News for year 2001

 
 
December 1, 2001
Smailagic Serving IEEE in Program Committee Chair and Editing Roles
Asim Smailagic, Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Complex Engineered Systems and Electrical and Computer Engineering, is a Program Committee Chair of the IEEE Computer Society Symposium on VLSI in Pittsburgh, PA for April of 2002. He also has been appointed Associate Editor of the new journal, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, for the ... Read more...
 
 
November 15, 2001
Rutenbar Contributes to Engineering Design Book
Rob Rutenbar, Jatras Professor of ECE and CS; Director, Center for Circuits, Systems and Software was among the Carnegie Mellon professors who contributed to the recently published book "Formal Engineering Design Synthesis" (Cambridge University Press), co-edited by Jonathan Cagan, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, with Erik ... Read more...
 
 
November 13, 2001
Goldstein Participates in ICCAD Nanotechnology Panel
Seth Goldstein, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and ECE, was one of six panelists to address the question "Will Nanotechnology Change the Way We Design and Verify Systems?" at the International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD) panel session on Nov. 7. The panel was part of ICCAD 2001, a conference for EE CAD professionals, held ... Read more...
 
 
November 5, 2001
Restoring Confidence in the Airline Industry With Center for Computer and Communications Security's Technology
Pradeep Khosla, Director of the Center for Computer and Communications Security (C3S) and ECE Department Head, Philip and Marsha Dowd Professor of ECE and Robotics, cited some of the technologies that "could transform air transport security" in TheFeature's report, "Terror Proof: Making Air Travel Safe."Mobile data systems ... Read more...
 
 
October 22, 2001
CMU Researchers to Receive $21.6 Million to Enhance Computer Data Storage
Carnegie Mellon University's Data Storage Systems Center (DSSC) and Seagate Technology, along with other academic and industry partners were awarded matching funds for a five-year, $21.6 million project to perform research in promising new data storage technology. The award was granted by the Department of Commerce's Advanced Technology Program, ... Read more...
 
 
October 18, 2001
Carnegie Mellon Cited as Valuable Player in War on Anthrax
"Because of the Sept. 11 attacks and current anthrax scares, [Allegheny County Chief Executive] Jim Roddey gave [Senator] Rick Santorum a booklet listing Southwestern Pennsylvania resources that could be helpful to national authorities in the fight against terrorism. It included information about programs at Carnegie Mellon University, the ... Read more...
 
 
October 18, 2001
ASIMPS Alpha User Short Course on October 18-19
On October 18-19, 2001, Cronos Integrated Microsystems, MEMSCAP, and the Carnegie Mellon MEMS Laboratory will host an overview of the DARPA-sponsored Application-Specific Integrated-MEMS Process Service (ASIMPS). The course is intended for designers already familiar with both CMOS electronics and MEMS design and offers a ... Read more...
 
 
October 3, 2001
Carnegie Mellon Hosts Cybersecurity Brainstorming Series in Washington, D.C.
Carnegie Mellon joins the Washington D.C.-based AEI-Brookings Joint Center on Regulatory Affairs to host an invitation only brainstorming series for leading policy makers and technologists about shaping the national strategy for cybersecurity. The series will begin Oct. 4 with Alan Paller, research director for the System Administration, Networking ... Read more...
 
 
October 2, 2001
Clarke One of Two CMU Professors Featured in ComputerWorld
In its coverage of the National Science Foundation's $156 Million in grants for IT research projects announced last week, ComputerWorld featured Guy Blelloch [Professor of CS] and Edmund Clarke [FORE Systems Professor of CS and ECE], and their award winning research proposals. Blelloch's project, funded for $5.5 million, intends to close the gap ... Read more...
 
 
September 27, 2001
Westinghouse Gift to Support Graduate Fellowships
The B.G. Lamme/Westinghouse Graduate Fellowship Fund has given Carnegie Mellon an endowment valued at $1,161,426 that will be used to provide graduate fellowships in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Westinghouse Electric established the Lamme Scholarship Fund for graduate study in electrical engineering in 1927 in memory of ... Read more...
 
 
September 27, 2001
Falsafi Wins IBM Faculty Partnership Award
Babak Falsafi, Assistant Professor of ECE and CS, received an IBM Faculty Partnership Award (FPA) for his work on bridging the processor/memory performance gap in future generation computer systems. Falsafi's research group, the CMU Impetus, is proposing novel memory system designs which unlike conventional approaches are "proactive." A proactive ... Read more...
 
 
September 25, 2001
CMU Faculty Awarded More Than $24 Million in Grants From NSF's ITR Initiative
The National Science Foundation has awarded faculty in Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science more than $24 million in grants from its Information Technology Research (ITR) initiative.The 14 awards, announced by NSF director Rita Colwell Sept. 25, are part of a $156 million program established to maintain U ... Read more...
 
 
September 13, 2001
Pradeep K. Khosla: Superman
Reprinted with permission from "The Seats of Wisdom" article, Carnegie Mellon Magazine, volume 20, number 1, fall 2001 Text by Ann Curran, Editor, Carnegie Mellon Magazine Photos by Glenn Brookes Photography (724)-779-9811Pradeep K. Khosla: Superman When Pradeep K. Khosla received the Philip ... Read more...
 
 
September 11, 2001
CMU's Undergraduate Programs in Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Electrical/Electronic/Communications Rank in Top Ten
In U.S. News & World Report magazine's annual survey of "America's Best Colleges," Carnegie Mellon's undergraduate engineering program was ranked 7th by engineering school deans and senior faculty, up from ninth in 1999. Carnegie Mellon's program tied for seventh place with Cornell University, Purdue University, and the University of Michigan at ... Read more...
 
 
September 4, 2001
Bryant's Paper Most Cited on Scientific Digital Library
The NEC Research Institute quantification program, Citeceer (http://citeseer.nj.nec.com/source.html), lists Randy Bryant's 1986 paper, "Graph-Based Algorithms for Boolean Function Manipulation," as the most heavily cited work for all years in the NECI Scientific Literature Digital Library, ResearchIndex, collection of 400,000 documents as of April ... Read more...
 
 
August 28, 2001
Intel Teams Up With CMU to Boot Up New Computer Data Storage Center
Intel Corporation and Carnegie Mellon University are forming a research laboratory that will employ 25 to 30, conducting research for the "next generation of computer data storage," according to an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Mahadev Satyanarayanan, CMU's Carnegie Group Professor of Computer Science, will head ... Read more...
 
 
August 10, 2001
CHIPS Computer-on-a-Chip Research Top Story in EE Times
The microelectromechanical (MEMS) memory that researchers in the Center for Highly Integrated Information Processing and Storage Systems (CHIPS) at Carnegie Mellon are developing may one day put an entire computer system CPU, RAM, I/O and hard drive on a single chip, according to an article in EE Times.The MEMS memory ... Read more...
 
 
August 6, 2001
Khosla and Ganger Take a Byte out of Computer Crime
Pradeep Khosla, ECE Department Head and Philip and Marsha Dowd Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Robotics, was featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for his expertise on computer system security as computers heal from the recent Code Red virus. Khosla, Assistant Professor of ECE Greg Ganger, and Jeannette Wing, Associate Dean ... Read more...
 
 
August 6, 2001
ECE Displays Robotic Rescue Research To Indian Ambassador Lalit Mansingh
Carnegie Mellon will showcase a new colony of modular robots designed to map and explore uncharted areas to Lalit Mansingh, the Indian ambassador to the United States. The Millibots are designed for military rescue missions and space research. Pradeep Khosla, the head of Carnegie Mellon's Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, also will ... Read more...
 
 
August 2, 2001
Seshan Wins IBM Faculty Partnership and NSF Career Development Awards
Srinivasan Seshan, Assistant Professor of CS and ECE, received an IBM Faculty Partnership Award (FPA) for his work in networking protocols and infrastructure for ubiquitous computing, and a National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Development Award for his proposal, "Towards an Efficient Ubiquitous Computing Infrastructure." In this proposal, he ... Read more...
 
 
July 30, 2001
Khosla Discusses Web Savvy vs. Paranoia in Post-Gazette
Although he advises computer users to take precautions, such as encrypting financial data while using the Internet, Pradeep Khosla, ECE Department Head and Philip and Marsha Dowd Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Robotics, said he is more concerned about web paranoia than privacy violations in an interview with the Pittsburgh ... Read more...
 
 
July 19, 2001
Bianchini Finalist for 2001 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Ronald Bianchini, Adjunct Professor of ECE and CS, was a finalist for the Western Pennsylvania 2001 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Emerging Entrepreneur category. He was selected for his ability to "operate successfully in multiple and diverse environments - the academic arena, large multinational companies and start-ups for ... Read more...
 
 
June 25, 2001
Siewiorek Keynote Speaker at IEEE International Workshop on Rapid System Prototyping
Daniel P. Siewiorek, Buhl Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science, will present the keynote address, "Rapid Prototyping on Computer Systems: Experiences and Lessons," at the 12th annual IEEE International Workshop on Rapid System Prototyping (RSP) in Monterey, Calif. on June 25.Exploring trends ... Read more...
 
 
June 9, 2001
Stern's Auditory Research Noted in Physics Today
Physics Today cited Richard Stern's early work in an article about how owls process sound to locate items in space. Stern's thesis study at MIT with advisor Steve Colburn (now at Boston University) investigated how people determine the origin of sounds based on models of time-difference and intensity cues.Stern, Professor of ... Read more...
 
 
June 6, 2001
Morgan Leads Effort to Improve Science and Technology Advice for Congress
Granger Morgan, Lord Professor of ECE and EPP; Head, Department of EPP; and Professor of H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, is leading an effort to develop better ways to advise Congress about current and future issues in science and technology, covering issues such as improving the nation's air traffic control system, ... Read more...
 
 
June 5, 2001
Faloutsos, Gibson, Nagle and Riedel's Research Featured in Computer Magazine
Computer Magazine's June 2001 edition (Vol. 34, No 6) featured an article on Active Disks for Large-Scale Data Processing by Christos Faloutsos and Garth A. Gibson, Associate Professors of CS and ECE, David Nagle, Senior Research Scientist, CS and ECE, and Erik Riedel, ECE alumnus. ... Read more...
 
 
May 20, 2001
Diploma Ceremony Honors ECE Graduates
On May 20, 2001 the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering awarded: 30 Doctor of Philosophy degrees; 33 Master of Science degrees; 55 Integrated MS/BS (IMB) degrees;* 16 simultaneously completed both the MS and BS degrees; * 11 completed both degrees in 4 ... Read more...
 
 
May 19, 2001
Diana Marculescu and Tamal Mukherjee Invited to Teach at Design Automation Summer School
Diana Marculescu, Assistant Professor of ECE, and Tamal Mukherjee, Research Engineer, have been invited to teach short courses at the Design Automation Summer School (DASS) in Cape Cod, MA (May 19-26), sponsored by ACM-SIGDA. The topic of Marculescu's course is high-level power estimation and optimization, while Mukherjee will instruct on MEMS ... Read more...
 
 
May 10, 2001
Money and Minds Meet at CMU
An article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette features the benefits of ties between Information Technology University (ITU) Ventures, a Beverly Hills, California-based venture capital group, and CMU faculty. Pradeep Khosla, ECE Department Head and Philip and Marsha Dowd Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Robotics, and Donald ... Read more...
 
 
May 5, 2001
Wu Wins Best Paper Award from the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology
Ph.D. student Dapeng Wu is co-author of a paper selected to receive the 2001 Best Paper Award from the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology. The paper titled "On end-to-end architecture for transporting MPEG-4 video over the internet," which appeared in the September 2000 Transactions, was written while Wu was a graduate ... Read more...
 
 
May 3, 2001
ECE Department Dinner Honors Women Graduates
The new Women in ECE organization held their first annual dinner on May 3 to honor women in the ECE Department graduating with their B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in August, December, and May. Approximately 70 students, faculty, and staff, gathered in the Singleton Room, Roberts Hall to celebrate the success of their colleagues. ... Read more...
 
 
May 1, 2001
Chen Appointed Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
Tsuhan Chen, associate professor of ECE, has been appointed editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia for a three year term, 2002-04. IEEE Transactions on Multimedia is jointly sponsored by the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, IEEE Signal Processing Society, IEEE Communications Society, and IEEE Computer Society. The goal of the IEEE ... Read more...
 
 
April 28, 2001
CMU Web Site Design/Information Rated #1 Among Top 25 University Web Sites
Digital High, a Web site created by teenagers in Silicon Valley, ranked Carnegie Mellon's Web site as the best among the top 25 university Web sites, as rated by U.S. News and World Report, for its design and information. "The graphics are top notch and it provides excellent information about that school that you could not get from the viewbook," ... Read more...
 
 
April 7, 2001
Siewiorek Elected to University Professor
Daniel P. Siewiorek, Buhl Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science and Director of the Human Computer Interaction Institute, has been elected a University Professor. With this nomination, Siewiorek joins a distinguished group of peers who represent the intellectual leadership of Carnegie Mellon. ... Read more...
 
 
April 3, 2001
ECE's Graduate Program in Computer Engineering Ranked Number One
In the annual U.S. News & World Report survey of engineering school deans, ECE's graduate program in Computer Engineering has been ranked THE top program of its kind in the country. This is the first time that any of our graduate or undergraduate programs have ranked number one. The Department's graduate programs in ... Read more...
 
 
April 3, 2001
Mor Harchol-Balter Receives Anna McCandless Chair
Mor Harchol-Balter, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science, has been awarded the Anna McCandless Chair, a three-year career development professorship providing funding for travel and sabbaticals, partial costs of academic-year teaching, research, and programs. Her research interests include performance ... Read more...
 
 
March 27, 2001
Pradeep Khosla Cited in New York Times' Toy Robots Article
The New York Times included Pradeep Khosla, ECE Department Head and Philip and Marsha Dowd Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Robotics, as an expert reference in its look at robotic toys during last month's Toy Fair. The article "Robots Can Learn Much From High-Tech Playthings" explores how today's toy robots may be helping to ... Read more...
 
 
March 12, 2001
Radu Marculescu Wins Best Paper Award at Design Automation and Test (DATE) Conference
Radu Marculescu, Assistant Professor of ECE and Amit Nandi (CMU) won the Best Paper Award at the 2001 Design Automation and Test (DATE) Conference in Munich, Germany. The paper is titled, "Probabilistic Application Modeling for System-Level Performance Analysis." ... Read more...
 
 
March 8, 2001
Rutenbar Directs New $19.4 Million Multi-University Research Consortium
ECE Professor Rob Rutenbar will head a national consortium of nine research universities and will oversee the allocation of $19.4 million over three years to study improvements for semiconductor product design.The Center for Circuits, Systems, and Software (C2S2) will focus on improvements to circuits, systems, and software ... Read more...
 
 
March 6, 2001
Carley First Recipient of STMicroelectronics Professorship
Richard Carley, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been awarded the STMicroelectronics Professorship in Engineering. A leader in both research and education, he has co-authored/authored 2 textbooks and more than 150 papers. His books have been used for courses at Carnegie Mellon, UC San Diego, the University of Illinois, and ... Read more...
 
 
March 5, 2001
Rutenbar Receives Jatras (E47) Chair and Aristotle Award
ECE Professor Rob Rutenbar received the Stephen J. Jatras (E47) Professorship and the 2001 Aristotle Award. He is an internationally known researcher in CAD for analog circuit synthesis, parallel algorithms for CAD, automatic layout of mixed signals, and high-speed digital circuits.Winning the Semiconductor Research ... Read more...
 
 
February 28, 2001
CMU Virtual Basketball Commercials to Air During NCAA Games
CBS will air two 30-second Carnegie Mellon commercials during the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship, in exchange for their use of Eye Vision technology during Super Bowl XXXV. The commercial will run at half-time on March 15 (the program begins at noon) and March 17 (the game starts at 1 p.m.). Debuting as CMU's first ... Read more...
 
 
February 22, 2001
Smailagic, Siewiorek, and Kanade Awarded SCS's Newell Medal
Asim Smailagic, Research Scientist, Institute for Complex Engineered Systems and Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Daniel P. Siewiorek, Buhl Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science, have been awarded the 2000 Allen Newell Medal for Research Excellence from the School of Computer Science. ... Read more...
 
 
February 10, 2001
Winter Party 2001 Comes to Town
Graduate students, faculty, staff, and their guests gathered to celebrate Winter 2001 on the evening of February 10th. The party featured a talent show, dinner, and dancing, as well as an ice sculpture of Hamerschlag Hall. ... Read more...
 
 
February 6, 2001
CNN TechWatch Reports Pittsburgh As New Boomtown
Pittsburgh is garnering more national media attention for its growing robotics industry. TechWatch, CNN's Financial Network, reports that most recently Pittsburgh has been declared one of four "new boomtowns" by engineering trade magazine Prism. Readers might also remember the November 1999 Wall Street Journal article, which renamed Pittsburgh ... Read more...
 
 
January 21, 2001
Khosla to Receive 2001 W. Wallace McDowell Award
The IEEE has selected ECE department head Pradeep Khosla to receive the 2001 W. Wallace McDowell Award. Khosla was cited "for significant contributions to the design of reconfigurable real-time software systems, and for significant contributions to undergraduate and graduate education in electrical and computer engineering and robotics." ... Read more...
 
 
January 16, 2001
Takeo Kanades Unique New Vision Technology Used to Present Instant Replays in Super Bowl XXXV
Eduardo Camponogara, a post-doctoral student in the Institute for Complex Engineered Systems (ICES), and Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Sarosh Talukdar won the Best Paper Award in the Complex Systems Track at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Jan. 3-6. Their paper was titled "Network Control as a Distributed, ... Read more...
 
 
January 15, 2001
New Center for Silicon System Implementation (CSSI) Formed
With a new vision of "first-pass success" in chip design, and a goal of becoming leaders in this new endeavor, the faculty in the Center for Electronic Design Automation (CEDA) have restructured themselves and formed a new research center under the direction of Professor Larry Pileggi.Research in the Center for Silicon ... Read more...
 
 
January 10, 2001
Schlesinger Elected International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) Fellow
Tuviah E. Schlesinger, Professor and Associate Department Head, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been elected to the grade of Fellow of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE). Schlesinger was cited for his "outstanding work in penetrating radiation and electro-optic devices." ... Read more...
 
 
January 2, 2001
Palm Pilots Becoming Robots
With a $300 kit available over the Web, everyday people can turn their Palm Pilots into the brains of a small, six-sided robot with three red wheels, equipped with infrared sensors and rechargeable batteries. The device, developed at Carnegie Mellon University and licensed to a Boulder, Colo.-based robotics company called Acroname, has few, if any, ... Read more...
 
 
January 1, 2001
Koopman Speaks on Software Licensing Laws at FTC Forum
ECE Professor Philip Koopman spoke at the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) High-Tech Warranty Forum in Washington D.C. on issues related to new computer software licensing laws, such as the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA).UCITA covers liability disclaimers and other clauses common in "shrink-wrap" and ... Read more...