News for year 2017

 
 
December 11, 2017
Kumar comments on the use of aluminum foil to enhance Wi-Fi Signals
Read more...
 
 
December 4, 2017
Rajkumar quoted on semi-autonomous big rigs in city and highway settings
Read more...
 
 
December 1, 2017
Koopman provides voice of reason on safety for self-driving car development
Read more...
 
 
November 30, 2017
Franchetti quoted on AI chip startups
Read more...
 
 
November 28, 2017
Datta study cited in article about fairness in AI
Read more...
 
 
November 27, 2017
CMU and KMITL to launch research & education collaboration
This long-term collaboration will significantly expand research and education in the areas of information, computing, and autonomous technologies.
Read more...
 
 
November 20, 2017
Powerful storage, tiny space
Jimmy Zhu is one of the reasons data storage technology has come so far. Zhu is the inventor of microwave-assisted magnetic recording technology (MAMR), an extremely powerful method for storing information on hard disk drives.
Read more...
 
 
November 17, 2017
Zhang receives Test of Time Award 2017
Read more...
 
 
November 13, 2017
Rajkumar quoted on self-driving car lidar tech
Read more...
 
 
November 9, 2017
Veteran Ph.D. student tackles robots in space
John Filleau has dreams of sending robots into space. With his research in multi-agent dependability, one day he hopes to send a swarm of robots to an asteroid to mine minerals.
Read more...
 
 
November 7, 2017
Fedder discusses robotics hub at Hazelwood Green steel mill
Read more...
 
 
November 1, 2017
To improve smartphone privacy, control access to third-party libraries
Smartphone apps that share users’ locations, contacts and other sensitive information with third parties often do so through a relative handful of services called third-party libraries, suggesting a new strategy for protecting privacy.
Read more...
 
 
November 1, 2017
Koopman comments on software bugs in autonomous vehicles
Read more...
 
 
October 30, 2017
Rutenbar honored with 2017 Phil Kaufman Award
Read more...
 
 
October 27, 2017
Rajkumar quoted on future of automotive electronic architecture
Read more...
 
 
October 25, 2017
2017-2018 Dowd Fellowship recipients announced
Read more...
 
 
October 25, 2017
Zhu quoted on MAMR use enabling HDD growth for data centers
Read more...
 
 
October 23, 2017
Rajkumar awarded for innovation
Read more...
 
 
October 19, 2017
Radio city
According to Bob Iannucci, the future of radio technology will take us far beyond current applications to a whole new computing platform that will be just as revolutionary as the smart phone.
Read more...
 
 
October 19, 2017
ALA names Peha OITP senior fellow
Read more...
 
 
October 18, 2017
Savvides on iPhone X's facial recognition technology
Read more...
 
 
October 11, 2017
Humanitarian mission to Puerto Rico
CMU students travel to Puerto Rico to deliver supplies and evacuate patients in need of immediate medical attention.
Read more...
 
 
October 10, 2017
Moura named 2018 IEEE President-Elect
José M. F. Moura has been elected to serve as the 2018 IEEE President-Elect. Moura will begin serving as IEEE President on January 1, 2019.
Read more...
 
 
October 5, 2017
Neural network developed by CyLab researchers mentioned
Read more...
 
 
October 2, 2017
Optimizing the 21st century radio network
Carlee Joe-Wong is interested in how to create networks that can stand up to this high traffic. Using models of pricing and economic incentive, Joe-Wong is researching how to get users to shift their cellular usage from one interface to another.
Read more...
 
 
September 29, 2017
Garba selected as Next Einstein Forum Fellow
Read more...
 
 
September 29, 2017
Datta quoted on machine bias
Read more...
 
 
September 29, 2017
Savvides quoted on Apple’s facial recognition technology
Read more...
 
 
September 29, 2017
11 engineering students named ACS Scholars
Read more...
 
 
September 25, 2017
Tayur featured in Huffington Post on VC investments
Read more...
 
 
September 20, 2017
Tracking firefighters through heat and smoke
ECE professors Anthony Rowe and Bruno Sinopoli, both pioneers in the area of indoor positioning for over a decade, are now advancing wireless broadband communications for use in extremely hostile environments such as burning buildings.
Read more...
 
 
September 19, 2017
CyLab faculty write article about password security
Read more...
 
 
September 14, 2017
CMU-SV students and faculty mentor teens in hackathon
This summer, students and faculty from CMU's Silicon Valley campus collaborated with the Cupertino Library on their third annual Teen Hackathon, CU Hacks 3.
Read more...
 
 
September 14, 2017
Peha offers insight on postponed net neutrality hearing
Read more...
 
 
September 13, 2017
Kumar quoted about RFID tracking drones
Read more...
 
 
September 8, 2017
Rajkumar comments on challenges faced by new Uber CEO
Read more...
 
 
September 7, 2017
Improving web security without sacrificing performance
Chances are, you’re reading this article on a web browser that uses HTTPS. Despite the “S” for security in “HTTPS,” this protocol is far from perfectly secure. Bryan Parno shares Distinguished Paper Award win with demonstration of verifiable security.
Read more...
 
 
September 5, 2017
Moura and Kottur win Best Short Paper award at the 2017 EMNLP Conference
Read more...
 
 
August 31, 2017
Bringing harmony to discord in the IoT world
Can current technologies support the growing IoT platform? According to Swarun Kumar, the answer is no. To accommodate the vast number of devices we wish to enhance, or make ‘smart,’ he says we must upgrade our technology.
Read more...
 
 
August 29, 2017
Yu receives NSF grant for brain research
Read more...
 
 
August 21, 2017
Protecting the power grid with circuit simulation methods
Pileggi and his graduate students have developed a simulation that could potentially help experts model and simulate the power grid more reliably, thereby protecting it from possible cybersecurity threats in the future.
Read more...
 
 
August 14, 2017
Rowe featured in NPR for research on bicycle safety and autonomous vehicles
Read more...
 
 
August 14, 2017
Datta leads NSF project on accountable decision systems
Datta will lead a $3M NSF project on accountable decision systems that respect privacy and fairness expectations.
Read more...
 
 
August 9, 2017
Tague comments on the benefits of BitClave in MediaPost
Read more...
 
 
August 9, 2017
Interview with Moura featured in The Institute
Read more...
 
 
August 6, 2017
Jordan helped lead CMU’s rise to prominence
Angel Jordan, who played a pivotal role in establishing Carnegie Mellon University as one of the leading engineering, computer science and robotics institutions in the world, died Friday. He was 86.
Read more...
 
 
July 31, 2017
CMU hacking team emerges as strongest in DefCon history with 4th win
With four titles under their belt, the team has more wins than any other team in the 21-year history of the international competition.
Read more...
 
 
July 27, 2017
CMU hacking team eyes big win
At a time when cybersecurity pervades news headlines on a daily basis, a team of cybersecurity experts from Carnegie Mellon University may grab an unprecedented win this weekend in Las Vegas.
Read more...
 
 
July 20, 2017
Pileggi and students receive Best Paper Award at IEEE PES
Read more...
 
 
July 19, 2017
Morgan to lead National Research Committee on nation's electric transmission and distribution system
Read more...
 
 
July 18, 2017
ECE works with NSBE to recruit grad students in engineering
By 2025, NSBE wants to see 10,000 black engineers graduating annually. Conventions are one way to attract students of all ages—from elementary school to those seeking graduate programs and full-time opportunities.
Read more...
 
 
July 7, 2017
Hui Zhang and ECE alum Ion Stoica take Conviva to new heights
Read more...
 
 
July 5, 2017
CMU partnership with University of Buffalo highlighted on Spectrum News
Read more...
 
 
July 5, 2017
Moura and Kottur paper on non-human robot languages cited in The Atlantic
Read more...
 
 
July 5, 2017
Enhancing athletes' performance with data
Thanks to CMU-SV Professor Pei Zhang, the modern athlete now has access to the newest advancement in performance enhancing technology: data.
Read more...
 
 
June 27, 2017
NIST awards CMU $3.2M to help firefighters and first responders
Read more...
 
 
June 26, 2017
How safe is your online behavior?
Do you consider your online behavior safe? According to the latest research out of Carnegie Mellon University’s CyLab, it actually depends on where you’re from.
Read more...
 
 
June 20, 2017
Alum receives Outstanding Young Engineering Award from IEEE PES
Read more...
 
 
June 19, 2017
Erdogmus delivers keynote address at UNL Conference in Santa Fe, Argentina
Read more...
 
 
June 19, 2017
CMU team places second in global trading challenge
Millennials are stereotyped as being uninterested in economic trends, as statistics have shown that fewer millennials invest in property and stock than do previous generations. However, these five engineering students are proving that stereotype wrong.
Read more...
 
 
June 15, 2017
Leybold conference room named in CMU's nanofabrication facility
Read more...
 
 
June 13, 2017
Sekar honored with Angel Jordan Early Career Professorship
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Vyas Sekar was awarded the Angel Jordan Early Career Professorship for his contributions in the academic and research sectors of Carnegie Mellon’s engineering department.
Read more...
 
 
June 12, 2017
Koopman featured in The Register on self-flying aircrafts
Read more...
 
 
June 8, 2017
Joe-Wong's net neutrality research cited in Forbes
Read more...
 
 
June 8, 2017
Bauer comments on facial recognition technology & its ability to recognize human emotions
Read more...
 
 
June 6, 2017
Lucia quoted on Intel’s new chip in Popular Science
Read more...
 
 
June 5, 2017
Alum receives award for decades of service to the Bar
Read more...
 
 
June 5, 2017
Marculescu and O’Hallaron receive faculty awards
Two ECE professors have received College of Engineering Faculty Awards, which are given to faculty in recognition of their academic and research achievements.
Read more...
 
 
May 30, 2017
Alum receives best Ph.D. Forum Award
Read more...
 
 
May 30, 2017
Strengthening network security
In a paper presented at the Network and Distributed System Security Symposium, a team of researchers presented a new architecture that addresses the context issue and other problems that exist in enterprise network security.
Read more...
 
 
May 23, 2017
Are self-driving cars being held back by human behavior?
Read more...
 
 
May 22, 2017
Student wins Best Presentation at CPS Week
Read more...
 
 
May 22, 2017
Recent grad receives Fulbright Award to study abroad
Morina, of Kosovo, will spend the next year in Zurich, Switzerland, after being awarded a Fulbright Study/Research Grant. She will conduct research at the Institute of Neuroinformatics, a joint institute of the University of Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.
Read more...
 
 
May 18, 2017
ECE team wins Best Paper Award at Great Lakes Symposium
Read more...
 
 
May 17, 2017
Sending signals to keep cyclists safe
Bicyclist fatalities in 2015 were at their highest level since 1995–818 cyclists died and approximately 45,000 were injured. To reverse this alarming trend, Anthony Rowe says that early-warning collision systems that are making their way into our auto fleet must not only detect cyclists but also predict how they will move.
Read more...
 
 
May 17, 2017
ECE students win awards at Meeting of the Minds
Read more...
 
 
May 16, 2017
Bauer quoted in Vocativ on anti-facial recognition devices
Read more...
 
 
May 16, 2017
Karabasoglu collaborates with students to develop a device that reduces traffic violations
Read more...
 
 
May 15, 2017
Commencement and diploma ceremony information
The CMU commencement and ECE diploma ceremonies are on Sunday, May 21. Check the schedule of events to plan your day.
Read more...
 
 
May 8, 2017
You can count on him
ECE alum and JPMorgan Chase & Co. managing director, David Winig, said CMU prepared him to solve problems under pressure in the nimble financial services world.
Read more...
 
 
May 3, 2017
Bauer and researchers receive $6.2M MURI grant to fund cybersecurity project
Read more...
 
 
May 3, 2017
Yu and Chase receive NIH grant for brain-computer interface research
Read more...
 
 
May 2, 2017
ECE Day is May 5
An annual tradition, ECE Day takes place on the last day of classes, and is full of fun for students, faculty, and staff! Check out the schedule of events here.
Read more...
 
 
April 28, 2017
Regional meeting inspires undergrads to pursue Ph.D.
At the ECEDHA meeting, a program specifically geared toward undergraduate students ultimately inspired one to pursue his Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering.
Read more...
 
 
April 25, 2017
Savvides quoted in Vocativ on the benefits of iris scanners
Read more...
 
 
April 25, 2017
A grand challenge
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) gathered for a regional meeting and symposium at Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute to discuss cybersecurity, which is now one of the greatest challenges in the 21st century.
Read more...
 
 
April 19, 2017
Narasimhan receives 25th Annual History Makers Award
Read more...
 
 
April 18, 2017
Carnegie Mellon hosts CPS Week 2017
CPS Week is the premier event on Cyber-Physical Systems. It brings together five top conferences, multiple workshops, tutorials, summits, and various exhibitions from both industry and academia.
Read more...
 
 
April 12, 2017
Rutenbar named Senior Vice Chancellor for Research at Pitt
Read more...
 
 
April 10, 2017
Academic conferences: where diverse people inspire one another
As the President of the Austrian Scientists & Scholars in North America, Franchetti attends the Forum, a non-profit association that facilitates intellectual dialogue among diverse people to solve Europe’s most pressing societal issues.
Read more...
 
 
April 4, 2017
Kovačević quoted in U.S News & World Report
Read more...
 
 
April 3, 2017
Pursuing innovation to impact the world
After JunSu’s military service requirement, and spending time in South Sudan, he better understands what tech means in the world and how it can be used.
Read more...
 
 
March 30, 2017
Morgan speaks at Carbon Emission Reduction Conference
Read more...
 
 
March 27, 2017
CyLab challenges high school students to give hacking a try
CMU aims to build a talent pipeline into the cyber workforce by introducing computer security skills to middle and high school students through picoCTF, a free, online hacking contest that starts March 31, 2017.
Read more...
 
 
March 24, 2017
Alum moves to the front of the line with Refill app
Read more...
 
 
March 23, 2017
Bhagavatula announced as interim vice president for research
Read more...
 
 
March 22, 2017
Kumar featured in MIT News for multirobot systems research
Read more...
 
 
March 21, 2017
Suppressing epileptic seizures via Anderson localization
Inspired by the solid-state physics phenomenon, Chamanzar and colleagues introduce a non-invasive approach to mitigate seizures.
Read more...
 
 
March 16, 2017
Datta publishes article on automated decision-making tasks
Read more...
 
 
March 15, 2017
Three time alumnus gives back
Strecker has always remained committed to the university that helped him become an innovator in the computer industry. Through the Dr. William D. and Nancy W. Strecker Early Career Professorship, they hope to further the university’s excellence by supporting the most exceptional professors early in their careers.
Read more...
 
 
March 14, 2017
Rajkumar leads research on self-driving vehicles
Read more...
 
 
March 8, 2017
International Women's Day
To showcase and celebrate the incredible talent that women bring to our field, the department hosts monthly events for our female community, including motivational speakers and networking receptions.
Read more...
 
 
March 8, 2017
Ozan Tonguz receives national and international coverage for vehicular networks research in IEEE Spectrum
Read more...
 
 
March 6, 2017
A hurricane shouldn't bankrupt your insurance company
Researchers received funding from the NSF’s Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes (CRISP) program to study the intersection between financial and physical infrastructure in response to disasters.
Read more...
 
 
March 3, 2017
Consumer Reports quotes Koopman on work with self-driving cars
Read more...
 
 
March 1, 2017
Rajkumar on teaching cars to interpret street signs
Read more...
 
 
February 27, 2017
Wearable tech hits the runway
One of our very own undergraduates worked with fashion designer Hussein Chalayan and his team of fashion technology designers to build wearable tech.
Read more...
 
 
February 24, 2017
Making the smart connection
Alumnus Mike Phillips uses speech recognition expertise to develop residential energy monitor
Read more...
 
 
February 24, 2017
Sankaranarayanan receives NSF CAREER grant to study light interactions
Read more...
 
 
February 21, 2017
Weldon and Yu receive professorships
As the highest academic award a university can bestow on a faculty member, professorships are reserved for those who show continued contributions in their field.
Read more...
 
 
February 17, 2017
Update on recent immigration-related actions
Read more...
 
 
February 16, 2017
Students host hackathon and innovation conference
Read more...
 
 
February 16, 2017
Innovation in brain imaging
Grover and his research team have been focused on improving the resolution of EEG neural imaging technology, a portable and non-invasive brain imaging system.
Read more...
 
 
February 15, 2017
Peha invited to serve on State Department committee
Read more...
 
 
February 14, 2017
ECE Valentine's Day poem contest winners and honorable mentions
Read more...
 
 
February 13, 2017
Rajkumar quoted in US News on Tesla Model 3
Read more...
 
 
February 13, 2017
The Circuit
Check out the newest issue of ECE's annual magazine, The Circuit.
Read more...
 
 
February 8, 2017
Meet the new ECE faculty members
As a new semester begins, we welcome four new faculty members to ECE. Meet Giulia Fanti, Carlee Joe-Wong, Gauri Joshi, and Bryan Parno.
Read more...
 
 
February 6, 2017
Savvides gives talk at IDGA conference
Read more...
 
 
February 3, 2017
HKN receives the 2015-2016 Outstanding Chapter Award
Read more...
 
 
February 2, 2017
Alumni famous in groundhog's inner circle
ECE alumni maintain the website and coordinate activities with schools.
Read more...
 
 
January 31, 2017
$3 million gift to support transfer of CMU inventions to the marketplace
Read more...
 
 
January 31, 2017
Strojwas honored with 2016 Phil Kaufman Award
Read more...
 
 
January 30, 2017
Classroom creativity leads to Rubik's Cube how-to guide
Let’s face it: we all know at least one person who constantly amazes us with their hidden talents. Now you can be that person, too, thanks to Carnegie Mellon University alumnus Chris Barker.
Read more...
 
 
January 25, 2017
Lucia featured in People of ACM
Read more...
 
 
January 25, 2017
CMU represents at Enigma
Read more...
 
 
January 25, 2017
Brumley featured in Cyberscoop
Read more...
 
 
January 24, 2017
Moura, Veloso, and Kavčićs give $16.5 million to CMU for data science and engineering education and research
Read more...
 
 
January 23, 2017
Hyperloop team heads to California for final competition
The final competition will take place January 27-29, with teams running their pods on Hyperloop's 1.5 mile vacuum tube test track.
Read more...
 
 
January 18, 2017
Datta quoted in Digital Trends on lack of diversity in AI industry
Read more...
 
 
January 17, 2017
Build18: creative minds welcome
Read more...
 
 
January 16, 2017
Pragna Mannam earned honorable mention for poem submitted to MLK Writing Awards
Read more...
 
 
January 11, 2017
Embedded.fm to feature Phil Koopman in upcoming podcast
Read more...
 
 
January 10, 2017
Rajkumar quoted in Wired on Tesla's plan for self-driving vehicles in 2017
Read more...
 
 
January 9, 2017
Hacking mobile games
CyLab researchers are helping mobile game developers improve security by hacking them.
Read more...
 
 
January 9, 2017
Phil Koopman quoted in de Volkskrant
Read more...
 
 
January 6, 2017
Lucia’s paper selected as IEEE Micro’s Top Picks in Computer Architecture
Read more...
 
 
January 4, 2017
Kovačević honored with IEEE SPS Technical Achievement Award
Read more...
 
 
January 4, 2017
Routers on wheels take the internet on the road
In major cities where the traffic is densely packed together, we are looking to use connected vehicle systems as an entirely new approach to providing internet access.
Read more...
 
 
January 4, 2017
Brumley pens op-ed on cybersecurity in Christian Science Monitor
Read more...