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Researchers Reveal More About How Our Brains Control Our Arms
How do the neurons in the brain control planned versus unplanned arm movements? Krishna Shenoy , a Stanford professor of electrical engineering, neurobiology (by courtesy) and bioengineering (affiliate), wanted to answer that question as part of his group’s ongoing efforts to develop and improve brain-controlled prosthetic devices.
In a paper published today in the journal Neuron, Shenoy and first author Katherine Cora Ames, a doctoral student in the Neurosciences Graduate Program, present a mathematical analysis of the brain activity of monkeys as they make anticipated and unanticipated reaching motions.
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Electrical Engineering Professor Emeritus Arogyaswami Paulraj has won the prestigious Marconi Prize of the Marconi Society for "his pioneering contributions to developing the theory and applications of MIMO antennas."
“Paulraj’s contributions to wireless technology, and the resulting benefit to mankind, are indisputable. Every WiFi router and 4G phone today uses MIMO technology pioneered by him,” says Professor Sir David Payne, Chairman of the Marconi Society.
According to the Marconi Society, its aim is to enhance the spirit of Guglielmo Marconi – scientist, engineer, inventor, and entrepreneur – his contributions to communications and information, and his determination that such knowledge be directed to the social, economic and cultural improvement of all humanity. The $100,000 Marconi Prize recognizes achievements of those living individuals from anywhere in the world whose aspirations, careers and accomplishments are characterized by a similar dedication.
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ISDRA 2013 Aldert van der Ziel Award
Stanford EE Professor Robert Dutton, the Robert and Barbara Kleist Professor of Engineering and Director of Research in the Center for Integrated Systems, recently received the 2013 Aldert van der Ziel Award at the annual International Semiconductor Device Research Symposium (ISDRA).
The Aldert van der Ziel Award was established in honor of Professor Aldert van der Ziel for his long and distinguished career as an educator and a research scientist. Each ISDRS, the van der Ziel Award is given in recognition of an individual’s distinguished educational and research contributions to the field of electronic devices and materials.
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Globecom 2013 Communication Theory Symposium best paper award
Stanford EE Postdoc Francisco Javier Lopez-Martinez, former EE postdoc Ernest Kurniawan and Andrea Goldsmith, the Stephen Harris Professor in the School of Engineering, recently received the Globecom 2013 Communication Theory Symposium best paper award.
They were recognized for their paper entitled, “Average Fade Duration for Amplify-and-Forward Relay Networks in Log-Normal Fading.” According to the Globecome awards committee chair, there is only one best paper for each of the 12 Globecom symposia in 2013, so their paper has high distinction.