Here is what has been happening this week in EE:
1. Professors Karl Bohringer (PI), Babak Parviz (Co-PI), and Eric Klavins (Co-PI) have been awarded $300,000 by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) for their project titled "3D Directed Self-Assembly." The award runs for about one year and will be administered through USAFOSR.
Congratulations, Karl, Babak, and Eric!!!
2. Professors Jacob Rosen (PI) and Blake Hannaford (Co-PI) have been awarded $156,000 by the US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity for their project titled "Developing Generalized Algorithms for Objectively Assessing Medical and Surgical Skill with Various Modalities - Data Mining Using Markov Models." The award runs for two years.
Congratulations, Jacob and Blake!!
3. We had a nice attendance on Thursday, 4/22, for this week's EE Colloquium speaker, Christopher DeMarco, from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, who spoke on "A Phase Transition Model for Cascading Network Failure." Now we know how the massive electric power black-out last year propagated across such a wide area.
4. I would like to remind everyone that next Friday, 4/30, and Saturday, 5/1, are Engineering Open House! There will be no Engineering classes on that Friday. We are expecting a record turn out of high school students and other visitors on the campus, so I hope everyone will be around to help show off our best work and help recruit the next generation of future EEs. Our department's part of Open House will also feature an EE Centennial theme, showing off the past, present, and future of our department. There will be quite a number of demonstrations, posters, and lab tours, so pass the word around that this will be a great event to attend and participate in!
5. This week is also staff appreciation week, so I would like to take this opportunity to offer a hearty THANK YOU and acknowledge the skillful contributions of:
You folks are the ones who keep our Department of Electrical Engineering running smoothly, and who make it such a pleasure to be here. THANK YOU folks - you're great!
Enjoy the weekend,
Robert Bruce Darling, Ph.D., P.E.