The ECE Department was pleased to honor and present Professor Vikash Gilja with the Jacobs School Best Undergraduate Teacher Award, and Professors Paul Siegel and Ian Galton with the ECE Best Graduate Teacher Awards for 2015-16. These outstanding instructors continually inspire students by skillfully sharing the knowledge and expertise they have gained through their own studies.
The annual Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action and Diversity Awards Program honors staff, faculty, students, departments, and organizational units or groups that make outstanding contributions in the areas of equal opportunity, affirmative action, diversity, and the UCSD Principles of Community during the year.
The IEEE Technical Achievement Award honors a person who, over a period of years, has made outstanding technical contributions to theory and/or practice in technical areas within the scope of the Society, as demonstrated by publications, patents, or recognized impact on the field.
Prior to joining the UC San Diego faculty, Professor Piya Pal received an NSF CAREER Award for a project on “Smart Sampling and Correlation-Driven Inference for High-Dimensional Signals.” The five-year award will allow Pal to develop a systematic theory of smart sampling and information retrieval algorithms for modern sensing systems.
Professor Boubacar Kante was selected for his project on "Bound State in the Continuum Lasers." The project aims to "investigate and develop for the first time a novel type of laser that exploits a novel confinement method for light inspired by early theoretical works in quantum mechanics." The technology could lead to development of novel light sources for communication, sensi
The third-generation (3G) cellular technology enabled by the vision and leadership of Roberto Padovani is transforming lives around the word by supporting voice and wireless Internet access via mobile devices to over 3 billion people. Padovani provided key leadership in developing and commercializing code-division-multiple-access (CDMA) technology during the 1980s and 1990s to
Mohan Trivedi's Laboratory for Intelligent and Safe Automobiles receives IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society's Institutional Lead Award in September 2015.