Purdue ECE in the Media

Chip makers wanted: Inside semiconductor bootcamp

July 23, 2024

Purdue Summer Training, Awareness, and Readiness for Semiconductors (STARS) is an eight-week program that will be offered in summer 2024 to develop deep-tech skills like IC design, fabrication, and packaging, and semiconductor device and materials characterization. The STARS program has three tracks: chip design, semiconductor manufacturing, and advanced system integration and packaging.


Deepfakes: We asked a visual effects company to make one; this was the result

June 17, 2024

As deepfakes improve and become more prevalent, so do the efforts to fight back. Researchers, like Ed Delp at Purdue University, have been working to create detection software that can identify Deepfakes in real time.


Indiana is building an electrified highway to charge EVs as they drive over it

June 12, 2024

The brain behind the project is Purdue University's Steve Pekarek. The engineering professor is the lead researcher on the project, and he says the technology could make a transition to electric vehicles more attractive.


Ascension St. Vincent affected by cyber attack to its network

May 15, 2024

Santiago Torres-Arias, a professor at Purdue University's Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security, said cybersecurity hacks have become more common at hospitals because of the types of patient data they store in their servers.


AI Coding Is Going From Copilot to Autopilot

April 9, 2024

Another advantage of these programming tools is the ability to create a template for code, notes Saurabh Bagchi, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Purdue University. Much as with prompt engineering, developers must provide these assistants with “the right kind of software requirements to produce a template, and then a software engineer can fill in the gaps,” he says.


Experts weigh in on how eclipse will impact Indiana's solar energy

April 3, 2024

"The amount of solar energy in Indiana is relatively small," Professor Muhammad Ashraful Alam, an Electrical Computer Engineering professor at Purdue University, said.


Mighty MXenes are ready for launch

March 25, 2024

Alexandra Boltasseva, a Purdue University electrical and computer engineer, was immediately intrigued by MXenes when she heard about them in 2015. Her group had been searching for new materials for optic and photonic applications. She had studied noble metals, semiconductors, and ceramics. “Then I met Yury and learned about MXenes,” she says.


Thermal Imaging and AI: Introducing HADAR — With Zubin Jacob

March 13, 2024

Zubin Jacob, Purdue University Elmore Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, discusses the convergence of thermal imaging and artificial intelligence. The recently developed heat-assisted detection and ranging (HADAR) technique offers performance advantages in low-light environments, in which other modalities face drawbacks. Also, we speak with TRAQC’s Mariia Zhuldybina and Benjamin Dringoli. The company recently took first place in the 2024 SPIE Startup Challenge. TRAQC’s solution leverages THz light, offering real-time inspection capabilities for printed and additive electronics.


Purdue Expands Access to AI Education with New Fully Online Master’s Degree Program

March 4, 2024

Applications are open for Purdue University’s new 100% online Master of Science in artificial intelligence degree, which features two majors, one for people who build AI systems and one for people who make use of them.


Compact Spinning Tech Makes Thermal Imaging Bright

February 3, 2024

“Our system leverages specially designed metasurfaces with cutting-edge computational algorithms,” says Xueji Wang, a postdoctoral researcher in electrical and computer engineering at Purdue. “By stacking and spinning these metasurfaces, we break down thermal light into its spectral...components.”


Balancing innovation and regulation in AI: A fine scalpel, not a heavy club

January 19, 2024

“I think the regulation needs to be like a fine scalpel so that you can carve off the undesirable pieces, and you can sort of accentuate the positive outcomes of this,” said Saurabh Bagchi, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Purdue University.


Reining in AI means figuring out which regulation options are feasible, both technically and economically

January 17, 2024

Concern about generative artificial intelligence technologies seems to be growing almost as fast as the spread of the technologies themselves. These worries are driven by unease about the possible spread of disinformation at a scale never seen before, and fears of loss of employment, loss of control over creative works and, more futuristically, AI becoming so powerful that it causes extinction of the human species.