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Class Day ceremony honors an extraordinary, centennial cohort
May 24, 2021
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering honored its 32 graduating seniors in a Class Day ceremony on Monday, May 24, conferring multiple honors and awards for academic achievement.
Expert in machine learning theory, Jason Lee, wins funding from the Navy's Young Investigator Program
May 13, 2021

The Office of Naval Research has awarded Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Jason Lee three years of funding through its Young Investigator Program. The award covers a range of critical expenses, including the salaries and stipends of researchers in his lab.

Quantum science project Station X awarded support from Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Tech Fund
May 11, 2021

Drawing on recent discoveries in quantum materials, a team from the departments of electrical and computer engineering, physics and chemistry will build a new site for quantum exploration that features some of the most extreme conditions on Earth — including ultra-low temperatures, ultra-low and ultra-high pressures, and strong magnetic fields.

Graduate student Wenhan Xia wins NSF fellowship to study computer vision and imaging
April 30, 2021

The National Science Foundation has awarded a graduate research fellowship to Wenhan Xia, providing her three years of funding and two additional years of professional development support.

Graduate School awards Ph.D. student Liwei Song for work on machine learning privacy and security
April 23, 2021

The Graduate School has awarded Liwei Song a Wallace Memorial Fellowship in Engineering, funding his Ph.D. work for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Materials advances are key to development of quantum hardware
April 19, 2021

A new study in the journal Science outlines the need for materials advances in the hardware that goes into making quantum computers if these futuristic devices are to surpass the abilities of the computers we use today.

Graduate School honors two ECE researchers for exceptional teaching
April 18, 2021
The Graduate School has honored two students from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering with a 2021 Graduate School Teaching Award. A total of 34 such awards were given this year, with 10 coming from engineering.
Alumni win Turing Award, top honor in computer science
April 16, 2021

The Association for Computing Machinery named Princeton graduate alumni Alfred Aho and Jeffrey Ullman recipients of the 2020 ACM A.M. Turing Award. The award, often referred to as the “Nobel Prize of Computing,” carries a $1 million prize, with financial support provided by Google, Inc. It is named for Alan M. Turing, also a Princeton Ph.D…

Yan Huo fellows to improve sensing and imaging, wireless communication and big-data power efficiency
March 22, 2021
Three graduate students in electrical and computer engineering received the annual Yan Huo *94 Graduate Fellowship, supporting their research into greener power electronics, quantum cascade lasers for advanced sensing, and programmable chip-scale devices used for intelligent autonomous systems.
Ph.D. alumnus Wigderson receives Abel Prize
March 17, 2021
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has awarded the Abel Prize for 2021 to Avi Wigderson, a 1983 Ph.D. graduate of Princeton in electrical engineering and computer science, now on the faculty of the Institute for Advanced Study. He shares the prize with László Lovász of the Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics and Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary.
Research team wins Best Paper Award for generalized design verification model
March 5, 2021

A Princeton research team has won a Best Paper Award from the 2021 Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference (DATE), held in February. The paper laid out a generalized solution to a key problem in computer design verification.

Kaushik Sengupta, expert in wireless chips and systems, named Outstanding Young Engineer
March 3, 2021

Kaushik Sengupta has been named an Outstanding Young Engineer by the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S), recognizing his outstanding achievements in high-frequency integrated circuits and systems. Sengupta was also named a Distinguished Lecturer by the MTT-S, a two-year term position that began in Jan., 2021.