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Professor Farrokh Najmabadi has been elected Fellow of the American Nuclear Society. This election recognizes Prof. Najmabadi's contributions to the advancement of fusion science and technology throughout the years. The grade of Fellow is the highest membership grade of the Society.
Professor Massimo Franceschetti is the recipient of the award for Best Tutorial Paper of the IEEE Communications Society in 2009. The paper, "Stochastic Geometry and Random Graphs for the Analysis and Design of Wireless Networks," was published in the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, with co-authors Martin Haenggi, Jeffrey G. Andrews, Francois Baccelli, and Olivier Dousse. The award recognizes an outstanding tutorial paper published by the Society in its magazine or journals.
Professor Andrew Kahng has been re-appointed Recreation Council Representative on the Balboa Park Committee by San Diego's Mayor, Jerry Sanders. The Balboa Park Committee advises the Mayor and City Council on policy issues regarding the acquisition, development, maintenance and operation of the Balboa Park. The Department congratulates Prof. Kahng on the appointment, and salutes his continued service to the City of San Diego. Read more
Professor Jie Xiang has received the National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award. The CAREER Program is NSF’s most prestigious award in support of the early career-development activities of junior faculty. Professor Xiang’s research program aims to be transformative in terms of extending traditional electronic circuits and models into utilizing the mechanical degree of freedom in conjunction with novel nanoelectronics components in order to achieve high speed computation as well as low standby power as building blocks for future information technology. The 5-year, $400,000 award will also allow him to integrate cutting edge nanotechnology research with a series of educational and outreach activities to engage the interest of the broader community.
Prof. Gabriel Rebeiz is the recipient of the 2010 Distinguished Educator Award of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S). This award is given to a distinguished educator in the field of microwave engineering and science who exemplifies the special human qualities of the late Fred J. Rosenbaum who considered teaching a high calling and demonstrated his dedication to the MTT-S through tireless service. Prof. Rebeiz has been cited for his "Outstanding Achievements as an Educator, Mentor And Role Model of Microwave Engineers and Engineering Students". The award will be conferred at the annual Society Awards Banquet to be held during the International Microwave Symposium the week of May 23 to 28, 2010 in Anaheim, California.
Prof. Andrew Viterbi has been named by the IEEE Board of Directors as the recipient of the 2010 IEEE Medal of Honor. The Medal honors Prof. Viterbi's seminal contributions to communications technology and theory.
The UCSD Student Branch of the IEEE is one of the Runner Ups in the International Student Branch Web Site Contest for 2008-2009. The contest was sponsored by the IEEE Student Activities Committee (SAC). Over 120 Student Branches participated in their regional contests, from which the IEEE judges chose the top web site designs worldwide. The web site designs are for and by IEEE Student members.
Dr. Dharmendra S. Modha, a PhD alumni of the ECE Department, now at IBM Research, has received the ACM Gordon Bell Prize. This prize has been awarded since 1987 to recognize outstanding achievement in high-performance computing. It is now administered by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), with financial support for the stipend provided by Gordon Bell, a pioneer in high-performance and parallel computing. The prize was awarded at the Supercomputing 2009 conference.
Prof. Ramesh Rao has been elected Fellow of the IEEE, for leadership in wireless communications.
Professor Young-Han Kim is the recipient of the 2008 Bergmann Memorial Research Award from the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF). This award is made annually to outstanding young investigators of newly awarded BSF grants, judged on the basis of the quality of their proposals. Professor Kim's project is on "the role of directed information in causal inference," collaborative research with Dr. Haim Permuter at Ben-Gurion University in Israel. The Bergmann Award is given in memory of the late professor Ernest David Bergmann, who was internationally recognized for his significant contributions to organic chemistry. He played a major role in establishing the BSF in 1972 and served on its board of governors until his death in 1975. One of his special interests was to encourage young scientists.
Professor Joseph Ford has been elected Fellow of the Optical Society of America for pioneering research in free-space optical technology, including the first use of micromechanics for equalization and switching in wavelength multiplexed communication.
Bharath Sriperumbudur has been awarded an Honorable Mention for the Outstanding Student Paper at the annual Neural Information Processing Systems Conference, NIPS 2009, for the paper "Kernel Choice and Classifiability for RKHS Embeddings of Probability Distributions," with his advisor Gert Lanckriet, in collaboration with Kenji Fukumizu at ISM, Tokyo and Arthur Gretton and Bernhard Schölkopf at MPI, Tübingen. NIPS is one of the two international flagship conferences in machine learning.
Electrical engineers recently pitted Genius – the music recommendation system in Apple’s iTunes – against two experimental music recommender systems. Genius appears to capture acoustic similarities among songs within the same playlist, the researchers found. The University of California, San Diego electrical engineers also discovered that the music recommender they built from scratch can generate song playlists that human subjects thought were as good as those that Genius generates. Read more...
Professor Gert Lanckriet and his Ph.D. student, Brian McFee, have been awarded a Best Presentation Award by the International Society for Music Information Retrieval for their paper “Heterogeneous Embedding for Subjective Artist Similarity.” Their paper was presented at the Society's annual flagship conference, ISMIR 2009, and published in the Proceedings.
Brendan Morris, an ECE student working with Prof. Mohan Trivedi, is the winner of the 2009 Student Essay Competition by the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America). Brendan's paper deals with video based trajectory analysis for traffic pattern and vehicle classification, for safety enhancement. It shows how machine learning and vision algorithms can be used for predicting potentially dangerous situations in real-time. This research is sponsored by NSF, Volkswagen and UC Discovery. The award is the most prestigious recognition given to a student involved in the field of Intelligent Transportation and Intelligent Vehicles.
ECE students recently shined in the IEEEXtreme 24 Hour Online Competition. The Department was represented by two teams, which were ranked in the top 20 out of 700 entrants worldwide. Team "The Bagpipe Lubricators", which placed 4th out of 130 in 2008, placed 16th overall (6th from United States), and team "XYZZY" placed 19th (7th from United States). The two teams ranked 1st and 2nd among all teams from IEEE Region 6. Congratulations to the ECE Extreme Programmers: Jordan Rhee (captain), Rene Claus, Eric Levine; and Elliott Slaughter (captain), Chris McFarland.
Congratulations to the UCSD Student Branch of IEEE for being selected to receive IEEE Region 6 Southwest Area (SWA) 2009 Outstanding Student Branch Award! The UCSD branch was chosen amongst all branches in San Diego, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico. The award will be presented on Saturday, October 10th, 2009 at IEEE Region 6 Southwest Area (SW) Fall, 2009 meeting.
Electrical engineering professor Ian Galton is the featured innovator in the September 2009 issue of “invent@UCSD” — the newsletter of the UC San Diego Technology Transfer Office. Galton leads the Integrated Signal Processing Group within the Jacobs School's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Read more...
Dr. Shinko Cheng, a former student of Prof. Mohan Trivedi, received the Best PhD Dissertation Award for 2008 of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Society. This is a very competitive award, involving recent PhDs from all over the world. It was established to encourage doctoral research that combines theory and practice, makes in-depth technical contributions, having the potential to contribute to the ITSS and broaden the ITS topic areas from either the methodological or application perspectives. Dr. Cheng's dissertation research is about vision algorithms for capturing human gestures and novel driver assistance for safe driving. The award recognizes the leadership of UCSD's Computer Vision and Robotics Research Laboratory in the area of Intelligent Transportation and Vehicle Systems.
The University of California, San Diego (UCSD), provider of a leading program in microwave and millimeter-wave RFICs and mixed-signal, and Jazz Semiconductor®, a Tower Group Company (NASDAQ: TSEM) (TASE: TSEM), today announced that they have collaborated to develop a two-antenna quad-beam RFIC phased array receiver covering the 11-15 GHz frequency range. First time success was achieved using Jazz Semiconductor’s high performance 0.18-micron SiGe BiCMOS process and its own proprietary models, kit and DIRECT MPW (Multiproject Wafer) program. The chip was designed and tested by the Electrical and Computer Engineering School at UCSD, and was sponsored by the DARPA RF VLSI program, Dr. Mark Rosker, Program Monitor. Read more...
Prof. Charles Tu is the recipient of a Pan Wen-Yuan Foundation 2009 Outstanding Research Award. This is regarded as Taiwan's most prestigious technical award. It honors outstanding achievement in the fields of electronics, telecommunications, computer science, information technology, and information systems. The Pan Wen-Yuan Outstanding Research Award is given annually to three or four recipients of Chinese descent from Taiwan, mainland China and the rest of the world.
Eitan Yaakobi, an ECE doctoral student at CMRR, is one of 5 students world-wide to be selected for a 2009 Marconi Society Young Scholar Award. Marco Papaleo, another of the 5 recipients, is currently a visiting graduate student researcher at CMRR. The Marconi Society’s Young Scholar Award recognizes outstanding academic achievement and intellectual promise in the field of telecommunications.
Electrical engineers from the University of California, San Diego invented radio frequency integrated circuits that could lead to significantly less expensive imaging systems for identifying concealed weapons, for helping helicopters to land during dust storms, and for high frequency data communications. UC San Diego engineers presented this circuit at the 2009 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) Symposium on June 9, where it won one of the best three-student-paper awards. Read more...
UC San Diego computer scientists are one step closer to building low cost networks of underwater sensors for real time underwater environmental monitoring. At the IEEE Reconfigurable Architectures Workshop in Rome, Italy, on May 25, computer scientists from the Jacobs School of Engineering presented a paper highlighting the energy conservation benefits of using reconfigurable hardware rather than competing hardware platforms for their experimental underwater sensor nets.Read more...
Prof. Gert Lanckriet has been selected as a Hellman Fellow for 2009. The Hellman Fellowship, funded through the generosity of Chris and Warren Hellman, supports assistant professors who show capacity for great distinction in their work. The award will support Prof. Lanckriet's research on the interplay between machine learning and music / audio analysis.
Jordan Rhee, an undergraduate in the ECE program, has been awarded a Fellowship by the Chancellor's Interdisciplinary Collaboratories program, for his research in the context of a project on patient-specific cardiovascular modeling. The project involves researchers from five UCSD departments, and the Fellowship covers Jordan's tuition and fees.
An intrepid group of UC San Diego undergraduates dared to design and build a robotic mouse from scratch. The electrical engineering and computer science undergraduates from the Jacobs School of Engineering also wrote the software to teach the robot to solve a maze. The team unveiled their mouse at the IEEE Region 6 Southwest Area Spring Meeting on Saturday, April 25th, held at UC San Diego. Watch the video...
Prof. Rene Cruz is the recipient of the 2009 INFOCOM achievement award from the IEEE Communication Society. This prestigious award recognizes Prof. Cruz' contributions in the area of communication networks. The award was announced at the 2009 IEEE INFOCOM Conference, the IEEE flagship conference which addresses key topics and issues related to computer communications, with emphasis on traffic management and protocols for both wired and wireless networks.
Prof. Paul Yu has been appointed to the position of Associate Vice Chancellor of Research Initiatives at UCSD. Prof. Yu will join the Office of Research Affairs, assisting the development and implementation of a strategic vision for UCSD research initiatives, including new programs to support large interdisciplinary projects, advanced technology transfer, and expanded undergraduate research at UCSD.
Prof. Alex Vardy and Paul Siegel are the recipients, along with LANL colleagues Dr. N. Santhi and Dr. M. Chertkov, of a 3-year grant for research on "Coding, Detection, and Inference in Multiple Dimensions", as part of the UC Lab Research Program. The project addresses problems in multi-dimensional data representation and coding, as well as detection and inference on graphical models of multi-dimensional storage and transmission channels. The grant is one of 9 awarded to UCSD.
Dr. Kaizhong Gao, a CMRR graduate who received his Ph.D. in Physics in 2002 under the supervision of Prof. Neal Bertram of ECE, was recently named the 2009 Minnesota Young Engineer of the Year by the Minnesota Federation of Engineering, Science and Technology Societies. Kaizhong is a Senior Engineer and Manager at the Seagate R&D facility in Bloomington, MN.
The poster “A Stress-Tolerant Temperature-Stable RF MEMS Switched Capacitor” by Isak Reines and Prof. Gabriel Rebeiz has been selected for the best poster award in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Jacobs School of Engineering Research Expo 2009. This work was supported under the DARPA N/MEMS Science and Technology Fundamentals program with the aim transitioning RF MEMS technology into DoD systems. The poster described temperature-stable RF MEMS capacitive switches which can be fabricated in a variety of processes and under different stress conditions with high reliability.
The paper “Spurious-Tone Suppression Techniques Applied to a Wide-Bandwidth 2.4GHz Fractional-N PLL” by Kevin Wang, Ashok Swaminathan, and Prof. Ian Galton has been selected for the Jack Kilby Outstanding Student Paper Award of the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference. This is the flagship conference in Solid-State Circuits.
San Diego, CA, February 11, 2009 -- New imaging and high capacity wireless communications systems are one step closer to reality, thanks to a millimeter wave amplifier invented at the University of California, San Diego and unveiled on Feb 11, 2009 at the prestigious International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in San Francisco, Calif. Read more...
Professor Mohan Trivedi has been elected Fellow of the IEEE for contributions to intelligent transportation systems.
Roberto Padovani is the recipient of the 2009 IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award, for pioneering innovations in wireless communications, particularly to the evolution of CDMA for wireless broadband data.
5"Adaptive Modulation for OFDM-based multiple description progressive image transmission" by Sheu Sheu Tan, Min-Joong Rim, Prof. Pamela Cosman and Prof. Laurence Milstein is one of 11 papers selected to receive a GC'08 Best Paper Award. Out of over 1000 papers accepted to be presented at GC'08, 24 outstanding papers were nominated as candidates, and 11 were finally chosen to receive awards; this represents 1% of the papers selected for presentation at IEEE GLOBECOM 2008.
Paul Siegel, and his former Ph.D. students Joseph Soriaga (now with Qualcomm's Corporate R&D Division) and Henry Pfister (now on the ECE faculty at Texas A&M), are the recipients of the 2007 IEEE Communications Society Data Storage Technical Committee Best Paper Award for the paper "Determining and Approaching Achievable Rates of Binary Intersymbol Interference Channels Using Multistage Decoding," published in the April 2007 issue of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.
Sunhyoung Han has been selected as the winner of the IBM Student Paper Award for ICIP 2008, for the paper "Complex discriminant features for object classification", co-authored with Nuno Vasconcelos. ICIP is the IEEE's flagship conference in the area of image and video processing.
Mohan Trivedi, Bhaskar Rao and Shankar Shivappa received the “Best paper Award” at the 5th IEEE International Conference On Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance (AVSS 2008) for their paper "Person Tracking With Audio-visual Cues Using the Iterative Decoding Framework". This publication is based on their ongoing research in audio-visual information fusion for human activity analysis. The experimental part of the research is conducted in the new CalIT2 Smartspace Laboratory and the SHIVA Lab.
San Diego, CA, October 1, 2008 -- This week, wireless pioneer and UC San Diego professor emeritus Andrew Viterbi received a National Medal of Science, in part for work that would become known as the Viterbi algorithm. This algorithm is used in virtually every cell phone today where it performs interference suppression and efficient decoding of digital transmission sequences. Viterbi also made important contributions to the Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) wireless technology that transformed the theory and practice of digital communications.Read more
San Diego, CA, Aug. 12, 2008 -- They've coped with leaks, navigation problems and a few minor explosions, but the San Diego iBotics team — based at UC San Diego and funded by the Jacobs School of Engineering — had the most beautiful underwater craft in this year's competition of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI). Their sleek, carbon-fiber entry, dubbed the “Stingray,” features a lightweight shell that resembles a small stingray and provides very little drag. Read more
Ian Galton and Andrea Panigada are the recipients of the 2008 IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Darlington Best Paper Award for the paper "Digital Background Correction of Harmonic Distortion in Pipelined ADCs", published in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems.
San Diego, CA, May 13, 2008 -- University of California, San Diego electrical engineers have created experimental solar cells spiked with nanowires that could lead to highly efficient thin-film solar cells of the future. Read more...
San Diego, CA, May 13, 2008 -- Thanks to nanostructures that scatter and channel light, University of California, San Diego electrical engineers are working toward thin-film “single junction” solar cells with the potential for nearly 45 percent sunlight-to-electricity conversion efficiencies. This Jacobs School effort to break the theoretical limit of 31 percent efficiency for conventional single junction cells recently received a big funding boost from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar America program. Read more...
San Diego, CA, May 06, 2008 -- Bhaskar Rao is a space explorer, though he is no astronaut. The electrical engineer from UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering explores the “space frontier” that has opened up with the emergence of MIMO (multiple input multiple output) technologies for wireless communications. In MIMO systems, both transmitters and receivers contain multiple antennae, which means that space – and not just time – is in play when it comes to signal processing strategies for increasing data rates, reliability, users served, and other parameters in wireless communications networks. Read more...
Congratulations to UCSD IEEE Student Branch, which came in 4th (out of 130 teams from 31 countries) in the second annual IEEExtreme Programming Competition!
San Diego, CA, April 22, 2008 -- As the pace of photonic device development quickens, researchers at UC San Diego have shown that actually slowing light can accelerate future development in this promising field. Read more...
Bongyong Song, Rene L. Cruz and Bhaskar D. Rao have been selected winners of the 2008 Stephen O. Rice Prize Paper Award in the Field of Communications Systems for their paper: "Network Duality for Multiuser MIMO Beamforming Networks and Applications," IEEE Transactions on Communications, March 2007.
Professor Gert Lanckriet has been awarded the Optimization Prize by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). The award recognizes his paper "A Direct Formulation for Sparse PCA Using Semidefinite Programming" in collaboration with Profs. El Ghaoui and Jordan at Berkeley, and d'Aspremont at Princeton. SIAM is a society that ensures the strongest interactions between mathematics and other scientific communities.
Professor Paul K.L. Yu has been elected Fellow of the SPIE for achievements in semiconductor optical modulators and analog fiber optic links.
Professor Young-Han Kim has received NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award. His research program aims to provide a common set of conceptual, mathematical, and algorithmic tools for the emerging convergence of computation, control, and communication over networks, with the ultimate goal of developing a unified framework for characterizing fundamental performance limits of such systems.
San Diego, CA, February 08, 2008 -- UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering professor Paul Siegel – a leading authority on coding for hard disk magnetic recording systems – has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering "for the invention and development of advanced coding techniques for digital recording systems."
Professor Robert Hecht Nielsen has been named "Engineer Of The Year 2008 in San Diego", for his work on Confabulation Theory. This is an award by fourteen major technical societies, including the IEEE and AIAA.
Professor Truong Nguyen has received "Best Undergraduate Teaching Award" for 2006-2007. This is a student voted award that recognizes extraordinary comitment to education by UCSD faculty.
Two ECE Profs, Two Spin-Outs, Two Award Nominations - 07 Dec 2007. Products from two different companies spun out by electrical engineers at UC San Diego are finalists for CONNECT’s 2007 Most Innovative New Product “MIP” Award – in the Communications Technology & Hardware category.
Professor Paul K.L. Yu has been elected Fellow of the IEEE for contributions to semiconductor waveguide modulators and detectors.
Professor Pamela Cosman has been elected Fellow of the IEEE for contributions to image and video compression and wireless communications.
Most Complex Silicon Phased Array Chip - 30 Oct 2007 UC San Diego electrical engineers have developed the world’s most complex “phased array” – or radio frequency integrated circuit. This DARPA-funded advance is expected to find its way into U.S. defense satellite communication and radar systems. In addition, the innovations in this chip design will likely spill over into commercial applications, such as automotive satellite systems for direct broadcast TV, and new methods for high speed wireless data transfer.
Online Game Feeds Music Search Engine Project - 26 Sep 2007. UC San Diego electrical engineers and computer scientists are working together on a computerized system that will make it easy for people who are not music experts (like the senior author’s mom) to find the kind of music they want to listen to – without knowing the names of artists or songs.
Professor Paul H. Siegel has been appointed as the holder of a CMRR Endowed Chair.This distinguished appointment is a reflection of the high regard in which Professor Siegel is held by the UCSD academic community.
UC San Diego Establishes Department of NanoEngineering - 03 Jul 2007. Seeking to capitalize on the potential of a new generation of multi-functional nanoscale devices and special materials built on the scale of individual molecules, UC San Diego has established a new Department of NanoEngineering within its Jacobs School of Engineering effective July 1, 2007.
SPIE has awarded a $2000 scholarship to Joshua Ray Windmiller, a Bachelor of Science student at the University of California, San Diego. His interests are in the areas of lightwave communications and nanoscale optics and is especially interested in nonlinear optics, nanophotonics, and optical fiber communications as they are burgeoning research endeavors. Read more...
The University of California Sweeps RFIC Student Paper Awards - 15 Jun 2007. Engineering graduate students from three University of California campuses -- Berkeley, Davis and San Diego -- won first, second and third places respectively for the best student papers in the Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) portion of the prestigious 2007 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS 2007) held in Honolulu, HI, last week, June 3-8, 2007.
Air Force Says Basic Research at UC San Diego Helps U.S. 'Anticipate Threats' - 14 Jun 2007. Pentagon official tells Congress that 5-year-old, $7 million UC San Diego nanostructured supersensors project is evidence that basic research can help U.S. anticipate threats; ECE's Yu-Hwa Lo is a co-PI on the multidisciplinary team that includes engineers in Calit2's Nano3 cleanroom facility.
Professor Farrokh Najmabadi has received the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS) Fusion Technology Award, to recognize outstanding contributions to research and development in the field of fusion technology.
Electrical Engineering Grad Student Racks Up Awards - 14 May 2007. For his work on how semiconducting nanowires grow and behave, Shadi A. Dayeh, a graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering, has recently earned a series of awards.
Why Nanowires Make Great Photodetectors - 20 Apr 2007. The geometry of semiconducting nanowires makes them uniquely suited for light detection, according to a new UC San Diego study that highlights the possibility of nanowires as light detectors with single-photon sensitivity. Nanowires are crystalline fibers about one thousandth the width of a human hair, and their inherent properties are expected to enable new photodetector architectures for sensing, imaging, memory storage, intrachip optical communications and other nanoscale applications, according to a new study in an upcoming issue of the journal Nano Letters.
Professor Massimo Franceschetti has received a Young Investigator Award sponsored by the Office of Naval Research to investigate diversity in wireless communication from a physical perspective. His work aims at revealing fundamental limits of multiple antenna systems and wireless networks. Starting from the laws of Electromagnetic propagation, it ties the physical aspect of communication to the information-theoretic aspects. Results will provide useful design guidelines for next generation wireless systems.
Improved Automated Image Labeling Electrical engineers from UC San Diego report progress on the development of automated image labeling and retrieval techniques that will enable a new generation of image search engines.
Professor James Buckwalter has received a Young Faculty award sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for research in nonlinear pulse propagation in mixed-mode silicon integrated circuits. This work hopes to develop methods to tailor signal propagation on-chip and help future ICs beat limitations imposed by transistor and interconnect scaling.
RFIC Phased Array Receiver Breakthrough - 07 Mar 2007. The University of California, San Diego (UCSD), provider of a leading program in mixed-signal, microwave and millimeter-wave RFICs, today announced that it has developed an 8-element RFIC phased array receiver covering the 6-18 GHz frequency range.
Jan Cox has been named the recipient of the 2007 Betsy Faught Award in recognition of her excellence and outstanding achievement in the management of ECE. This is the UCSD's highest honor bestowed to MSOs.
4D Imaging Wins JSOE Research Prize - 26 Feb 2007 --- With a flash of light, photons simultaneously fly toward the face of a person waiting to be identified for security purposes. The packets of light bounce off the face and land on a specially engineered photon sensor that clocks when each photon arrived and uses the information to reconstruct a three dimensional image of the face almost instantaneously.
UCSD Cell Phone Pioneer Elected to NAE - 12 Feb 2007 --- If you like the slim cell phone that you hardly know is in your pocket or purse, one of the many people you have to thank is Peter Asbeck, an electrical engineer from the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. And while you’re at it, congratulate him on earning one of the highest professional distinctions possible for an engineer – election to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).
UCSD Engineering, Technology and Computer Sciences Ranked 9th in the World - 08 Feb 2007 --- The University of California, San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering is the 9th best in the world for engineering/technology and computer sciences, according to an academic ranking of the top 100 world universities published online this month by the Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Professor Shayan Mookherjea has been awarded the NSF CAREER Award
Alon Orlitsky, the inaugural holder of the QUALCOMM Endowed Chair in Information Theory and its Applications -- January 29, 2007 -- The University of California, San Diego today announced that Alon Orlitsky has been appointed the first holder of the QUALCOMM Endowed Chair in Information Theory and its Applications.
Origami Lens Slims High Resolution Cameras -- January 26, 2007 -- Engineers at UC San Diego have built a powerful yet ultrathin digital camera by folding up the telephoto lens. This technology may yield lightweight, ultrathin, high resolution miniature cameras for unmanned surveillance aircraft, cell phones and infrared night vision applications.
Ian Galton Named Best ECE Teacher -- December 12, 2006 -- Professor Ian Galton has been awarded the ECE Best Teacher Award. Galton primarily teaches subjects related to integrated circuit design with applications for communication systems.
UCSD Grad Grabs Venture Funding -- December 6, 2006 -- Quanlight, an emerging LED (light-emitting diode) company whose core technology was developed at UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering, today announced a recent series A investment of $1 million from Blackbird Ventures Inc., a private venture funding group in San Diego. Quanlight anticipates closing its Series B round in the spring of 2007.
UCSD Grad Wins Award for Functional Brain Imaging Insights -- December 6, 2006 -- David Wipf, a recent graduate of the electrical and computer engineering Ph.D. program at UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering, has won an Outstanding Student Paper Award at the 2006 NIPS Conference -- Neural Information Processing Systems -- for his work on human functional brain imaging.
Jacobs School Student Leaders Tell Their Stories -- November 28, 2006 -- Sourobh Raychaudhuri and Barath Raghavan, both Ph.D. candidates at UC San Diego’s Jacob's School of Engineering, have received the R.B. Woolley Graduate Leadership Award for the 2006-2007 academic year. The $5,000 award recognizes continuing graduate students who have a record of notable academic achievements and demonstrate leadership in professional and Jacobs School activities.
Optofluidics Researchers and Industry Representatives Meet To Discuss Future Work -- October 26, 2006 -- The UCSD division of Calit2 and ECE professor Shaya Fainman recently hosted the Optofluidics Translational Research and Commercialization Workshop. The invitation-only meeting brought together academic researchers affiliated with the DARPA Center for Optofluidic Integration and industry representatives.
Professor Alon Orlitsky and two of his doctoral students, Narayana Prasad Santhanam and Junan Zhang, authored the paper selected for the 2006 award, "Universal Compression of Memoryless Sources Over Unknown Alphabets."
UCSD Students Win Prestigious U.S. DoD Scholarship -- October 10, 2006 -- Four UC San Diego students are among the 32 nationwide recipients of the 2006 Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship program run by the U.S. Department of Defense.
Jacobs School Welcomes Eleven New Faculty -- October 2, 2006 -- As the 06/07 academic year begins, the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering welcomes eleven new faculty hires, bringing the School’s total faculty membership to 175.
Semeon Y. Litvin was selected as a 2006 SPIE scholarship winner. Litvin is an undergraduate student in the Optics program at the University of California, San Diego. His area of interest is in optics and superconductors.
Prof. Pamela Cosman has been appointed to be the new director of the Center for Wireless Communications (CWC), effective July 1, 2006. Founded in 1995, the CWC is one of the nation's premier centers for research in and education on wireless communications.
6/28/06: Vice Chancellor for Research, Richard Attiyeh, announced the appointment of Farrokh Najmabadi as the Director of the Center for Energy Research at UC San Diego, effective July 1, 2006. Professor Najmabadi is a member of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and has served as the Center's Deputy Director since September 1, 2004. Read more...
6/28/06: The surveillance system, dubbed "Eagle Eyes" was developed by UCSD ECE professor Mohan Trivedi and his team of graduate students and researchers. Read more...
Sourobh Raychaudhuri is one of two recipients of the Jacobs School of Engineering R. B. Woolley Graduate Leadership Award for the 2006-07 academic year.
Professor Curt Schurgers has been selected as a Hellman Fellow for 2006. The purpose of the Hellman Faculty Fellows Awards, funded through the generosity of Chris and Warren Hellman, is to substantially support the research and creative activities of promising assistant professors who show capacity for great distinction in their work.
3/31/06:U.S. News Ranks Electrical Engineering 16th
3/28/06: Prof. Radic has demonstrated a way to translate signals in optical fiber between the current infrared standard and a wide range of other bands of light. technology that could benefit airborne, undersea, sensing and other communications. Read more...
Shadi A. Dayeh, Hamed Masnadi-Shirazi & Antoni Chan were selected as the Outstanding TAs of the ECE Department.
2/13/06:More than 400 experts from around the world participated in a weeklong workshop to inaugurate Calit2's new Information Theory and Applications (ITA) Center. Streaming video of key presentations and tutorials is now available. Read more...
2/7/06: The university has appointed Professor Alon Orlitsky to direct the new initiative Information Theory and Applications Center (ITA). Read more...
2/2/06: Professor Nguyen's innovative technologies in the area of video delivery to mobile devices and thin-clients, using existing communication channels, are shown to have a practical impact. Read more...
Robert Saperstein, our 2005 JSOE Woolley Fellow, has been selected as one of the 2006 Summer Graduate Teaching Fellows at UCSD.
1/28/06: Professor Acampora is part of UCSD's Center for Networked Systems, a collaboration ontopics ranging from broadband access to Internet epidemiology. View his talk in the CNS half-yearly Research Review. Read more...
11/16/05: Professor Milstein is the first holder of the Ericsson Endowed Chair in Wireless Communication Access Techniques Read more...
10/3/05: Professor Sadik Esener, " Nanotechnology will allow doctors to deliver an array of promising new anti-cancer treatments to the exact positions in the body where they are needed". Read more...
9/12/05: Professor Tara Javidi "Time and again our theoretical research has shown how the stochastic nature of the wireless channel can significantly change the rules-of-thumb of networking," Read more...
8/19/05: Information Theory faculty receive 4 of the 27 grantsawarded in 2005 by the NSF Theoretical Foundations program. Read more...
8/8/05: Edward Yu, "Increasing Solar Cell Efficiency Via Incorporation of Engineered Metallic Structures." Read more...
6/22/05: Prof. Nuno Vasconcelos receives a five year CAREER award by NSF, for work incomputer vision. Read more...
5/20/05:Professor Vardy has been selected as a Fullbright Scholar, 2005-2006
5/2/05:Professor Massimo Franceschetti receives the 2005S. A. Schelkunoff Award for the best paper in the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation.
1/1/05:Professor Truong Nguyen elected Fellow of the IEEE for contributions to the theory and applications of filterbanks and wavelets.