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January 23, 2020

Research ‘in the weeds’ powers data in the air

The demand for wireless broadband has exploded over the last 15 years. A number of both improved and new applications are driving this data consumption over a rapidly growing number of mobile devices. The rollout of 5G — the fifth-generation cellular mobile network, with higher speeds and lower latency — will further increase that demand.
January 23, 2020

Facebook donates its Surround 360 to ECE's VIPER Lab

A camera donated to Edward Delp, the Charles William Harrison Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, by Facebook will allow students in his Video and Image Processing (VIPER) Lab to capture images in 360 degrees. The Facebook Surround 360 uses 17 cameras – 14 around the edges, one on top and two on the bottom. Delp says the main capability of the camera is its ability to produce unique, high-quality and high-resolution imagery that can be used in research.
January 17, 2020

Light powers world's fastest-spinning object

A dumbbell-shaped nanoparticle powered just by the force and torque of light has become the world's fastest-spinning object. Scientists at Purdue University created the object, which revolves at 300 billion revolutions per minute. Or, put another way, half a million times faster than a dentist's drill.
January 16, 2020

ECE Prof. Ebert to lead Purdue’s Integrative Data Science Initiative

Purdue University has announced new leadership for its Department of Computer Science, Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS), and Integrated Data Science Initiative.

David Ebert, the Silicon Valley Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will lead Purdue’s Integrative Data Science Initiative; Dongyan Xu, the Samuel D. Conte Professor of Computer Science, will lead CERIAS; and Sunil Prabhakar will return to his role of head, leading the Department of Computer Science.
January 14, 2020

ECE faculty and lecturers recognized as Outstanding Engineering Teachers

Thirty-two ECE faculty and lecturers are being recognized as Outstanding Engineering Teachers for summer and fall 2019. These individuals received teaching evaluation scores of 4.7 or higher in undergraduate or graduate classes with enrollments of 10 and above and at least a 50% response rate.
January 7, 2020

ECE alumna first woman to be named HP Fellow

Purdue alumna Dr. Qian Lin has been named an HP Fellow. Lin (MSEE ’87) is the first woman at HP Inc. to earn the distinction, which is reserved for only the company's most extraordinary technical contributors. She is being recognized for her contributions and expertise in imaging.
January 6, 2020

Solar power from 'the dark side' unlocked by a new formula

Most of today’s solar panels capture sunlight and convert it to electricity only from the side facing the sky. If the dark underside of a solar panel could also convert sunlight reflected off the ground, even more electricity might be generated.
December 19, 2019

New income share agreement can help students fund affordable, online ECE master's degree

Purdue University's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering is launching an income share agreement (ISA) program for students enrolled in its new online master's degree. The affordable online master's programs through edX, with support from Kaplan Higher Education, is the first comprehensive engineering postgraduate curricula provided online at less than $25,000. Backed by the Purdue Research Foundation with support from ECE, Purdue Online and the College of Engineering, the ISA is an innovative way to help fund an education without the burden of interest rates and payment schedules of traditional student loans.
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