ECE Department Headlines

June 2016

6.24.16
Close up view of the semitransparent polarization detector. The square area that shows up well is one of the gold electrodes, underneath which is the organic photovoltaic (OPV) material which converts polarized light into an electrical signal. In these images, the background light is linearly polarized. Rotating the detector within this polarized light reduces the transmitted light’s brightness as the device is aligned to it. (a) OPV device at 0 degrees; (b) 45 degrees; and (c) 90 degrees. At 90 degrees, the device absorbs the most light, indicating that the background polarization state is oriented parallel to the OPV. This change would be represented as an increase in the detected current. Researchers Devise New Tool to Measure Polarization of Light - Researchers from North Carolina State University's Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering have developed a new tool for … [full story]

6.20.16
This image shows a conventional algorithm New Technique Improves Accuracy of Computer Vision Technologies - Researchers from North Carolina State University's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering have developed a new technique that … [full story]

6.14.16
From left to right: Bruce Mueller, Motorola Solutions Foundation (sponsor), Sameera Magapu, Srikar Potta, and Dr. Carl Dietrich, Spectrum ShaRC Challenge Organizer. ECE Team Wins Spectrum-Sharing Radio Contest - Soaring past the anticipated-favorite teams from Tennessee Tech and the University of Crete, a team of students from NC State's Department … [full story]

6.1.16
Researchers work with the HET system wristband New Devices, Wearable System Aim to Predict, Prevent Asthma Attacks - Researchers at NC State have developed an integrated, wearable system that monitors a user's environment, heart rate and other physical … [full story]

May 2016

5.20.16
WeatherSTEM’s outlook was clear when it launched last month. Hail, New Weather Station - Here's a story we saved for a rainy day. If you're interested in a truly local weather report, check out the real-time data[full story]

PowerAmerica Institute Veliadis Named PowerAmerica CTO - Victor Veliadis, a senior advisory engineer for Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, has been named the chief technology officer for … [full story]

5.17.16
Dr. Paul Franzon Franzon new ECE Director of Graduate Programs - The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is pleased to announce that Dr. Paul Franzon has assumed the position of Director … [full story]

5.9.16
New Techniques Make RFID Tags 25 Percent Smaller New Techniques Make RFID Tags 25 Percent Smaller - Engineering researchers at North Carolina State University led by Dr. Paul Franzon, a professor of electrical and computer engineering … [full story]

5.6.16
Park Scholars raised money for this solar energy tree, which serves as a charging station on Centennial Campus. Three Park Scholars for the Class of 2020 select ECE - North Carolina State University's Park Scholarships program has named 40 students to its Class of 2020, with three of them selecting … [full story]

5.2.16
New Tech Uses Hardware, Software to Train Dogs More Efficiently Featured Article New Tech Uses Hardware, Software to Train Dogs More Efficiently - North Carolina State University researchers in ECE and Computer Science have developed and used a customized suite of technologies … [full story]

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