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  • Dr. Leila Parsa receives Office of Naval Research 2009 Young Investigator AwardONR’s young investigators are considered among the top academic researchers in the country. YIP has been in place at ONR since 1985, recognizing research achievements, potential for continued outstanding research efforts, and strong support and commitment from their respective universities and research institutions. Read More »»
  • At the January 21, 2009 SPIE Visual Communications and Image Processing (VCIP) conference in San Jose, CA, ECSE Professor John Woods and his student Adarsh Ramasubramonian received a best paper award for: "Video Multicast using Network Coding". ECSE student Adarsh K. Ramasubramonian, is currently working with Professor John. W. Woods on his doctorate. He received his B. Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India in 2006, and his M.S. from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY in 2008. His research interests include Image/Video coding and communication and Digital Signal Processing.
  • Rich Radke is a rising star in the rapidly expanding field of machine vision. But his research defies easy categorization. At its core, machine vision is a vast puzzle of algorithms and computer code. The end results, however, are more easily understood, as are their real-world applications. From algorithms to help treat breast and prostate cancers, to intelligence-gathering tools for battlefields and disaster zones, to building-sized laser scans of the Rensselaer campus, Radke’s work holds the potential to impact—and even shape—the future of how humans utilize and interact with technology. Read More »»
  • Smart Lighting: New LED Drops the “Droop”
    “This droop is under the spotlight since today’s high-brightness LEDs are operated at current densities far beyond where efficiency peaks,” said project leader E. Fred Schubert, Wellfleet Senior Constellation Professor of Future Chips at Rensselaer, and head of the university’s National Science Foundation-funded Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center. Read More »»

  • A. Agung Julius joined the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as an Assistant Professor in December 2008. He was previously a Postdoctoral Researcher at the GRASP Lab., University of Pennsylvania since June 2005. He received the B.Eng. (cum laude) degree in electrical engineering from Institut Teknologi Bandung in 1998, and the M.Sc. (with distinction) and Ph.D. degrees in applied mathematics from the University of Twente, The Netherlands, in 2001 and 2005, respectively. Dr. Julius' research interests include systems and control, systems biology, stochastic models in systems biology, control of biological systems, hybrid systems, reduction of complex systems, verification and robust testing of hybrid systems, and mathematical systems theory.
  • Studies in Energy Sources and Systems at Rensselaer
    Dr. Kim L. Boyer Professor and Head of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering For electrical, computer, and systems engineers, the 21st century will be a time of significant challenge, as well as a time of significant opportunity. In particular, we will be summoned to address key problems in the delivery and use of energy.
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  • Linda Rivera, ECSE student who just recently finished her MS thesis with John Wen and currently working with Rich Radke on her doctorate, was awarded the Innovation in Optomechatronic Research Award in the International Symposium on Optomechanics Technologies, held at San Diego, Nov 17-19, 2008, for a joint paper (based on her MS thesis). Read More »»
  • A multidisciplinary team of researchers led by ECSE Professor Badri Roysam has secured a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a new, open source software toolkit for analyzing 3-D multichannel brain images — a critical step toward the development of a viable brain implant. Read More »»
  • Robert Degeneff ’74, emeritus professor of electrical, computer, and systems engineering, this summer received the 2008 Herman Electric Transmission and Distribution Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Read More »» and IEEE Here »»
  • NSF Engineering Research Center To Advance "Smart Lighting" E. Fred Schubert, Wellfleet Senior Constellation Professor of Future Chips at Rensselaer leads the center. Read More »»
  • ECSE Professor Dr. Michael Shur receives Best Reliability Paper Award at the 26th International Conference on Microelectronics (MIEL 2008). 2008 Best Paper Awards >> http://miel.elfak.ni.ac.yu/best_paper_awards.htm
    MIEL Web site >> http://miel.elfak.ni.ac.yu/
  • James Jian-Qiang Lu will receive the 2008 IEEE CPMT Exceptional Technical Achievement Award for research and technical achievements toward the design and realization of 3-D integrated computer chips. Read More »»
  • ECSE Student Develops New LED, Wins $30,000 Lemelson-Rensselaer Prize.
    Martin Schubert’s polarized LED could improve LCD displays, save energy Read More »»
  • Please welcome our new department head, Professor Kim Boyer Read More »»