Purdue Engineering Impact Magazine Fall 2010

Electrical & Computer Engineering On My Mind

Welcome to the fall 2010 issue of ECE Impact magazine.

You will find that this issue is somewhat different from previous ones. We have decided to celebrate the lighter side of our school, its faculty members, alumni and students. Did you know that among our ranks, behind those lab coats and suits, our school is home to musicians, sports enthusiasts, even a magician? You will read about them here. In this issue we also celebrate the life and achievements of one of ECEs most accomplished professors, George Cooper, who blazed trails in the field long before cell phones or wireless mouses were even an idea.

Today, our school is at the forefront of research and discovery that will have a lasting impact on our country and the world. As head of this great school, I am humbled and honored by the opportunity to share with you my vision for our future, and what I hope to accomplish in my tenure here. I welcome your feedback and input as we move forward together.

V. Ragu Balakrishnan
Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

A Job Well Done
December 15, 2010
Peroulis receives prestigious teaching award
Dimitrios Peroulis with students
Inspiring Future Engineers
December 15, 2010
Collaboration with junior high broadens ECE’s reach
A Fond Farewell
December 15, 2010
George Cooper’s indelible mark remembered
Faculty Recharge with Music, Sport and Creativity
December 15, 2010
By day, Saurabh Bagchi, Gerhard Klimeck, Mark Bell and Andrew Weiner focus, respectively, on distributed systems, nanoelectronic device modeling, signal processing and ultrafast optics. Their work demands deep thinking, risk taking and studied analysis. To recharge their energy and spark their creativity, each professor turns to activities that take him into entirely different worlds.
Captain of a Winning Team
December 15, 2010
Leadership in education, higher rankings, increased research in areas of global impact, and a more diverse school are among the top quests for Ragu Balakrishnan, the new head of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Led Zeppelin meets Circuit Design
December 15, 2010
A doctoral student’s guitar affair
Life among the Robonauts
December 15, 2010
Q & A with NASA engineer Nic Radford
A Little Magic Goes a Long Way
December 15, 2010
Performance art pays off professionally
Wang Hall Location Shifts
December 15, 2010
New site closer to EE, MSEE
All in the Family
December 15, 2010
Building supervisor celebrates 32 years in ECE