2016 News

Four ECE Faculty Members to Receive CETL Teaching Effectiveness Award

Four faculty members from the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering will receive the Class of 1940 Course Survey Teaching Effectiveness Award, which is sponsored by the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL).

Ayanna Howard

Ayanna Howard Chosen for Prestigious CRA Honor

ECE Professor Ayanna Howard has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the A. Nico Habermann Award, given by the Computing Research Association (CRA).

Georgia Tech Graduate Research Assistant Sihwan Kim and Professor Jennifer Hasler are developing an application for the FPAA device. They are using design tools on the laptop computer and evaluating a demonstration on the handheld tablet driving the FPAA device. (Credit: Fitrah Hamid, Georgia Tech)

Configurable Analog Chip Computes with 1,000 Times Less Power than Digital

Researchers have demonstrated a novel reconfigurable computing device that uses much less power than comparable digital devices.

Georgia Tech researchers built the “Rescue Robot” to determine whether or not building occupants would trust a robot designed to help them evacuate a high-rise in case of fire or other emergency. (Credit: Rob Felt, Georgia Tech)

In Emergencies, Should You Trust a Robot?

In emergencies, people may trust robots too much, a new study has found.

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are “fingerprinting” devices on the electric grid to improve security. Shown with grid devices and a schematic are (L-R) graduate student David Formby, Associate Professor Raheem Beyah and Assistant Professor Jonathan Rogers. (Credit: Rob Felt, Georgia Tech)

Device “Fingerprints” Could Help Protect Power Grid, Other Industrial Systems

Researchers are using device fingerprints to help secure the electrical grid.

FlameTech Grill Defender won top honors at the Georgia Tech 2015 InVenture Prize competition.

Student Competitions Dominate Spring Calendar

Many of Georgia Tech’s largest competitions take place during spring semester, giving students an opportunity to showcase their ideas and get the funding and resources they need to turn them into a reality.

Adjunct Assoociate Professor, ECE

National Science Foundation awards StarMobile $500K funding grant

The NSF Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) program seeks to transform scientific discovery into societal and economic benefit by catalyzing private sector commercialization of technological innovations.

Zyrobotics wins $750K National Science Foundation grant

Focus is continued development of accessible education platforms for children with special needs.

Marissa Connor (ECE), Kaitlin Fair (ECE), Shan Tie (ChBE), Dalar Nazarian (ChBE), and Chelsea Jean-Mary (ECE).

Students Lean In And Push Past Their Comfort Zones

Kaitlin Fair (ECE) started a Georgia Tech Lean In Chapter in April of 2015 with the help of fellow students Marissa Connor (ECE), Shan Tie (ChBE), Dalar Nazarian (ChBE), and Chelsea Jean-Mary (ECE).

Taiyun Chi Receives IEEE MTT-S Graduate Fellowship

ECE Ph.D. student Taiyun Chi has been named a recipient of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) Graduate Fellowship for Medical Applications.