News for year 2002

 
 
December 23, 2002
Diana Marculescu Presents Microprocessor Tutorial at Micro-35
Diana Marculescu gave an invited tutorial on Partially Asynchronous Microprocessors at the 35th Annual International Symposium on Microarchitecture, the premier technical forum on microarchitecture and microprocessor design.An initial version of this tutorial was presented at the 16th Annual ACM International Symposium on ... Read more...
 
 
December 11, 2002
Khosla Speaks In Post-Gazette on Wireless Security, Availability, and Appeal
Pradeep Khosla, Director of the Center for Computer and Communications Security (C3S) and ECE Department Head, Philip and Marsha Dowd Professor of ECE and Robotics, cautioned that in a wireless network, "for somebody to believe they are 100 percent secure is fallacy" in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's article, "Entrepreneurs just starting to build ... Read more...
 
 
December 10, 2002
Post-Gazette Column Names The C3S as a Key Player in Sustainable Computing
In the Pittsburgh Post Gazette column, "The Private Sector: Sustainable computing: It is vital to rectify our ubiquitous information systems, which are dangerously insecure and undependable," William Guttman, Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and Technology in the Heinz School, and Director of the Sustainable Computing Consortium at CMU, ... Read more...
 
 
December 9, 2002
Bhagavatula, Maly, Marculescu, Strojwas, and Talukdar Win CIT's Awards
Five ECE Professors will receive CIT Faculty Awards at the second CIT Awards Banquet. The selection of these awards was made by a committee of faculty from the college, based on nominations submitted by faculty within the college. The winners and their awards are:Radu Marculescu -- George Tallman Ladd Research Award ... Read more...
 
 
December 9, 2002
CMU Hosts White House Town Meeting on Cybersecurity
Howard Schmidt, vice chair of The President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board (CIPB), led a town hall meeting at CMU in late October to stress securing the nation's critical infrastructure and discuss The National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace, released last September by the Bush Administration.The ... Read more...
 
 
December 4, 2002
High School Scholars Tour ECE; Learn What Engineers Do
When Brother Ernest Miller read the Pittsburgh Post Gazette's car and driver features on the General Motors Collaborative Research Laboratory (GM CRL) at Carnegie Mellon last month, he wanted his students at Central Catholic High School to have a front-seat view of the interdisciplinary research. So, he set the wheels in motion for thirty of the ... Read more...
 
 
November 25, 2002
Falsafi Speaks at Top Gun Distinguished Lecture Series
Babak Falsafi, assistant professor of ECE and Computer Science, gave an invited distinguished lecture earlier this month at the University of Virginia's Computer Science Department. The lecture, "Breaking the Memory Wall," was part of their "Top Gun Distinguished Lecture Series" that recognizes faculty on a trajectory to become research leaders of ... Read more...
 
 
November 20, 2002
CMU Announces New Integrated Engineering Program Culminating in an MBA
Carnegie Mellon will offer a new integrated engineering and business program culminating in a bachelor's degree in engineering from one of five engineering majors from the Carnegie Institute of Technology and a master of business administration (MBA) degree from the Graduate School of Industrial Administration. The five-year program, the only one ... Read more...
 
 
November 18, 2002
Wireless Center Holds Research Review
The Center for Wireless and Broadband Networking (CWBN), hosting its Fall Workshop, provides participants the opportunity to hear and interact with distinguished leaders from industry who are actively shaping the future of Advanced Telematics and Ultrawideband Radio, discover Carnegie Mellon's latest wireless research, and form exciting research partnerships and network with colleagues. Read more...
 
 
November 18, 2002
Towe Elected Optical Society of America (OSA) and IEEE Fellow
Elias Towe, professor of ECE and Materials Science and Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA). He is recognized for "original contributions to semiconductor optoelectronic devices and for leadership in optics and optoelectronics."Additionally, Towe was named a fellow of the Institute ... Read more...
 
 
November 16, 2002
Cendes Elected IEEE Fellow
Zoltan Cendes, Adjunct Professor of ECE, was elected an IEEE Fellow, Class of 2003. He was cited "for contributions to the application of finite element modeling to microwave guides, structures and circuits."Cendes founded Ansoft Corporation in 1984 and is the Chairman and CTO of the company today. He was a professor of ECE ... Read more...
 
 
November 12, 2002
MEMS Researchers Create Monitors To Reduce Maintenance Cost of Respirator Masks
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon's microelectrical mechanical (MEMS) lab received an initial $190,000 grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to create monitors that will reduce the cost of keeping respirator masks in top shape.Gary ... Read more...
 
 
November 11, 2002
International Probe Storage Workshop (IPSW) Held at CMU
The second International Probe Storage Workshop (IPSW) will be held November 7-8 at CMU, sponsored by the Information Storage Industry Consortium (INSIC), and CMU's Center for Highly Integrated Information Processing and Storage Systems (CHIPS), Data Storage Systems Center (DSSC), MEMS Lab, and Parallel Data Lab (PDL). Read more...
 
 
November 9, 2002
Robot Snakes Not Out of Joint in Hard-to-Reach Places
Someday they may peer cautiously around dangerous street corners on urban battlefields or slither into the rubble of collapsed buildings to search for survivors. They may be sent below to inspect damage to a ship during a sea battle. Some may even climb up the sides of buildings and take a peek into a window nobody else can reach. Thanks to ... Read more...
 
 
November 5, 2002
CMU Students Build Robots to Find School Officials in a Mock Search and Rescue Drill
More than a dozen Carnegie Mellon University students are making robots for rescue efforts in collapsed buildings. The Lego robot designs will be deployed in a class competition designed to test the robot's search and rescue capabilities.Howie Choset, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and ECE, said the students ... Read more...
 
 
November 4, 2002
GM Lab at CMU Featured in Pittsburgh-Post Gazette
The Pontiac minivan equipped as a testbed for the General Motors Collaborative Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon by the rapid prototyping class of spring '01 drove into the headlines of the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette in a series of articles showcasing research on car and driver interaction. "No more steering wheel" and "CMU work aims to change ... Read more...
 
 
October 28, 2002
ECE Students and CMU Alumni Join For Seagate Tour
On October 28 at 6 p.m. over one hundred Carnegie Mellon alumni and a dozen Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and other students joined forces to explore Seagate's new five story, 200,000 square foot research facility, which overlooks the Allegheny River on One Waterfront Place in Pittsburgh's Strip District. The event, sponsored by the ... Read more...
 
 
October 25, 2002
Rutenbar Awarded University of Michigan EE Alumni Society Merit Award
Rob Rutenbar, Jatras Professor of ECE and CS; Director, Center for Circuits, Software, and Systems (C2S2) was the recipient of the University of Michigan's Engineering Alumni Society Merit Award in Electrical Engineering. The Detroit native was recognized "for his outstanding professional achievements and contributions to society." Rutenbar was ... Read more...
 
 
October 23, 2002
Lecture Links Nanotechnology Research to Homeland Security Opportunities
James S. Murday, director of the National Nanotechnology Coordinating Office, will discuss the impact nanotechnology research could have for homeland defense. Murday, who heads the chemistry division at the Naval Research Lab in Washington, D.C., said his lab is developing new analytical tools for sensors that could be used in the fight against ... Read more...
 
 
October 14, 2002
Choset's Robotic Cleaner, Roomba, Featured in Newsday
With the push of a button, the disc- shaped object clicks and whirrs into action. Lights blinking, the disc, a tad bigger and a lot heavier than a dinner plate, spins a spiral pattern in the middle of our den before breaking out in a puppylike search for debris across our carpet. "It's cute, sort of like a pet," my wife, Vickie, says as the Roomba ... Read more...
 
 
October 14, 2002
CMU Hosts First IEEE International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces
More than 100 experts in human-computer interaction, working on ways to make computers and robots more responsive to people, will gather in Pittsburgh Oct. 14-16, as Carnegie Mellon University hosts the first IEEE-sponsored (Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers) International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces. Multimodal interfaces ... Read more...
 
 
October 11, 2002
C3S Researchers Demonstrate New Security Devices to Detect Intruders
Congressman Mike Doyle, D-Pa., leaders of the data storage industry and local venture capitalists will see some of CMU's newest security research to keep "cyberthiefs" at bay. The research, now under way by more than 25 faculty at a new $35.5 million Center for Computer and Communications Security's (C3S), includes studying how to use signature, ... Read more...
 
 
October 10, 2002
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Covers High Profile National Cyber-Security Forum
Some of America's most powerful figures from government, industry and academia met Wednesday in Pittsburgh to chart a course for cooperation to help combat terrorism. Corporate leaders included C. Michael Armstrong, chairman of AT&T Corp.; Raymond V. Gilmartin, chairman of Merck & Co. Inc.; F. Duane Ackerman, chairman of BellSouth Corp. . .From ... Read more...
 
 
October 10, 2002
MSE, ECE, and Physics Sponsor Fall Seminar Series: "Perspectives on Electronic Materials"
The Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Department Seminar Series for the Fall Semester of 2002 is devoted to "Perspectives on Electronic Materials," and is a semester-long introduction to Advanced Electronic Materials. This series is the result of the leadership of Marek Skowronski, Professor of MSE, Lisa Porter, Assistant Professor of MSE, ... Read more...
 
 
October 3, 2002
Zhang Leads Live Internet Broadcast Team With New Technology
A team led by Associate Professor of CS and ECE Hui Zhang (left) created the End System Multicast (ESM) to transmit interactive audio and video to Internet viewers worldwide. They will use the new technology for a live Internet broadcast of the Council on Competitiveness National Symposium on Competitiveness and Security, to be held in Pittsburgh ... Read more...
 
 
October 1, 2002
Koopman Elected to IFIP Working Group 10.4 on Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance
Philip Koopman, Associate Professor of ECE, has been elected to membership in the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 10.4 on Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance. The working group membership comprises 58 senior dependability researchers from 11 countries. Koopman had previously served for two years as the ... Read more...
 
 
October 1, 2002
Diana Marculescu Interviewed in Swedish Electronics Journal
Diana Marculescu, Assistant Professor of ECE, was interviewed in Elektroniktidningen, Sweden's largest electronics publication, similar to the EETimes, on the Globally Asynchronous Locally Synchronous (GALS) design style, one of the "hot topics" in architecture and system design. In the piece, Without GALS, Moore's Law Will Perish (available in ... Read more...
 
 
September 26, 2002
CMU's Engineering College Fields Its Largest Team for Pittsburgh's Great Race
CMU's College of Engineering will sport a team of 15 runners for the 26th annual Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh 10K/5K Great Race. Last year, the College of Engineering placed first and second in the Great Race's educational team division. Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty team leaders Cliff Davidson and Dave Dzombak have fielded ... Read more...
 
 
September 23, 2002
CMU Noted for Cyber Corps Program in Associated Press
In the Associated Press report, "UNC-Charlotte Joins Program to Protect Online Information," CMU was named one of only 11 colleges nationally to host the Federal Cyber Corps Scholarship for Service program. Each participating university must meet 10 selection criteria, such as "establishing campus centers of information assurance and hiring highly ... Read more...
 
 
September 23, 2002
Scappatura Nominated for CMU's Andy Award
Debbie Scappatura was nominated for an Andy Award in the dedication category during today's ceremony. The university-wide recognition program honors staff for contributions above and beyond normal job requirements. ... Read more...
 
 
September 23, 2002
CMU's Undergraduate Program in Computer Engineering Ranks Second in U.S. News & World Report
In specialty undergraduate engineering areas, Carnegie Mellon ranked second in computer engineering by engineering school deans and senior faculty in U.S. News & World Report magazine's annual survey of "America's Best Colleges."The undergraduate engineering program at CMU retained its 7th overall ranking, tying for seventh ... Read more...
 
 
September 20, 2002
DSSC Researches Sony and Sharp, Increases Global Reach
The Data Storage Systems Center (DSSC) has expanded its global reach to include two Japanese electronics giants, as the center performs research in promising new data storage technologies for disk and tape systems. Both companies, Sony and Sharp, will send industry representatives to the first biannual Data Storage Systems Center open house Oct. ... Read more...
 
 
September 18, 2002
WinECE's Sophomore Welcoming Dessert a Delicious Success
This year 40 sophomore women declared ECE as their major-- the biggest Women in ECE (WinECE) class in history! ECE graduate and undergraduate women, faculty, and staff joined together to celebrate over delicious desserts at 4:00 p.m. in Hamerschlag Hall 1112. ... Read more...
 
 
September 18, 2002
Kanade Speaks on Selling Robots in Boston Times
Takeo Kanade, U.A. and Helen Whitaker Professor of CS and Robotics; Professor of ECE, was quoted in the Boston Times' article, "Somerville Firm Thinks Robot Will Really Clean Up," on how the consumer market may respond to Somerville-based iRobot Corporation's new automated floor cleaner, Roomba. The six pound battery-powered disk can dust and ... Read more...
 
 
September 17, 2002
Medical Robotic Research Showcased at Biomedical Engineering Forum
A panel of distinguished guests including Jonathan Rothberg, chairman and founder of CuraGen Corp., a genomics-based pharmaceutical company, and Astro Teller, the chief executive officer of Body Media, will discuss the challenges facing biotech startups. A tour of medical robotics research, including displays of specially designed imaging equipment ... Read more...
 
 
September 12, 2002
Sophomore Reception Welcomes New ECE Majors
Students attending the ECE Sophomore Reception on September 12 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. were welcomed with a greeting from the Department Head, faculty introductions, and invitations by speakers from student organizations. Themed "Class of 2005, Striving for Excellence" the event was held in the Singleton Room, Roberts Engineering Hall. There are 169 ... Read more...
 
 
September 11, 2002
ECE Remembers 9-11 With the CMU Community
September 9 through 15- The CMU community remembers the tragic events of September 11, 2001 through talks, presentations, panel discussions, art installations, musical performances and a candlelight vigil. The College of Engineering hosted a panel discussion with journalists who covered the day in a new book, "Running Toward Danger: Stories Behind ... Read more...
 
 
September 9, 2002
Biomedical Engineering and ECE Meet Demands of Growing Biotechnology Industry
CMU's College of Engineering has created a Department of Biomedical Engineering to meet the growing needs of an emerging new biotechnology marketplace that has pumped more than $4 billion into the regional economy in 2000. Tapping into a long-established culture of interdisciplinary education and research, the new department offers a double-major ... Read more...
 
 
September 1, 2002
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Comes Clean With Spot on DSSC's Nanofabrication Facility
A labor day special report in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, "It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it," first saluted workers in dirt-drenched fields such as home renovation, coke plants, portable toilet maintenance, and machinery, and then concluded by offering a few words on cleaning up via the Data Storage Systems Center (DSSC)'s ... Read more...
 
 
August 23, 2002
ECE Holds Incoming Graduate Student Orientation
Incoming ECE graduate students were welcomed with a morning of faculty presentations on research areas and an afternoon with introductions to staff and the leaders of student organizations. Speakers from across Carnegie Mellon addressed student services, as classmates listened, excited to begin the fall semester. 82 new graduate students will start ... Read more...
 
 
August 19, 2002
Steenkiste and Seshan Help Organize ACMs SIGCOMM 2002 Conference
Two ECE faculty are on the organization committee for the annual conference of the Association for Computing Machinerys Special Interest Group on Data Communication (ACMs SIGCOMM 2002). Peter Steenkiste, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and Computer Science (CS), is a General Co-Chair, along with Matt Mathis of ... Read more...
 
 
August 9, 2002
Robo-Race for 18-100 Puts High School Students on the ECE Track
This is for the bronze! Josh Schare, ECE graduate student, announced while Frogger chased Utka across the zig-zag plywood track. The Advanced Placement Early Admission (APEA) high school juniors and seniors cheered on their robots, as Frogger wheeled his way to victory, ending one of the races in the final project for 18-100: Introduction to ... Read more...
 
 
August 1, 2002
Successful Practices in International Engineering Education
Carnegie Mellon and nine other leading technical schools in Europe and the United States have released a survey that identifies key features of successful engineering education. Entitled "Successful Practices in International Engineering Education," the survey includes interviews with more than 1,000 professors, company managers and graduate ... Read more...
 
 
August 1, 2002
Morgan Wins FAA Grant To Examine Radio Frequency Spectrum on Aircraft
Granger Morgan, Lord Professor of EPP, Heinz School, and ECE; Department Head of EPP, and Bill Strauss, Ph.D. candidate, EPP, have been awarded a $50,000 grant by the Federal Aviation Administration to characterize the in-flight radio frequency spectrum produced by passenger electronics on commercial aircraft. ... Read more...
 
 
August 1, 2002
Koopman's Role Clarifying Computer Act Mentioned in IEEE Spectrum
Philip Koopman's role "finding ways to make engineering issues understandable to legislators and other analysts" is noted in the August issue of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., IEEE Spectrum's article, "UCITA: A Disaster in Progress." UCITA, the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act, covers liability disclaimers ... Read more...
 
 
August 1, 2002
Koopman Quoted in Wired Magazine's Article About "Smart Appliances"
Phil Koopman, Associate Professor of ECE and CS, is quoted in Wired Magazine's August article, "The Bugs in the Machine: Embedded Code is the Future- Get Ready to Reboot." The piece highlighted the embedded systems that power devices such as jets, cars, and "smart appliances," including future technologies that could allow your refrigerator to call ... Read more...
 
 
July 23, 2002
C3S Partners with Historically Black Colleges and Hispanic-Serving Institutions to Educate Information-Security Experts
The Center for Computer and Communications Security (C3S) at CMU is working with historically black colleges and universities and Hispanic-serving institutions to create the next generation of Internet- security experts. Partners in the effort, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), include Howard University, Morgan State University and ... Read more...
 
 
July 17, 2002
All Eyes on Facial Recognition
ECE Professor Vijayakumar Bhagavatula demonstrated facial recognition research at the Optical Society of America's annual meeting in Tucson, AZ. Read more...
 
 
July 16, 2002
Narasimhan Wins IBM Faculty Partnership Award
Priya Narasimhan, Assistant Professor of ECE and SCS, won an IBM Faculty Partnership Award for $40,000 for her work on building secure dependable web services. She is collaborating with IBM's Advanced Enterprise Middleware research group in Hawthorne, N.Y. on the project. A recent IBM presentation reported, "Priya has been involved extensively in ... Read more...
 
 
July 15, 2002
Peha and Sirbu Cited in Washington Technology for Wireless Breakthroughs
Washington Technology's report, "Breakthrough Technologies," featured airwave experiments conducted by Jon Peha, Associate Professor of ECE and EPP, and Associate Director for the Center for Wireless and Broadband Networking's Wireless Systems division, and Marvin Sirbu, Professor of EPP, ECE, and GSIA. A section of the article, "Using the airwaves ... Read more...
 
 
July 1, 2002
Koopman Guest Edits IEEE Micro Issue on Critical Embedded Automotive Networks
Phil Koopman, Associate Professor of ECE and CS, served as Guest Editor of "Critical Embedded Automotive Networks," the July-August 2002 issue of IEEE Micro, a bimonthly publication of the IEEE Computer Society. An excerpt from his introduction to the articles in the magazine follows:"Designing automotive computer systems ... Read more...
 
 
June 29, 2002
Leaders of NeoLinear and TimeSys Named Emerging Entrepreneurs of the Year
Thomas Beckley, the CEO of NeoLinear, Inc. received Ernst & Youngs 2002 Western Pennsylvania Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Emerging Entrepreneur category, and Lawrence Weidman, President of TimeSys Corporation, was also selected as a finalist in the same group.Neolinear was founded in 1996 by Rick Carley, ST ... Read more...
 
 
June 24, 2002
Koopman and DeVale Win Best Paper at International Conference on Dependable Systems & Networking
Recent ECE doctoral graduate John DeVale has won the prestigious William C. Carter Award for best paper at the International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networking (DSN 2002). The award was presented on June 24 at the conference in Washington D.C. His paper, co-authored by his advisor Phil Koopman, Associate Professor of ECE and CS, is ... Read more...
 
 
June 17, 2002
New Center Established for Computer and Communications Security
Carnegie Mellon researchers have formed a Center for Computer and Communications Security (C3S) to tackle the challenges and problems related to Internet security, data storage and privacy issues stemming from America's ongoing war against terrorism.The center is multidisciplinary with faculty coming from Electrical and ... Read more...
 
 
June 14, 2002
Panther Hollow Technology R & D Center Awarded $3.48 Million
The Panther Hollow Technology Research and Development Center was awarded a $3.48 million tax increment financing (TIF) plan by the Urban Redevelopment Authority. Located on a half-acre next to CMU, the funds will supplement $19.6 million in private financing and $9.75 million in commonwealth grants and loans, according to the Pittsburgh ... Read more...
 
 
June 4, 2002
Choset Named to 100 Top Young Innovators by MIT's Technology Review Magazine
Howie Choset, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering (ME) and ECE, is one of the world's 100 Top Young Innovators in MIT's June 2002 Technology Review Magazine. The list includes individuals whose innovative work in business and technology has a profound impact on today's world. Choset's research involves development of the snake robot and ... Read more...
 
 
June 1, 2002
Zhu and ECE Graduate Awarded Patent With Naval Researcher
Jimmy (Jian-Gang) Zhu, Professor of ECE, Youfeng Zheng (an ECE Ph.D. graduate who was advised by Zhu), and Gary A. Prinz of the Naval Research Laboratory, were issued a patent for "A Magnetic Device and Method for Forming Same: Vertical Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory (VMRAM)." Their new memory design has substantially improved robust ... Read more...
 
 
May 28, 2002
CMU Forms Sustainable Computing Consortium
Carnegie Mellon and a coalition of leading businesses, software developers and federal agencies have formed the Sustainable Computing Consortium (SCC), a new collaborative initiative aimed at protecting the nation's computing infrastructure and improving the reliability of its information technology systems. ... Read more...
 
 
May 19, 2002
ECE Graduates Honored in Diploma Ceremony
"The educational experience that is being culminated today is more than a sequence of courses. It is the establishment of an identity with the engineering profession, and with Carnegie Mellon and ECE in particular, as your professional foundation."-Pradeep Khosla, ECE Department Head and Philip and Marsha Dowd Professor of ... Read more...
 
 
May 14, 2002
Steenkiste's Student Wins Allen Newell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research
John Heffner won the Allen Newell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research from the School of Computer Science (SCS) for his senior thesis, "High Bandwidth TCP Queuing," which he conducted jointly with Matt Mathis, Network Research Coordinator, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) and his faculty advisor, Peter Steenkiste, Associate ... Read more...
 
 
April 25, 2002
Center for Wireless and Broadband Networking Opens; First Research Review Set for April 25-26
CMU's new Center for Wireless and Broadband Networking (CWBN) taps into the current of the $116 billion telecommunications and networking industry through collaborative research combining industrial and university innovations. Directed by Daniel D. Stancil, Professor of ECE, the Center's mission is to create and disseminate knowledge about advanced ... Read more...
 
 
April 24, 2002
CMU's Idealink Featured in Forbes' Profile of Futuristic PDA'
The Idealink transforms the handheld into a communal Etch-A-Sketch, according to an article entitled Handheld Crystal Ball in Forbes Magazine. One of five inventions featured in a profile of futuristic PDAs created by tech companies and colleges, the Idealink was designed by CMUs Institute for Complex Engineered Systems (ICES). Its small PDA ... Read more...
 
 
April 11, 2002
CMU's Engineering Faculty Join Academic Peers to Redefine Technical Education
With storage systems at the heart of the "information age" ECE faculty are leading research projects and developing courses through the Parallel Data Lab (PDL), Data Storage Systems Center (DSSC), Center for Computer and Communications Security (C3S), and the Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) Laboratory. Researchers ... Read more...
 
 
April 10, 2002
Thomas Named Outstanding Professor by National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Don Thomas, Professor of ECE, was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from CMU's chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, which recognized him as "an outstanding professor who has inspired students to achieve personal and academic success at Carnegie Mellon University." ... Read more...
 
 
April 8, 2002
Ganger Taps Medieval History For A New Approach to Computer Security; Displays Castle Model at Open House
CMU's Parallel Data Lab (PDL) showcased new approaches to computer security by tapping into concepts used in medieval castles. Inspired by so-called "siege warfare" and a $4.5 million grant from the Department of Defense, Assistant Professor of ECE Greg Ganger works on devices to protect computer data even after intruders have hacked through ... Read more...
 
 
April 8, 2002
ECE's Graduate Program in Computer Engineering Ranked Number Four
In the annual U.S. News & World Report survey of engineering school deans, ECE's graduate program in Computer Engineering was ranked the fourth program of its kind in the country. The Department's graduate programs in electrical/electronic/communications have retained their 10th place ranking. Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering graduate ... Read more...
 
 
April 8, 2002
DSSC Filmed "OnQ" For WQED Pittsburgh TV
The Data Storage Systems Center (DSSC) will be one of the featured segments on tonight's "OnQ" program on WQED Pittsburgh TV at 7:30 p.m. (repeated at 12:30 p.m. on April 9). Tune in for an interview on Carnegie Mellon's campus with Robert M. White, Director of the DSSC and University Professor of ECE and EPP. Footage may include shots of the ... Read more...
 
 
April 2, 2002
CMU Researchers Create Tools for Reliable, High Speed "Wi-Fi" Wireless Networks
CMU researchers are developing a set of design methods and tools to help builders of wireless, local area "Wi-Fi" (802.11) networks insure high speed, reliable service. Wi-Fi allows users of laptop and handheld computers to move around while connected to the Internet at high speeds.Scientists at CMU have also introduced ... Read more...
 
 
March 31, 2002
Seagate's Research Arm Moves to New Pittsburgh Facility: Proximity to CMU Key to Office's Success
Seagate Technology LLC, whose parent company, Seagate, is the world's largest disk drive manufacturer, is moving its Pittsburgh research arm from their temporary home in the South Side to a new building in the Strip District, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Business News article, "Perspectives: Seagate research chief chose Pittsburgh to ... Read more...
 
 
March 29, 2002
Kanade's Bonecraft Biotech Startup Awarded $75,000 Grant to Hire CEO
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Business News story "Biotech startup wins $75,000 grant" details a grant given to Bonecraft LLC, a Pittsburgh biotech startup that plans to manufacture and market computer-aided tools for orthopedic surgery. The Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative's Senior Management Recruitment Fund's first award will be used to ... Read more...
 
 
March 26, 2002
Choset Leads CMU Engineering Students in Competition Emulating Mars Rover Excursion
CMU Engineering students will compete in the 3rd Annual General Robotics Planetary Robotics Competition on campus, testing their skills in remote robotic control, and simulating the challenges and problems faced when unmanned robotic probes were sent to Mars. The students, under the direction of Howie Choset, Associate Professor of Mechanical ... Read more...
 
 
March 18, 2002
Nanotechnology Projects Funded by PITA
With research applications as diverse as fighting disease, forestalling aging, cleaning up toxic waste, and building roads and automobiles, engineers at Carnegie Mellon are working on several nanotechnology projects, as well as bone tissue engineering, the future of silicon-based computer technology, and the development of new data storage. A ... Read more...
 
 
March 15, 2002
Khosla Featured as Venture Capital Faculty Adviser in The Chronicle of Higher Education
Pradeep Khosla, ECE Department Head and Philip and Marsha Dowd Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Robotics, was featured as a faculty advisor for Information Technology University (ITU) Ventures, a venture capital firm, in the The Chronicle of Higher Education's article, "Chasing the Rainbow: A Venture Capitalist on the Trail of ... Read more...
 
 
March 15, 2002
Bianchini Named "New Entrepreneur" by CM Magazine
Ronald Bianchini, Adjunct Professor of ECE and CS, was profiled along with four other CMU entrepreneurs in Carnegie Mellon Magazine's Spring 2002 piece, "The New Entrepreneurs." The cofounder and CEO of Spinnaker Networks, headquartered north of Pittsburgh in O'Hara Township, he leads his company in "developing hardware and software for data ... Read more...
 
 
March 15, 2002
DSSC Project Described in CM Magazine Article: "Storing More on Less"
CMU's Data Storage Systems Center (DSSC), Seagate Technology, and four other industry and university participants matched funds with the U.S. Commerce Department's Advanced Technology Program to support a $21.6 million project to enable computers to store more data than you can read in a lifetime of summers at the beach. ... Read more...
 
 
March 13, 2002
Engineering and CS Students Host Medical Robotics Competition For High School Students
A handful of CMU engineering and computer science students will help area high school juniors and seniors design, build, and program a robotic arm for use in a simulated surgery exercise to give them hands-on experience in problem-solving skills. Led by Tom Lauwers, a junior in ECE and Environmental and Public Policy ... Read more...
 
 
March 7, 2002
Peha and Morgan Appointed to IEEE Spectrum Editorial Board
Jon Peha, Associate Professor of ECE and EPP and Granger Morgan, Lord Professor of ECE and EPP; Head, Department of EPP; and Professor of H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, have been appointed to the editorial board of IEEE Spectrum. ... Read more...
 
 
March 4, 2002
Rutenbar Awarded Jatras (E47) Chair and Aristotle Award
ECE Professor Rob Rutenbar received the Stephen J. Jatras (E47) Professorship in ECE and the 2001 Aristotle Award at a reception hosted by John L. Anderson, Dean, College of Engineering and Pradeep Khosla, ECE Department Head. He is an internationally known researcher in computer-aided design and synthesis for analog integrated circuits, a leader ... Read more...
 
 
March 2, 2002
Eta Kappa Nu Inducts Ten New Members Into Honor Society
Carnegie Mellon's ETA Kappa Nu (Sigma chapter) celebrated the induction of ten new members, including eight undergraduates, one graduate student, and Tom Sullivan, Lecturer, ECE. ETA Kappa Nu is a national electrical engineering honor society for outstanding juniors, seniors, graduate students, and faculty members who strive ... Read more...
 
 
February 28, 2002
CMU Students Display Projects for National Engineering Week
CMU students promoted science and engineering for youngsters during this year's National Engineering Week by displaying hands-on class projects at the Carnegie Science Center. Displays included a chemical car race, tracking satellites, and wearable computers designed to help U.S. Marines plot strategic locations. CMU faculty manned the displays and ... Read more...
 
 
February 21, 2002
CMU Campus Planned to Meet IT Needs in Greece
CMU is partnering with Athens Information Technology (AIT), an educational institute, to build its first campus for teaching and research outside the U.S., a 100,000-square-foot facility. Tapping on Greece's increased call for wireless and Internet technology, the curriculum will include Internet security, systems and telecoms, high speed ... Read more...
 
 
February 20, 2002
Intel Corporation's Research Lab Opens in Pittsburgh
Intel Research Pittsburgh opened on the corner of Forbes Avenue and S. Craig Street in Oakland to study information storage and retrieval in the "proactive computing environments of the future," said David Tennenhouse, Intel's Vice President and Director of Research. Directed by Professor of Computer Science Mahadev Satyanarayanan, the facility ... Read more...
 
 
February 7, 2002
Moura Appointed Chair of IEEE Transactions Committee and Member of IEEE Periodicals Committee
Jos Moura, Professor of ECE, has been appointed for a two-year term to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Periodicals Committee. He has also been appointed chair of the IEEE Transactions Committee with oversight of the 70 IEEE transactions that span most of the areas across the electrical, electronics and computer ... Read more...
 
 
February 5, 2002
Choset Awarded Federal Grant for Snake Robots to Assess Waste Sites
Howie Choset, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering (ME) and ECE, was awarded an $800,000 grant over the next three years from the Department of Energy to redesign his snake robot probes. Because of the snake-like structure, the robots can:* Help assess contamination at waste storage sites; * Help ... Read more...
 
 
February 4, 2002
ECE/CS Senior Wins Global Linux Scholar Challenge
ECE/CS senior Michael Schellhase was named one of the top 25 developers of innovative open-source applications among colleges and universities around the world in IBM's first annual Linux Scholar Challenge. Competing with 1,400 other students representing 64 countries, Schellhase won an IBM Thinkpad laptop running Linux. ... Read more...
 
 
February 1, 2002
White Appointed to Scientific Advisory Board for Data Storage Institute
Robert White, University Professor of ECE and EPP; Director of the Data Storage Systems Center, was appointed to the Scientific Advisory Board for the Data Storage Institute (DSI) by the Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) from February 2002 to January 31, 2004.White's research interests include magnetic device ... Read more...
 
 
January 28, 2002
Siewiorek Noted as Member of IEEE Pervasive Computing Magazine's Editorial Board
Daniel P. Siewiorek, Buhl Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science and Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute is a founding member of the editorial board of the IEEE Computer Society and Communications Society's new magazine of mobile and ubiquitous computing, IEEE Pervasive Computing. The editorial board ... Read more...
 
 
January 28, 2002
Scientific American Features CMU/Pitt-Developed Medical Imaging Technology That Allows Doctors to See Through Flesh
This month's edition of Scientific American online features an article on medical imaging research developed by Carnegie Mellon's MERIT Technology Center and the University of Pittsburgh Department of Bioengineering. The research project, Sonic Flashlight, allows doctors to look directly into a patient in real time using a technique based on ... Read more...
 
 
January 21, 2002
Schlesinger Wins CIT's Benjamin Richard Teare Teaching Award
Ed Schlesinger, Professor and Associate Department Head, ECE, won the Benjamin Richard Teare Teaching Award for 2001-2002 from the Carnegie Institute of Technology (CIT) for excellence in teaching, innovations in course development and leadership, and significant contributions to curriculum development and implementation. He will be honored at the ... Read more...
 
 
January 14, 2002
Cohon and Nordenberg "Pittsburghers of the Year;" Technology Partnerships Cited in Nomination
Pittsburgh Magazine named Carnegie Mellon President Jared Cohon and University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Mark Nordenberg "Pittsburghers of the Year." Collaborations between the two schools, including developments in system-on-a-chip technology that could lead Pittsburgh to "become a world center of chip design" earned the two the honor. Excepts from ... Read more...
 
 
January 14, 2002
Boston Globe Spotlights Research on Record-Breaking Data Storage Capacity
"Striving to push storage capacity beyond its limit," an article in today's Business section of The Boston Globe, cites four ECE professors from Carnegie Mellon University's Data Storage Systems Center (DSSC). Partnered with Seagate Technology, the DSCC was recently awarded a $21.6 million matching grant from the Department of Commerce's Advanced ... Read more...
 
 
January 14, 2002
Making Pittsburgh a Cybersecurity Hub
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Business News editorial, "Perspectives: Time to make Pittsburgh cybersecurity center," interviewed Heinz School Dean Jeffrey Hunker, in an article about an area of research that the two schools work together on: cybersecurity. The Software Industry Center (SWIC) is a collaboration of ECE, the Heinz School, ... Read more...
 
 
January 1, 2002
Pileggi Elected IEEE Fellow
Larry Pileggi, Professor of ECE; Director of the Center for Silicon System Implementation (CSSI), has been elected to the grade of Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) "for contributions to simulation and modeling of integrated circuits."Pileggi earned his Ph.D. in 1989 from Carnegie ... Read more...