Twenty-eight SCU female computer engineering and computer science undergraduates attended the Grace Hopper Celebration, the world's largest gathering of women technologists, in Orlando, FL, Oct. 4-6. Isabela Figueira, (computer engineering) presented a poster at the conference.
Twenty-six students and faculty will present seven papers detailing their humanitarian projects—ranging from detection of contaminants in drinking water to ensuring the safety of donated breast milk at Human Milk Banks and keeping an eye on babies with an IoT monitor—at the IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC 2017), Oct. 19-22 in San Jose.
Marcus Kraus '18 (bioengineering) presented the paper, "Role of nanoparticles on mechanical and thermal properties of thermosensitive hydrogels," co-authored with Andrew Chang BS '16, MS '18 (bioengineering) and Prashanth Asuri (bioengineering) at the 2017 Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting held in Phoenix, Arizona.
Taylor Mau '18 (double major electrical engineering and computer engineering) has been selected as a 2017/18 IEEE Power and Energy Society Scholarship Plus Initiative (PES) recipient. The high achiever was selected for this highly competitive honor for her commitment to exploring the power and energy engineering field through both coursework and career experiences.
Behnam Dezfouli (computer engineering) received a $40,000 grant from Cypress Semiconductors Corporation for the proposal, "Towards Energy-Efficient and Reliable WiFi-based Internet of Things." Read more about his work here and here.
Chris Kitts (mechanical engineering) and University of Alaska Fairbanks/Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute collaborator Dr. Geoffrey Wheat submitted a provisional patent, "Extreme Temperature Fluid Sampler Actuated by Shape Memory Alloy," which describes an all mechanical fluid sampling system capable of functioning after long duration submersion in hot water at a temperature of 200 degrees or more.
Guichun Li (computer engineering PhD student) and Nam Ling (computer engineering), together with L. Liu, J. Zheng, and C. Zhang (Huawei/Hisilicon), had a U.S. patent granted: "Using multiple prediction sets to encode extended unified directional intra mode numbers for robustness," patent number US9667987, May 30, 2017.
Nam Ling (computer engineering), with Ying Liu et al. (Xi'an University of Posts and Telecommunications, China) received the Outstanding Paper Award for "On Over-Exposed Region Detection with Regularized Logistic Regression," at the 10th IEEE International Conference on Ubi-media Computing and Workshops, held in Pattaya, Thailand, Aug. 1-4.
Sarah Kate Wilson (electrical engineering) received the IEEE Communications Society (IEEE ComSoc) Joseph LoCicero Award for Exemplary Service to Publications "for sustained and innovative contributions to publications." Beginning nearly 20 years ago as Associate Editor for several journals, Katie was most recently VP of Publications for IEEE Communications Society.
Paul Davison (bioengineering adjunct faculty and advisory board member, M.S. '08 engineering management and leadership) was largely responsible for the invention and implementation of Invuity's PhotonBlade, an electronic surgical device popular for breast cancer surgery. The PhotonBlade recently won an Australian Good Design Award and an Innovation Celebration Award from Premier Healthcare. Read more about Paul here.
Kelsey Dedoshka '14 (computer engineering), Apple software engineer for just the past year, was tapped to be a presenter at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2017). She gave an overview of CareKit, a software framework for apps that lets users better understand and manage their medical conditions, and introduced the new Bridge API used to integrate CareKit to the cloud. Watch it here.
Avery Lu '95 (electrical engineering), Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Palo Alto Scientific, a sports science analytics and wearable technology startup, received the Silicon Valley Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum's (SVIEF) 2017 Top 30 Most Innovative Startups Award for the second year in a row!
The School of Engineering welcomes visiting professors from Fuzhou University, Lanzhou University, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, and Peking University who are working with Nam Ling's computer engineering research group.
For our alums who made memories last weekend at Grand Reunion and at the School of Engineering Steampunk Bash, we would love to see your photos! Share your shots on our Instagram (@SCUEngineering) and in the description use #SCUengineering for a chance to win some cool prizes! Winners will be chosen and announced Oct. 20!
Engineering News Fall Edition is available online now. What do fireflies have to do with improving the safety of therapeutic gene delivery? How might the gemstone garnet unlock the potential of 5G cellular technology? And how are Santa Clara Engineering alumni improving life at Google and in the City of San Francisco? The answers to all those questions (and more) are right here!
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