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Careers in Quantum Computing Panel Recap with Professor Marina Radulaski

On Friday, July 31, 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 Instruments on August 12

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

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

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


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.

Professor Josh Hihath Awarded the 2020 Graduate Program Advising and Mentoring Award by Graduate Studies

Please join us in celebrating Professor Josh Hihath as a 2020 recipient of the Graduate Program Advising and Mentoring Award by Graduate Studies!

The graduate group-wide, Graduate Program Advising and Mentoring Awards recognizes faculty that provide outstanding service in advising and mentoring at the program level. Professor Hihath’s program selected him for this award due to his excellent service to his graduate program, as well as his positive impact on graduate students and his colleagues.