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Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship
Electrical Engineering Professor Jelena Vuckovic has been awarded a Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship from the Institute for Advanced Study at the Technical University in Munich, Germany.
Up to four fellows (from any science/engineering field) are named per year, and they are given freedom and funding to pursue research activities in collaboration with TUM on high risk/high reward projects, without burden of writing proposals. The fellowship is named after Hans Fischer, a TUM faculty who was awarded a Nobel Prize in chemistry for his work on hemoglobin.
2013 Okawa Foundation Research Grant
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Statistics Andrea Montanari and Associate Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Philip Levis have each won the 2013 Okawa Foundation Research Grant.
The Okawa Foundation's mission is to promote the field of ICT and seek its development through such means as awards and research grants, and to further international and cultural exchanges in this area.
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2013 SIGCOMM Rising Star Award
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Sachin Katti recently won the 2013 SIGCOMM Rising Star Award.
This award recognizes a young researcher, an individual no older than 35, who has made outstanding research contributions to the field of communication networks during this early part of his or her career.
According to SIGCOMM, "The award is in recognition of outstanding research contributions, early in his career, in wireless communications and networking. His approach to cross-layer wireless design brings together computer networking, signal processing and information theory to solve long-standing problems in wireless networks. Highlights of his research contributions include a practical approach to achieve full-duplex radios (Mobicom'10, MOBICOM'11, SIGCOMM'13) and rateless network design for practical adapation of sender transmission rate (SIGCOMM'11, MOBICOM'12). To quote from his nomination 'Sachin Katti’s research has transformed the way we think about wireless communications.'"
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World’s First Radio Sundial Dedicated in Memory of Ron Bracewell
The world’s first and only radio sundial has been erected in memory of Ron Bracewell, a professor of electrical engineering and a pioneer in radio astronomy. The sundial was unveiled at the Very Large Array (VLA) Radio Telescope Observatory in New Mexico. It was constructed using pieces of a famous radio telescope that Bracewell built near the Stanford campus.
Bracewell, who died in 2007, was a pioneer in the transition from giant dish antennae to radio telescopes comprised of large-scale arrays of antennae.
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