ECE Newsletter, August 2012  
 

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Underwater Cruising
It's not easy designing a robot that can operate underwater, be autonomous, move through a gate, glide between buoys and use a camera to navigate. [full story]

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Dr. Michael Escuti and ImageOptix Almost Double Light Efficiency in LC Projectors
Researchers used the technology to create a small picoprojector, seen here, which could be embedded in a smartphone, tablet or other device. (Image courtesy of ImagineOptix Corp.)

Researchers from North Carolina State University and ImagineOptix Corporation have developed new technology to convert unpolarized light into polarized light, which makes projectors that use liquid crystal (LC) technology almost twice as energy... [full story]

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ECE Welcomes New Faculty

We are pleased to announce the addition of five new members of the NCSU Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Jake Adams will join the ECE department as an Assistant Professor beginning in January of 2013. He... [full story]

Left to Right: Dr. Adams, Dr. Kudenov, Dr. Lu, Dr. Lubkeman and Dr. Ricketts
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Megan Matthews Awarded the IMSD Doctoral Research Assistantship
Megan Matthews (L), Dr. Cranos Williams (R)

Megan Leigh Matthews, an ECE Master's student under Dr. Cranos Williams, has been awarded the Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity (IMSD) Doctoral Research Assistantship. The IMSD program is an initiative at NC State whose focus is to... [full story]

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ECE Students Receive Department of Defense SMART Scholarships

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is pleased to announce that Adam Wilkerson and Scott Clouse, two students pursuing their PhD's in Electrical Engineering, are the recipients of Department of Defense SMART Scholarships. The... [full story]

(L) Adam Wilkerson - (R) Scott Clouse
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Expediting Design Process May Boost Diversity in Multi-Core Processors
New tool should expedite the development of new cores and multi-core processors.

Researchers have developed a tool that makes it faster and easier to develop new cores - also known as central processing units - for computer processors. The new tool could spur the development of processors with many different types of specialized... [full story]

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