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Student Presentations, and Honoring A UConn Alum’s Achievements At GE Night

GE’s Linda Jacobs shares a generous scholarship gift

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Alumni News

Stay in touch with fellow UConn engineering alumni. Visit our Engineering LinkedIn alumni page and fill us in on your latest activities or learn what your college friends are doing nowadays!

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UConn Extension 4-H Program in Litchfield County visits the Center for Clean Energy Engineering

Before watching the UConn women’s basketball team outshine Louisville, on February 9th a group from the UConn Extension 4-H Program in Litchfield County visited the Center for Clean Energy Engineering.

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Faculty & Staff Notes

Read about recent honors and activities of our engineering faculty, who are respected leaders in research, instruction, mentoring and professional societies.

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Dr. Quing Zhu Awarded $1.43M NIH Grant

Dr. Quing Zhu has received a four-year, $1.43 million grant from the National Institutes of Health in support of her research aimed at predicting the effectiveness of preoperative or neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) used in treating advanced breast cancers.

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New GAANN for UConn Engineering Team

Three Computer Science & Engineering faculty have received a highly competitive Department of Education Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) three-year award of more than $805,000, which will support fellowships for graduate students pursuing research in “exascale computing.” Dr. Chun-Hsi (Vincent) Huang is the lead investigator on the grant.

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First Annual Competition for CHASE

The Center for Hardware Assurance, Security and Engineering (CHASE) recently awarded funds to six teams to carry out cutting-edge security research. The funding pool was established by industry members of the CHASE Consortium, which seeks to contribute toward solving security challenges that are widespread across many industries.

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HPC Center Keeps Researchers on Track

At UConn, many researchers employ parallel computational techniques to solve problems, and they are reliant upon UConn’s high performance computing (HPC) capabilities to carry out their work.

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Multidisciplinary Team to Develop Smart Building HVAC Model

A team of researchers from the School of Engineering and the UConn Health Center has received $1.09 million in NSF funding in support of their research aimed at developing a scalable and universal model for fault detection, diagnosis and prognosis of heating, ventilation and air conditioning, or HVAC, systems in buildings of differing sizes and functionalities.

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Faculty Honored

Six faculty were recognized for excellence in graduate student advising and faculty peer mentorship. Outstanding Faculty Advisor Awards were presented to Drs. Pamir Alpay (MSE), Reda Ammar (CSE), Wei Sun (ME), and Shengli Zhou (ECE). Outstanding Faculty Mentoring Awards went to: Drs. Jun-Hong Cui (CSE) and Ranjan Srivastava (ChE).  

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Faculty and Grad Student News

Our engineering faculty and graduate students are respected leaders in research, instruction, mentoring and professional societies who regularly receive honors and awards. Read about some recent honors here.

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Dr. Bar-Shalom Receives 2012 CT Medal of Technology

Board of Trustees Distinguished Prof. Yaakov Bar-Shalom was awarded the 2012 Connecticut Medal of Technology for his groundbreaking contributions to the advancement of radar and sonar technology. Dr. Bar-Shalom’s work has served to strengthen the nation’s defenses and air transportation systems.

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Faculty News

Our engineering faculty members are respected leaders in research, instruction and professional societies who regularly receive honors and awards. Read about some recent honors here.

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Castleman Term Professors Named

The School of Engineering has named five outstanding faculty members as inaugural Castleman Term Professors in Engineering Innovation.

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Faculty & Staff News

At the School of Engineering, we are pleased to showcase the achievements of our engineering faculty from our various departments and programs.

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National Engineers Week February 19-25

Join us for a variety of fun, inspiring and illuminating activities in celebration of National Engineers Week, which takes place February 19-25 this year. For full details, please consult the calendar appearing on our website at www.engr.uconn.edu.

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Senior Design Project Inspires Start-Up For Graduates

Armed with a novel product developed for their senior design project, a penchant for hard work and a creative vision, two young alumni, Mike Gionfriddo and Chris Ladden (Electrical & Computer Engineering ’06) founded a company on the eve of graduation. The open source company, Liquidware (www.liquidware.com) emerged from the success of their Digital Dashboard […]

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Yunsi Fei Garners CAREER Award

Securing the “brains” of countless systems — from MP3 players and traffic lights to plant floor process controllers — is the aim of Dr. Yunsi Fei’s recent National Science Foundation Early Career (CAREER) Development award. An assistant professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Dr. Fei will apply her five-year, $405,000 award to her research aimed at […]

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Paper Featured in Nature Physics

Doctoral candidate Mehdi DaneshPanah, along with his advisor, Dr. Bahram Javidi, UConn Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Dr. Edward A. Watson (Wright Patterson Air Force Base) have garnered high profile recognition for their research. A paper authored by the three was summarized in the journal, Nature Physics (Vol. 4, […]

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Faculty Make a Difference with Mentor Connection

Over the summer, a number of engineering faculty members and associates hosted high school juniors and seniors from across the world, welcoming them into research labs and providing mentorship that may nurture future engineering leaders. The 12-year old summer program, called the UConn Mentor Connection (MC), brings 70-75 students to campus each year for a […]

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IEEE Honors Three Engineering Faculty

Three engineering faculty members have been selected by IEEE to receive prestigious 2008 honors: Drs. Yaakov Bar-Shalom and Bahram Javidi, both of the department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Sanguthevar Rajasekaran of the department of Computer Science & Engineering. Drs. Bar-Shalom and Javidi will receive their awards officially in fall ’08. Dr. Yaakov Bar-Shalom, the […]

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Alumni-Led Company a Profile in Excellence

A small high-tech company co-founded by two UConn engineering alumni, Phonon Corporation of Simsbury, has carved out a niche as one of the leading military surface acoustic wave – or SAW – device designers and manufacturers in the world. Led by Tom A. Martin (M.S., Ph.D., ’71, ’74), President and Chairman of the Board, and […]

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Quing Zhu Awarded $1.36 Million NIH Grant

Dr. Quing Zhu, associate professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, has garnered a four-year, $1.36 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct larger-scale clinical trials at the University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC) and Hartford Hospital using a novel device that combines near infrared (NIR) and ultrasound imaging. Dr. Zhu’s research team […]

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Bar-Shalom Research to Aid Defense

Dr. Yaakov Bar-Shalom, Marianne E. Klewin Professor in Engineering and a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, has received a $630,000 three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop practical multi-target tracking and multi-sensor data fusion algorithms that will aid the U.S. military in accurate detection and characterization of […]

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Enderle Receives ASEE Merryfield Award

Dr. John D. Enderle, professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and director of the Biomedical Engineering program, will receive the 2007 Fred Merryfield Design Award in recognition of his distinguished accomplishments in senior design. The Merryfield Award is presented by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and is one of three national engineering awards […]

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Dr. Luh Named Head of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Dr. Peter Luh, the SNET Professor of Communications and Information Technologies, was appointed Head of the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department (ECE) in August following an internal search. The ECE Department is home to 23 full-time faculty members and boasted research expenditures of $4.3 million during the 2005-06 fiscal year. Dr. Luh received his Ph.D. […]

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Javidi Honored By Optical Engineering Society

By Sherry Fisher President Philip E. Austin, left, and Bahram Javidi, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Javidi’s lab in the ITE Building. Photo by Peter Morenus Bahram Javidi, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named the 2005 recipient of the Dennis H. Gabor Award. Javidi received the […]

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Students Shine at Design Expo

At the most basic level, engineers are innovators: people who approach a problem from an analytical viewpoint, assess variables and how they interact, design possible solutions, select materials and construct prototypes. A controlled, condensed version of this process consumes senior engineering students each year as they tackle the culminating test of their undergraduate years in […]

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