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2021 News


December 01, 2021
Dr. Gayan Aruma Baduge named Best editor
In December 2021, Dr. Gayan Aruma Baduge was named the Best editor and reviewer appreciations of the IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society for 2021.


December 01, 2021
$260,000 received from Consortium for Embedded Systems
$260,000 were received during calendar year 2021 from member companies in the NSF IUCRC Consortium for Embedded Systems (CES).


October 01, 2021
Dr. Chao Lu receives Department of Labor grant
In October 2021, Dr. Chao Lu and a collaborator received a $75,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to develop safety training materials.


October 01, 2021
Dr. Gayan Aruma Baduge won NASA's Deep Space Food Challenge
In October 2021, Dr. Gayan Aruma Baduge as a Co-PI of a multi-disciplinary research team that received $25,000 from NASA and won NASA's Deep Space Food Challenge. This research aims to design and develop a microbial-based next-generation food production system called μBites, which will utilize plastic and biomass waste as the carbon source for food generation through 3D printing.


August 01, 2021
Dr. Asrari served as a Session Chair
In August 2021, Dr. Asrari served as a Session Chair in the 2021 IEEE PES/IAS PowerAfrica Conference.


July 01, 2021
Dr. Asrari and one of his Ph.D. students received a Best Paper Award
In July 2021, Dr. Asrari and one of his Ph.D. students received a Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Smart Grid held in Setubal, Portugal.


July 01, 2021
Dr. Tragoudas joined the Editorial Board as an Associate Editor
In July 2021, Dr. Tragoudas joined the Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Computers as an Associate Editor.


June 12, 2021
Dr. Chowdhury receives NIH grant
NIH will be funding a $442,500 research grant at SIUC Engineering


June 01, 2021
Dr. Arash Asrari was reappointed as an Associate Editor of IEEE Access
Dr. Arash Asrari was reappointed as an Associate Editor of IEEE Access (2019-present).


June 01, 2021
Dr. Tragoudas participated in an NSF panel
In June 2021, Dr. Tragoudas participated in an NSF panel.


May 13, 2021
Energy expert's interview with KSAT-TV in San Antonio, TX
Dr. Asrari had an interview with KSAT-TV in San Antonio, TX with regard to the recent power outage in Texas. Click on link above to see video interview and report.


April 01, 2021
Dr. Gayan Aruma Baduge won the Early Career Faculty Excellence Award
In April 2021, Dr. Gayan Aruma Baduge won the 2021 Early Career Faculty Excellence Award at SIUC.


April 01, 2021
Dr. Chao Lu receives Energy Boost Seed Grant
In April 2021, Dr. Chao Lu and a collaborator received a $25,000 Energy Boost Seed Grant from SIUC to develop low-cost, all-iron, all-soluble batteries.


February 19, 2021
Dr. Asrari shares his expertise on power grid failures
Dr. Asrari shares his expertise on power grid failures in an interview with an ABC reporter.


January 14, 2021
ECBE Alumni receives Black Engineer of Year Award
James Stewart, an ECBE alumni, member of the Industrial Advisory Council (IAC) for the school of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering (ECBE), and a Department Chief Scientist at the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) in Crane, will soon be awarded a Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) in the Modern-Day Technology Leader category.


January 05, 2021
Dr. Chao Lu granted US patent
On January 5, 2021, a US patent, entitled "Parallel Table-Based Bit Rate Estimator" was granted to Dr. Chao Lu and a Ph.D. student under his supervision for high efficiency video coding applications.


2020 News


December 14, 2020
Dr. Gayan Baduge receives best editor award
Dr. Gayan Baduge has received the best editor award by IEEE Communication Letters for his editorial contributions to submissions on Wireless Communications.


October 06, 2020
Best Paper Award
Dr. Themistoklis Haniotakis and his graduate student Konstantinos Poulos received a best paper award titled "A Built In Test circuit for waveform classification at high frequencies", at the 2020 IEEE 29th North Atlantic Test Workshop (NATW).


July 22, 2020
Dr. Komaee receives prestigous NSF Career Award
In Spring 2020, Dr. Arash Komaee received the prestigious NSF CAREER award for his research in the design, optimization, and feedback control. He proposes revolutionary research in the development of non-contact manipulators with medical, biomedical and nanotechnology applications. Follow the link for more details.


July 01, 2020
Drs Kang Chen and Ning Weng receive an infrastructure award by the NSF
Drs Kang Chen (Principal Investigator) and Ning Weng (co- Principla Investigator), along with colleagues from other units, received an award from the National Science Foundation to enhance the SIUC campus infrastructure. The duration of the award is two years.


May 19, 2020
Allison Mc Minn was named the 2020 Lincoln Laureate
In Spring 2020, ECBE senior Allison McMinn was named the 2020 Lincoln Laureate. Lincoln Laureates are outstanding seniors from each of the four-year degree-granting institutions of higher learning in Illinois and in the fall of each year receive the Student Lincoln Academy Medallion and become Student Laureates of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois. Follow the link for more details.


2019 News


April 07, 2019
Drs. Anagnostopulos and Asrari shared the 2018 Outstanding Teaching Award
On April 6, 2019 Drs. Iraklis Anagnostopulos and Arash Asrari shared the 2018 Outstanding teaching award for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. This year it was difficult to identify a clear winner among these two outstanding young faculty, and therefore both received the award.


March 26, 2019
US Patent No. 10,240,919 awarded
On March 26, 2019, Dr. Tragoudas, Dr. Wang, and a MS student were awarded US Patent No. 10,240,919 on a compressive sensor design.


2018 News


October 04, 2018
Best Paper Award
Dr. Kang Chen and his graduate students Xin Xing and Mijanur Palash received a best paper award at the 43rd IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks held at Chicago, IL October 1-4, 2018. The paper was co-authored with researchers from Clemson University.


September 25, 2018
US Patent No. 10,084,435 awarded
On September 25, 2018, Dr. Tragoudas and one of his Ph.D. students was awarded US Patent No. 10,084,435 on a fault tolerant design.


September 25, 2018
US Patent No. 10,084,435 awarded
On September 25, 2018, Dr. Tragoudas and one of his Ph.D. students was awarded US Patent No. 10,084,435 on a fault tolerant design.


September 12, 2018
Featured Article
The work of Dr. Anagnostopoulos and his students in embedded systems and sensors was featured by the Southern Illinoisan.


2017 News


June 16, 2017
ECE Students Qualify to the top 5 Teams
June 16, 2017: ECE students Steven Habel, Kane Rodriguez, Nicholas Whetstone qualify to the top 5 teams in the 2017 International Design Contest at the Design Automation Conference, June 19-22, Austin, Texas. The SIUC team is supervised by Dr. Chao Lu, Assistant Professor, ECE Dept, SIUC.


April 27, 2017
2017 Robotics Competition
Two senior design teams compete in robotics competition sponsored by Boeing (link to Facebook).


2016 News


April 26, 2016
Senior Design Boeing Demos
Senior design teams demo their Integrated Surface Vehicle designs for Boeing Company (Facebook link).


March 28, 2016
Industrial Advisory Council 2016
The ECE Industrial Advisory Council include members from ACG Research, Ameren, Boeing, Caterpillar, EMAC, Exegy, General Dynamics, Intel, INVOCON, Kaney Aerospace, Lemko Corporation, Naval Surface Warefare Center (NSWC) in Crane, Naval Surface Warefare Systems Crane Division, Raytheon Corporation, Seagate Technology, Synopsys Corporation, UTC Aerospace Systems, and Wildlife Materials and Care Trak.


2015 News


April 21, 2015
Industrial Advisory Council 2015
The ECE Industrial Advisory Council include members from Ameren, Boeing, Caterpillar, Coriant, Department of Defense Naval Air Weapons Stations, EMAC, Exegy, General Dynamics, Intel, INVOCON, Naval Surface Warefare Center (NSWC) in Crane, Naval Surface Warefare Systems Crane Division, Rockwell Collins, Seagate Technology, Silicon Laboratories, Wildlife Materials and Care Trak,