ECE Newsletter, December 2013  
 

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Mapping By The Masses
Dr. Edgar Lobaton has developed software that allows unknown environments to be mapped - such as collapsed buildings - based on the movement of a swarm of insect cyborgs, or "biobots." [full story]

 
 
Mo-Yuen Chow Receives IEEE IES Service Award
Dr. Mo-Yuen Chow and robot cars used to simulate driving in his EB2 lab.

Dr. Mo-Yuen Chow, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University and Director of the Advanced Diagnostics, Automation, and Control Lab (ADAC), has received the IEEE IES Anthony J. Hornfeck Service Award. The... [full story]

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Nagle to be President of IEEE Sensors Council

Dr. H. Troy Nagle, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University, has been elected as President of the IEEE Sensors Council. The IEEE Sensors Council was founded in 1998 for the purpose of creating a focus for... [full story]

Dr. H. Troy Nagle
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IBM BlueMix Hackathon Held at NC State
Dr. Daniel Stancil talks with a fellow judge

In conjunction with IBM and the IBM jStart Team, NC State University helped to conduct a "hackathon" the weekend of November 8th and 9th to leverage student talent on IBM's next generation cloud platform, BlueMix. The... [full story]

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Inventor, Electronics Innovator Baliga Wins IEEE's Highest Award

Dr. Jayant Baliga, a Distinguished University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University and founding director of the university's Power Semiconductor Research Center, has received the Medal of Honor from the... [full story]

Dr. Jayant Baliga
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Baliga Receives Risley Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Jay Baliga and some of his many patents and awards. PHOTO BY ROGER WINSTEAD

Dr. Jayant Baliga, Distinguished University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NC State University and Director of the Power Semiconductor Research Center (PSRC), has received the Dr. John S. Risley Entrepreneur of the Year Award... [full story]

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Hopkins receives IMAPS Outstanding Educator Award

Dr. Doug Hopkins, professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NC State University, has received the IMAPS Outstanding Educator Award. This award is presented by the Executive Council of the International Microelectronics Assembly and... [full story]

Dr. Hopkins receiving the IMAPS Outstanding Educator Award
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New Approach Advances Wireless Power Transfer for Vehicles
A small prototype serves as a proof of concept for the system. (Click to enlarge.)

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed new technology and techniques for transmitting power wirelessly from a stationary source to a mobile receiver - moving engineers closer to their goal of creating highway... [full story]

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Steer Receives 2013 RJ Reynolds Award

Dr. Michael B. Steer, Lampe Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University, has been selected as the 29th recipient of the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research... [full story]

Dr. Michael Steer (center) received the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Extension from Dr. Louis Martin-Vega (left), dean of the College of Engineering, on Nov. 14. At right is Missy Moore of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.
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ECE In the News
Fox News Logo'Invisible' airplaines: Chineese, US race for cloaking tech
"Materials that enable cloaking technology are becoming more available. David R. Ricketts, engineering, featured."

From FoxNews.com on December 19, 2013
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TMCnet.com LogoInventor, Electronics Innovator Baliga Wins IEEE's Highest Award
"NC State professor received the Medal of Honor from Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology. Jayant Baliga, electrical & computer engineering, featured."

From TMCnet.com on December 6, 2013
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GizMag LogoNew tech could beam power from roadside stations to passing electric cars
"NC State researchers moving closer to their goal of creating highway 'stations' that can recharge electric vehicles wirelessly as the vehicles drive by. Srdjan Lukic, electrical engineering, featured."

From GizMag.com on November 18, 2013
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