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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.


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.

A Smarter Collar

Posted on May 13, 2020 | Filed Under: Research

Wearable data collection systems being developed in the College are empowering guide dog trainers and making a costly, time-consuming process more efficient

Dr. Veena Misra

ASSIST Center partners on virtual incubator to advance remote care

Posted on May 11, 2020 | Filed Under: Research

The ASSIST Center has partnered with Digital Health Institute for Transformation (DHIT) to launch a webinar series to serve as an innovation engine for advanced remote care, with the first on May 15

Endowment honors alumnus who valued education and knew the importance of scholarships

Posted on May 8, 2020 | Filed Under: Alumni

Alumnus Frank Madren’s love of electrical engineering resulted in an endowed scholarship in his name to ensure future undergrads in financial need have the opportunity to join the field.

Master’s student gives back by making PPE for healthcare workers

Posted on May 1, 2020 | Filed Under: Graduate Students

Hartley Leroy, an ECE Master’s student is hard at work in the Entrepreneurship Garage leveraging 3D printers to make PPE face shields for front-line workers.

Adapting to online: A remote master’s defense

Posted on April 30, 2020 | Filed Under: Graduate Students

ECE Master’s student Ryan Spurney learned to pivot to a [successful] remote defense in just two weeks with committee member Cranos Williams.

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

A Simple Neural Network Upgrade Boosts AI Performance

A two-in-one software module could improve many applications built on top of popular deep learning architectures

Posted on September 30, 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

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