Researchers at the UC Davis College of Engineering have developed a camera that uses a thin microlens array and new image processing algorithms to capture three dimensional information about objects in a scene with a single exposure. The camera could be useful for a variety of applications such as industrial part inspection, gesture recognition and collecting data for 3D display systems.
Regardless of their senior design project focus–whether it was on plants, self-driving cars, robots or flying cows–this year’s group of electrical and computer engineering seniors said perseverance, problem solving, project management skills and teamwork were the most valuable takeaways they experienced as part of this year’s senior design projects.
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Jeremy Munday recently received a $2.2 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to deepen our understanding of the quantum forces at work in nanotechnology.
An interdisciplinary team of researchers led by Professor Saif Islam from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will be forging a new partnership with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories to create innovative, fluorescence lifetime imaging—a process currently used in the medical field—for improving agricultural practices.
Electrical and Computer Engineering Associate Professor Weijian Yang’s goal is to decode how the brain works in various processes, such as learning and memory formation, through the development of advanced optical methods and neurotechnologies to record and modulate brain activity. Additional interdisciplinary research has applications in biomedical imaging and smart health.
Many of the ECE student members who participate in UC Davis CHEST Center quickly secure positions in academia and industry after graduation where they go on to share the things they learned at the UC Davis CHEST Center for the benefit of others.
Professor Houman Homayoun’s Accelerated, Secure, and Energy-Efficient Computing (ASEEC) Lab in the UC Davis Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and collaborators at George Mason University received a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to build secure resource provisioning systems in the cloud.
UC Davis electrical and computer engineering (ECE) professor Juan Sebastian Gomez-Diaz received a Department of Defense grant for research into ultrathin, ‘smart’ infrared sensors that could revolutionize infrared sensing technology.
Researchers from UC Davis Professor Houman Homayoun's Accelerated, Secure, and Energy-Efficient Computing Lab (ASEEC) Lab and Johns Hopkins University received the Best Oral Presentation Award at the 4th International Conference on Intelligent Medicine and Image Processing (IMIP).
On Friday, April 8, UC Davis' electrical and computer engineering (ECE) department's alumni, students, and professors presented groundbreaking research, creative projects, and inspirational stories at the annual UC Davis ECExpo.