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Wireless E-Tattoo for Pneumonia Aims to Transform Patient Monitoring

Sept. 24, 2021
Pneumonia has emerged as a life-threatening complication of COVID-19, accounting for nearly half of all patients who have died from the novel coronavirus in the U.S. since the beginning of the pandemic. Even before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, pneumonia was responsible for more than 43,000 deaths in 2019.
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Four Texas ECE Students Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

April 13, 2020
Four Texas ECE students have been awarded Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines.
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UT Austin Launches Institute to Harness the Data Revolution

Nov. 6, 2019
Advances in machine learning are announced every day, but efforts to fundamentally rethink the core algorithms of AI are rare.
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ECE Professors Receive NSF Grant for Research on Electromagnetic Security of Embedded Systems

Sept. 5, 2019
Embedded systems often operate on sensitive data in safety-critical environments, including transportation, health care, and industrial control. Embedded software can leak information about the activity and data via physical side-channels, such as electromagnetic (EM) fields, which can be measured with ease by an adversary using modest equipment. Such measurements can be used to profile programs, find anomalies in the software, identify sensitive information, and most fundamentally, reveal what instructions are being executed on the system.
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WNCG Alumnus Receives NSF CAREER Award

April 19, 2019
WNCG alumnus Prof. Siddhartha Banerjee has been named a recipient of the National Science Foundation Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award. Banerjee received his doctorate from Texas ECE in 2013. As a member of WNCG, he was advised by Profs. Sanjay Shakkottai and Sujay Sanghavi. He is currently an Assistant Professor of operations research and information engineering at Cornell University, and he also serves as a technical consultant for popular rideshare service Lyft.
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Evdokia Nikolova Receives NSF Grant to Improve Power Grid Efficiency

Oct. 10, 2017
Evdokia Nikolova, Assistant Professor in Texas ECE, has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for her work on "AitF: Collaborative Research: Algorithms and Mechanisms for the Distribution Grid.”  The goal of this project is to “help the distribution grid and its participants transition from its current functionality of serving mostly traditional consumers, to the future grid that needs to sustainably integrate prosumers, renewables and distributed energy resources.”
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New Mechanical Metamaterials Can Block Symmetry of Motion, Findings Suggest

Feb. 13, 2017
Engineers and scientists at The University of Texas at Austin and the AMOLF institute in the Netherlands have invented the first mechanical metamaterials that easily transfer motion effortlessly in one direction while blocking it in the other, as described in a paper published on Feb. 13 in Nature. The material can be thought of as a mechanical one-way shield that blocks energy from coming in but easily transmits it going out the other side.
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Researchers Receive $2M NSF Grant to Break the Laws of Classical Physics

Aug. 23, 2016
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a four-year, $2 million grant to Andrea  Alù of the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin to break the conventional ways in which light and acoustic waves propagate.
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Prof. Robert Heath Awarded NSF Grant for ADCs Research

Aug. 4, 2015
As communication systems embrace ever wider bandwidths and the FCC seeks to codify next-generation standards, Analog-to-Digital-Converters (ADCs) struggle to meet rate, resolution and power requirements for these systems. The massive antenna arrays under consideration for next-generation wireless, which include tens or even hundreds of receiver channels, only exacerbate the problem.
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Orshansky and Vishwanath Receive STARSS Grant for Work on System Security

Sept. 26, 2014
Prof. Michael Orshansky and Prof. Sriram Vishwanath of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in The University of Texas at Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering have received a research grant as part of the Secure, Trustworthy, Assured and Resilient Semiconductors and Systems (STARSS) program. STARSS is a joint program created by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Semiconductor Research Coporation (SRC).