News for year 2013

 
 
December 20, 2013
Diana Marculescu Leads Team Developing Novel Monitoring Tools for Hydropower Generation
Making electricity from water is getting a facelift. Instead of creating large amounts of power in one place — from large dams or even small turbines in water treatment plants — there's value now in making tiny amounts of electricity anywhere there is a water source, from streams to water faucets.
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December 19, 2013
Beyond ‘Boss’: GM, Carnegie Mellon Build on Success
General Motors recently renewed its five-year agreement with research partner Carnegie Mellon University of Pittsburgh to continue developing technologies that could allow future production vehicles to drive autonomously.
General Motors recently renewed its five-year agreement with research partner Carnegie Mellon University of Pittsburgh to continue developing technologies that could allow future production vehicles to drive autonomously. Read more...
 
 
December 11, 2013
Carnegie Mellon Researchers Developing Tools To Make Buildings Energy Efficient
With a three-year, $1.9 million grant from the Department of Energy, CMU researchers Anthony Rowe and Mario Berges are developing sensor networks and an open-source software platform to optimize energy use in buildings, which annually consume 39 percent of total U.S. energy production. The project builds on results from a larger research effort to integrate all sensors on campus, called Sensor Andrew.
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December 9, 2013
ECE Welcomes Jelena Kovačević as New Department Head
Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering has named Jelena Kovačević to head its Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
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October 25, 2013
NIST “Smart Grid in a Room”
Professor Marija Ilic received a three-year collaborative project with the National Institute of Standards (NIST) entitled “Smart Grid In A Room."
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October 10, 2013
Thomas Wins SIGDA Pioneering Achievement Award
ECE Professor Donald Thomas has won the 2013 SIGDA Pioneering Achievement Award, “for his pioneering work in making the Verilog Hardware Description Language more accessible for the design automation community and allowing for faster and easier pathways to simulation, high-level synthesis, and co-design of hardware-software systems.”
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October 10, 2013
Siena Earns Best Paper Honors
ECE Ph.D. student Stephen Siena was awarded Best Paper honors at the IEEE Sixth International Conference on Biometrics: Theory, Applications and Systems (BTAS 2013).
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October 10, 2013
ECE Hosts Local STEMM Students
More than 30 enthusiastic Pittsburgh area high school juniors and seniors from the Western Pennsylvania Summer STEMM Academy spent the morning of July 30th at Carnegie Mellon University.
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October 8, 2013
Donadee Earns Best Paper Honors
ECE Ph.D. student Jonathan Donadee won first prize for Best Paper and Presentation at the North American Power Symposium (NAPS 2013).
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October 4, 2013
Fernandez Earns Best Paper Honors
ECE Ph.D. student Joseph Fernandez earned best paper honors at the 8th International Symposium on Image and Signal Processing and Analysis (ISPA 2013) workshop for his paper, “Zero-Aliasing Correlation Filters.”
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September 25, 2013
New Sensor Puts Robot Vision Within Reach
Evolving from a long history of embedded cameras as part of the CMUcam project, Pixy is yet another example of the entrepreneurial nature of CMU students.
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September 23, 2013
ECE Professor participates in NASA mission
The Carnegie Mellon University–Silicon Valley professor's communication antennas are headed to the moon as part of NASA's latest mission, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE), launched September 6.
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September 17, 2013
New Web App Recognizes Importance of Streamlining Online Deals
A team of innovative Carnegie Mellon University engineering students has created the perfect app for even the most finicky shopper.
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September 17, 2013
ECE Professor Delivers Keynote at PATMOS
ECE Professor Radu Marculescu presented a keynote talk a PATMOS 2013. PATMOS 2013 is the 23nd in a series of international workshops.
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September 10, 2013
ECE is Driving the Future
On September 4, 2013, a 2011 Cadillac SRX was driven from Cranberry Township to the Pittsburgh International Airport driverless.
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June 6, 2013
50th Design Automation Conference (DAC)
Six Carnegie Mellon University/CSSI faculty were recognized at the 50th DAC (Design Automation Conference).
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May 15, 2013
Hug Named Outstanding Young Engineer
Assistant Professor Gabriela Hug has won the 2013 IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Outstanding Young Engineer Award.
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May 15, 2013
Franchetti Receives CIT Dean's Early Career Fellowship
Associate Research Professor Franz Franchetti has earned the College of Engineering Dean's Early Career Fellowship.
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May 2, 2013
Savvides Talks Facial Recognition Software on CNN
Marios Savvides, director of the CyLab Biometrics Center and associate research professor of electrical and computer engineering, was recently interviewed on CNN about why facial recognition technology failed to identify the suspects of the Boston marathon bombing.
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April 29, 2013
Moura Named Philip and Marsha Dowd Professor of Engineering
José Moura, University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named the Philip and Marsha Dowd Professor of Engineering.
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April 29, 2013
Fallin Earns Qualcomm Fellowship Honorable Mention
Fourth-year Ph.D. student Chris Fallin has earned an Honorable Mention in the 2013 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship Award competition.
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April 26, 2013
Sinopoli Plays Role in Bringing New Technology to Market
ECE Associate Professor Bruno Sinopoli has joined forces with Seco USA Inc. and AidiLab to promote UDOO — a tiny, single-board computer that integrates two processors and bridges the gap between Arduino microcontrollers and the Raspberry Pi single-board computer.
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April 17, 2013
Welcome Back Alumni!
The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department welcomes alumni back to campus during Spring Carnival 2013!
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April 10, 2013
Researchers Win IEEE Donald O. Pederson Best Paper Award
A team of Carnegie Mellon ECE researchers and their collaborators have won the IEEE Donald O. Pederson Best Paper Award for their paper, "Virtual Probe: A Statistical Framework for Low-Cost Silicon Characterization of Nanoscale Integrated Circuits."
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April 9, 2013
Diana Marculescu Named ELATE Fellow
ECE Professor Diana Marculescu has been named a 2013-2014 fellow in ELATE at Drexel, a national leadership development program designed to advance senior women faculty in academic engineering, computer science and related fields into effective institutional leadership roles within their schools and universities.
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March 25, 2013
Beckler Wins Grad Student Service Award
ECE Ph.D. student Matthew Beckler has been selected to receive the 2013 Carnegie Mellon University Graduate Student Service Award.
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March 25, 2013
Celebrating Silicon Valley
ECE graduate students and faculty from Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley recently enjoyed dinner and conversation in the Monterey Bay Aquarium Open Sea Gallery.
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March 19, 2013
ECErs Take an Island Cruise on the SS ECE
ECE graduate students, faculty and staff enjoyed an island-themed winter gala at the Omni William Penn in Downtown Pittsburgh last month.
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March 14, 2013
ECE Launches Technology-Enhanced Hybrid Master's Program
Technology has enabled a revolution in education, and Carnegie Mellon ECE is responding to that revolution by introducing its new Technology-Enhanced Hybrid Program.
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March 13, 2013
Brumley Earns Sloan Research Fellowship
David Brumley, the Gerard G. Elia Career Development Professor of ECE, is one of four Carnegie Mellon professors selected to receive the prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship for showing great potential to advance knowledge in his field.
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March 5, 2013
ECE Faculty Earn Scott Institute Seed Grants
Six ECE professors have received seed grants from Carnegie Mellon's new Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation to promote the development of new research and educational activities related to energy across the university.
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March 1, 2013
Bain Discusses Data Backup on KDKA-TV
ECE Professor and Associate DSSC Director James Bain has two important messages for the modern computer user: back up your data and plan to move it from time to time if you want it 40 years from now.
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February 28, 2013
Franchetti Receives Funding To Develop Safer Software Technologies
Associate Research Professor Franz Franchetti has received a 4.5-year, $6 million grant from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop software for protecting unmanned ground vehicles and high-end cars from cyber attacks.
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February 25, 2013
PDL Receives Intel Funding for Cloud Computing Research
THe Parallel Data Lab has received $487,500 for cloud computing research from Intel, the world's largest manufacturer of semiconductor products.
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February 11, 2013
ECE Faculty Earn CIT Honors
Three ECE faculty members have received 2012 College of Engineering's Faculty Awards.
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February 11, 2013
Moura Elected to National Academy of Engineering
University Professor José M.F. Moura has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of the highest professional honors an engineer can achieve.
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February 4, 2013
Chinese Academy of Sciences Honors Clarke
The Chinese Academy of Sciences has named Edmund M. Clarke, the FORE Systems University Professor of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering, an Einstein Professor for 2013. As part of the professorship, Clarke will visit the Suzhou Institute for Advanced Study of the University of Science and Technology of China later this year. He subsequently will host a Chinese scholar for several months at Carnegie Mellon.
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January 31, 2013
Mutlu Appointed Dr. William D. and Nancy W. Strecker Early Career Professor
Onur Mutlu has been appointed the Dr. William D. and Nancy W. Strecker Early Career Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
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January 30, 2013
Radu Marculescu Wins Most Influential Paper Award
ECE Professor Radu Marculescu and ECE Ph.D. alumnus Jingcao Hu have earned the 10-Year Retrospective Most Influential Paper Award from the Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC) for their work, "Energy-Aware Mapping for Tile-Based NoC Architectures Under Performance Constraints."
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January 25, 2013
Brumley Named Gerard G. Elia Career Development Professor
David Brumley has been appointed the Gerard G. Elia Career Development Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE).
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January 18, 2013
Grover Wins Leonard G. Abraham Prize
New ECE faculty member Pulkit Grover has earned the Leonard G. Abraham Award from the IEEE Communication Society. Presented annually, the award honors the best original paper published in any journal financially sponsored or co-sponsored by the society in the past three years.
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January 18, 2013
Moura Earns 2012 IEEE Signal Processing SPS Society Award
University Professor of Engineering José M. F. Moura has earned the IEEE Signal Processing Society's 2012 SPS Society Award for outstanding technical contributions and leadership in signal processing.
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January 18, 2013
Hug Earns National Science Foundation Career Award
Carnegie Mellon University's Gabriela Hug has received the National Science Foundation Early Career Development Award, its most prestigious award for junior faculty.
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