EE Newsletter, Fall 2018

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2018 was another active year for the EE Department.

I am pleased to share that we have hired two new faculty — Srabanti Chowdhury and Mert Pilanci. Please join me in welcoming them to the department!

In March, we hosted the inaugural Linvill Seminar, allowing us to continue his inspirational legacy. Our guest speaker, Professor John Hennessy presented “The End of the Road for General Purpose Processors & the Future of Computing.” The entire video is available online.

Our summer REU program provided 35 advanced research projects for EE undergraduates, who worked with faculty and grad students. Some of the research projects lead to article submissions, or publications.

Our PhD students continue their research contributions ranging from global health to machine learning to nanomaterials. Read about their awards and acknowledgments on our website’s News section. Be sure to browse the faculty and staff articles, too!

As we move into 2019, I’m delighted to acknowledge our department’s 125th year — Thank you for being part of our history and our future!


I look forward to seeing you in 2019.

All EE News at a Glance

Please note: For your convenience, the hyperlinks will take you directly to the featured article on EE's website.

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Dwight Nishimura receives Highest Honor from ISMRM

Dwight Nishimura was awarded the highest honor from the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM). His citation reads, "For pioneering innovations in angiography, fast imaging pulse sequences, image reconstruction, and MR education." 

Read about Dwight's ISMRM Award

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Forum with University of Hong Kong

Students participated in a week-long joint forum with the University of Hong Kong in Shenzhen (CUHKCZ). They worked on joint projects and visited a variety of tech-based sites.

Read More about the Student Forum

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Undergrad Jack Andraka wins Truman Scholarship

Jack Andraka, a junior in Anthropology and Electrical Engineering, received the 2018 Truman Scholarship for Graduate Studies. He plans to help identify contaminants in impoverished and disadvantaged regions.

Read More about Jack


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EE Spotlight features Professor Jelena Vuckovic

Jelena leads the Nanoscale and Quantum Photonics lab, and teaches a new course for undergraduates, Introductory Engineering Electromagnetics, EE 42. She is director of Q-FARM, Stanford-SLAC Quantum Science and Engineering Initiative, a faculty member of the Ginzton Lab, PULSE Institute, SIMES Institute, and Bio-X at Stanford.

Read Professor Vuckovic's Spotlight


 Issue 5, Fall Quarter 2018