ECE Newsletter, July 2013  

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Achieve Your Dream Job
NASA announced that Christina Hammock (MSEE '02) has been selected as one of the eight new astronaut candidates -- a job she's been dreaming about, studying for, and working towards all her life. [full story]

Dr. Bozkurt Uses Video Game Tech to Steer Roaches on Autopilot
Click to Enlarge. (Photo credit: Alper Bozkurt)

Dr. Alper Bozkurt, assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University, is using video game technology to remotely control cockroaches on autopilot, with a computer steering the cockroach through a... [full story]

Chakrabortty Receives Award for Research for Development of a Multi-User Network Testbed

NC State University has received a $200K research grant from the US Department of Energy to advance its ongoing research and education in wide-area monitoring and control of power systems using Synchronized Phasor Measurements (or... [full story]

New Software Spots, Isolates Cyber-Attacks to Protect Networked Control Systems
Wente Zheng (L) & Dr. Mo-Yuen Chow (R)

Dr. Mo-Yuen Chow, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University and Wente Zheng, a Ph. D. student, have developed a software algorithm that detects and isolates cyber-attacks on networked control systems - which... [full story]

Freshman Engineering Design Day prepares future ECE students

The bubble-blowing machine created by Morgan Danyi and her team worked just fine except for one minor problem: It didn't blow any bubbles. Some parts spun too fast. The unstable platform wobbled. The bubble solution carried by spinning wands... [full story]

Students ready their projectile launcher for the competition.
ECE launches first Online Open Course
Example ASIC Design

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NC State University will be launching it's first Online Open Course (OOC) starting in the summer of 2013. Digital ASICs (Application Specific Integrated Circuits) are at the core of all... [full story]

ECE In the News
GizModo LogoKinect-Powered Roaches Are an Army of Grossness
"It's not very common to find an enthusiastic fan of motion-controlled gaming, but it's rarer to find an enthusiastic fan of roaches. But for the unlikely fan of both, researchers have developed the best(?) of both worlds: Kinect-controlled cockroaches. Alper Bozkurt, electrical and computer engineering, featured."

From Gizmodo on June 26, 2013
The Triangle Business Journal LogoNCSU center a jolt for 'smart grid'
"Quite a few companies in the Triangle?s ?smart grid? cluster are growing at a brisk clip, despite a series of cutbacks last year. The FREEDM Center at NC State University is another ?smart grid? entity that?s helping to keep the industry plowing forward. Aranya Chakrabortty, electrical & computer engineering, and Rogelio Sullivan, future renewable electric energy delivery & management, featured."

From The Triangle Business Journal on May 22, 2013
Alumni In the News
Yahoo Finance LogoWiSpry Announces Dr. Arthur Morris Named an IEEE Fellow
"Dr. Arthur S. Morris has been named an IEEE Fellow by the IEEE Board of Directors for his significant contributions to the field of radio frequency (RF) engineering. Arthur S. Morris, electrical & computer engineering, featured."

From Yahoo Finance on June 18, 2013
CW15 Omaha News LogoMaxwell Technologies Appoints John Warwick Chief Operating Officer
"Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MXWL) announced today that it has appointed John J. Warwick to the position of chief operating officer. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from NC State University."

From CW15 Omaha on June 4, 2013
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Can We Feed The World?
The global population is growing, and feeding this expanding population poses a formidable challenge. How will emerging diseases, and global climate and environmental changes affect the crops that we rely on? [full story]


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