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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!

Professors Kolbas and Trussell Retire

Posted on June 2, 2020 | Filed Under: Faculty

In addition to the accomplishments of our graduated Class of 2020, we also recognize the retirement of two faculty members who have shaped our Department over many decades: Joel Trussell and Bob Kolbas.

Alumni Co-Owned Startup Allows Contractors to Monitor Job Sites Remotely

Posted on May 29, 2020 | Filed Under: Alumni

A pain-point noted by an ECE alumnus facing the construction industry that led to the launch of a new venture – Bedrock Wireless, a company aimed to bring data-forward solutions to construction sites.

This post was originally published in Entrepreneurship News.

Researchers Incorporate Computer Vision, Uncertainty into AI for Robotic Prosthetics

Posted on May 28, 2020 | Filed Under: Life and Research and Smart

Lobaton’s lab leverages AI to create a software integration for existing hardware to enable people using robotic prosthetics to walk in a safer, more natural manner on different types of terrain.

This post was originally published in NC State News.

Check-Up

Posted on May 20, 2020 | Filed Under: Research

Platforms developed in the Center for Advanced Self- Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) allow for a wide range of health applications

Veety named Blessis Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award recipient

Posted on May 19, 2020 | Filed Under: Awards

Congratulations to Elena Veety, a teaching assistant professor in ECE and education director for ASSIST who has been named a winner of the Blessis Outstanding Undergrad Advisor Award for 2020.

Paper by Aysu and Becchi Chosen as Best Paper at DATE Conference

Posted on May 15, 2020 | Filed Under: Research

A paper outlining a hardware solution to then next generation of cryptographic solutions by Aydin Aysu and Michela Becchi was chosen as Best Paper at the Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference

ACM Service Award Recognizes Dixit for Strengthening Computing Community

Posted on May 13, 2020 | Filed Under: Faculty

Congratulations tor associate teaching professor Arati Dixit, 2020 receipient of the Outstanding Contribution to ACM Award for contributing to the growth and diversity of Indian women in computing.

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

The 100 Most Influential People of 2020: Christina Koch

In October 2019, Christina Koch and Jessica Meir exited the International Space Station and replaced a controller regulating the batteries that store the station’s solar power. But the two astronauts accomplished much more than fixing the space station. They completed the first all-female spacewalk, shifting who we see as strong, brave, competent, and who’s on the team pushing the boundaries of exploration.

Posted on September 22, 2020

Army advances learning capabilities of drone swarms

Army-sponsored researchers, including NC State ECE’s Aranya Chakrabortty developed a reinforcement learning approach that will allow swarms of unmanned aerial and ground vehicles to optimally accomplish various missions while minimizing performance uncertainty.

Posted on August 10, 2020

Si2 Announces 2020 Power of Partnerships Award Winners

Semiconductor design experts from industry and academia, including NC State’s Rhett Davis are this year’s winners of the Silicon Integration Initiative’s Power of Partnerships Award, recognizing the Si2 team that has made the most significant contributions to the field of electronic design automation.

Posted on July 7, 2020

Preventing AI From Divulging Its Own Secrets

A masking defense in a paper by Aydin Aysu could stop neural networks from revealing their inner workings to adversaries.

Posted on May 6, 2020

NC State University Students Receive 2019/2020 PES Scholarships

Each year the IEEE Power & Energy Society awards promising students scholarships through its Scholarship Plus Initiative. This year, one hundred and thirty-five students were selected from 78 U.S., Puerto Rico & Canadian universities, including 4 from ECE.

Posted on February 26, 2020

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