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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.

Gupta Recipient of 2019 Lane Outstanding Teaching Award

Posted on October 17, 2019 | Filed Under: Faculty

We are pleased to announce the recipient of the 2019 William F. Lane Outstanding Teaching Award—Dr. Rachana Gupta. The Lane Award recognizes excellence in teaching or educational leadership in the department.

Kish named director of NC State Nanofabrication Facility

Posted on October 16, 2019 | Filed Under: Faculty

Introducing one of our newest faculty members, Fred Kish, an IEEE Fellow with over 125 patents to his name, and is now the new Director of the NC State Nanofabrication Facility

Leveraging Strengths to Improve Asthma Care

Posted on October 10, 2019 | Filed Under: News

Associate Professor Edgar Lobaton is working with UNC researchers on an NSF-funded project to improve wearable health-monitoring devices so that they may one day be able to help asthma patients manage their symptoms better.

This post was originally published in Office of Research and Innovation.

Centennial Campus, Activate!

Posted on September 27, 2019 | Filed Under: Campus Life

A slew of events and activities is putting NC State’s research park on the map in a new way — as a destination for fun.

This post was originally published in NC State News.

Dixit Named as Standing Committee Chair for ACM-W

Posted on September 25, 2019 | Filed Under: Faculty

Congratulations to Arati Dixit, a teaching associate professor in ECE who has been named to the leadership team of the Association for Computing Machinery’s Council on Women in Computing (ACM-W).

CES 2020: IBM adds Delta as it expands its Q Network

Delta plans to join the IBM Q Hub at North Carolina State in a bid to address travel, transport, and customer challenges. In addition, IBM said it has reached a Quantum Volume of 32. Quantum Volume, which has doubled every year since 2016, is a metric that determines how powerful a quantum computer is.

Posted on January 8, 2020

Army scientist receives top honors for signal processing research

An Army scientist and NC State ECE professor—Hamid Krim—earned top honors for his signal processing research from IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.

Posted on January 8, 2020

New Smart Collar Helps Puppies Become Guide Dogs

IBM, NC State University, and Guiding Eyes for the Blind team up to create a new smart collar that will help those with disabilities get the dog they deserve.

Posted on January 3, 2020

NC State grad sets record for longest spaceflight by a woman

A U.S. astronaut who is a North Carolina State University graduate has set a record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman. NASA officials say Christina Koch, who grew up in Jacksonville, North Carolina, on Saturday broke the 288-day record set by former space station commander Peggy Whitson.

Posted on December 28, 2019

US Astronaut Sets Record for Longest Spaceflight by a Woman

A U.S. astronaut—and NC State ECE alumna—set a record Saturday for the longest single spaceflight by a woman, breaking the old mark of 288 days with about two months left in her mission.

Posted on December 28, 2019

$9M grant to NC State may help make rooftop solar cheaper and easier

A grant to North Carolina State University and several partners could make installing rooftop solar energy systems much less expensive and time consuming. Researchers will use the five-year, $9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to design solar energy systems and installation and connection procedures that require little or no customization by homeowners and installers. The systems would set up quickly and connect to the power grid easily, while still meeting building and electrical codes.

Posted on December 26, 2019

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