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Research Advances Learning Capability of Drone Swarms

Posted on August 31, 2020 | Filed Under: Research

Researchers, including Aranya Chakrabortty, have developed a reinforcement learning approach that will allow swarms of unmanned vehicles to accomplish various missions while minimizing performance uncertainty.

Neural Interface System for Somatosensory Feedback

Posted on August 12, 2020 | Filed Under: Life and Research

NC State’s Yaoyao Jia has been chosen to lead one of the new collaborative NSF programs, with a million-dollar grant aimed at improving our understanding of somatosensory feedback with the help of a cat.

NC State Places #9 Globally for Electrical Engineering

Posted on July 22, 2020 | Filed Under: News

For the third year in a row, NC State ranks in the top 10 globally for electrical engineering— #9 in the 2020 ShanghaiRankings

Alumna receives Skip Ellis Early Career Award

Posted on July 14, 2020 | Filed Under: Alumni

Tawana Dillahunt, a computer engineering alumna and associate professor at the University of Michigan named the inaugural recipient of the CRA-WP Skip Ellis Early Career Award.

Chow Receives 2020 IEEE IES Achievement Award

Posted on July 2, 2020 | Filed Under: Awards

Congratulations to Dr. Mo-Yuen Chow, 2020 recipient of the IEEE IES Mittelmann Achievement Award, recognizing his substantial technical contributions and leadership with industrial electronics technologies

Using Leaf Fungi to Improve Crop Resilience

Posted on July 1, 2020 | Filed Under: Research

An interdisciplinary collaboration across three colleges at NC State are working together to identify and analyze beneficial fungi in the core crops of North Carolina.

New Approach to DNA Data Storage Makes System More Dynamic, Scalable

Posted on June 12, 2020 | Filed Under: Research

A partnership of researchers from ECE and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering are laying out a fundamentally new approach to DNA data storage.

A StressCam, a low-cost camera system to monitor crop stress, over a field of soybeans at the Sandhills Research Station.

Low-Cost Cameras Could Be Sensors to Remotely Monitor Crop Stress

Posted on June 10, 2020 | Filed Under: Research

Being able to identify crop problems early can make the difference between saving a crop and losing it, but high-tech solutions can be costly. An interdisciplinary team is leveraging existing technology for a solution.

Remembering ECE Department Head Dr. Robert Kolbas

Posted on June 8, 2020 | Filed Under: Faculty

ECE remembers Dr. Robert Kolbas, and exemplary teacher, department head, and a force behind the ECE MakerSpaces.

Welcoming new Faculty

Posted on June 5, 2020 | Filed Under: Faculty

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

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

NASA Interns Extending Internetworking Off-World

Ryan Daugherty, a computer engineering student at North Carolina State University, catalogued the required installation process for a DTN ground node. This program repository and related documentation will simplify implementing new DTN ground nodes, making it more straightforward for new users to adopt DTN.

Posted on December 2, 2020

New wireless, implantable chip from NC State could help fight Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

“Our goal was to create a research tool that can be used to help us better understand the behavior of different regions of the brain, particularly in response to various forms of neural stimulation,” says Yaoyao Jia, corresponding author of a paper on the work and an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at North Carolina State University. “This tool will help us answer fundamental questions that could then pave the way for advances in addressing neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease.”

Posted on November 19, 2020

Cyborg cockroaches designed to complete tasks inside your HOME can carry objects across the room, transform into a display and draw objects on paper

In November 2014, researchers at North Carolina State University fitted cockroaches with electrical backpacks complete with tiny microphones capable of detecting faint sounds. The idea is that cyborg cockroaches, or ‘biobots’, could enter crumpled buildings hit by earthquakes, for example, and help emergency workers find survivors. ‘In a collapsed building, sound is the best way to find survivors,’ said Alper Bozkurt, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at North Carolina State University.

Posted on November 5, 2020

Astronaut, NC State grad Christina Koch named to Time 100 Most Influential List

Astronaut Christina Koch, who graduated from NC State, was named to the Time 100 Most Influential People list.

Posted on October 13, 2020

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