in addition to his current duties as ECE Department Head
The Carnegie Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University's engineering college, is expanding its Information Networking Institute to meet the demands of growing Internet technologies, including high-speed networking, Internet security and wireless mobile computing.To accomplish this new expansion objective, the ... Read more...
 
 
October 2, 2000
International Disk Drive Equipment and Materials Assocation Awards
The International Disk Drive Equipment and Materials Assocation (IDEMA), the magnetic storage industry trade association, has awarded three university graduate fellowships totaling $40,000 in an effort to promote research in the nation's universities. Hongwei Song, a student in the Data Storage Systems Center whose advisor is ECE Prof. Vijayakumar ... Read more...
 
 
October 2, 2000
Khosla to Give Keynote Talk
Pradeep Khosla, Dowd Professor and ECE Department Head, will give the keynote talk at the Distributed and Autonomous Robotics Conference in Knoxville on October 4, 2000. This is the premium conference for research on Distributed Robotics. ... Read more...
 
 
September 20, 2000
ECE Wins Best Paper Award
ECE graduate student B. Isaias da Silva and Professor Bruce Krogh won a Best Paper Award for their paper titled "Modeling and Verification of Sampled-Data Hybrid System" at the Automation of Mixed Processes: Hybrid Dynamic Systems Conference in Dortmund, Germany, September 16-18.ADPM2000 was the 4th in a series of ... Read more...
 
 
September 13, 2000
U.S. News and World Report Gives High Marks to Carnegie Mellon/ECE
The U.S. News and World Report has released its annual college rankings and once again the ECE Department ranks high on the list for both graduate and undergraduate programs. This year, the ECE Graduate Program ranked 8th overall, with the electrical/electronics/communications program ranking 11th and the computer ... Read more...
 
 
September 10, 2000
Leadership Awards
This years five siliconindia Leadership Awards winners are now announced! They are: Lifetime achievement: Hatim Tyabji, former CEO, Verifone & Serraide.com, board member, Ariba Entrepreneurship: Vivek Ranadive, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Tibco (NASD:TIBX) Corporate leadership: Clarence Chandran, COO, Nortel Networks ... Read more...
 
 
September 5, 2000
One Giant Leap for Machinekind?
Pradeep Khosla, Dowd Professor of ECE and Department head, was quoted in a recent LA Times article (8/31/00) on robots."A next important step is to develop robots that can design themselves for one task, and with the aid of sensors taking in information, be able to morph into new robots for additional tasks, said Pradeep ... Read more...
 
 
August 20, 2000
Kanade Receives Prize
Takeo Kanade, the Whitaker University Professor of Computer Science and ECE, will receive the Foundation for C&C Promotion's 2000 Prize this fall for "contributions to the development of multimedia through the fundamental and broad advancement of robotics and computer vision." The prize includes a cash award of $100,000. The nonprofit foundation, ... Read more...
 
 
August 14, 2000
MRAM Article Cites Zhu
An article in the 8/10/00 issue of the Philadelphia Inquirer, "Computers to get a good, swift boot," quotes Jian-Gang "Jimmy" Zhu, professor of electrical engineering and computer science. An excerpt from the article is below.It is being examined by several laboratories. IBM, H-P, Motorola Inc., Honeywell International Inc., ... Read more...
 
 
August 6, 2000
White to Give Plenary Talk
Robert M. White, professor and director of the Data Storage Systems Center, will give a plenary talk on "The History and Prospectus of Magnetism" at the International Conference on Magnetism in Recife, Brazil on August 9, 2000. ... Read more...
 
 
July 1, 2000
IEEE International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing
The Ninth International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing will be held at the Westin William Penn Hotel, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, August 1-4. This symposium is a forum for presenting the latest research findings on the use of networked systems for high-performance computing. ... Read more...
 
 
May 4, 2000
ECE Graduate Program Ranks Among Best in Nation
In U.S. News and World Report magazine's annual analysis of "America's Best Graduate Schools," Carnegie Mellon's program in engineering again ranks among the nation's best. Carnegie Mellon's School of Engineering overall ranked eighth--eleventh in electrical engineering and fourth in computer engineering. ... Read more...
 
 
April 23, 2000
Carnegie Mellon Most Wired College in Country
Yahoo! Internet Life magazine has ranked Carnegie Mellon the most computer intensive school in the country in its annual survey of the 100 "Most Wired Colleges." Carnegie Mellon was sixth in last year's poll. Yahoo's rankings, which appear in its May issue, are based on the results of a 52-part survey sent to more than 3,600 accredited two-year and ... Read more...
 
 
April 20, 2000
EE Times Article Cites Rutenbar
An article in the 4/18/00 issue of the EE Times, "Call goes out for physical design breakthroughs," quotes Rob Rutenbar, professor of electrical engineering and computer science. An excerpt from the article is below."The need for further work in analog IC layout was cited in a presentation given by Rob Rutenbar, professor of ... Read more...
 
 
April 17, 2000
Meredith Beveridge awarded NSF Fellowship
Meredith Beveridge, a first year graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been awarded a three-year National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. Beveridge is one of 850 awardees from across the nation this year. The Graduate Fellowship Program, one of NSF's oldest with ... Read more...
 
 
April 15, 2000
ECE News: April 2000
ECE students, from freshmen to seniors, were among the winners in several categories of the annual Mobot Races on April 14. ... Read more...
 
 
March 29, 2000
Strojwas named recipient of Keithley Professorship
Andrzej J. Strojwas, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named the recipient of the Joseph F. and Nancy Keithley Professorship in Electrical and Computer Engineering.Strojwas' career at Carnegie Mellon serves as a model for impact and relevance of academic research, and for inspired and dedicated ... Read more...
 
 
February 21, 2000
Siewiorek elected to NAE
Daniel P. Siewiorek, Buhl Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering "for contributions to wearable computers, multiprocessor design, reliable systems, and automated design synthesis." Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among ... Read more...
 
 
February 14, 2000
ECE Project Team Finalists in SRC Copper Design Contest
Prof. Gary Fedder and three ECE graduate students have submitted a project that has placed among the top five in Phase I, and will go on to Phase II, in the SRC Copper Design Challenge. Fedder and students Xu Zhu, Hasnain Lakdawala and Hao Luo, submitted a proposal titled "Micromachined Tunable On-chip High-Q Resonator" to the contest which is ... Read more...
 
 
February 13, 2000
Several Faculty in ECE and Computer Science Awarded DOD Grants
Several faculty in ECE and Computer Science have been awarded Department of Defense University Research Initiative Grants. Twenty grants were made to 16 institutions totaling $9.3 million for the year 2001.Assistant Professor Greg Ganger's project, "Enabling Dynamic Security Management of Networked Systems via ... Read more...
 
 
January 28, 2000
ECE Students and Ganger Win Best Student Paper Award at Top Storage Systems Conference
Assistant Professor of ECE Greg Ganger and ECE students Jiri Schindler, John Linwood Griffin, and Christopher R. Lumb were awarded Best Student Paper at the USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '02) in Monterey, California. The paper, titled "Track-Aligned Extents: Matching Access Patterns to Disk Drive Characteristics," was one ... Read more...
 
 
January 20, 2000
GM Establishes $3 Million Satellite Research Lab in ECE
GM's goal of bringing information technology to the automobile has resulted in an exciting new partnership with industry that will not only serve as a instrument for rapid technology insertion, but also will serve as a testbed for the future potential of such partnerships.Co-directed by ECE Professor and ... Read more...
 
 
January 17, 2000
1947 Alumnus Stephen Jatras Dies
University Life Trustee and ECE Faculty Chair Donor Stephen J. Jatras, distinguished philanthropist, businessman, civic leader, inventor and engineer, died January 4. He was 73. Jatras was the retired chairman of Telex-Memorex Corporation, a Carnegie Mellon Life Trustee, and a recent chair of the ECE Department Advisory Board. He was ... Read more...