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ECE Professor Hesham El Gamal named Innovator of the Year

The 2013 Innovator of the Year is Hesham El Gamal, professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering. He is a world-renowned information theorist with key contributions to wireless communications that have been recognized by industry and academia. His research has led to the development of pioneering technology that holds the promise of revolutionizing the mobile video delivery industry.

CHPPE to allow research into more effective power electronics, semiconductors

The Ohio State University officially launched its Center for High Performance Power Electronics (CHPPE) Wednesday, opening the door for tremendous advances in power electronics and superconductor technology.

The center will allow Ohio State researchers exploit the advantages of silicon carbide-based power devices over the current standard silicon-based devices.

Research Grant Aimed at Less Invasive Study of Brain Signals

File 6284Doctors who diagnose and treat people with chronic neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy could have a safer, more convenient and less invasive way to monitor patients’ brain waves, thanks to new research lead by Ohio State University.

Student Zheyu Wang earns IEEE award

A graduate research associate from the Electroscience Lab has received a doctoral research award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Antennas and Propagation Society Doctoral Research Award.

Zheyu Wang received the award, which includes a $2,500 fellowship. The award will be used to fund Wang’s research, “Wearable Ultra Wideband Textile Antenna on Variable EBGs for Body-Worn Omni-directional Coverage.” Wang's PhD advisor is Professor John Volakis.

College of Engineering receives $5M Honda grant to open simulation center

A $5 million gift from Honda R&D Americas, Inc. to The Ohio State University has launched a center for virtual simulation and modeling of product performance and manufacturing processes in the College of Engineering.

The Simulation Innovation and Modeling Center, or SIMCenter, will research and apply computer aided engineering techniques to the design and manufacturing of advanced product and production concepts.

Since 1988, Ohio State and Honda have continuously partnered on initiatives in education, research, product development and public service.

Ohio State researchers to launch $4.3 million center to study vehicle safety

Researchers at The Ohio State University hope to save lives and reduce the severity of human injuries in auto accidents by looking closely at what happens in the final seconds before vehicle collisions.

Google Research Grant to allow Ohio State to analyze live streaming data

A grant to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Google Research Awards program will allow Ohio State researchers to study ways to improve analysis of massive amounts of streaming data, without actually storing the whole data.

The resulting data analysis tool has potential applications in everything from social media analytics and national defense to predicting behavior in financial markets.

ECE Faculty Positions Available

The Ohio State University invites applications from outstanding candidates for tenure track faculty positions in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. For the tenure-track positions, all areas and ranks in electrical and computer engineering will be considered.

2012-2013 Annual Report highlights department’s progress

From achieving record student enrollment to attaining successes in educational and research innovation, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering celebrated significant achievements in 2012-2013 – all of which are included in this year’s annual report.

The report, available online, highlights our new educational concepts that are placing the department on the leading edge of the national dialogue in higher education.

This year’s report includes:

Researchers Develop Robots for Disaster Zones

When responding to a natural or man-made disaster means putting human lives at grave risk—as during the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster—wouldn’t it be ideal to send in the first-responder robots instead?

Recruiting Engineers Day 2013

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