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Archived ECE News
Electrical Engineering Graduate Program Nationally Ranked by U.S. News and World Report (3/19/2013)
The electrical engineering graduate program is ranked nationally by U.S. News and World Report for 2014.
ECE Faculty Member Running for President of IEEE (3/12/2013)
Dr. Howard Michel of the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is one of two candidates running for the position of president of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
ECE's Dr. Yifei Li Awarded Large ONR Research Grant (2/12/2013)
Dr. Yifei Li of the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) received a three-year $400k research grant from the Office of Naval Research (ONR).
Professor John Buck Awarded Large ONR Research Grant (1/28/2013)
Prof. John Buck of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Prof. Kathleen Wage of George Mason University were awarded a research grant from the Office of Naval Research to improve sensor arrays for sonar systems.
Electrical Engineering PhD Students Win Top Awards in Acoustics Research (12/31/2012)
Electrical engineering PhD students, Robert Randall and David Hague, won the first and second prizes, respectively, in the student paper awards contest at the 164th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America held in Kansas City, Missouri in October 2012.
UMass students win top prize at recent national meeting (12/28/2012)
Best Student Paper Awards.
ECE Professor Awarded Million Dollar Grant by Air Force (5/18/2012)
Dr. Yifei Li of the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) was awarded a five year, one million-dollar grant by the Air Force Office of Research (AFOSR) to conduct fundamental research in Radio Frequency (RF)/Photonic integrated circuits.
ECE Doctoral Students Garner Top Student Paper Awards at National Conference (2/22/2012)
Two electrical engineering students from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMD) won prestigious "Best Student Paper Awards" in Engineering Acoustics recently at a national meeting of a leading acoustical science organization.
Dr. Xing and Research Collaborators Awarded NSF Reseach Grant. (10/14/2011)
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dr. Liudong Xing, together with her collaborators Dr.
Li and Kasilingam Awarded DURIP Grant to Develop RF/Photonics Testbed (2/24/2011)
ECE faculty members Drs. Yifei Li and Dayalan Kasilingam were awarded a Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) grant of $236k from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to develop the RF/photonics testbed in the ECE department.
ECE Graduate Students Win Grand Prize in IEEE International Student Design Competition (2/11/2011)
ECE graduate students, Renyuan Wang and Mohammad Ali won the first prize in the IEEE international student design competition.
ECE Faculty Dr. Liudong Xing Awarded Scholar of the Year Award (12/10/2010)
Dr. Liudong Xing, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer (ECE) was awarded the Scholar of the Year award for 2010.
Prof. Liudong Xing Selected as Scholar of the Year (11/18/2010)
Scholar of the Year award.
ECE Faculty Awarded New Research Grant (9/3/2010)
Dr. Igal Bilik, assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering was awarded a new research grant titled 'Source Localization in the Presence of Multipath' by the Directorate of Defense Research and Development in the Israeli Ministry of Defense.
ECE Graduate Student David Hague Awarded DoD SMART Scholarship (8/3/2010)
ECE graduate student, David A. Hague, received a Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation Program (SMART) scholarship. The SMART Scholarship for Service Program provides an opportunity for students pursuing a graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed at a Department of Defense lab facility upon degree completion.
ECE Faculty and Students Active in Acoustical Society of America Meeting (5/12/2010)
Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) faculty and students had a strong presence at the recent Acoustical Society of America meeting in Baltimore, MD.
Jill Mercik Elected President of IEEE Student Branch (4/23/2010)
Jill Mercik, a computer engineering junior, was elected President of the Student Branch of the IEEE.
Chancellor Professor Chi Hau Chen Awarded New Navy Grant (4/12/2010)
Dr. Chi Hau Chen was awarded a $8000 research grant by the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Newport, Rhode Island, to study Generic Pseudo Random Bioacoustic Signals.
ECE Graduate Student Awarded Office of Naval Research Internship (4/1/2010)
ECE graduate student David A. Hague received an internship position for the 2010 Office of Naval Research (ONR) Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP).
ECE Faculty Wins Grant to Study Microfluidic Platforms for Biosensors (11/2/2009)
ECE faculty member, Dr. David Rancour, was awarded a research grant by the U.S. Small Business Administration to study the use of microfludics for biosensors.
John Buck Awarded New ONR Research Grant (3/16/2009)
Dr. John Buck, Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, was awarded a new research grant by the Office of Naval Research (ONR).
College of Engineering Students Excel in IEEE Robotics Competition (11/17/2008)
College of Engineering students, Matthew Donoughe and Kevin Cormier of Computer and Information Science (CIS) and Julian Plante and Nick Savery of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), participated in the 2008 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Practical Robot Applications (TePRA) Robotic Competition, under the guidance of CIS faculty adviser, Dr.
Dr. John Buck Wins Leo M. Sullivan Teaching Award (11/12/2008)
Dr. John Buck, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, won the Leo M. Sullivan Teacher of the Year award for 2008.
ECE Department, ATMC and Progeny Systems Awarded $750k DoD STTR Grant (10/9/2008)
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) along with their partners the Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center (ATMC) and Progeny Systems of Middletown, Rhode Island were awarded a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant for $750k by the Department of Defense.
Dr. Yifei Li Awarded Prestigious DARPA Young Faculty Award (10/1/2008)
Dr. Yifei Li, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), won the presigious 2008 Young Faculty Award of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
ECE Faculty, Dr. Liudong Xing, Awarded Multi-Year NSF Grant (9/10/2008)
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dr. Liudong Xing, was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) research grant for 250k to study the reliability of complex dynamic systems.
ECE Faculty Awarded Patent for VLSI Chip Design (8/20/2008)
ECE faculty members, Drs. Howard Michel and David Rancour were awarded a patent for the VLSI implementation of a complex valued neuron.
ECE Faculty Awarded $550k DARPA Grant (4/16/2008)
ECE faculty member, Dr. Yifei Li, was awarded a $550,000 research grant by the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA).
Howard Michel takes over as Director of Region I of the IEEE (3/11/2008)
Dr. Howard E. Michel, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth takes over as Director of Region I of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for 2008 and 2009.
ECE and IEEE Host Starcraft Tournament (3/3/2008)
On February 29th, the student chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) held the First Starcraft Tournament on campus.
Dr. Liudong Xing Presented IEEE Outstanding Technical Innovation Award (9/10/2007)
Dr. Liudong Xing, assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was recognized by Region 1 of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), for her outstanding technical innovations in the field of Reliability Engineering.
ECE Professors Awarded Research Grant by Office of Naval Research for Acoustics Research (4/25/2007)
Drs. David Brown and Boris Aronov of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) were awarded a research grant by the Office of Naval Research to develop electro-mechanical modeling of piezoelectric cylindrical shells.
Dr. John Buck Awarded Research Grant by Office of Naval Research (4/13/2007)
Dr. John Buck, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was recently awarded a research grant totally $234,000 by the Office of Naval Research.
ECE Ph.D. Student Wins Award in IEEE Graduate Student Technical Paper Contest (10/13/2006)
Akhilesh Shrestha, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering came second in the IEEE Region 1 Graduate Student Technical Paper Contest.
In Memory of Professor Emeritus Richard Walder (7/14/2006)
Richard Walder, 83, died Thursday, July 6, 2006. Rick was among the last
of the pre-merger faculty. He joined the Electrical Engineering Department
at New Bedford Institute of Technology in 1956 and served continuously
until his retirement in January of 1995.
Karen Payton and Collaborators Awarded NIH Grant (5/24/2006)
Dr. Karen Payton, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and several collaborators from MIT were awarded a $1.9 million grant by the National Institutes of Health
Dr. Theophano Mitsa Honored by New York State (5/17/2006)
Dr. Theophano Mitsa of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and her advisor Dean Kevin Parker from the University of Rochester were recognized by New York State's Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities in their list of 50 years of achievements by universities in New York state.
UMass Dartmouth engineering design team wins competition (5/17/2006)
A team of UMass Dartmouth Seniors from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, won the top overall award at the 6th Annual IEEE Student Design Competition in Rochester, NY on Saturday, the 13th of May.
UMass Dartmouth associate professor elected Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers Region 1 (11/18/2005)
Dr. Howard E. Michel, Associate Professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has been elected Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Region 1 Director-elect for 2006 and 2007 and Director for 2008 and 2009.
- UMass Dartmouth is one of 118 teams selected by DARPA.
- Solu Nwanze selected as ECE Studentof the Semester
The Standard-Times; January 30, 2005
The Chronicle; January 12, 2005
- Dr. Buck studies passive sonar, whale songs
The Chronicle; January 26, 2005
- Dr. Fortier writes high school textbook
The Chronicle; February 2, 2005
The Standard-Times; January 23, 2004
- Dr. Michel receives IEEE Award
The Chronicle; January 26, 2005
The Standard-Times; January 16, 2005
- UMD, students reap benefits of German exchange
The Standard-Times; January 9, 2005
- Dr. Notaros and former student earn 2005 Microwave Prize
The Standard-Times; January 2, 2005
The Chronicle; December 22, 2004
- UMD team to compete in DARPA challenge
The Chronicle; December 15, 2004
The Standard-Times; December 14, 2004
- ECE students inducted into honor society
The Chronicle; December 15, 2004
- UMD team constructing solar home
The Standard-Times; December 6, 2004
The Chronicle; October 27, 2004
- UMD's best and brightest in engineering
The Standard-Times; July 18, 2004
- The UMass Dartmouth Solar DecathlonProject team members travelled
to Lenoir City, TN, to work with Loudon County Habitat for Humanity
in the construction of a net-zero energy building home. ECE students
Manny Camara, Chris Makuch, John Dunn, and Professor Gerald Lemay,
were among the 18 people from UMD who made the trip. In addition to helping with the construction of this structurally insulated
panelled home, the team toured Oak Ridge National Laboratories and EPRI
PEAC Corporation (a power systems engineering services company). An article describing this alternative spring break appeared in the Wednesday,
March 17, 2004, issue of the Fall River Herald News on page A3.
- Dr. Dean Schmidlin - Modeling of Fractional-Order Signals from their Ramp Cepstra, IEEE
Transactions on Circuits and Systems II, vol. 50, September 2003, pp.657-659.
- Dr. Liudong Xing - Maintenance-Oriented Fault Tree Analysis
of Component Importance, Proceedings of The 50th Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS), Los Angeles, CA, January 2004.
- Dr. Liudong Xing - Fault-Tolerant Network Reliability and Importance Analysis
Using Binary Decision Diagrams, Proceedings of The 50th Annual Reliability
and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS), Los Angeles, CA, January 2004.
- Dr. Liudong Xing - A Separable Ternary Decision Diagram
Based Analysis of Generalized Phased-Mission Reliability, IEEE Transactions
on Reliability, June 2004 (co-author: J. B. Dugan).
- Dr. Liudong Xing - Comments on PMS BDD Generation, IEEE
Transactions on Reliability, June 2004 (co-author: J. B. Dugan).
- Dr. Branislav Notaros - Higher Order Large-Domain FEM Modeling of 3-D
Multiport Waveguide Structures with Arbitrary Discontinuities, accepted
for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
(co-authors: M. Ilic and A. Ilic).
- Dr. Branislav Notaros - Very-High-Order
Techniques for Solving Integral and Differential Equations in Computational
Electromagnetics, invited paper for the special session on Computational
Electromagnetics with contributions from North American Researchers,
2004 Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium - PIERS 2004,
to be held in Nanjing, China, August 28-31, 2004 (co-authors: M. Ilic
and M. Djordjevic).
- Dr. Branislav Notaros - Efficient FEM Solutions
for Passive Microwave Devices Using Electrically Large Higher-Order
Hierarchical Curvilinear Hexahedral Elements, invited paper,
Special Session on Methodologies for Enhancing the Modeling Accuracy
and Simulation Efficiency of Finite Element Methods, 7th International
Workshop on Finite Elements for Microwave Engineering, Antennas, Circuits
and Devices, to be held in Madrid, Spain, May 20-21, 2004 (co-authors:
M. Ilic and Z. Ilic).
- Dr. Branislav Notaros - On the Higher-Order MoM-PO
Electromagnetic Modeling of Vehicles, accepted for the 2004
USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, to be held on June 20-26,
2004, Monterey, CA, U.S.A. (co-author: M. Djordjevic).
- Dr. Branislav Notaros - On the Higher-Order
Hexahedral Meshing for FEM in Electromagnetics, accepted for
the 2004 USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, to be held on June
20-26, 2004, Monterey, CA, U.S.A. (co-authors: M. Ilic and Z. Ilic).
- Dr. Branislav Notaros- Higher Order Geometrical
Modeling and Higher Order Field/Current Modeling in FEM, MoM, and PO
Simulations, invited paper, Special Session on Advances in CEM,
accepted for the 20th Annual Review of Progress in Applied Computational
Electromagnetics - ACES 2004 Conference, to be held in Syracuse,
NY, April 19-23, 2004 (co-authors: M. Ilic and M. Djordjevic).
- Dr. Dayalan Kasilingam attended the IEEE International
Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium in Toulouse, France between
the 21st and 25th of July. He presented two papers and a poster.
The two papers were:
The poster was titled: Speckle Filtering of SAR Images using Hölder
Regularity Analysis of the Sparse Code (co-authors: Rama Kishan Malladi
Antonio H. Costa).
- Estimating Vegetation Bias in Polarimetric SAR Interferometry (co-authors:
Madhukar Nomula and Shane Cloude).
- The Dependence of Polarimetric Coherence on Surface Roughness for
Very Rough Surfaces (co-authors: Saurabh Malhotra and Dale Schuler).
- Dr. Liudong Xing (Summer 2003)
Reliability Modeling and Analysis of Computer Networks - UMD Healey Endowment - $3,385.
- Dr. David Brown (Summer 2003)
Ring Transducer Array Technology - Office of Naval Research - $130,000.
- Dr. Karen Payton (Summer 2003)
Acoustic Correlates of Speech Intelligibility - MIT Sub-contract - $38,892.
- Dr. Branislav Notaros (Summer 2003)
Higher-Order Finite Element-Moment Method Modeling Techniques for Conformal Antenna Applications - National Science Foundation, Engineering Directorate - $243,417.
- Dr. Branislav Notaros (Summer 2003)
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) - National Science Foundation, Engineering Directorate, Electrical and Communications Systems Division - $12,000.
- Dr. Steven Nardone (Summer 2003)
Advanced Concepts for Submarine Situational Assessment and Collision Avoidance - Office of Naval Research - $59,090.
- Dr. Paul Fortier, Dr. Howard Michel, Dr. Nancy Dluhy, and Dr. Eileen O'Neil (Summer 2003)
Collaborative Research: Computerized Decision Aid for Acute Care Nursing - National Science Foundation - $149,808.