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April 3, 2020

ECE alumnus delivers virtual talk for students

As Purdue faculty, staff, and students adjust to remote working, teaching, and learning, ECE alumnus Christopher Svec led a virtual talk to give tips and advice based on his experience. More than 100 students participated in the virtual talk, which took place via Zoom. Svec (BSEE ’99, MSECE ’02) is currently a software engineering manager at iRobot and leads the embedded software team for the Roomba vacuuming and mopping robots. He has been with iRobot for 15 years, and has worked remotely for the last five.
April 3, 2020

Purdue trustees approve naming of Chaney-Hale Hall of Science

The Purdue University Board of Trustees on Thursday (April 2) approved the naming of Purdue’s new STEM Teaching Lab facility as the Chaney-Hale Hall of Science. The naming recognizes the joint leadership gifts from Jeannie (Bachelor of Science 1961, Pharmacy) and Jim Chaney, and Judy (BS ’61, Pharmacy) and Dave Hale (BS ’59, Electrical Engineering).
March 18, 2020

Novel system allows untethered high-quality multi-player VR

Virtual reality headsets and application programs for VR are not gaining traction with users because of a chicken-and-egg dilemma, lack of VR content and slow market penetration of custom-made VR units. Purdue University researchers have created a new approach to VR that allows multiple players to interact with the same VR game on smartphones and provides new opportunities for enterprise, education, health care and entertainment applications.
March 17, 2020

U.S. News and World Report Announces 2021 Graduate School Rankings

Purdue’s electrical engineering graduate program moved up three spots – from 12 to 9 – in the U.S. News & World Report 2021 Best Graduate Schools rankings. Computer engineering held steady at 12 in the new rankings, which were released on March 17th. Purdue’s College of Engineering ranked 7th nationally among doctoral-granting universities, up from 8th last year.
March 13, 2020

Purdue researchers named Quantum Information Science and Engineering Network Triplet Awardees

Two Purdue researchers have been selected as Quantum Information Science and Engineering Network (QISE-NET) Triplet Awardees. The “triplets” – a combination of a university principal investigator, an industrial or national laboratory mentor, and a graduate student – come from a variety of disciplines relevant to advancing the development of quantum technologies such as materials science, chemistry, device engineering, physics, computer science and industrial research.
March 12, 2020

Purdue ECE and CS team wins Best Paper Award for mobile crowdsensing

A Purdue ECE and CS team comprising faculty members Saurabh Bagchi and He Wang, working with AT&T Labs Research, has won the best paper award at the recently concluded 17th ACM International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks (EWSN) at Lyon, France. The paper shows how to perform efficient mobile crowdsensing using smartphones and reports on a study done on Purdue campus with 50 Purdue students collaboratively creating a barometric pressure map of the campus.
March 11, 2020

ECE team wins Best Paper at PECI

A team of Purdue ECE-affiliated researchers have won the Best Paper Award of the 2020 IEEE Power & Energy Conference at Illinois (PECI). The first author on the paper, entitled “Autonomous Power Dispatch for a Deep Space Vehicle Power System,” is ECE grad student Pallavi Madhav Kulkarni. Co-authors are Prof. Dionysios Aliprantis, and ECE alumni Benjamin Loop and Ning Wu.
March 10, 2020

COVID-19 Updates from President Daniels and Provost Akridge

The global outbreak of COVID-19 continues to warrant the attention of each and every one of us as we work together to keep our students, staff, and faculty safe and healthy. While we have no cases of COVID-19 on our campus, there are confirmed cases in Indiana. We continue to make decisions in our precaution-containment-continuity framework, with our overarching focus on health and safety – especially for those in high risk categories. Ensuring health and safety now means taking actions that aim to limit exposure of Purdue community members to the virus, imposing social distancing where appropriate, and generally elevating preventive hygiene practices across the campus.
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