Faculty

National Engineers Week Spotlight: Inspiring Women in STEM

February 25, 2021

UC Davis ECE is devoted to providing an inclusive STEM education. We recognize that women are an underrepresented group in STEM, and our goal is to provide women engineers strong support networks in order for them to feel like they are part of an inclusive community. Research shows that offering students the opportunity to conduct meaningful engineering activities with role models, can engage their interest and enthusiasm.

In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Wayne Current

February 16, 2021

Wayne Current, professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering, passed away on February 8th, one day after his 72nd birthday. Current received his bachelor's, master's, and then in 1974, his Ph.D.

Professor William Putnam Receives NSF CAREER Award

February 16, 2021

Prof. Putnam is developing high-speed optical detectors that could revolutionize infrared spectroscopy

William Putnam, an assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). This CAREER award will support his proposal entitled, “Chip-Scale, Field-Resolved Detection of Mid-Infrared Light”.

Professor Marina Radulaski Receives NSF CAREER Award

January 06, 2021

Prof. Radulaski is developing quantum nanophotonic devices to enable the next generation of quantum hardware

Marina Radulaski, assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has received a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER award for the project entitled Scalable Quantum Photonics based on Color Center Integration with Angle-etched Silicon Carbide Devices.

Professor John Owens Named IEEE 2020 Fellow

December 17, 2020

Dr. John Owens, Child Family Professor of Engineering and Entrepreneurship, has been named an IEEE Fellow in recognition of his contributions to heterogeneous parallel computing. The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed 0.1% of the total voting membership.

Professor John Owens Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

November 30, 2020

Dr. John Owens, Child Family Professor of Engineering and Entrepreneurship, has been elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). This distinction rewards Prof. Owens for fundamental contributions to commodity parallel computing, particularly in the development of GPU algorithms, data structures, and applications.

“I am delighted to join such an illustrious group of scientists and engineers, including many of my most respected and accomplished colleagues at UC Davis,” said Owens.

In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Richard C. “Dick” Dorf

November 03, 2020

Originally posted by Aditi Risbud Bartl

Richard C. “Dick” Dorf, professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering and of the Graduate School of Management, passed away on October 22, 2020. He was 86 and is survived by his wife Joy.

Dorf joined UC Davis as a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1971. He was appointed dean of Extended Learning in 1972 and led the program until 1982. In 1981, he became a founding faculty member of the Graduate School of Management’s predecessor, the Graduate School of Administration.

William Putnam: engineering electron-photon interactions at extreme scales

October 28, 2020

By Rachel Steere

Assistant Professor William “Billy” Putnam joined the UC Davis Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in November 2018. His area of research is in optics and photonics. Specifically, he works on understanding and controlling electron and photon interactions at ultrafast timescales and ultrasmall spatial dimensions.