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ECE Alums Attribute Entrepreneurial Roots to Engineering Entrepreneurs Program

Posted on December 6, 2019 | Filed Under: Alumni

After a decade of projects, two NC State ECE alumni and serial Triangle entrepreneurs announced $4.7 million in seed funding for their technology venture, Allstacks.

NC State Named a Hot Spot for 5G Innovation

Posted on December 5, 2019 | Filed Under: Research

Ultra-fast speed meets unparalleled responsiveness. That’s the promise of fifth generation (5G) wireless networks. And now, NC State ECE is the newest hub for driving 5G innovation.

This post was originally published in NC State News.

Pignataro named Fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Posted on December 4, 2019 | Filed Under: Faculty

Congratulations to Carlos Pignataro, an adjunct lecturer in ECE being named fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Senior Design Teams Present

Posted on December 2, 2019 | Filed Under: Undergraduate Students

With Design Day on the horizon, one team got to present its work-in-progress to its sponsor at the Fall Industry Meeting of CAPER in Charlotte. Check out more Senior Design projects at McKimmon on Dec 6, 1-4pm.

$10M Grant to Advance Cover Crops includes Machine Learning

Posted on November 26, 2019 | Filed Under: Research

USDA $10-million grant to improve the sustainability of agriculture through the use of cover crops features cutting-edge tech, such as autonomous data collection and machine learning from ECE.

Finding Out Why From Our Alumni

Posted on October 30, 2019 | Filed Under: Alumni

Reconnecting with our alumni and keeping them engaged with events, activities, and connections, while sharing their stories with the NC State community and students.

Yaoyao Jia Wins IEEE Best Paper Award

Posted on October 30, 2019 | Filed Under: Awards and Faculty

Congratulations to Yaoyao Jia, winner of Best Paper award from IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems for her work on mm-sized wireless implantable opto-electro stimulation devices.

Welcoming 2019 Inductees to Alumni Hall of Fame

Posted on October 29, 2019 | Filed Under: Alumni

At an induction ceremony on October 25, 2019, 9 members of the fifth class of inductees were honored and joined the ranks of the 86 members of the ECE Alumni Hall of Fame, out of over 16,000 alumni.

Young alumna endows scholarship in honor of father

Posted on October 28, 2019 | Filed Under: Alumni

Dr. Joy Johnson didn’t grow up dreaming about becoming an engineer. But she did grow up with a father who taught her to give back. Now she’s honoring him and propelling the next generation forward.

New Framework Makes AI Systems More Transparent Without Sacrificing Performance

Posted on October 22, 2019 | Filed Under: Research

Researchers led by Tianfu Wu are proposing a framework that would allow users to understand the rationale behind AI decisions.

This post was originally published in NC State News.

Cisco UCS powers HPC clusters for student competition

In the rolling hills of North Carolina, two renowned universities, Wake Forest University and North Carolina State University (NC State), engage in a friendly academic rivalry. This relationship is about to get tested as both universities have been selected to participate in the Student Cluster Competition (SCC) at SC19, the premier HPC conference, which will take place in Denver on Nov 18-22.

Posted on November 15, 2019

NC State expanding Community College Collaboration Program, adding more students and partner schools

“(Community college) students should be encouraged (to apply). They don’t know what they can get into unless they try,” said Ben Falero, who began at Carolina Community College in Sanford before he was accepted in the C3 program. Falero, who is majoring in computer and electrical engineering, said he has had a smooth transition to NC State.

Posted on November 14, 2019

Six New Teams Vie to Take Crown in Student Cluster Challenge at SC19

Berra Kara, a junior computer engineering and applied mathematics major at North Carolina State University, said her team took NVIDIA’s courses on CUDA to learn how to use the software for their cluster. The team, “WolfPack HPC,” said GPUs help provide a performance boost when running these applications.

Posted on November 13, 2019

A Case for Factoring Tech Transfer Activities into Promotion and Tenure Decisions

In a panel discussion at AUTM’s 2019 Eastern Region Meeting, Laura Schoppe from Fuentek, Daniel Stancil from North Carolina State University and Justin Streuli from University of North Carolina at Greensboro made a compelling case as to why academic committees should consider tech transfer activities when making promotion and tenure (P&T) decisions about faculty.

 

Posted on November 7, 2019

Building a better guide dog

To meet the growing need for guide dogs the NC State, Guiding Eyes for the Blind and IBM have teamed up to find the best candidates through the use of artificial intelligence. “Our aim is to get as much quantified and objective information as possible,” says Alper Bozkurt.

Posted on October 18, 2019

The power to change

In their work at North Carolina State University, Barkha Gupta and Rhett Davis showed that for a single silicon-on-insulator (SOI) process, which typically exhibit low leakage levels, the ratio of off-currents through an inverter versus a more complex NAND4 transistor stack varies dramatically with changes in process conditions at the fab.

Posted on October 15, 2019

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