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UC Davis ASEEC laboratory and NSF CHEST Center Received 2020 NSF Computing Innovation Fellow Award

September 16, 2020

UC Davis ASEEC laboratory and NSF CHEST Center received the 2020 NSF Computing Innovation Fellow award. As part of the award ASEEC lab is glad to host Dr. Soheil Salehi research on the topic of "SHIELD: Secure Hardware for IoT using Emerging-devices against side-channeL Deep-learning attacks”. This proposal aims to devise novel and effective approaches for securing Internet of Things (IoT) hardware against cutting edge Deep learning-based Power Side-channel Attacks (DeePSAs) using emerging devices. Congratulations to Dr. Soheil Salehi and welcome to UC Davis.

Prof. Houman Homayoun Awarded the Association for Computing Machinery's GLSVLSI Service Recognition Award

September 15, 2020

Please join us in congratulating Prof. Houman Homayoun for being awarded the GLSVLSI Service Award by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). On the 30th anniversary of Great Lake Symposium on VLSI, ECE Associate Professor Homayoun received the service recognition award from the conference. This award is for his leadership role in 2018 and 2019 editions of the conference for several new initiatives he took that resulted in significant increase in attendance of the conference. 

Prof. Hihath and Team awarded NSF Future Manufacturing Grant

September 02, 2020


Please join us in congratulating Prof. Josh Hihath and his team members M.P. Anantram (U of Washington), Meghdad Hajimorad (California State University—Chico), and Shawn Douglas (UCSF) on receiving an NSF Future Manufacturing Seed Grant. This project aims to establish a framework for scalable manufacturing of DNA-based electronics and to foster the development of a diverse workforce appropriately trained to advance the field.

Careers in Quantum Computing Panel Recap with Professor Marina Radulaski

August 03, 2020

Last week Friday, July 31st, Professor Marina Radulaski presented at a "How to Get a Job in Quantum Computing" online panel, accompanied by leading quantum computing experts: Jay Gambetta, the head of IBM Quantum program, and professors John Preskill (Caltech), Birgitta Whaley (UC Berkeley), Monika Schleier-Smith (Stanford), and Steven Girvin (Yale). The panel was a part of IBM's 2-week long Qiskit Global Summer School with 5,000 participants worldwide.

Professor Hooman Rashtian to Present Updated EEC10 Curriculum at Live Webinar Hosted by Texas Intsruments on August 12

August 03, 2020

Professor Hooman Rashtian will present a live webinar hosted by Texas Instruments on August 12th in which he will highlight some of the ECE department’s recent activities in promoting hands-on learning in its undergraduate curriculum. In particular, he will overview the updated curriculum of “EEC10: Introduction to Analog and Digital Systems” for instructors and students outside UC Davis.

CHEST Center Inspires Congressional Action

July 28, 2020

Last week U.S. Representatives Steve Chabot (R-Westwood), Mike Turner (R-Dayton) and Marcia Fudge (D-Cleveland) submitted to the House Rules Committee an amendment to the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act to help bolster cyber security efforts nationwide. The amendment passed last Monday by the U.S.

Professor Putnam’s Research Group Publishes Article Regarding Integrated Lightwave Electronics

July 27, 2020

Professor William Putnam's research group, with collaborators at MIT, has published work demonstrating integrated optical detectors that behave like conventional electronic diodes operating at optical frequencies of ~250 THz. These detectors can sense the instantaneous electric field of rapidly oscillating light waves and may find applications ranging from future remote sensing of astronomical objects to chemical analysis of gases.

Hihath Research Group’s Article Regarding an On‐Chip Break Junction System, Highlighted in Advanced Functional Materials

July 17, 2020


Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Josh Hihath, and the Hihath Research Group have published an article titled, “An On‐Chip Break Junction System for Combined Single‐Molecule Conductance and Raman Spectroscopies” that aims to provide a reliable platform, characterization, and application of single‐molecule electronic systems in the future.