Stories indexed under: Electrical and computer engineering
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- Astronaut scholarship honors undergrad’s adventures in research Oct. 23, 2013 Even in the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering, where undergraduates are encouraged to seek hands-on experience, it’s rare that a faculty member finds himself taken aback by a freshman’s eagerness to get involved in research.
- Micro-cameras flex their way into the future of imaging Sept. 20, 2013 Imagine sticking a thin sheet of microscopic cameras to the surface of a car to provide a rear-view image, or wrapping that sheet around a pole to provide 360-degree surveillance of an intersection under construction.
- Production process doubles speed and efficiency of flexible electronics Feb. 18, 2013 Stretched-out clothing might not be a great practice for laundry day, but in the case of microprocessor manufacture, stretching out the atomic structure of the silicon in the critical components of a device can be a good way to increase a processor's performance.
- Network of neurons: a dynamic model of brain activity Sept. 12, 2012 Professor Barry Van Veen has applied signal analysis techniques to develop methods for identifying network models of brain function - essentially, traffic patterns of neural activity present in the human brain.
- Innovation awards go to biochemist, micro-engineer at UW–Madison Sept. 20, 2011 Two University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers have received the prestigious National Institutes of Health Director's New Innovator Award.
- Insect hearing inspires new approach to small antennas Feb. 25, 2011 Ormia ochracea is a small parasitic fly best known for its strong sense of directional hearing. A female fly tracks a male cricket by its chirps and then deposits her eggs on the unfortunate host. The larvae subsequently eat the cricket.
- Euclid brings new computing capabilities to UW-Madison researchers Jan. 12, 2011 Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have a significant new computing resource. Dubbed the Euclid cluster, it enables research projects to marshal the power of many computers at once to run large-scale computing jobs much faster and to move large datasets and files at high speeds among individual servers that make up the cluster.
- Engineers receive U.S. Air Force early career support Nov. 23, 2010 Three University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers are among 43 researchers to receive prestigious Air Force Young Investigator Research Program funding through the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR).
- Longtime engineering professor dies at age 62 July 12, 2010 An entrepreneur and pioneer in applied physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Emeritus Franco Cerrina was found dead July 12 in his laboratory on the Boston University campus.
- New structure could produce efficient semiconductor laser sources Dec. 14, 2009 University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have achieved a nanoscale laser structure they anticipate will produce semiconductor lasers in the next two years that are more than twice as efficient as current continuous-wave lasers emitting in the mid-infrared.
- Wind-energy leader Vestas forges partnership with College of Engineering April 1, 2009 Vestas, the world's leading producer of wind power technology, has entered into a long-term partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering that promises to propel wind-energy research, provide student learning opportunities and give the company a long-term presence in Madison.
- UW-Madison computer scientist named to national engineering academy Feb. 12, 2009 A University of Wisconsin-Madison professor is among 65 engineers and nine foreign associates elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in 2009. Gurindar (Guri) Sohi, John P. Morgridge professor and E. David Cronon professor of computer sciences, has been ranked among the most distinguished engineers in the nation, peer-elected for their exceptional contributions to engineering research, practice or education.
- Tunable microlenses shine light on medical imaging Oct. 13, 2008 UW-Madison engineers have developed tunable liquid microlenses that can quickly scan images and record video.
- WAGE awards three research collaborative grants related to globalization April 10, 2008 The University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE) announces the three winners of its research collaborative competition, each receiving $100,000 during a three-year period.
- In diatom, scientists find genes that may level engineering hurdle Jan. 21, 2008 Denizens of oceans, lakes and even wet soil, diatoms are unicellular algae that encase themselves in intricately patterned, glass-like shells. Curiously, these tiny phytoplankton could be harboring the next big breakthrough in computer chips.
- Doping technique brings nanomechanical devices into the semiconductor world Sept. 26, 2007 With the help of a device capable of depositing metals an atom at a time in the materials used in computer chips, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers has successfully blended modern semiconductor technology and nanomachines.
- Wisconsin engineers ready a blueprint for a nanomechanical computer Aug. 3, 2007 If efforts now under way by a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers pan out, the age of the nanomechanical computer may be at hand.
- UW-Madison stellerator a step forward in plasma research March 9, 2007 A project by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers has come one step closer to making fusion energy possible.