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ECE faculty honored for teaching excellence, lifetime achievement
March 21, 2022
Claire Gmachl received a lifetime achievement award from the graduate and undergraduate engineering councils. Additionally, Professor Gmachl and Dr. Hossein Valavi each received an Excellence in Teaching Award for their service during the spring 2021 and fall 2021 semesters.
Wireless systems expert Yasaman Ghasempour receives NSF CAREER award
March 15, 2022

The National Science Foundation has granted Yasaman Ghasempour a CAREER Award, part of its Faculty Early Career Development Program that supports junior faculty who exemplify leadership in education and research. The award is the NSF’s most prestigious recognition of early-career academic scientists and engineers and comes with more than $500,000 in research funding over five years.

Deep-learning diagnoses: Edge AI detects COVID-19 from smartwatch sensors
Feb. 28, 2022

Combining questions about a person’s health with data from smartwatch sensors, a new app developed using research at Princeton University can predict within minutes whether someone is infected with COVID-19.

Ten ECE faculty commended for outstanding teaching
Feb. 23, 2022
Ten ECE professors and lecturers received a commendation for outstanding teaching from the School of Engineering and Applied Science. The commendations cover teaching during the fall 2021 semester. Commendations are determined by course ratings by students.
Flexible designs for high-speed wireless systems earn IEEE honors for two grad students
Feb. 15, 2022

Two graduate students in electrical and computer engineering, Zheng Liu and Hooman Saeidi, have been recognized by IEEE for their work on wireless communications systems.

Boosting signals to boost robots’ performance
Feb. 7, 2022

Yasaman Ghasempour, who joined the faculty in January 2021 as an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, is pioneering next-generation wireless tools that couple communications and sensing. Antennas typically broadcast at a range of frequencies in all directions, but Ghasempour is exploring devices that transmit signals with a laser-like focus, emitting a specific frequency in a specific direction.

Work of ‘technical visionary’ underpins modern wireless communications
Feb. 2, 2022

H. Vincent Poor’s foundational research has helped propel the rise of digital and wireless communications. Poor is Princeton’s Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Yan Huo *94 fellowship powers advances in wireless sensing, networked systems and 2D electrons
Jan. 28, 2022

Three graduate students in electrical and computer engineering received the annual Yan Huo *94 Graduate Fellowship, supporting their work designing hardware for next-generation wireless communication and sensing, designing algorithms that analyze networked systems, and experimenting with exotic electron states in ultra-pure materials.

Bruce Arden, a pioneer in early computing who made programming more accessible, dies at 94
Jan. 24, 2022
Bruce Arden, a computer-programming pioneer who helped usher computers into widespread use, has died. He was 94.
Materials expert Saien Xie joins Princeton, bringing focus on extremely small technologies
Dec. 14, 2021

Advanced-materials expert Saien Xie has joined the Princeton faculty as an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and the Princeton Institute of Materials, adding new breadth in experimentation with thin-film technologies.

Award for Excellence honors graduate student achievement
Dec. 8, 2021

Pranav Madathil, Lila Rodgers and Yue Xing, graduate students in electrical and computer engineering, were each honored with an Award for Excellence from the School of Engineering and Applied Science. The award recognizes advanced graduate students who have performed at the highest level as scholars and researchers.

New chip hides wireless messages in plain sight
Nov. 23, 2021

Princeton researchers have developed a method to foil eavesdroppers by building security into the physical nature of wireless transmissions. The signal is clear for the intended recipient but not for others.