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Catching up with the Şeker Lab: Serendipity and Collaboration

Erkin Şeker, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, and his team have adapted a pre-Columbian era jewelry making process to create the nanoporous gold they use for biomedical applications. “Depletion gilding [purifying gold by removing other elements] would start with an alloy of copper and gold called tumbaga. Artisans would use a chemical reaction to remove the copper and leave behind the gold, which gives the golden finish to the artifacts.

ECE Receives Record Number of Gifts for Give Day 2021

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering proudly received more than $30,000 donations from 86 gifts for Gift Day 2021. This is a record high in both the total donor amount and the numbers of gifts, which ranks the department first in the College of Engineering. We thank the generous support from all of our alumni and friends for a very successful Give Day. ECE used the donations received for last year's Give Day to support  remote labs and our students through the pandemic. Leveraging the gifts this year, ECE will continue to provide the best support for our students.

Mason Del Rosario Selected to Participate in 2021-2022 Professors for the Future Program

Please join us in celebrating ECE Ph.D. student, Mason Del Rosario, for being selected for participation in the 2021-2022 Professors for the Future (PFTF) program. The PFTF is a year-long competitive fellowship program designed to recognize and develop the leadership skills of outstanding graduate students and postdoctoral scholars who have demonstrated their commitment to professionalism, integrity, and academic service.

ECE UC Davis During the Pandemic: Alumni and Industry Support

By Professor Josh Hihath

In the Spring of 2020, when the pandemic was just beginning, everyone’s lives were disrupted. Schools and offices closed, friends and family had to remain separate, and masks and social distancing came to represent the “new normal”. 

Alumni Spotlight: Cherisa Kmetovicz, ’2010

By Constanze Ditterich 

Cherisa Kmetovicz was an engineering student at UC Davis from 2008 to 2010. She graduated with a B.S. degree in electrical engineering and started working in industry right away. Today, she is a Space & Satellite Solutions Application Engineer at Keysight Technologies, Santa Rosa, and equally enjoys working with her R&D team as well as her customers.

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ECExpo 2021 : May 19, 2021


             2:00                      Welcome by ECE Chair: Andre Knoesen, Department Chair and Professor                 

2:10 to 2:55                      Keynote Address: Impact of COVID-19 on the semiconductor industry

Calum Shelden Receives a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Please join us in celebrating ECE Ph.D. student, Calum Shelden, as a recipient of a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines. The five-year fellowship includes three years of financial support including an annual stipend of $34,000 and a cost of education allowance of $12,000 to the institution.

Cloud-based FPGA Curriculum Developed by UC Davis Team is Recognized by Intel

Professor Houman Homayoun and Najmeh Nazari, from the ASEEC lab at ECE UC Davis, created a curriculum to design hardware accelerators by taking advantage of Intel's DevCloud, a cloud based solution for Data Center to Edge Workloads focusing on accelerating artificial intelligence and machine learning applications. Intel selected this curriculum a as a Third-Party Training Module for academics and industry use