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New Data Processing Module Makes Deep Neural Networks Smarter

Posted on September 17, 2020 | Filed Under: Research

AI researchers from NC State ECE—including Tianfu Wu—have improved the performance of deep neural networks by combining feature normalization and feature attention into a single module.

Research Advances Learning Capability of Drone Swarms

Posted on August 31, 2020 | Filed Under: Research

Researchers, including Aranya Chakrabortty, have developed a reinforcement learning approach that will allow swarms of unmanned vehicles to accomplish various missions while minimizing performance uncertainty.

Neural Interface System for Somatosensory Feedback

Posted on August 12, 2020 | Filed Under: Life and Research

NC State’s Yaoyao Jia has been chosen to lead one of the new collaborative NSF programs, with a million-dollar grant aimed at improving our understanding of somatosensory feedback with the help of a cat.

NC State Places #9 Globally for Electrical Engineering

Posted on July 22, 2020 | Filed Under: News

For the third year in a row, NC State ranks in the top 10 globally for electrical engineering— #9 in the 2020 ShanghaiRankings

Alumna receives Skip Ellis Early Career Award

Posted on July 14, 2020 | Filed Under: Alumni

Tawana Dillahunt, a computer engineering alumna and associate professor at the University of Michigan named the inaugural recipient of the CRA-WP Skip Ellis Early Career Award.

Chow Receives 2020 IEEE IES Achievement Award

Posted on July 2, 2020 | Filed Under: Awards

Congratulations to Dr. Mo-Yuen Chow, 2020 recipient of the IEEE IES Mittelmann Achievement Award, recognizing his substantial technical contributions and leadership with industrial electronics technologies

Using Leaf Fungi to Improve Crop Resilience

Posted on July 1, 2020 | Filed Under: Research

An interdisciplinary collaboration across three colleges at NC State are working together to identify and analyze beneficial fungi in the core crops of North Carolina.

New Approach to DNA Data Storage Makes System More Dynamic, Scalable

Posted on June 12, 2020 | Filed Under: Research

A partnership of researchers from ECE and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering are laying out a fundamentally new approach to DNA data storage.

A StressCam, a low-cost camera system to monitor crop stress, over a field of soybeans at the Sandhills Research Station.

Low-Cost Cameras Could Be Sensors to Remotely Monitor Crop Stress

Posted on June 10, 2020 | Filed Under: Research

Being able to identify crop problems early can make the difference between saving a crop and losing it, but high-tech solutions can be costly. An interdisciplinary team is leveraging existing technology for a solution.

Remembering ECE Department Head Dr. Robert Kolbas

Posted on June 8, 2020 | Filed Under: Faculty

ECE remembers Dr. Robert Kolbas, and exemplary teacher, department head, and a force behind the ECE MakerSpaces.

Army advances learning capabilities of drone swarms

Army-sponsored researchers, including NC State ECE’s Aranya Chakrabortty developed a reinforcement learning approach that will allow swarms of unmanned aerial and ground vehicles to optimally accomplish various missions while minimizing performance uncertainty.

Posted on August 10, 2020

Si2 Announces 2020 Power of Partnerships Award Winners

Semiconductor design experts from industry and academia, including NC State’s Rhett Davis are this year’s winners of the Silicon Integration Initiative’s Power of Partnerships Award, recognizing the Si2 team that has made the most significant contributions to the field of electronic design automation.

Posted on July 7, 2020

Preventing AI From Divulging Its Own Secrets

A masking defense in a paper by Aydin Aysu could stop neural networks from revealing their inner workings to adversaries.

Posted on May 6, 2020

NC State University Students Receive 2019/2020 PES Scholarships

Each year the IEEE Power & Energy Society awards promising students scholarships through its Scholarship Plus Initiative. This year, one hundred and thirty-five students were selected from 78 U.S., Puerto Rico & Canadian universities, including 4 from ECE.

Posted on February 26, 2020

Nature’s Databank

A hurdle that DNA data storage faces is finding a way to retrieve a specific file from a collection of records instead of every file in that collection, however attaching short labels to data sequences only yields 30,000 unique labels. NC State’s James Tuck is leading the solution increasing the number of labels to roughly 900 million.

Posted on February 13, 2020

NC State, UNC scientists develop wristwatch that monitors body chemistry

Thanks to Triangle researchers, the next high-tech health invention could be a wristwatch that collects health data from the skin’s surface. The project resembles bio-sensing devices like FitBits and Apple Watches, but it can track much more about health than measuring physical activity and heart rate.

Posted on February 10, 2020

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