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Professor Kapil Dandekar awarded grant from National Institute of Health

May 24, 2016 "Sensing, Processing, and Actuation of Biomedical Smart Textiles for Deep Venous Thrombosis Prevention" will be funded by the Cyber-Physical Systems initiative.

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Professor Kapil Dandekar and the Drexel Wireless Systems Laboratory presented BeamViewer at INFOCOM 2016

May 17, 2016 At one of the top IEEE conferences on networking, the lab reveals BeamViewer, an app that helps users visualize how an antenna works using augmented reality.

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Professor Gail Rosen speaks at The Franklin Insitute Philadelphia Science Festival event

April 12, 2016 On April 26, Associate Professor Gail Rosen, Ph.D., will present "Deep Thought: How Machine Learning is Changing Our World" during The Franklin Institute event "2066, A Science Odyssey-What Will Our World Look Like?".

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MD Shazzad Hossain and Professor Ioannis Savidis win 1st place in Drexel IEEE Graduate Forum Poster Competition

March 03, 2016 Their poster was titled "Robust Near-Threshold Inverter with Improved Performance for Ultra-Low Power Applications" and won in the physical/chemical/biological aspects in electrical, electronic, and computer systems category.

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ECE Department is offering a new graduate course for Spring term

February 19, 2016 The course, ECET 680 Optical Communications, will by taught by P. Mohana Shankar, Ph.D., an Allen Rothwarf Professor in the ECE Department.

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Professor Timothy Kurzweg appointed as 2016 IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu President-Elect

February 12, 2016 Timothy Kurzweg, Ph.D., ECE Associate Professor, ​will be the president of IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu, the honor society of IEEE, in 2017.

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ECE undergraduate program gains approval for NAE Grand Challenge Scholars Program

February 04, 2016 Eli Fromm, Ph.D., long-serving ECE Professor, led the effort to become an approved program.

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Professor Bahram Nabet appointed to the University Advisory Committee on Curricular Innovation, Resources and Flexibility

February 01, 2016 Bahram Nabet, Ph.D., ECE Associate Professor, received an appointment on newly launched committee.

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Professor Timothy Kurzweg appointed as a Provost's Fellow

February 01, 2016 Timothy Kurzweg, Ph.D., ECE Associate Professor, received an appointment in the 2016 Cohort of Provost's Fellows.

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Professor Cohen featured in article on PhysOrg

November 24, 2015 This past September, Phys.org published “Image-tracking technology allows scientists to observe nature vs. nurture in neural stem cells” and highlights the achievements of the Computational Image Sequence Analysis (Bioimage) Lab.

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Drexel IEEE observes IEEE Day

October 13, 2015 On Friday, October 9, Drexel IEEE student chapter hosted a celebration for IEEE Day 2015.

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Professor Chika Nwankpa named Department Head

July 10, 2015 Chika Nwankpa, Ph.D. has been appointed as Department Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) after serving as Interim Department Head for the past eleven months. Dr. Nwankpa has shown exceptional leadership as interim department head and is well deserving of this permanent position based on his previous and current accomplishments.

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ECE student wins IEEE conference student competition

May 14, 2015 In April, Damiano Patron, doctoral candidate in the ECE Department, won the “Rectenna Spinout” student competition at 9th Annual IEEE International Conference on RFID.

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ECE faculty members and student to be honored at IEEE Philadelphia Annual Awards Gala

February 26, 2015 A few exemplary Electrical and Computer Engineering Department faculty members and students will be celebrated at IEEE Philadelphia's Annual Awards Gala on March 28, 2015 at the Union League in Philadelphia.

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ECE wins College of Engineering Senior Design Competition with PROBEE Safety

June 11, 2014

Congratulations to Dan Shirley, Corinne Sauer, Kurt Russell and advisor Dr. Christopher Peters for winning 1st place!

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Two Professors Recognized for Dedication to Research and Teaching

May 15, 2014

Drexel University and the College of Engineering awarded ECE Professor Mark Hempstead with the Excellence in Research Award for 2014 and Allen Rothwarf Award for Teaching Excellence for 2013-2014 and Professor Harish Sethu with the Teaching Award for 2014.

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ECE Professor and Former ECE PhD Student Issued Patent

May 13, 2014

Baris Taskin and Jianchao Lu co-invents patent, "Clock Mesh Synthesis with Gated Local Trees and Activity Driven Register."

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Nuclear Engineering Senior Design Groups Featured in MathWorks Newsletter

May 13, 2014

Senior design projects advised by teaching professor Dr. Christopher Peters for the 2012-2013 academic year were featured in MathWorks' April Newsletter.

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ECE Celebrates Academic Successes at the Annual ECE Award Dinner

May 13, 2014

On April 23rd, the ECE Department celebrated the success of our undergraduate students at the annual ECE Awards Dinner.

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Prof. Hempstead of ECE Receives CAREER grant 

April 23, 2014

Mark Hempstead, Ph.D., has received a National Science Foundation CAREER grant entitled, “Combating Dark Silicon through Specialization: Communication-Aware Tiled Many-Accelerator Architectures."

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Drexel ECE leads recipient list of IEEE Power and Energy Scholarships

November 21, 2013

Drexel receives 9 IEEE PES Scholarships for 2013.

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ECE faculty member gives keynote speech at ICCD

October 21, 2013

Assistant professor Mark Hempstead gave one of the keynote speeches at the 31st IEEE International Conference on Computer Design on October 8 in Asheville, North Carolina.

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ECE Student wins Young Scientist Best Paper Award at the ICEAA-IEEE APWC-EMS 2013

October 14, 2013

Ph.D. candidate Damiano Patron, researcher at the Drexel Wireless System Laboratory, has won the Young Scientist Best Paper Award at the ICEAA – IEEE APWC – EMS 2013 conference held in Torino, Italy.

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In memoriam of John Kountouriotis

October 03, 2013

We remember John Kountouriotis, who passed away on 1 October 2013 after a long illness. At the time of his death, John was a doctoral student at the Drexel Wireless Systems Laboratory (DWSL), advised by Dr. Kapil Dandekar.

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Department Congratulates Two Professors on Tenure and Promotion

September 04, 2013

Drs. Gail Rosen and Kapil Dandekar both received promotions this year.

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ECE welcomes two new faculty for Fall 2013

September 02, 2013

The ECE department would like to welcome two new faculty to the department starting this fall, Dr. Matthew Stamm and Dr. Ioannis Savidis.

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ECE students win 2nd place in Software Defined Radio Challenge

June 17, 2013

A team representing Drexel Wireless Systems Laboratory (DWSL) has won the second place at the 2013 Software Defined Radio Challenge organized by Wireless Innovation Forum. The project titled 'SDR Integrated Cognitive Antenna System' showcased an adaptive framework to leverage the capabilities of reconfigurable antennas for wireless link quality improvement.

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ECE student wins IEEE Student-Branch Leadership Scholarship of the Philadelphia Section

June 13, 2013

Drexel IEEE student president, Isuru Daulagala, has been awarded one of two IEEE Student-Branch Leadership Scholarships from the Philadelphia Section of IEEE.

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ECE to launch MS degree program in Cybersecurity

May 10, 2013

Drexel University will launch a masters of science in cybersecurity degree program in September 2013. Faculty in the College of Engineering, the Goodwin College for Professional Studies and the College of Information Sciences and Technology developed the program in partnership with government and private organizations including the National Security Agency. The goal of the program is to develop and disseminate deeply technical curricula that can be used by Drexel and other institutions to create a highly trained workforce to secure the nation's cyber-infrastructure.

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ECE faculty member selected as IEEE Delaware Valley Young Electrical Engineer of the Year Award

May 03, 2013

The Philadelphia section of IEEE on April 13 awarded Drexel ECE Professor Dr. Baris Taskin with one of three Young Electrical Engineer of the Year awards for creative and recognized important works by an engineer under 35 years of age.

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ECE faculty wins second Knight Arts Challenge fund

May 03, 2013

Drexel University's Expressive & Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center is taking a step forward in efforts at the intersection of the arts, technology and science thanks to a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. 

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ECE student wins first place at IEEE Region 2 Student Activity Conference

May 03, 2013

At the 2013 IEEE Region 2 Student Activities Conference held at West Virginia University in April, Drexel ECE sophomore Alexander Pietrocola placed first in the Student Paper & Presentation competition. His research paper, entitled Dynamic Control of an Omnidirectional Self Restoring Ball Balancing Robot, was an accumulation of the research Alexander has been working on since Summer 2012. The paper describes various control algorithms used to stabilize an autonomous robot that balances and moves on a spherical ball, also known as Ballbot.

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ECE student co-op highlights spring-summer 2013

May 02, 2013

This spring and summer terms, our ECE students will be working for over 50 different companies in their co-op positions, including Lockheed Martin, Exelon Corporation, Micron Technology, Inc., PJM Interconnection LLC, NAVSEA, Comcast, Ewing Cole, and Motorola.

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ECE celebrates award winners at the annual ECE Honors Dinner

March 15, 2013

The ECE Department celebrated the success of twenty-nine students at the annual ECE Honors Dinner on March 5 th at Drexel’s Paul Peck Alumni Center.

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ECE faculty member feature in American Nuclear Society Publication

January 23, 2013

Drexel auxiliary faculty member Christopher Peters, teaching professor of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department, has been featured in the January 2013 issue of Nuclear News magazine, an American Nuclear Society Publication. The article titled, “Video Games in the Classroom” highlights Peters’ work using aspects of modern gaming technology, such as a Microsoft Kinect motion sensor, to project lessons onto a large screen to teach a class.

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ECE faculty member elected to the HKN Board of Governors

November 26, 2012

Dr. Timothy Kurzweg was elected by the HKN chapters to serve as Member-at-Large on the HKN Board of Governors for the period 1/1/2013 through 12/31/2016.

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