Dear Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and Students:
I hope you find the following highlights from winter quarter news of interest.
Five of our faculty received special recognition through the honor of a fellowship or professorship. Be sure to read articles about professors Duchi, Fan, Goldsmith, Kailath and Shenoy.
In March, we welcomed many of our 2017 PhD Admits, providing them with an active and informative weekend meeting EE faculty, staff, and students, including the student poster competition. Read about senior Vivian Wang (BS '17), who is one example of the rich student landscape that is unique to Stanford.
Last, but not least, I am pleased to share that professor Jennifer Widom has been named dean of Stanford's School of Engineering.
I hope you enjoy this issue of our newsletter; please take some time to read what your past advisors and faculty have been up to. Wishing you a bountiful spring!
Please note: For your convenience, the hyperlinks will take you directly to the featured article on EE's website.
Krishna Shenoy: Turning Thought into Movement
Krishna Shenoy and collaborators have demonstrated that a brain-to-computer hookup can enable people with paralysis to type via direct brain control.
Behind the results lie years of efforts by an interdisciplinary team of neurosurgeons, neuroscientists and engineers. Read More about Krishna's research
Churchill Scholar, Vivian Wang, BS '17
Undergraduate Vivian Wang (B.S. '17) was awarded a Churchill Scholarship. She plans to pursue her master's in physics, and to develop a device for measuring protein levels using nanopore sensing.
A Tradition of Entrepreneurship
The problem-solving, entrepreneurial spirit of Silicon Valley continues. Several of our faculty have joined an initiative committed to harnessing the power of science, technology and human capacity to cure, prevent or manage all disease in our children's lifetime. Read more about the CZ Biohub
EE Spotlight features Adrian Alabi, BS '16, MS '17
Adrian was fully captivated as a student in Professor Pauly's lab, where he learned how to pick up a radio station from a signal that seemed to be only static and noise.
This spring Adrian will complete his M.S., and is excited to begin his next venture.
Read More about Adrian Alabi