February 2016 Five10 Report
Winter eNews Is Available Online Now
It's February and we're celebrating Black History Month and National Engineers Week! Check out this interview with the School of Engineering's first black professor, Tokunbo Ogunfunmi; learn how a team of entrepreneurial alums are putting their engineering to work; read what one professor is doing to feed the STEM pipeline; and more:
William Holt '79 M.S.
Congratulations to Bill Holt '79 MSEE, recipient of the 2015 Robert N. Noyce Award for Longstanding Accomplishments on Behalf of Industry. Bill has "helped keep the semiconductor industry at the forefront of innovation." Read more.
Tom Mollard '50
Tom Mollard '50 passed away January 21. As part of the indomitable Class of '50 engineers who have met annually without fail since their graduation, Tom will be especially missed. A Mass was celebrated last week.
Matt Oscamou '01
Matt Oscamou '01 (civil engineering) Founder and President of Frontier Snacks, Inc., will be the featured speaker at the Leavey School of Business Winter CIE Entrepreneur Forum, Monday, Feb. 1, 8 pm, Lucas 107. All are welcome.
Alexandria Shearer '13
Alexandria Shearer '13 received an NSF Fellowship to support her Ph.D. studies at UC San Diego. Soon she’ll take her research from the lab to the jungle, working with archeologists to help them better understand Mayan society. Read more.
Alumni, what drew you to engineering?
As part of our eWeek (Feb. 21-27) celebration we will be sharing through social media our community members' answers to this question: What drew you to engineering? We would love to hear from you. Answer the question here.
Engineering Management and Leadership
Our master’s program is ranked #37 in Eduniversal’s Top 200 Best Global Ranking, based on employer recruitment, graduates’ starting salary, and student satisfaction! Congrats to chair Frank Barone and all of our outstanding EMGT adjunct faculty!
Unyoung (Ashley) Kim
Unyoung (Ashley) Kim (bioengineering) has been appointed as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine.
Guichun Li and Nam Ling
Guichun Li and Nam Ling (computer engineering), with researchers from Huawei/Hisilicon, had two U.S. patents granted and awarded: “Simplified Bilateral Intra Smoothing Filter” and “Multiple Predictor Set for Intra Coding with Intra Mode Prediction”.
Sarah Kate Wilson
Sarah Kate Wilson (electrical engineering) has received $11,609 in additional subaward funding from Memorial University of Newfoundland (funds originated from Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) for her "OmOptics - Signal Processing for Optical OFDM" project.
Sally Wood (electrical engineering) will continue serving on the editorial board of the Proceedings of the IEEE, which is the most highly cited general-interest journal in electrical engineering and computer science.
Cary Yang (electrical engineering) has been granted Life Fellow status by IEEE. He was elected IEEE Fellow in 1999, served as IEEE Electron Devices Society President in 2000 and 2001, and was on the IEEE Board of Directors in 2002 and 2003.