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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

National Engineers Week Spotlight: Inspiring Women in STEM

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

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

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”.

Diane Bryant: ECE Alumna Names Engineering Student Design Center

Originally posted by Ashley Han in University.

ECE alumna and information technology executive, Diane Bryant's historic $6.5 million gift to name the new Engineering Student Design Center at the University of California, Davis, aims to inspire women and other underrepresented students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. It is the largest-ever single donation to the College of Engineering by an individual.