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    • Karl Levitt Receives Laprie Award for Seminal Paper
      Karl Levitt of UC DavisKarl Levitt, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Computer Science, has received the 2014 Jean-Claude Laprie Award in Dependable Computing. The honor is particularly noteworthy, because it reaches back to recognize outstanding papers that have significantly influenced the theory and/or practice of “dependable computing.” Levitt has been acknowledged for his 1978 paper, “SIFT: The ...
    • UC Davis Graduate Earns ASEV ‘Best Paper’ Honor
      From left to right: Roger Boulton, Chik Brenneman, Nicholas Shrake, Rajeevan Amirtharajah, and Andre Knoesen. Photo by Brian Nguyen/UC Davis College of EngineeringNicholas Shrake, who earned his master’s degree in electrical engineering at UC Davis in 2014, is first author on a paper that has been selected as the best enology paper published that year in the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture. His co-authors on the paper, titled “In-Line Measurement of Color and Total Phenolics During Red ...
    • California Funds UC Davis/Solano STEM Program
      C-STEM Day Participants at UC Davis Roboplay CompetitionFebruary 9, 2015, DAVIS, CA—The California Department of Education‘s Math and Science Partnership Program has announced funding for “Programming and Robotics Integrated into Science and Mathematics (PRISM),” a joint proposal by the UC Davis Center for Integrated Computing and STEM Education (C-STEM) and the Solano County Office of Education (SCOE). The $1.8 million grant is ...
    • Andrew Canning Named APS Fellow
      Andrew Canning, adjunct professor in the UC Davis Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials ScienceAndrew Canning, an adjunct professor in the UC Davis Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), in their Division of Computational Physics. Canning has been honored for “important contributions to the development of parallel and computational algorithms for a diverse range of electronic structure ...
    • UC Davis Students Engineer Tool to Combat White-Nose Syndrome in Bats
      UC Davis Biomedical Engineering Make-a-ThonThe UC Davis student chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) organized a makeathon event to give students hands-on experience implementing a solution to a real world problem. A 30-hour competition between multiple student teams to learn the design process, the BMES Make-a-thon was held January 17-18, 2015 in the TEAM Design, Prototyping, and Fabrication ...
    • UC Davis Engineering Students Chat with Space Station Crew
      International_Space_Station_after_undocking_of_STS-132On February 5, 2015, UC Davis engineering students had the rare and exciting chance to chat with crew members of the International Space Station (ISS). This opportunity, known as an “In-Flight Education Downlink,” comes through the courtesy of the Johnson Space Center’s (JSC) Office of Education, in conjunction with JSC’s Public Affairs Office. Such downlinks are ...
    • Erkin Şeker Receives NSF CAREER Award
      Erkin Şeker, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringThe National Science Foundation’s Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems has awarded a five-year CAREER grant of $504,813 to Erkin Şeker, an assistant professor in the UC Davis Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Şeker will be PI on the research project, titled “Multifunctional Nanostructured Electrodes for Closed-Loop Control of Neural Activity.” This project ...
    • Omeed Momeni Receives NSF CAREER Award
      UC Davis Prof. Omeed MomeniThe National Science Foundation’s Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems has awarded a five-year CAREER grant of $500,000 to Omeed Momeni, an assistant professor in the UC Davis Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Momeni will be PI on the research project, titled “Scalable Traveling and Standing Wave Structures for High-Power and High-Efficiency Terahertz ...
    • California Funds UC Davis Wind Power Project
      C.P. "Case" Van Dam, chair of the UC Davis Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringThe California Energy Commission (CEC) has announced the initial funded projects in its new Energy Research and Development Program, and one of the seven awards has been granted to UC Davis. The project is headed by C.P. “Case” Van Dam, chair of the UC Davis Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Shu-Hua Chen, an assistant ...
    • UC Davis Receives Share of MRPI Project Funding
      Yayoi Takamura, associate professor in the UC Davis Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials ScienceThe University of California Research Grants Program Office has awarded funding for a Multicampus Research Program and Initiative (MRPI) that will include the participation of the UC Davis College of Engineering. The project, “Tunable Quantum Materials,” will be led by UC San Diego’s Ivan Schuller and Oleg Shpyrko; the co-PIs are UC Davis’ Yayoi Takamura ...
    • UC Davis Extension Offers Materials Science MOOC
      Beginning Feb. 2, new and continuing materials science students will be able to take a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) titled “Ten Things Every Engineer Should Know About Materials Science.” The course is designed and taught by James Shackelford, a distinguished professor emeritus in the UC Davis Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, ...
    • Chen-Nee Chuah Named IEEE Fellow
      UC Davis Prof. Chen-Nee ChuahChen-Nee Chuah, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Chuah has been recognized for her contributions to MIMO (multiple-input/multiple-output) communications and network management. The Fellowship is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members who have made extraordinary ...
    • Theta Tau Offers Crucial Test-Prep Sessions
      Engineers are required to pass the Fundamentals of Engineering/Engineer in Training (FE/EIT) exam in order to be licensed as a professional engineer in the United States. And yet many engineering students, particularly freshmen and sophomores, know nothing about this exam, and therefore are unable to appreciate its significance. The UC Davis branch of the Theta Tau engineering ...
    • Biomedical Engineering Society ‘Make-a-Thon’ Seeks Creative Student Engineers
      The UC Davis Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) hopes to inspire pioneering engineering students with an event guaranteed to challenge even the most creative minds: the inaugural “Medical Make-a-Thon,” taking place Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 17-18, in the Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility’s TEAM Design, Prototyping and Fabrication Lab. Student teams will be given 30 hours to ...
    • Diran Apelian Receives AAES Queneau Palladium Medal
      Diran Apelian, a visiting professor in the UC Davis Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, has received the Joan Hodges Queneau Palladium Medal from American Association of Engineering Societies’ (AAES). Apelian will be honored officially at the annual AAES awards banquet, held April 20, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes Apelian for “articulating an ...
    • Two Engineering Faculty Named to National Academy of Inventors
      M. Saif Islam, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and director of the Center for Nano & Micro-Manufacturing. Photo by Brian Nguyen/UC Davis College of EngineeringThe National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has selected two UC Davis College of Engineering faculty as Fellows in its 2014 class of inductees: Kyriacos Athanasiou, a distinguished professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering; and M. Saif Islam, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and co-director of the Center ...
    • Introductory Design Class Engages First-year Engineering Students
      Participants in the Introduction to Engineering Design class offered during fall 2014 at UC Davis.In a continuing effort to enhance the curriculum experience for lower-division students, the UC Davis College of Engineering unveiled a new pilot class during the Fall 2014 quarter: ENG 098, Introduction to Engineering Design. The four-unit course had a one-hour lecture component twice weekly, on Mondays and Wednesdays, along with a two-hour studio/lab segment on ...
    • Ken Joy Recognized for Achievements at IEEE Visualization 2014
      The IEEE Computer Society Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee (IEEE VGTC) has recognized UC Davis computer science professor Ken Joy for achievements in data visualization.The IEEE Computer Society Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee (IEEE VGTC) has recognized UC Davis professor Ken Joy for achievements in data visualization. Claudio T. Silva of New York University was also recognized during IEEE Visualization 2014 (VIS), held Nov. 9-14, 2014 in Paris. Joy, an emeritus professor at the UC Davis Department of Computer Science and ...
    • Bruce White Co-Authors Paper in Nature
      UC Davis Prof. Bruce WhiteAs sand dunes march across the Sahara, vast dunes cross the surface of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. New research from a refurbished NASA wind tunnel reveals the physics of how particles move in Titan’s methane-laden winds and could help to explain why Titan’s dunes form in the way they do. The work is published online ...
    • Dan Gusfield Named IEEE Fellow
      Dan Gusfield, Professor of Computer Science, UC DavisThe technical professional society IEEE has named Dan Gusfield an IEEE Fellow, the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement. The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields ...