News for year 2014

 
 
December 20, 2014
ECE's David Brumley featured on Nightline
"To prevent cyber-attacks, we need to teach students how to spot vulnerabilities," Prof. Brumley says on Nightline.
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December 18, 2014
Diana Marculescu named 2015 IEEE Fellow
Diana Marculescu named 2015 IEEE Fellow for her contributions to design and optimization of energy aware computing systems.
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December 16, 2014
José M. F. Moura named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors
Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.
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December 11, 2014
ECE professors receive Best Paper Award at ISIC
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December 11, 2014
ECE researcher receives STARSS Grant to detect counterfeit integrated circuits
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December 8, 2014
App Aptitude
Which apps behave themselves and which don't? A Carnegie Mellon University project, PrivacyGrade.org, can help sort them out.
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December 4, 2014
Creative dimension: PieceMaker Technologies
This holiday season, shoppers can enjoy the fun of making their own gifts in minutes, using PieceMaker Technologies.
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December 1, 2014
ECE focus: computer security and privacy
We live in the age of networked computer systems and big data. These technologies bring tremendous new benefits for business, personal growth, and communication, but also new opportunities for malice and attacks. See how ECE faculty and students are keeping your internet activity safe.
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November 19, 2014
Carnegie Mellon celebrates the 30th birthday of self-driving car technology
Carnegie Mellon is the birthplace of self-driving or autonomous vehicle (AV) technology. In the next decade, self-driving cars will revolutionize transportation worldwide.
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November 18, 2014
ECE alum honored as terahertz pioneer
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November 17, 2014
Alum launches Wildcard app
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November 14, 2014
Grad student develops rapid-response public safety device
AlertCall, a smart key fob connected to a mobile app, can alert others if you're confronted with an unsafe situation.
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November 13, 2014
Alum and ECE council member joins Formation 8
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November 13, 2014
ECE Ph.D. student wins gold medal for AMC student research competition at ICCAD
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November 12, 2014
Qualcomm Inc. to support Prof. Rajkumar’s evasive maneuvering research
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November 7, 2014
Award winning iGEM team works with local STEM program
Carnegie Mellon, and the city of Pittsburgh, are taking steps to encourage students of all ages to get involved in the sciences. The STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines are rapidly growing topics of interest - and you don’t have to look far to find opportunities for students to explore these fields.
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November 6, 2014
Pittsburgh Alumni Event
Local Carnegie Mellon ECE and SCS alumni were able to mingle among Pittsburgh history at the second annual Pittsburgh Alumni Networking Reception.
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November 3, 2014
Diana Marculescu to chair ICCAD, CSSI researchers to present papers
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October 31, 2014
Happy Halloween!
The ECE department at CMU wishes you a safe and Happy Halloween!
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October 30, 2014
ECE Professor to Deliver Keynote at the IEEE International Green Computing Conference
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October 28, 2014
Youthful Impact
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October 24, 2014
ECE Ph.D. Student Receives SRC Fellowship
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October 23, 2014
CMU Team Recognized for Securing the 'Internet of Things'
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October 18, 2014
CMU Wins International Women's Hackathon
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October 17, 2014
ECE Alumnus Receives the Intel Early Career Faculty Award in Asia
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October 17, 2014
Inaugural Samsung Ph.D. Fellowship Awarded
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October 14, 2014
ECE Associate Research Professor Elected President of ASciNA
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October 14, 2014
Carnegie Mellon Hacks and Cracks Its Way to Win at DEFCON 22
Carnegie Mellon University demonstrated its cyber prowess at DEFCON 22 by winning the "Capture the Flag" and "Crack Me If You Can" contests.
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October 13, 2014
ECE Students to Participate in iGEM
Carnegie Mellon’s International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) team is about to take center stage at the annual undergraduate Synthetic Biology competition later this month. The seven-member team has been focusing on how to detect high levels of estrogen in wastewater, which can lower the number of male fish and have negative effects on the entire ecosystem.
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October 10, 2014
Welcome Back ECE Alumni!
As part of Cèilidh Weekend, Carnegie Mellon University’s Alumni Association Board of Directors will present the Annual Alumni Awards. This year, ECE has two winners: Dr. John Cohn (E’91) and Bowei Gai (E ’06, ’07).
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September 30, 2014
Three ECE juniors have been named Boeing Scholars
Three ECE juniors have been named Boeing Scholars for the 2014-2015 academic year. Zachary Dawson, Daniel Haddox and Jenna MacCarley will each receive a $5,000 tuition award.
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September 29, 2014
ECE/INI/CS team to publish at ACM CCS 2014
A project that began as part of Assistant Research Professor Patrick Tague's Mobile Security course has led to recognition by Facebook
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September 29, 2014
INI Adjunct Professor Collin Jackson and Eric Chen (ECE PhD) referenced in Apple iOS 8 security update
INI adjunct professor Collin Jackson and ECE PhD student Eric Chen co-authored a paper with David Silver, Suman Jana and Dan Boneh, all from Stanford
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September 24, 2014
Ken Mai Awarded NSF/SRC Grant
ECE Senior Systems Scientist Ken Mai has received one of nine awards given by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC)
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September 21, 2014
Data science on the world stage
Work by CEE faculty Bielak, Garrett, and Noh, together with ECE faculty Kovacevic, and University of Pittsburgh faculty Rizzo, was featured at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014, in Tianjin, China.
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September 16, 2014
Associate Professor Piazza to receive Sathaye Career Development Professorship
Associate Professor Gianluca (Gian) Piazza will receive the endowed Sathaye Family Foundation Career Development Professorship on October 2, 2014.
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September 9, 2014
ECE MS/BME PhD student Kuan-Chieh Chen wins Best Paper Award at CompImage 2014
ECE MS/BME PhD student Kuan-Chieh Chen wins Best Paper Award at CompImage 2014
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September 3, 2014
Welcome to the first students at ECE’s SYSU-CMU Joint Institute of Engineering!
ECE’s first cohort of students in the SYSU-CMU Joint Institute of Engineering (JIE) will begin classes soon at Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) in Guangzhou, China.
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August 29, 2014
Adjunct Professor Miskov-Zivanov featured in New Scientist article
ECE Adjunct Professor Natasa Miskov-Zivanov is one of the researchers featured in a recent article in the magazine New Scientist
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August 28, 2014
Flexing the Brain: Carnegie Mellon, Pitt Scientists Discover Why Learning Tasks Can Be Difficult
Learning a new skill is easier when it is related to an ability we already have. For example, a trained pianist can learn a new melody easier than learning how to hit a tennis serve.
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August 27, 2014
Neuroscience and Big Data: Carnegie Mellon's Byron M. Yu Describes How To Find Simplicity in the Brain
Scientists can now monitor and record the activity of hundreds of neurons concurrently in the brain, and ongoing technology developments promise to increase this number manyfold.
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August 26, 2014
ECE Senior Ana Beisy Cruz receives Fellowship
Ana Beisy Cruz, a senior ECE student who has been working with Professor Pulkit Grover, has received a Center for Science Information (CSoI) Channels Scholar Fellowship
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July 31, 2014
Alum Mate Boban Receives Best Paper Award at IEEE VTC
Mate Boban (PhD ECE ‘12) was co-author of a paper that received Best Paper Award at the 2014 IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
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July 29, 2014
ECE's Miskov-Zivanov and Marculescu receive $2.4 million DARPA award
Natasa Miskov-Zivanov (ECE, CS) and Diana Marculescu (ECE) are among a group of researchers who have been awarded $2.4 million by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
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June 25, 2014
CSSI Researchers Receive Four Awards at Design Automation Conference
CSSI researchers did it again!
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June 25, 2014
ECE Alum Amir Asif Named Dean at Concordia University
Amir Asif (M.S. 1993, Ph.D. 1996) has been named Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.
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June 16, 2014
ECE Alum Colin Tylor (E’08) Joins in CMU Volunteer Forum
What is the Carnegie Mellon University Volunteer Forum?
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June 9, 2014
Doctoral student Shupeng Sun wins Best Poster Award at DAC
ECE doctoral student Shupeng Sun has won the 2014 Best Poster Award at the ACM SIGDA PhD Forum at the Design Automation Conference (“DAC”).
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May 29, 2014
Doctoral student Siheng Chen gives talk at Tsinghua University
On May 23, 2014, ECE doctoral student Siheng Chen gave an invited talk at Tsinghua University.
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May 28, 2014
Professors Yu and Chase publish a News & Views article in Nature Neuroscience
Professors Byron Yu and Steve Chase publish a News & Views article in Nature Neuroscience
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May 28, 2014
Congratulations to all ECE 2014 Graduates
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May 27, 2014
Anupam Datta receives award at 2014 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy
ECE associate professor Anupam Datta and his doctoral student Shayak Sen, along with Microsoft researchers, have won the 2014 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy Best Student Paper Award.
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May 23, 2014
Congratulation 2014 ECE award winners!
A. G. Milnes Award and Excellence in Teaching Award
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May 23, 2014
Congratulation 2014 ECE award winners!
Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award and Angel Jordan Award
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May 23, 2014
Congratulation 2014 ECE award winners!
Everard M. Williams Award and Frank J. Marshall Scholar Awards
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May 12, 2014
Kevin Kai-Wei Chang to Receive Intel/SRCEA Graduate Fellowship
ECE doctoral student Kevin Kai-Wei Chang, who is working with Professor Onur Mutlu
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May 8, 2014
Diana Marculescu Among 2014 ELATE Class of Fellows
This past year, Professor Marculescu was one of 18 women engineering professors chosen to participate in the Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering (ELATE) program hosted by Drexel University
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May 7, 2014
Diana Marculescu to Receive 2014 Pistilli Award
Professor Diana Marculescu has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the Marie R. Pistilli Women in Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Achievement Award.
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April 29, 2014
ECE Alumnus Jingfend Liu talks about pcDuino in EE Times
Dr. Jingfeng Liu, who received his Ph.D. from ECE in 2003 under Vijayakumar Bhagavatula’s supervision, calls himself a “pcDuino evangelist.”
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April 29, 2014
Radu Marculescu Publishes in Nature’s Scientific Reports
A paper co-authored by Professor Radu Marculescu titled "Heterogeneous Structure of Stem Cells Dynamics: Statistical Models and Quantitative Predictions" appears in Nature’s prestigious Scientific Reports.
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April 29, 2014
Mark Kryder Receives 2014 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Electrical Engineering
The Franklin Institute recognized his achievements with the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Electrical Engineering at a ceremony and dinner on Thursday, April 24 in Philadelphia.
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April 21, 2014
Onur Mutlu Awarded SEIF Microsoft Research Award for 2014
Professor Mutlu has been selected as one of 12 applicants to receive a 2014 Microsoft Research Award from the Software Engineering Innovation Foundation (SEIF).
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April 17, 2014
ECE Doctoral Student Sean Weerakkody Receives Two Prestigious Awards
Sean Weerakkody, a second year doctoral student working with Professor Bruno Sinopoli, has received a National Science Foundation 2014 Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF).
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April 14, 2014
Best Student Paper Award at IEEE CCNC Goes to CMU-SV Grads
Recent Carnegie Mellon University in Silicon Valley graduates Harry Chan-Maestas (MS ECE ’13) and Arjun Arthreya (MS SE ’13) received the Best Student Paper Award at the 11th annual IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC).
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April 13, 2014
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley campus (CMU-SV) receive grant from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
How can wireless technology be improved to generate more informative emergency alerts? That is what a team at CMU-SV will be exploring.
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April 9, 2014
Dr. Samira Khan Presents at Best Paper Session of HPCA
Samira Khan, an ECE post-doctoral researcher, presented a paper at the 2014 International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA), during the Best Paper Session.
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April 4, 2014
Professor Mai Wins Best Paper Award at DATE Conference
Research Professor Ken Mai and his graduate student, Mudit Bhargava, received one of three Best Paper Awards at the 2014 Design, Automation & Test Conference (DATE) in Dresden, Germany.
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March 30, 2014
Diana Marculescu Awarded Future Fellowship
Professor Diana Marculescu has been awarded a four-year Future Fellowship by the Australian Research Council for her project "Sustainability in Computing: A Holistic View."
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March 28, 2014
ECE welcomes José M. F. Moura as its first Associate Department Head for Research and Strategic Initiatives
Carnegie Mellon’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has named Professor José M. F. Moura its first Associate Department Head for Research and Strategic Initiatives, effective September 1, 2014.
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March 28, 2014
ECE welcomes Diana Marculescu as its new Associate Department Head for Academic Affairs
Carnegie Mellon’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has named Professor Diana Marculescu its new Associate Department Head for Academic Affairs, effective June 1, 2014.
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March 27, 2014
Franchetti Leads Two DARPA Projects
ECE Associate Professor Franz Franchetti is the lead on two DARPA contracts. The first project, HACMS, totals $6.5 million over three phases of 18 months each.
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March 27, 2014
Congratulations to the 2013 CIT Faculty Award recipients!
Steven J. Fenves Award for Systems Research Greg Ganger, Jatras Professor, ECE
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March 27, 2014
Dr. Wangyang Zhang Wins 2014 ACM SIGDA Award
ECE PhD Wangyang Zhang has won the 2014 ACM SIGDA Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award in Electronic Design Automation for his dissertation entitled “IC Spatial Variation Modeling: Algorithms and Applications.”
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February 21, 2014
Professor Mutlu Receives Faculty Award
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February 12, 2014
Pulkit Grover Receives Career Award
ECE Assistant Professor Pulkit Grover has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Award supporting his research for five years totaling $600,000.
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