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New GAANN grant to support doctoral students
A team of faculty members from ECE received a three-year $895K GAANN grant from the Department of Education. The team comprises Ertem Tuncel (PI), Amit Roy-Chowdhury (Co-PI), Matt Barth (Co-PI), Nanpeng Yu (Co-PI), and Kostas Karydis (Co-PI). The GAANN (Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need) award is designed as a…
NSF funded research for developing energy saving techniques in heterogeneous data centers
Professor Daniel Wong (PI) and Distinguished Professor Laxmi Bhuyan (Co-PI) received a three-year $500K grant (CCF-1815643) from the National Science Foundation for developing new evaluation methodology to quantify heterogeneous server energy proportionality, container live migration support and strategies, and management for…
ECE PhD Student Niluthpol Chowdhury Mithun wins Best Paper Award at ICMR 2018
ECE PhD student Niluthpol Chowdhury Mithun is the first author of the paper that won the Best Paper Award at the ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR) 2018.  Niluthpol’s advisor is ECE Professor Amit Roy-Chowdhury. The paper titled "Learning Joint Embedding with Multimodal Cues for Cross-Modal Video-Text…
Two DURIP Awards for Research in Robotics and Machine Intelligence
UCR and BCOE have been awarded with two equipment grants from ARO and ONR led by faculty in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. These are: (1) ARO DURIP – PI Karydis (Co-PIs: Roy-Chowdhury, Mourikis, Pasqualetti, Farrell); $350,000, to build an 100x50x30 ft outdoor motion tracking arena for robotics…
NSF funded research for developing new algorithms to improve the reliability and resilience of VLSI chips
Professor Sheldon Tan (PI) received  a three-year grant (CCF-1816361) from National Science for  developing new optimization and runtime management techniques for more reliable and robust nanometer ICs. The project is titled “SHF:Small:  EM-Aware Physical Design and Run-Time Optimization for sub-10nm 2D and 3D Integrated Circuits…
Joe Khalife and Prof. Kassas Win IEEE Walter Fried Award for Best Paper at IEEE/ION Position, Location, and Navigation Symposium (PLANS) 2018 Conference
The paper by Ph.D. student Joe Khalife and Prof. Zak Kassas entitled "Precise UAV Navigation with Cellular Carrier Phase Measurements" won the IEEE Walter Fried Award for Best Paper at the IEEE/ION Position, Location, and Navigation Symposium (PLANS 2018). The Walter Fried Award is given to the best overall paper at the conference…
Two of Prof. Abu-Ghazaleh's papers receive news coverage
Prof. Abu-Ghazaleh co-authored two papers that received wide coverage from technical and academic outlets. The first paper appeared in ASPLOS, the top computer systems research conference, and introduced Branchscope, a new hardware vulnerability in the branch predictor unit similar to the ones that contributed to the recent…
Alexander Balandin received two new grants from DARPA and SRC
Dr. Alexander A. Balandin, Distinguished Professor and University of California Presidential Chair Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering received two new grants in the nanotechnology field. The one-year $150 K proof-of-concept project funded by the Defense Advance Research Project Agency (DARPA) is…
Prof. Kassas Receives NSF CAREER Award
Prof. Zak Kassas received the National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award for his work on "Situational awareness strategies for autonomous systems in dynamic uncertain environments." The CAREER is NSF's most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to…
UCR Students Win Eta Kappa Nu Society Award
Congratulations to UCR students for winning an outstanding 2017 Chapter Award of the IEEE Eta Kappa Nu Society. Lambda Sigma Chapter  at UCR (past President Ingrid Liao, current President Daniel Dorr)  is part of the honorary IEEE Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) society of IEEE (http://www.hkn.org/admin/new_chapter.asp) This society  was…
ECE PhD graduate to join UT Arlington as Assistant Professor
Mohammad A. Islam, a Ph.D. student advised by Dr. Shaolei Ren in the ECE Department, will join the University of Texas, Arlington as an Assistant Professor. Mohammad’s Ph.D. dissertation falls in the general areas of cyber-physical systems, computer architecture and security, with a focus on data center security and efficiency.…
Professor Mohsenian-Rad Receives NSF Grant and Teaching Award
Professor Mohsenian-Rad Receives the BCOE Excellence in Teaching Award Associate Professor Hamed Mohsenian-Rad has received the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) Excellence in Teaching Award. This award is given annually in special recognition for dedication and contribution to advancing the teaching…
Two ECE Assistant Professors win best paper awards
Prof. Nanpeng Yu and his Ph.D. students Wenyu Wang, and Zhouyu Lu won the Best Paper Award at the Second International Conference on Green Communications, Computing and Technologies. The technical paper entitled “Advanced Metering Infrastructure Data Driven Phase Identification in Smart Grid” was selected as the only Best Paper…
ECE Asst. Prof. Zak Kassas wins over $1 million from NIST and ONR
Professor Kassas Receives $350K Grant from NIST Prof. Zak Kassas received a three-year $350,000 grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Prof. Kassas is a Co-PI on this grant with Prof. Andrei Shkel the PI and Prof. Solmaz Kia a Co-PI (both from the University of California, Irvine). The total awarded…
GPS World Magazine Features ASPIN Laboratory Research in UAV and Ground Vehicle Navigation with Cellular Signals of Opportunity
The cover of the April issue of GPS World magazine featured an article by Prof. Zak Kassas, Joshua Morales, Kimia Shamaei, and Joe Khalife, entitled “LTE Steers UAV.” The article discusses how cellular CDMA and LTE signals could be exploited for navigation and presents a specialized navigation software-defined receiver (SDR)…
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