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Balandin receives DOE grant for electric-bias control of phase transitions in quantum materials

ECE distinguished professor Alexander Balandin received $500K funding for investigating electric-bias control of phase transitions in a special type of quantum materials. The Department of Energy (DOE) project aims at understanding physical mechanisms and developing methods for electric-bias control of phase transitions in quasi-two-dimensional (2D) charge-density-wave (CDW) quantum materials. A strongly correlated CDW phase is...

NSF grant on information theoretic analysis of machine learning in computer vision

ECE professors, Amit Roy-Chowdhury and Ertem Tuncel, have received a new $500K grant from NSF’s Communications and Information Foundations program on information theoretic analysis of machine learning algorithms in computer vision. The recent successes in image and video analysis have been largely in the domain of supervised learning. Supervised learning methods assume the availability of...

Hyoseung Kim receives NSF CAREER Award

Professor Hyoseung Kim received the National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award for his work on "Real-Time Scheduling of Intelligent Applications". The CAREER is NSF's most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances...

Mihri Ozkan quoted in Fortune Magazine article

Nikola Motor founder and chairman Trevor Milton promises a cost of around $70 per kilowatt-hour of storage capacity, per an article recently published in the Fortune Magazine by David Morris. Milton did not reveal the details of planned battery technology. Mihri Ozkan, an ECE professor and battery researcher at the University of California at Riverside...

Tan receives NSF award on machine-learning based VLSI reliability modeling and design

ECE Prof. Sheldon Tan received a three-year $500K award from the National Science Foundation for exploring data-driven and deep learning based approaches to addressing the VLSI reliability and robust chip design. Recently machine learning, especially deep learning is gaining much attention due to the breakthrough performance in various cognitive applications. Machine learning for electronic design...

$1.2 Million NSF award for Real-time Energy-elastic GPUs

ECE Professors Daniel Wong (PI), Hyoseung Kim, and Nael Abu-Ghazaleh have received a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop Real-time Energy-elastic GPUs for Embedded Autonomous Systems. The goal of this project is to fundamentally re-design GPU-enabled computer systems in real-time embedded resource-constrained environments. This project will develop energy-efficient and elastic...

Towards Terahertz Electronic Devices

The “Terahertz Gap” between electronics and photonics is one of the most prominent problems in the past century, which refers to the absence of reliable devices (even conceptually) for signal processing, emission, and detection in the Terahertz frequency regime — 1 trillion oscillations per second. Despite numerous efforts, the terahertz gap remains a persisting issue...

Roy-Chowdhury receives UMD ECE Distinguished Alumni Award

Professor Amit Roy-Chowdhury has been selected as a recipient of the 2020 ECE Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Maryland (UMD). This prestigious award is presented annually to alumni that have provided leadership and meritorious contributions in the broad field of engineering.

Fast-charging damages electric car batteries

Commercial fast-charging stations subject electric car batteries to high temperatures and high resistance that can cause them to crack, leak, and lose their storage capacity, write engineers at the University of California, Riverside in a new study published in Energy Storage. To remedy this, the researchers have developed a method for charging at lower temperatures...

Tseng and his student’s paper is chosen for IEEE Micro Top Picks 2020

The paper, Dynamic Multi-Resolution Data Storage, authored by UCR researchers, Yu-Ching Hu and Prof. Hung-Wei Tseng, and Tseng’s former students, Murtuza Lokhandwala and Te I, has been selected for IEEE Micro’s Top Picks from the 2020 Computer Architecture Conferences. Top Picks is an annual special edition of IEEE Micro magazine that acknowledges 10-12 most significant...

Quantum Supremacy paper coauthored by Korotkov

The Google AI Quantum team published a landmark paper on Quantum Supremacy (see the paper and blog ). For the first time, it was demonstrated that a programmable quantum processor can compute a well-defined mathematical problem which is impossible for the best current supercomputers. This opens a new page in Quantum Computing and promises applications...

Mihri Ozkan elevated to National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Mihri Ozkan is the first woman in the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering and the fifth UC Riverside professor to be elevated to the National Academy of Inventors. The NAI Fellows Program highlights academic inventors who have demonstrated a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions...

Prof. Mohsenian-Rad Named IEEE Fellow

Professor Hamed Mohsenian-Rad is named as Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The honor is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. Each year, following a rigorous evaluation procedure, less than 0.1% of IEEE...

Balandin and Ren named 2019 Highly Cited Researchers

Professor Alexander Balandin and Professor Wei Ren have been named to the 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list compiled by the Web of Science Group, a Clarivate Analytics company (formerly part of Thomson Reuters). Highly Cited Researchers are among those who have demonstrated significant and broad influence reflected in their publication of multiple papers, highly cited...

Oymak and collaborators received NSF grant on Cyber-Physical Systems

Prof. Samet Oymak and his collaborators Necmiye Ozay, Dimitra Panagou (University of Michigan) and Sze Zheng Yong (Arizona State University) are awarded $1.2M NSF grant to improve Cyber-Physical System safety. These systems are networks of interacting elements such as constellation of satellites and fleet of self-driving cars. This project will develop supervisors that leverage preview...

Tseng and his student received best paper honorable mention award in MICRO 2019

Hung-Wei Tseng, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at UC Riverside, and his PhD Student Yu-Ching Hu received the Best Paper Honorable Mention Award in the 52nd IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture. In their paper entitled “Dynamic Multi-Resolution Data Storage”, they designed an intelligent storage device that dynamically adjusts the dataset resolution, thereby...

ECE Professor Awarded $1M in New Grants

UC Riverside’s research into the development of next generation superconducting quantum electronics, led by ECE Professor Shane Cybart, has recently won three new important grants. With corporate partner Quantum Design INC., Cybart’s lab is developing a quantum sensor for magnetic imaging of materials and electronic devices for the Air Force Office of Scientific Research Small...

Yu and Keogh received $1M DOE grant to develop machine learning algorithms for power grids

Nanpeng Yu, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at UC Riverside and Eamonn Keogh, a professor of computer science, have received a $1 million grant from Department of Energy (DOE) to develop machine learning algorithms to extract more value from the vast amounts of sensor data gathered to monitor the health of the...

Ozkan is selected to attend the UC President Napalitano’s Women Initiative

Prof Mihri Ozkan of the Electrical and Computer Engineering department is selected to attend the UC President Napalitano’s women initiative for professional development (UC WI). The UC WI is a unique system-wide professional development program for women that brings together participants from every UC location. Participants represent faculty, academic personnel and staff. The program is...

Understanding Subtle Non-Social Facial Expressivity to Boost Learning and Computer Interaction

A new NSF award from the Division of Information and Intelligent Systems brings together an interdisciplinary team of investigators from UC Riverside, Distinguished Professor Bir Bhanu (PI) from Electrical and Computer Engineering and Professor Aaron Seitz (Co-PI) from Psychology to address key challenges associated with spontaneous microexpression recognition in non-social scenarios. It develops a transformative...