Archive for Electrical and Computer

When you buy a smoke detector, you assume it will sound quickly in a fire, giving you plenty of time to escape. But some experts warn that's not always true. In fact, the most common type of smoke detector may not go off in time, even when surrounded by thick, toxic smoke, giving little warnin…


Dr. Weiping Shi, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has created a new course, Computer Engineering Entrepreneurship, which teaches students how to start a software company, run it and successfully exit.


Jean-Francois Chamberland, John C. Criscione and Victor Ugaz were selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s fourth Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) symposium.


Standing in front of a small crowd of family, friends and colleagues, Scott Savage's father, Thomas Don Savage, teared up as he thanked the many people who made the opening of the Scott Savage ’05 Real Time Systems Laboratory possible. The lab took two years to build and after the ribbon-cutting ce…


Texas A&M Engineering ranked eighth among engineering schools at public institutions offering a doctorate, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of the country's undergraduate universities and programs. The Dwight Look College of Engineering is tied for 16th place overal…


Dr. Phillip Hemmer, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, and several co-authors recently had their paper published in the prestigious research publication Nature Communications. The paper, "Optical detection of a single rare-earth ion in …


Dr. Arum Han, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, received a $2 million award from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) office to lead a multidisciplinary team of investigato…


Dr. P.R. Kumar, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the prestigious Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Mobility of Systems (ACM SIGMOBILE) Outstanding Contribution Award. The Outstanding Contributi…


Two professors in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University have received a grant from MathWorks to develop virtual labs for medical imaging courses.


Delbert A. Whitaker of Dallas has teamed with Texas Instruments to provide an annual graduate student fellowship award in electrical and computer engineering for Texas A&M University. Whitaker has donated $350,000 to establish theDelbert A. Whitaker ’65 Analog Fellowship, which will be funded t…


Dr. Hamid Toliyat, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) Distinguished Lecturer. The Distinguished Lecturer Program provides a m…


Dr. Srinivas Shakkottai, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Shakkottai received his CAREER award for his pr…


Edwin R. Daniels ’48 of Dallas has pledged to endow a prestigious faculty position at Texas A&M University in honor of his grandson. The $500,000 pledge gift, to be funded through the Texas A&M Foundation, will establish the Eric D. Rubin ’06 Endowed Professorship in Electrical and Computer…


Dr. Prasad Enjeti, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was selected as the inaugural recipient of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Power Electronics Society (PELS) R. David Middlebrook Technical Achievement Award. Enjeti, the TI Professor I…


More than 230 engineers from 28 countries recently met in San Francisco to discuss the latest technologies and future practice of high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission of electric power in an event organized by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M Universi…