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New Twist on DNA Data Storage Lets Users Preview Stored Files

Posted on June 10, 2021 | Filed Under: Research

Researchers in NC State ECE have turned a longstanding challenge in DNA data storage into a useful tool.

Researchers Fine-Tune Control Over AI Image Generation

Posted on June 2, 2021 | Filed Under: Research

ECE researchers fine-tune control over AI image generation with a new approach that allows AI to move or alter elements in an image while keeping them identifiably the same.

NC State Ranks #9 Globally Again for Electrical Engineering

Posted on May 28, 2021 | Filed Under: Programs

For the fourth year in a row, NC State ranks in the top 10 globally for electrical engineering— #9 in the 2021 ShanghaiRankings

Franzon Selected for Qualcomm Faculty Award

Posted on May 21, 2021 | Filed Under: Faculty

Dr. Paul Franzon has been awarded a 2021 Qualcomm Faculty Awards for research that is inspirational to graduate students and serves to spark new approaches in key technology areas.

Jon Wierer to Join ECE Faculty

Posted on May 21, 2021 | Filed Under: Faculty

ECE is proud to announce the addition of a new member of our faculty to bolster the stellar research and teaching going on in the department—welcome to the Pack!

Virtual ECE Design Day

Posted on May 18, 2021 | Filed Under: Undergraduate Students

Find out which students were able to overcome the challenges of a virtual setting while completing their senior design projects.

Paying it forward

Posted on May 17, 2021 | Filed Under: Alumni

Ryan Unger, ECE ’20, received support from the Student Emergency Fund after losing his home and job in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, he was able to give $2,500 to help students facing similar struggles.

Smaller Chips Open Door to New RFID Applications

Posted on May 17, 2021 | Filed Under: Research

Researchers have made what is believed to be the smallest state-of-the-art RFID chip.

Finding Community through Shared Experiences

Posted on May 14, 2021 | Filed Under: Undergraduate Students

One of our newest alums—Keerthana Prasad—shares the challenges, opportunities, and community she found as a student in ECE as she reflects on her past and future path as she pursues a career with Caterpillar Inc in Illinois.

A Letter to the Graduates: Stepping Boldly Into a Better Future

Posted on May 14, 2021 | Filed Under: Undergraduate Students

Meet Grace Maddocks, one of ECE’s newest graduates and Ph.D. students as she looks towards the future and the great responsibilities of the newest class of engineers.

Harnessing the Wild Power of AI Image Generation

A new AI method (nicknamed “LostGANs”) creates and retains a background image, while also creating figures that are consistent from picture to picture, but show change or movement.

Posted on June 16, 2021

40 Under 40 2021: Eric Taylor

Though he is today chief operating officer at Ben & Jerry’s ice cream franchisee Primo Partners LLC. Eric Taylor’s career journey includes working as an engineer and missile defense systems. “The [electrical] engineering degree that I received from N.C. State University created the foundation for me to be successful in life. I acquired invaluable skills that I utilize daily in problem solving and decision making.”

Posted on April 23, 2021

How Mussels can be Monitored to Indicate Aquatic Toxins

AZoCleantech speaks with Dr. Alper Bozkurt and Dr. Jay Levine from NC State. The pair teamed up to develop a system that monitors the movement of mussels. The opening and closing of bivalve mollusks can indicate toxins in aquatic environments. 

Posted on April 12, 2021

NC State names innovator and entrepreneur of the year winners

Robert Heath received the Innovator of the Year Award for his seminal work in signal processing and wireless communications. Fred Kish received the John S. Risley Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the success of multiple optical-communication technologies he’s helped commercialize. Kish‘s work has led to the launch of numerous telecommunications products, which have generated over $10 billion in total revenue.

Posted on February 5, 2021

NC State grad Christina Koch could be first woman to walk on the moon

North Carolina State University graduate and astronaut Christina Koch could be one of the first women on the moon. Koch is one of 18 astronauts named by NASA to train for its Artemis moon-landing program. The space agency is aiming for a landing by 2024.

Posted on December 10, 2020

Christina Koch: Women ‘can do absolutely anything they want’

Before she spent 328 days aboard – and sometimes outside – the International Space Station, Christina Koch spent five years at North Carolina State University.1 And as she prepares to deliver a commencement address to 9,100 NC State graduates in a virtual ceremony Friday evening, Koch (pronounced ‘Cook’) says NC State was about much more than the substantial physics and electrical engineering classes she took there.

Posted on December 4, 2020

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