Purdue ECE in the Media
Blending Artificial Intelligence and Physical Sciences: What Can We Expect?
September 16, 2020
From virtual assistants like Siri to self-driving cars and computer-aided medical diagnoses, artificial intelligence (AI) is affecting our lives with unprecedented speed. Slowly but steadily, scientists in a broad range of fields have started to embrace AI in their research, hoping to significantly reduce the time needed to achieve new discoveries. This trend has become more obvious in the physical sciences, and in the field of materials science in particular, which is focused on the discovery and production of new, advanced materials imbued with desirable properties or functions. Think: screens of foldable smartphones; batteries that power electric cars; or materials that bend light around them, rendering them invisible.
National Science Foundation Invests $104 Million To Launch Four New Engineering Research Centers
August 12, 2020
The National Science Foundation has announced awards totaling $104 million to create four new Engineering Research Centers (ERCs). The new centers, each with several leading American research universities collaborating as partners, will receive $26 million apiece for an initial five-year period.
Purdue gets $1M to develop cattle disease technology
July 20, 2020
Purdue University researchers are developing technology to reduce diagnosis time for bovine respiratory disease. The work, led by agricultural and biological engineering professor Mohit Verma, is being funded by a $1 million grant from the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Inter-Disciplinary Engagement in Animal Systems grant.
Purdue researchers develop AppStreamer software
June 8, 2020
Many smart phone users resort to deleting apps when their phone storage space is full. Purdue University researchers have come up with an innovative system that enhances faster application downloads while using less storage space. Purdue University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering joins us with details on how AppStreamer works.
Integrated sensing and delivery of oxygen for next-generation smart wound dressings
May 26, 2020
Chronic wounds affect over 6.5 million Americans and are notoriously difficult to treat. Suboptimal oxygenation of the wound bed is one of the most critical and treatable wound management factors, but existing oxygenation systems do not enable concurrent measurement and delivery of oxygen in a convenient wearable platform. Thus, we developed a low-cost alternative for continuous O2 delivery and sensing comprising of an inexpensive, paper-based, biocompatible, flexible platform for locally generating and measuring oxygen in a wound region.
Observing the path less traveled boosts quantum gain
May 18, 2020
When probing the subtle effects of quantum mechanics, all the parameters in the system and its measurements need to be finely tuned to observe the result you are hoping for. So what happens when you gear everything towards detecting what you least expect? Researchers at MIT and Purdue University in the U.S. took just this approach and found they could amplify quantum signals by a factor of 30 while conditionally changing the relative phase of a photon from π/80 to π/2. The results could provide the missing link that nudges a number of quantum network technologies closer to practical use.
New Software Streams Apps to Save Space on Your Phone
May 11, 2020
The way we consume multimedia content has changed over time, and so has the technology that delivers it. What began as downloading evolved into streaming, with remote copies of audio or video files transmitted over the Internet in real time—eliminating the need for a local copy stored on a device.
ECE alum develops rapid self-test kit priced at $10 for COVID-19
April 6, 2020
Santo Purnama (ECE'95), co-founder of Singapore-based biotech startup Sensing Self, has developed a rapid self-test kit for COVID-19, for people who want to test themselves at the comfort of their home
Autonomous Motorsports Purdue racing for $1 million grand prize
March 10, 2020
Autonomous Motorsports Purdue is partnering with West Point Military Academy to create a driverless go-kart that will race in May 2021. ECE Prof. Aly El Gamal is advising the group, which is preparing for the Indy Autonomous Challenge. If their go-kart wins, they will receive a grand prize of $1 million.
CDN Caching and Video Streaming Performance
February 12, 2020
To what extent do CDN caches deep inside the ISP or the operator network also improve QoE? Does it suffice to simply deploy the CDN appliance just past the peering point? This blog post describes a project, sponsored by Cisco’s Research and Open Innovation initiative, and undertaken by Prof. Sanjay Rao, his graduate student Ehab Ghabashneh at Purdue University, and that I had the privilege of advising, to explore this very question.
Purdue University Team Creates a Detection System to Alert Organizations to Cyberattacks
February 10, 2020
A new tool from Purdue University researchers may help stop cyberattacks. The Purdue team created a detection system to alert organizations to cyberattacks. The system is called LIDAR – which stands for lifelong, intelligent, diverse, agile and robust. “The name for this architecture for network security really defines its significant attributes,” said Aly El Gamal, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering in Purdue’s College of Engineering.
Researchers use drone-mounted microphones to suss out the shapes of rooms
February 6, 2020
Can a drone determine the shape of a room using microphones alone? That’s what Purdue University researchers set out to discover in a study that will be published next week in the SIAM Journal on Applied Algebra and Geometry. In it, they propose a drone-mounted microphone array that measures sound emitted by a loudspeaker to inform a digital reconstruction of the physical surroundings.