News for year 2004

 
 
December 22, 2004
Revolutionizing Photography With 3-D Cameras
ECE Professor Tsuhan Chen, graduate student Kate (Hyun Jung) Shim and former student Cha Zhang are taking photography to a new dimension. Read more...
 
 
December 17, 2004
Brian Loo
On Summer Study in Shanghai
On Summer Study in Shanghai
If ECE sophomore Brian Loo told you he stayed in the dorms this summer, you might think he meant Morewood or Donner. But this world traveler went quite a distance from Pittsburgh; because his goal is to one day put his ECE degree to work in a Chinese speaking environment, he lived on campus at the Shanghai International Studies University (SISU). Enrolling in an eight week study abroad program, he learned the language with 13 other Carnegie Mellon students and went on a side trip to Inner Mongolia. Let's tag along as he talks about his visit. Read more...
 
 
December 17, 2004
Edmund Clarke Elected IEEE Fellow
Edmund M. Clarke, FORE Systems professor of computer science and professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been elected an IEEE Fellow, effective 2005. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a technical professional association with more than 360,000 members in some 175 countries, developed ... Read more...
 
 
December 17, 2004
Sonya Johnson
Homeland Security Fellowship Winner
Homeland Security Fellowship Winner
This fall Sonya Reed Johnson, a second-year ECE graduate student, won a competitive 2004 U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Fellowship that covers her tuition and her stipend for up to three years. Sonya's security-related research centers around the objectives of the DHS, including benchmarking the survivability of secure systems and using the results to develop a new breed of proactively survivable distributed infrastructures. Read more...
 
 
December 17, 2004
Ballista Testing Incorporated into Linux Test Project
The Linux Test Project (LTP) incorporated Carnegie Mellon's Ballista software robustness testing technology in its November release. An open source joint project from SGI, IBM, OSDL, Bull, and Wipro Technologies, the LTP creates test suites to validate the reliability, robustness, and stability of Linux. The DARPA-funded Ballista project at ... Read more...
 
 
December 16, 2004
Smailagic Delivers ICMLA Keynote
Research Professor Asim Smailagic was a keynote speaker at the opening plenary session of the IEEE International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA '04) on December 16 in Louisville, KY. The title of his talk was "Unsupervised Machine Learning and Cognitive Systems in Learning User State for Context-Aware Computing." He ... Read more...
 
 
December 15, 2004
Rutenbar Interviewed on "BioTech Today"
Rob A. Rutenbar, Jatras Professor of ECE, Professor of CS, was interviewed for World Talk Radio's "BioTech Today" show for his speech recognition in silicon project with the National Science Foundation. His group of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of California at Berkeley are designing a radically new silicon chip ... Read more...
 
 
December 15, 2004
Carnegie Mellon Network Nights Link Students With Alumni & Employers
On the last week of winter break, students will have the opportunity to attend Network Nights to connect with alumni on January 5 in Baltimore and January 6 in Boston and the San Francisco Bay Area. The informal receptions are designed to provide a convenient forum for alumni and students to meet Carnegie Mellon-affiliated employers. ... Read more...
 
 
December 15, 2004
CIT Dean Interviewed on CNN's Headline News
College of Engineering Dean Pradeep Khosla was a guest on CNN Headline News with Renay San Miguel on December 15 via satellite from the Pittsburgh Video Tech Center. Khosla, the Philip and Marsha Dowd Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and co-director and co-founder of Carnegie Mellon CyLab, discussed cybersecurity, the ... Read more...
 
 
December 13, 2004
Angel G. Jordan Scholarship Established by Tepper School
Angel G. Jordan, provost emeritus and university professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering and robotics, has been honored by The Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University with the establishment of a full-tuition scholarship in his name for a qualified MBA student who is a citizen of Spain. Jordan is a native of ... Read more...
 
 
November 23, 2004
ECE Student Wins *Jeopardy* College Championship
A: Carnegie Mellon junior Kermin Elliott Fleming. Q: Who is the 2004 Jeopardy College Champion? Carnegie Mellon junior electrical and computer engineering major Kermin Elliott Fleming has won the 2004 Jeopardy College Championship. Fleming defeated contestants from Dickinson College and ... Read more...
 
 
November 22, 2004
Elizabeth Latronico
Five Times a Fellow
Five Times a Fellow
Receiving a fellowship to study engineering is an honor that many eager graduate students hope to achieve once in their career. But for ECE Ph.D. candidate Beth Latronico, who earned her M.S. here in 2002, the good news has come five times over. Read more...
 
 
November 17, 2004
ECE Graduate Student Leaders Elected
ECE's Engineering Graduate Student Organization (EGO) has elected new officers for the upcoming year with Nick Zamora as president, Tudor Dumitras as vice president, Adam Pennington as treasurer, and Srinivas Chellappa as secretary. The students will take their posts in the spring. Read more...
 
 
November 17, 2004
Towe Received First Grobstein Professorship
Elias Towe was honored by Carnegie Mellon Engineering on November 17 as the first recipient of the Albert and Ethel Grobstein Memorial Professorship in Materials Science and Engineering, established through the estate of Albert (E' 1920, 1933) and Ethel Grobstein. Joining the Carnegie Mellon faculty in 2001, Towe is a Professor of Electrical and ... Read more...
 
 
November 16, 2004
Carnegie Mellon Created CyLab Korea; Kim Named Director
Carnegie Mellon University officials signed an agreement November 17 at 2:30 p.m. in the University Center with high-ranking Korean officials to create a new collaborative research lab for the study and development of leading-edge security technologies.Officials from the Korea Information Security Agency (KISA) have ... Read more...
 
 
November 12, 2004
CSSI Researchers Win Best Paper Award at CAD Conference
ECE graduate students Xin Li, Jiayong (Kelvin) Le, Padmini Gopalakrishnan, and their advisor Larry Pileggi, Tanoto Professor of ECE; Director, Center for Silicon System Implementation (CSSI), received the IEEE/ACM William J. McCalla ICCAD Best Paper Award for "Asymptotic Probability Extraction for Non-Normal Distributions of Circuit Performance," ... Read more...
 
 
November 5, 2004
Carnegie Mellon Wins Best Paper Award; Faculty Help Plan RTSS
A Carnegie Mellon research team won the Best Paper Award for their work, "Integrated Resource Management and Scheduling with Multi-Resource Constraints," which will be part the 2004 IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS), the flagship conference of the real-time systems community.Co-authors of the paper are ... Read more...
 
 
November 2, 2004
Pradeep Khosla, Clark Glymour Named AAAS Fellows
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has named as 2004 Fellows Pradeep K. Khosla, dean of the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, and Clark Glymour, Alumni University Professor of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon.Each year the AAAS, the world's largest general scientific society ... Read more...
 
 
November 1, 2004
Rutenbar and Carley Presented With SRC Technical Excellence Award
Named as pioneers in the field of electronic design automation for analog/mixed-signal design by the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) faculty members Rob Rutenbar and L. Richard Carley were presented with the 2004 SRC Technical Excellence Award this month. During their over ... Read more...
 
 
November 1, 2004
Diana Henderson
Jazzing Up ECE
Jazzing Up ECE
Integrated M.S./B.S. degree student Diana Henderson drums up accolades as the winner of the Carnegie Mellon Women's Association (CMWA) scholarship and a musician whose group won the school's battle of the bands and a spot on TV. She earned her B.S. in ECE and Biomedical Engineering (BME), a minor in jazz performance and is an Andrew Carnegie Society (ACS) and a National Society for Black Engineers (NSBE) Fulfilling the Legacy scholar. A drummer in the campus jazz ensemble, Diana also volunteers as a sexual assault advisor and writes for The Carnegie Pulse. Through internships for Nortel Networks, Hewlett Packard, and IBM, she learned that "having a graduate degree can place you in a position to work on projects that are critical to the company's bottom line early in your career." Read more...
 
 
October 29, 2004
ECE Team Wins Best Paper Award at IEEE/ACM Conference
ECE graduate students Arjunan Rajeswaran and Gyouhwan Kim, and their advisor, Rohit Negi, Assistant Professor of ECE, won the Philips Best Student Paper Award at the Broadband Wireless Networking Symposium (BROADNETS 2004). The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) event took ... Read more...
 
 
October 28, 2004
CIT Career Kaleidoscope Connects Students & Alumni
Fifty six ambitious engineering undergraduates arrived at the third annual Carnegie Institute of Technology (CIT) Career Kaleidoscope brimming full of questions for alumni and CIT advisory council members, who were invited to campus to talk with them about their careers. Students rotated between eight roundtables, staffed with a professional at ... Read more...
 
 
October 26, 2004
Ginger Perng
NSF Fellow and Uncensored Success
NSF Fellow and Uncensored Success
After a highly competitive application process ECE graduate student Ginger Perng was selected for a 2004-2005 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship which funds three years of study, including a stipend. She was one of 1,020 winners chosen out of 8,939 applicants in science, mathematics, and engineering. Take an inside look at this award winner’s story. Read more...
 
 
October 19, 2004
Hands-on Opportunities in the Lab
In the early 1990s, the College of Engineering initiated sweeping changes in its undergraduate curriculum that significantly influenced the way engineering is taught in the U.S. Read more...
 
 
October 15, 2004
Faculty Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Robotics Institute
More than 40 robotics experts gathered at the Carnegie Mellon University campus in Pittsburgh from October 11-14 for "Robotics and Thought," an interactive event that commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Robotics Institute. Included among the presenters were ECE affiliated faculty Howie Choset, Metin Sitti, Gary Fedder, Takeo Kanade, ... Read more...
 
 
October 5, 2004
Alumni Amy Pierce Offers Management Insight to Women in ECE
Amy Pierce, who has been working for Harris Corporation in Melbourne, Florida since she graduated from what was then the Electrical Engineering Department in 1980, joined a group of ten Women in ECE (WinECE) students over dinner and shared her experiences rising from engineering to management.As an engineering manager in the ... Read more...
 
 
October 1, 2004
Distributing Wireless Signals in Buildings
Professor of ECE Dan Stancil was issued a patent last summer for his method to distribute wireless signals through buildings using heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) ducts. Read more...
 
 
October 1, 2004
Faculty Speak to Graduate Students About Teaching, Research and Tenure
On October 1, Bruce Krogh, Professor and Associate Department Head of ECE, Susan Polansky, Teaching Professor and Associate Head of Modern Languages, and Chemistry Research Professor Colin Horwitz discussed "Faculty Appointments: Tenure Track, Teaching, Research, and 'Hybrid'"appointments as part of the new Doctoral Career Path ... Read more...
 
 
October 1, 2004
SWE Introduces Engineering to High School Girls
Have you ever learned about engineering while in high school?
Have you ever learned about engineering while in high school?
More than 300 ninth through twelfth grade girls, teachers, guidance counselors, and parents came to learn the basics of engineering and left with new role models: successful women engineering students at Carnegie Mellon. Read more...
 
 
September 28, 2004
Shirlene Lim: Interns Abroad
Hello Helsinki!
Hello Helsinki!
ECE and BME senior Shirlene Lim decided to go off campus this summer for her internship. Way off campus. She worked for two months in Finland in the Helsinki University of Technology's (HUT) Biomedical Image Processing Group through the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE). What was it like? Let's hear all about her adventures. Read more...
 
 
September 20, 2004
DSSC Hosts Fall Technical Review
Carnegie Mellon's Data Storage Systems Center (DSSC) hosted their fall technical review from September 20-21 with sessions in device physics, low density parity check (LDPC) codes, mechanical systems, and materials. The DSSC offers technical reviews twice a year to update center members, invited guests, and DSSC personnel on current research ... Read more...
 
 
September 7, 2004
Boris Sofman: Courting Wins for ECE
ECE senior Boris Sofman courts winning scores, in his games and on his exams. The Texan’s powerful stroke helped lead Carnegie Mellon to its first match at the NCAA Team Tournament, and he has been on the dean’s list since 2001. Boris has a double major in CS and volleys between class and practice with ECE teammates Carl Yang, a junior, and sophomores Rex Carazo-Zapetis, Dan Munoz, and Anthony Robinson. Let’s find out how this all-rounder does it all. Read more...
 
 
September 2, 2004
Paul Li: On the Move with Transit Research
ECE senior Paul Li is on the move conducting wireless research on security measures for transit systems for the Transportation Research Board (TRB). Let's connect with Li. Read more...
 
 
September 1, 2004
Why the Next Big Thing Won't Be Big
Someday, nanorobots may perform delicate surgeries a thousand times more precisely than scalpels, or be ingested to attack viruses. They may also alter appearance and slow or reverse the aging process. Tiny machines building food atom by atom might even wipe out world famine, scientists predict. Read more...
 
 
August 26, 2004
ECE Welcomes New Students
ECE welcomes 70 new graduate students this year and 160 new sophomore ECE majors. Incoming ECE graduate students were greeted on August 20 with a morning of faculty presentations on research areas and an afternoon featuring introductions to staff and the leaders of student and campus organizations. Read more...
 
 
August 24, 2004
Carnegie Mellon Signs Partnership with Taiwan's ITRI
Directors from Taiwan's government-affiliated Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and Carnegie Mellon University signed an agreement to develop joint technical research, starting with the creation of an ITRI lab at the university, according to Taiwan News and Taiwan's Central News Agency. The lab will ... Read more...
 
 
August 20, 2004
ECE Undergraduate Programs Rank Among Top Ten in Nation
Carnegie Mellon University ranked 22<sup>nd</sup> and its undergraduate programs in engineering and business ranked among the 10 best in the country in U.S. News & World Report magazine's annual survey of "America's Best Colleges." Carnegie Mellon's undergraduate business and engineering programs ... Read more...
 
 
August 12, 2004
Blantons Host CSSI Picnic
CSSI held their annual picnic at Professor of ECE Shawn Blanton and his wife Angela's house on August 12. Approximately 50 people attended, including faculty, staff, and students. This years game was the Bungee Ball, in which players tug and pull towards opposing inflatable baskets. ... Read more...
 
 
August 11, 2004
Falsafi Wins 2004 IBM Faculty Award
Babak Falsafi, Associate Professor of ECE and CS, won a 2004 IBM Faculty Award to fund research on the dynamic thermal management of future desktop and server microprocessors. Falsafi is collaborating with Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and ECE Mehdi Asheghi on the project, "Chiller: A Dynamic Feedback-Based Framework for ... Read more...
 
 
August 11, 2004
NAS Updated on Security Measures for Transit Systems
Yang Cai, systems scientist in the School of Computer Science's Human-Computer Interaction Institute, presented his research on security measures for transit systems to the technical panel of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) at the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in Washington, D.C., on June 24. The TRB sponsors Cai's research ... Read more...
 
 
August 9, 2004
Narasimhan Appointed to ACM Doctoral Dissertation Subcommittee
Priya Narasimhan, Assistant Professor of ECE and CS, has been invited to serve on the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Doctoral Dissertation Subcommittee for a term of five years. The Doctoral Dissertation Award is presented annually by the ACM to the authors of the best doctoral dissertation in the fields of computer science and ... Read more...
 
 
August 5, 2004
Hearing Voices
One student-prototyped system will manage your cell calls. Another will, if needed, give you a verbal 'kick in the butt.'
One student-prototyped system will manage your cell calls. Another will, if needed, give you a verbal 'kick in the butt.'
For a preview of what tomorrow's products may be, visit the Rapid Prototyping of Computer Systems course at Carnegie Mellon. Read more...
 
 
August 5, 2004
The Pittsburgh Voyager Project
Rapid prototyping class helps a unique nonprofit float new ideas in science education
Rapid prototyping class helps a unique nonprofit float new ideas in science education
Standing with his back against the rail of the boat, and squinting into the setting sun to survey the bustle of activity aboard the 80-foot-long craft, Buhl University Professor of ECE and CS Dan Siewiorek explained that his course in Rapid Prototyping of Computer Systems is not confined to building mock-ups of devices: "We build prototypes of experiences." Read more...
 
 
August 3, 2004
Girls Flex Their Engineering Muscles at CMU
Discovering Their Own Power in ECE
Discovering Their Own Power in ECE
Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) faculty Gary Fedder and Diana Marculescu challenged over 40 high school girls to flex both their brain and arm muscles, teaching them to measure, process, and visualize the current produced when pumping their biceps. Read more...
 
 
August 2, 2004
High School Students Race Toward ECE
Advanced Placement Early Admission (APEA) high school juniors and seniors, raced their projects in the last class of 18-100: Introduction to ECE. Read more...
 
 
August 2, 2004
Carnegie Mellon Engineering Researchers To Create Speech Recognition in Silicon
Carnegie Mellon University's Jatras Professor of ECE and Professor of CS, Rob A. Rutenbar, is leading a national research team to move automatic speech recognition from software into hardware. Read more...
 
 
August 1, 2004
Talukdar's Research Cited in IEEE Spectrum
ECE Professor Sarosh Talukdar's work was referenced in the August 2004 issue of IEEE Spectrum's cover story, "The Unruly Power Grid." Talukdar is studying cascading failures and the means for reducing their ill effects along with a team of Carnegie Mellon researchers including ECE affiliated faculty Marija Ilic and Granger ... Read more...
 
 
August 1, 2004
CyLab Hosts Workshop for Minority-Serving Institutions, Community Colleges, and Pittsburgh Schools
Carnegie Mellon's CyLab hosted its third Information Assurance Capacity Building Program (IACBP) to increase information assurance education and research at minority-serving institutions (MSIs). Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the intensive in-residence summer workshop ran July 6-31, equipping faculty at partnering institutions ... Read more...
 
 
July 14, 2004
Rutenbar Delivers Semiconductor Keynote at ITRS
Rob Rutenbar, Jatras Professor of ECE, Professor of CS, and Director of the Center for Circuit & System Solutions (C2S2), gave the keynote address at the 2004 International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) Summer Conference in San Francisco. His topic was how semiconductor manufacturing challenges below 90 nanometers effect future ... Read more...
 
 
July 13, 2004
Carnegie Mellon Seals Context-Aware Mobile Phone Research Deal With French Telecom
"SenSay" is a state-of-the-art, context-aware mobile phone that can track a multitude of everyday details in a person's life - the email sent, the phone calls made and a user's location. The phone also adapts to dynamically changing environmental and psychological conditions, including monitoring heart rates and helping to determine a user's state. Read more...
 
 
July 12, 2004
Jordan Passes SEI Leadership to Nielsen
U.S. Air Force Major General Paul Nielsen will become chief executive officer and director of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), effective August 1. Nielsen succeeds Stephen Cross, who left in 2003 to become a vice president at Georgia Institute of Technology and director of the Georgia Tech Research Institute. Angel Jordan, Emeritus ... Read more...
 
 
July 1, 2004
Stern Quoted on PC Voice Interfaces in Wired Magazine
Richard Stern, Professor of ECE, Biomedical Engineering, and CS, was quoted in the View section (p. 95) of this month's issue of "Wired Magazine" for his answer to the question: "When will we really be able to talk to our PCs?"Stern said, "We're still not even close to having a voice ... Read more...
 
 
June 29, 2004
Chen Delivers Keynote at IEEE Conference on Multimedia
ECE Professor Tsuhan Chen delivered the banquet keynote at the International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), IEEE's flagship conference on multimedia technologies, held this year in Taipei, Taiwan. Chen discussed interesting facts about the human perception of faces in his speech, "Face Identification by Computer and by Human: ... Read more...
 
 
June 28, 2004
Bhagavatula Named Acting Department Head of ECE
Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Professor Vijayakumar Bhagavatula will become acting department head of ECE on July 1, when current head Pradeep K. Khosla, Philip and Marsha Dowd Professor of ECE and Robotics, succeeds John L. Anderson as dean of the College of Engineering (CIT). Bhagavatula will direct ECE until a permanent head is ... Read more...
 
 
June 23, 2004
Symantec Fellowship Awarded to Information Security Students
Carnegie Mellon University recently received two fellowship grants from Symantec to educate two outstanding scholars at the school's Information Networking Institute. Michael Seto and Andrew Yao will receive $30,000 each to pursue master's degrees this fall in Information Security Technology and Management (MSISTM) ... Read more...
 
 
June 23, 2004
Kanade Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Takeo Kanade, Carnegie Mellon University's U.A. and Helen Whitaker Professor of Computer Science (CS) and Robotics; Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and the world-renowned former director of the university's Robotics Institute, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The Academy recognized Kanade ... Read more...
 
 
June 17, 2004
Schlesinger Heads Data Storage Systems Center
Carnegie Mellon University has appointed Ed Schlesinger, a professor in electrical and computer engineering, to head the world-renowned Data Storage Systems Center (DSSC). Under Schlesinger's leadership, Carnegie Mellon is helping industry design nanometer-scale technology that will ultimately lead to very fast, low-cost and compact information ... Read more...
 
 
June 14, 2004
Oforitsenere Emiko: A Designer Inside and Outside of Class
Recent ECE M.S. graduate Oforitsenere "Nere" Emiko enjoys circuit testing and hardware verification, digital IC design, SoC design, and one other type of design that may surprise you: fashion design. Nere premiered 31 original pieces and choreographed 50 models for spring carnival's Remix show sponsored by the campus African American organization, SPIRIT. This year marked the second time the Nigerian native created unconventional outfits from everyday items. Read more...
 
 
June 10, 2004
Mowry Succeeds Satyanarayanan as Head of Intel Research Pittsburgh
Todd C. Mowry, Carnegie Mellon University Associate Professor of CS and ECE, has been named director of Intel Research Pittsburgh. He is an expert in computer architecture, compilers, operating systems, parallel processing and database performance. Mowry succeeds Carnegie Professor of CS and Professor of ECE Mahadev ... Read more...
 
 
June 9, 2004
ECE Department Head Named Dean of College of Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University has named Pradeep K. Khosla, the Philip and Marsha Dowd Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Robotics, dean of the College of Engineering (CIT), effective July 1. He succeeds John L. Anderson, who left in April to become provost of Case Western Reserve University.A member of the CIT faculty ... Read more...
 
 
June 8, 2004
CSSI Participates in DAC; Hosts Alumni & Friends Reception
Several faculty and students from the Center for Silicon System Implementation (CSSI) participated in the 41th Annual IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference (DAC) on June 7-11 in San Diego, again hosting an alumni and friends reception. DAC is the premier electronic design automation (EDA) and silicon solution event; over 11,000 people attended. ... Read more...
 
 
June 2, 2004
ECE Pittsburgh Alumni Welcomed Back to Campus
ECE Pittsburgh alumni were welcomed to the Singleton Room on campus for networking and an ECE department news update. ECE Department Head Pradeep Khosla shared information on recent changes in the department, ongoing and anticipated research endeavors, and CyLab goals and accomplishments. Dena Haritos Tsamitis, Director of CyLab Education, Training ... Read more...
 
 
May 28, 2004
Faloutsos' Student Wins Best Paper Award
Jia-Yu (Tim) Pan, a Ph.D. graduate student in the Computer Science Department, won the Best Student Paper Award at the 2004 Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining in Sydney, Australia on May 26-28. Jia-Yu's advisors are Professor of CS and ECE Christos Faloutsos and Howard Wactlar, Alumni Research Professor of Computer ... Read more...
 
 
May 25, 2004
The Drew Perkins Hot Seat
Drew D. Perkins, B.S. 1986
Drew D. Perkins, B.S. 1986
Drew D. Perkins is the chief technology officer at Infinera Corporation, a company he co-founded in 2001. Previously, Perkins co-founded and was the CTO of OnFiber Communications and Lightera Networks, now known as CIENA Corporation's Core Switching Devision. He was also principal architect at FORE Systems, Inc. from 1993 until 1997. Read more...
 
 
May 24, 2004
Head of the Spinnaker family
Ron Bianchini takes a cue from his grandmother in running telecom start-up
Ron Bianchini takes a cue from his grandmother in running telecom start-up
As if the birth of his third daughter wasn't enough reason to celebrate, six hours after the delivery Ron Bianchini received a call from his employer, Marconi Communications, offering him a promotion to vice president of product architecture. "I was giddy," he said. "I had just got off the phone with my parents telling them about the baby and I was being offered this huge big-deal promotion." But the more Mr. Bianchini looked into the position, the more he didn't want it. Read more...
 
 
May 24, 2004
ECE Alumni Seminar Comes to the Big Apple
ECE and the Carnegie Mellon Alumni Association co-hosted a reception and seminar on cybersecurity at the New York's Yale Club attended by more than 60 Carnegie Mellon alumni and guests. Pradeep Khosla, ECE department head and CyLab director, shared his vision of future CyLab opportunities and the challenges of managing the cyberspace security ... Read more...
 
 
May 20, 2004
Winning Features: ECE Students Awarded for Face Recognition Research
Taking Teamwork From the Classroom to the Showcase
Taking Teamwork From the Classroom to the Showcase
A team of four ECE seniors took their classroom success on a driver identification assignment to the road, winning prizes from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and Ford Motor Company. Read more...
 
 
May 16, 2004
ECE Diploma Ceremony Honors Graduates
On May 16, ECE awarded 35 doctor of philosophy, 130 master of science, and 132 bachelor of science degrees. Of the graduates, 25 simultaneously completed both the MS and BS degrees and 13 completed both in 8 semesters. Among the BS candidates, 56 graduated with university honors (Q.P.A. of 3.5 or better) and 33 with college honors, completing an ... Read more...
 
 
May 10, 2004
Big Electronic Innovation in a Small Package
Chemistry, ECE, & MSE Pioneer Self-Assembled "Nanostructured Carbons"
Chemistry, ECE, & MSE Pioneer Self-Assembled "Nanostructured Carbons"
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's article, "Technique Lets Nano Shapes Assemble Themselves," and Germany's Innovations-Report, "Carnegie Mellon Creates Novel Carbon Nanoparticles with Vast Potential" highlight the pioneering work building nanoscale electronics at Carnegie Mellon University and Washington University in St. Louis. Read more...
 
 
May 7, 2004
Marculescu Named IEEE CAS Distinguished Lecturer
Assistant Professor of ECE Diana Marculescu is a newly appointed Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE's Circuits and Systems (CAS) Society for 2004-2005. Her lectures are titled "Dynamic Power and Fault-Tolerance Management for Ambient Intelligent Systems "and "Energy Aware Computing: Synchronous vs. Partially ... Read more...
 
 
May 5, 2004
Kim Awarded Drew D. Perkins Professorship
The College of Engineering honored Hyong S. Kim, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering as the first Drew D. Perkins Professor of Advanced Networking and Communications. A reception was held at the Schenley Park Visitor Center on May 5, 2004 to present Professor Kim with the chair appointment.Kim's work in computer networking ... Read more...
 
 
May 1, 2004
Smailagic Edits System Level Design Section of "Journal of VLSI Signal Processing"
ECE Research Professor Asim Smailagic was the guest editor on system level design papers in the May 2004 "Journal of VLSI Signal Processing&mdash;Systems for Signal, Image, and Video Technology," a leading archival journal published by Kluwer Academic Publishers. Smailagic accepted only 11% of submitted papers; he has previously edited ... Read more...
 
 
April 26, 2004
Carnegie Mellon Research Team Wins Best Paper Award at WPDRTS
A group of Carnegie Mellon University researchers won the Best Paper Award at the 12th International Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Real-Time Systems (WPDRTS) in Santa Fe for their paper, "Resource Management of Highly Configurable Tasks." The authors are Institute for Complex Engineered Systems (ICES) Research Scientist Jeff ... Read more...
 
 
April 23, 2004
Brian Gold: Scaled to Serve System Solutions
March flew by in a whirlwind for ECE graduate student Brian Gold, a member of the Computer Architecture Lab at Carnegie Mellon (CALCM) working on the Total Reliability Using Scalable Servers (TRUSS) project. Although he is only in his second semester, the Newport News, VA, native found out he won two selective awards — the Northrop Grumman Fellowship for 2003-2004 and the 2004-2005 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship. Read more...
 
 
April 23, 2004
Creating Carnival Magic: Behind the Scenes with Divya Jesuraj
Thousands of students, alumni, faculty, staff, children and parents visited Carnegie Mellon "To Be a Kid Again" during our annual spring carnival, April 15-17.The ECE students on the committee who brought this year's childhood festival to life were junior Divya Jesuraj (Assistant Chair and Treasurer), graduate student Fred Merkle (Midway Co-Chair), sophomore Chris Marshall (AB Tech Co-Chair), and senior Matt Theisz (Telecom Chair). They planned an eclectic schedule which mixed familiar campus traditions — the Kiltie Band, buggy races, booths, and Scotch 'N Soda theater — with today's music, games, and fireworks. Meet one of the key players from the committee. Read more...
 
 
April 21, 2004
James Auwaerter: Working Hard & Playing Hard in ECE
ECE and Biomedical Engineering junior James Auwaerter was featured in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article on zany college clubs around the nation."We work hard, so we need to play hard," said James. "Pretty much any interest you have, you can find a club, or start one." Read more...
 
 
April 21, 2004
ECE Students Connect With Women’s Issues
ECE students Russell Borum, Soila Pertet, and Shuheng Zhou volunteered for Mosaic 2004, Carnegie Mellon's sixth annual conference on women's issues. Russell, a senior, helped set up the sessions and promote the event through the planning committee. Graduate students Soila, from Nairobi, Kenya, and Shuheng, a Chinese native, spoke on a panel about the roles of women in their cultures. Read more...
 
 
April 21, 2004
ECE Technology Drives Purchase of Analog Software Vendor Neolinear
Carnegie Mellon University technology was a key component behind the recent sale of privately held Neolinear, Inc. to Cadence Design Systems, Inc. of San Jose, Calif.Neolinear's software tools were developed to help end users design chips more efficiently and economically, according to Rob A. Rutenbar and Rick Carley, ... Read more...
 
 
April 21, 2004
Flying High With Ryan Kerekes: ECE Graduate Student
ECE graduate student Ryan Kerekes was flying high even before he won the Northrop Grumman Corporation Fellowship and honorary mention in the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship competition. A pilot in his spare time, he enjoys researching Automatic Target Recognition (ATR), a technology that can be applied to surveillance aircraft. Come and find out what soars inside the mind of an ECE student! Read more...
 
 
April 13, 2004
Center for Wireless and Broadband Networking Hosts 3rd Annual Spring Review
Fifty five industrial partners, professors, and graduate students attended Carnegie Mellon's Center for Wireless & Broadband Networking's (CWBN) 3rd Annual Spring Review on April 13. The program featured sessions on applications and security, networking, wireless communications, and the policy trend of rethinking spectrum ... Read more...
 
 
April 7, 2004
ECE Students Nominated for CMU Student Employee of the Year
Four ECE students were nominated for the Carnegie Mellon Career Center's Student Employee of the Year 2004 Recognition Award: Wenyao Ho, Kuok Chiang Kim, Mark Pimentel, and Jeffrey Yang. Part of a group of 16 student employees who were recognized with certificates at the Student Employee Appreciation Lunch on April 7, the candidates were ... Read more...
 
 
April 6, 2004
CMU Among Top 10 "Most Unwired College Campuses"
You may not be able to unplug the tangled wires behind your television set in Morewood Gardens yet, but even so, Intel named Carnegie Mellon as one of the leaders of the nation's top 100 schools for wireless computing. Pittsburgh also made their list for the "Most Unwired Cities" and the "Most Unwired Airports." ... Read more...
 
 
April 2, 2004
ECE Graduate Program Ranks Among Best in Nation
In the annual U.S. News & World Report survey of engineering school deans, ECE's graduate program in computer engineering was ranked the 4th program of its kind in the country. The Department's graduate programs in electrical/electronic/communications have moved into an 8th place ranking, up from 10th last year. Carnegie Mellon's College ... Read more...
 
 
April 2, 2004
C2S2 Review Connects Universities with Government & Industry
Over 100 researchers, industry leaders, and Department of Defense (DOD) sponsors attended the Center for Circuit & System Solutions (C2S2) 2004 3rd Annual Review at Carnegie Mellon University on March 29-30. The program featured progress updates of C2S2's technical thrusts in affordable fabrics and flows, robust design, wireline, wireless, and ... Read more...
 
 
March 26, 2004
ECE Students Help Boy Scouts Earn Electronics Merit Badge
More than 400 boy scouts in full uniform bustled with excitement into the corridors of Carnegie Mellon University to learn from undergraduate students, professors, and their peers during Merit Badge University, hosted annually by Alpha Phi Omega, a national co-educational service fraternity. Department of Electrical and ... Read more...
 
 
March 18, 2004
Panita Pongpaibool: Seeing Success on Optical Networks
ECE graduate student Panita "Pinky" Pongpaibool received a scholarship from Thailand's Ministry of Science and Technology to fund her Ph.D. in computer networks, focusing on the integration of IP and optical networks. She recently presented her final public oral exam on the "Survivability of GMPLS-Based IP Over Optical Networks." Read more...
 
 
March 17, 2004
ECE Students & Alumni Compete in Robotic Race
CMU's Sandstorm Sets Distance Record in DARPA Grand Challenge
CMU's Sandstorm Sets Distance Record in DARPA Grand Challenge
Carnegie Mellon's Red Team robotic racer, Sandstorm, a modified 1986 Humvee, zipped 7.5 miles across the Mojave Desert, traveling farther than any of the other 13 contestants in Saturday's (March 13) $1 Million DARPA Grand Challenge. Read more...
 
 
March 15, 2004
The Active ECE'r: Keith Eich, ECE Alumnus and Graduate Student
A renaissance man of ECE who as an undergraduate was involved in orientation, student senate, a fraternity, campus ministry, and tutoring- just for starters- Keith Eich earned his B.S. in ECE with a minor in Business Administration in the spring of 2002. Read more...
 
 
March 5, 2004
Falsafi Awarded Sloan Research Fellowship; Joins Group of Nobel Prize Acclaim
Associate Professor of ECE and CS Babak Falsafi was one of 116 North American professors in the early stages of their careers chosen for a 2004 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship for exceptional promise in science and technology. Presented over two years, the $40,000 award will be applied to his work on the PUMA<sup>2</sup> project designing the Streaming Memory Engine, a novel architecture that promises to bridge the ever-increasing performance gap between CPU and memory. Read more...
 
 
March 2, 2004
World-Class Research & Leadership in Silicon System Implementation
Pileggi Receives Chair; CSSI Launches New Site
Pileggi Receives Chair; CSSI Launches New Site
Carnegie Mellon's Center for Silicon System Implementation (CSSI) Director Larry Pileggi was recently named the first recipient of the Tanoto Professorship in ECE for his work in integrated circuit design and electronic design automation, for which he is considered one of the world's foremost researchers. Read more...
 
 
March 1, 2004
Towe Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society
ECE Professor Elias Towe was elected as a fellow in the American Physical Society (APS) "for pioneering contributions to the application of quantum-dot nanostructures in optoelectronic devices and for the innovative use of phenomena in the design of novel optical devices."Towe was nominated by the Forum on ... Read more...
 
 
February 27, 2004
Nano Device Lab Equipped for Region's Tech Startups
Carnegie Mellon University's Nanofabrication Facility is becoming home-sweet-home for a handful of technology startups using tiny computer chips that can improve the sound in cell phones or gauge damage done to a disk drive when dropped by a user. "If a tech startup is deciding where to set up shop, an important ... Read more...
 
 
February 16, 2004
Yue's Team Wins Outstanding Student Paper Award
Assistant Professor of ECE Patrick Yue co-authored a paper that won the ISSCC 2003 Jack Kilby Outstanding Student Paper Award at the 2004 International Solid-State Circuit Conference (ISSCC). "10GHz Clock Distribution Using Coupled Standing-Wave Oscillators," written while Yue was a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University, was the joint work of graduate student Frank O'Mahony and Professors Mark Horowitz and S. Simon Wong. Read more...
 
 
February 15, 2004
World-Class Research & Leadership in Silicon System Implementation
Research on sound chips for cell phones, hearing aids, and video cameras strikes a promising chord with industry; designing microphones and speakers that are smaller and cheaper has landed Akustica, Inc., a deal with both a major cell-phone and a hearing-aid maker. Read more...
 
 
February 10, 2004
Hamerschlag Hall's Roof to Come Alive
According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, historic Hamerschlag Hall, a hallmark of the Carnegie Mellon University campus, will receive a modern-day face-lift in the form of a $96,750 living roof. Payment for the new roof will come from the state's Energy Harvest Grant program to promote advanced energy technologies. Designed to reduce ... Read more...
 
 
February 3, 2004
Mowry to head Intel Lab
Todd Mowry, Associate Professor of CS and ECE, will succeed Mahadev Satyanarayanan as head of Intel Research Pittsburgh, effective this May.Mowry will bring a new research thrust to the lablet at the intersection of databases, architecture, compilers and operating systems. According to Satyanarayanan, Carnegie Professor of ... Read more...
 
 
February 2, 2004
Processing Success: ECE's Shelley Chen
For second year ECE graduate student Shelley Chen, compiling a busy schedule processes success in the form of a Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) Master's Scholarship. Often spotted researching compilers, multiprocessors, and ways to reduce simulation time, her award bridges academia and industry, much like Chen's experiences at school, Sun, and Motorola. Read more...
 
 
February 2, 2004
Jennifer Morris: Research That Plays it Safe in Any Language
A second-year ECE graduate student and recipient of the 2003 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, Jennifer Morris plays it safe with her research. Her work studying the safety of critical embedded networks in cars, trains and other devices has industrial sponsors beckoning and the international research community's attention. Read more...
 
 
February 2, 2004
Brandon Salmon: Adapting and Thriving on Key in ECE
Although Brandon Salmon studies adaptive systems, the second year ECE graduate student and winner of the 2003 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship does much more than simply fit into his surroundings - he thrives on solving complicated networking problems. Read more...
 
 
January 29, 2004
Designing an ECE Winner from the Top-down: Padmini Gopalakrishnan
Whether finding solutions for wireload uncertainty or winning accolades through her SRC Graduate Fellowship, ECE graduate student Padmini Gopalakrishnan is wired for success. Chosen in the nationwide SRC contest for outstanding academic achievement and microelectronics research, and the recipient of a CSSI Fellowship, she was already a Senior Software Engineer with two patents in development before returning to school. Read more...
 
 
January 29, 2004
Clarke Wins IEEE's Harry M. Goode Memorial Award
The IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors has awarded its 2004 Harry M. Goode Memorial Award to Edmund Clarke Jr., Fore Systems Professor of Computer Science; Professor of ECE. He was selected "for significant and pioneering contributions to formal verification of hardware and software systems, and for the profound impact these ... Read more...
 
 
January 27, 2004
ECE Thanks Professors Neuman & Schlesinger for Service
ECE Professors Charles Neuman and Ed Schlesinger were presented with awards yesterday evening in appreciation for their service to the Department as Undergraduate Academic Advisor and Associate Department Head, respectively. Professor Neumans plaque was inscribed, for guiding ECE students on their pathway to success and Professor Schlesingers ... Read more...
 
 
January 23, 2004
Hoe Wins NSF CAREER Award
James Hoe, Assistant Professor of ECE and CS, has received a five-year National Science Foundation CAREER award entitled "Microarchitecture Considerations for Soft-Error Tolerance in Future Microprocessors." The award "recognizes and supports the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars who are most likely to ... Read more...
 
 
January 20, 2004
Borrowing from Botany to Fix the Net
What do agriculture epidemics and Internet viruses have in common?According to Indias Business Standard, both catastrophes introduce new agents which cause widespread damage because they are unexpected and the systems may not be diverse enough to survive an attack. In the same way that one species of plant may be ... Read more...
 
 
January 1, 2004
Three ECE Faculty Win CIT Faculty Awards
Three ECE affiliated faculty won awards at this year's Carnegie Institute of Technology (CIT) faculty awards. David Laughlin, ALCOA Professor of MSE; Professor of ECE, and David Lambeth, Professor of ECE and MSE, won the Outstanding Research Award. Asim Smailagic, Research Professor of ECE and ICES, won the Steven J. Fenves Award for Systems Research. Read more...
 
 
January 1, 2004
Zhu Named First ABB Professor of Engineering
Jian-Gang (Jimmy) Zhu, Professor of ECE, MSE, and Physics was named the first ABB Professor of Engineering for his research in magnetic data storage technologies. His work on the microstructure of thin film recording media has been pivotal to hard disk drives reaching their current storage capacity. Pioneering the research on utilizing ... Read more...