ECE Department News 2016
ECE Students Receive Armstrong Research Foundation Awards
Two undergraduate and two graduate students in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department were given Armstrong Memorial Research Foundation (AMRF) Awards at a departmental Town Hall Meeting on May 16, 2016 for excellence in high GPA achievement. The two undergraduate awardees are Steven Massaro and Zahraa Krayem, and the two graduate awardees are Inigo Urteaga and Jun Duan.
ECE PhD Student Wins Award at SRC TECHCON
Stony Brook ECE graduate student Weicheng Liu has received the Best in Session Award at the 2016 SRC TECHCON Conference held in Austin, Texas. Weicheng's paper has proposed a novel method for automatic clock tree development to reduce power consumption. Weicheng is a PhD student at the NanoCAS Lab advised by Prof. Emre Salman.
Prof. Petar Djuric Takes the Helm
Professor Petar M. Djuric has been apointed the chair of the ECE department. With the department more than 25 years, Djurić has served the department, college and university in a number of capacities. His primary research focus is in the area of signal and information processing with specific interest in the theory of signal modeling, detection, and estimation; Monte Carlo-based methods; signal and information processing over networks; machine learning, RFID, and the Internet of Things.
Prof. Shan Lin Receives NSF CAREER Award
Dr. Shan Lin, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been awarded the National Science Foundation's Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, which is given to young faculty members for research and educational activities. This award will support Dr. Lin's work on ensuring the safety and security of networks in connected hospitals.
Petar M. Djuric Elevated to EURASIP Fellow
At the beginning of every year, the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP) recognizes "outstanding achievements of its members and volunteers. Each year, a select group of signal processing researchers is elevated to EURASIP Fellow, the Association's most prestigious honour." This year one of the four recipients of this high distinction is Petar M. Djuric. His citation reads "For contributions to the theory and practice of Bayesian signal processing.”
ECE Doctoral Graduate Wins SPEC Dissertation Award
The Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) Distinguished Dissertation Award is given each year to a doctoral dissertation which exemplifies scientific significance, impact and originality. Stony Brook University’s (SBU) own Yufei Ren was chosen as the winner for 2015 from amongst fifteen phenomenal dissertations from institutions across the globe.
Using Glass to Improve Graphene's Powerful Conductivity
A team led by ECE assistant professor Matthew Eisaman has developed a method using common glass for creating resilient, customized, and high-performance graphene. The material is known for its durability and electrical conductivity and is used in the energy, electronics and semiconductor industries. The graphene-enhancing process is detailed in a paper published in Scientific Reports.
ECE Student Wins 2016 Goldwater Scholarship
Electrical Engineering student Michael D’Agati is a recipient of the 2016 Goldwater Scholarship. Michael is a sophomore majoring in Electrical Engineering. He is interested in nanotechnology and biomedical applications, and is studying the use of 3-D graphene supercapacitors to power an in vivo embedded system for health monitoring.