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EECS New Course Offering - Embedded Systems

EECS department launched a brand new course in Embedded Systems with a state of the art laboratory component, which is required for both Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science and Engineering majors.  This course replaces the existing Microsystems Design course and offers ARM RISC based embedded system development experience through a set of modern laboratory projects.  The lab experience employs Texas Instruments Tiva board with ARM Cortex M4 microcontroller.  Students learn how to interface this microcontroller with the external world and write hybrid assembly and C code to transform their designs into an embedded system.  Some of the projects entail a debugging monitor, a traffic light controller, a simple digital piano, and a position meter with a color LCD.  Students use modern development tools including the Keil Integrated Development Environment by ARM.  A team of graduate students under the direction of Dr. Gursel Serpen including Mr. Jayanta Debnath and Mr. Thomas Royko contributed to the development effort over a period of one and a half years.  EECS Technologist Mr. Tom Jacob provided the logistical support while EECS Chair, Dr. Mansoor Alam, made all the needed resources available. Initial pilot offering of this new course took place successfully over the Summer 2017 term. 

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Invited Seminar

Presented by Mr. Richard Reinhart, NASA Glenn Research Center.
Topic:NASA’s Next Generation Communication Architecture and the Role of Cognitive/Radio Technology.
Time and Date: November 21, 2016 Time: 11:00 am to 11:50 am Place: SSOE Seminar Room NI-1027.
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Invited Seminar

Presented by Dr. John Korah, Research Asstistant Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology.
Topic:Dynamic Information Processing: Dealing with the velocity of Data.
Time and Date: Nov. 14, 2016 Time: 11:00 am to 11:50 am Place: SSOE Seminar Room NI-1027.
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Invited Seminar

Presented by Dr. Ezzatollah Salari, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, The University of Toledo.
Topic:Error-resilient Image Transmission and Super-Resolution for Image Processing Applications.
Time and Date: November 7, 2016 Time: 11:00 am to 11:50 am Place: SSOE seminar Room NI-1027.
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Invited Seminar

Presented by Pamela Suhan, MBA, Export Control Officer and Research Compliance Officer, The University of Toledo.
Topic:Export Control Regulations and the Impact to University Research and Industry.
Time and Date: October 31, 2016. Time: 11:00 am to 11:50 am Place: SSOE Seminar Room NI-1027.
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Invited Seminar

Presented by Dr. Gordon Stewart, Assistant Professor, Computer Science Deptartment, Ohio University.
Topic:Verified Learning Without Regret: A Mechanized Proof of the Multiplicative Weights Update Algorithm.
Time and Date: October 24, 2016 Time: 11:00 am to 11:50 am Place: SSOE Seminar Room NI-1027.
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Invited Seminar

Presented by Dr. Ahmad Y Javaid, Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Dept., University of Toledo.
Topic:A Secure Architecture Concept for Cognitive Space Communication Networks.
Time and Date: October 17th, 2016 Time: 11:00 am to 11:50 am Place: SSOE Seminar Room NI-1027.
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Invited Seminar

Presented by Dr. Danda B. Rawat, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Howard University.
Topic: Cybersecurity in Networked Cyber-Physical Systems.
Time and Date: October 10, 2016 Time: 11:00 am to 11:50 am Place: SSOE Seminar Room NI-1027.
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Invited Seminar

Presented by Dr. Xiaoli Yang, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University Northwest.
Topic:Virtual Reality and Applications.
Time and Date: October 6, 2016, Time: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Place: EECS Conference Room NI-2008.
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Invited Seminar

Presented by Dr. Henry Ledgard, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Dept., University of Toledo.
Topic: Towards a New Generation of Programming Languages.
Time and Date: September 29, 2016 Time: 11:00 am – 11:50 am, Place: SSOE Seminar Room NI-1027.
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Invited Seminar

Presented by Dr. Raghav Khanna, Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Dept., University of Toledo.
Topic: Wide Bandgap Semiconductors and Adaptive Control: Game Changers for Next Generation Power Electronics.
Time and Date: September 26th, 2016 Time: 11:00 am to 11:50 am Place: SSOE Seminar Room NI-1027.
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Invited Seminar

Presented by Dr. Harsha Chenji, Assistant Professor, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Russ College of Engineering and Technology, Ohio University .
Topic: Mechanisms for Dependable and Ubiquitous Wireless Networking in Challenged Environments.
Time and Date: Sep 19, 2016 Time: 11:00 am to 11:50 am Place: SSOE Seminar Room NI-1027.
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Invited Seminar

Presented by Dr. Andy Lemmon, Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering Technology, University of Alabama.
Topic: Optimization of Power Electronics for Wide Band-Gap Semiconductors: Opportunities and Challenges.
Time and Date: September 12, 2016 Time: 11:00 am to 11:50 am Place: SSOE Seminar Room NI-1027.
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Invited Seminar

Presented by Dr. Jared Oluoch, Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering Technology, University of Toledo.
Topic: Trust Management in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANET).
Time and Date: Monday, November 2nd, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027).
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Invited Seminar

Presented by Dr. Sachin Shetty, Associate Professor, electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, Tennessee State University.
Topic: Moving Target Defense for Cloud Computing Systems.
Time and Date: Monday, October 26, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027).
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Invited Seminar

Presented by Dr. William E. Stanchina, Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Pittsburgh.
Topic: Gallium Based Semiconductors for Power Electronics: Materials to Applications and Back.
Time and Date: Monday, October 19, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027).
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Invited Seminar

Presented by Dr. Raghav Khanna, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA
Topic: Neurocomputer: Wireless Sensor Networks as Parallel and Distributed Computing Hardware Platform for Artificial Neural Networks.
Time and Date: Monday, October 12, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027).
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Invited Seminar

Presented by Dr. Gursel Serpen, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA
Topic: Gallium Nitride and Adaptive Control. Game Changers for Next Generation Power Electronics.
Time and Date: Monday, October 5, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027).
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Invited Seminar

Presented by Dr. Henry Ledgard, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA
Topic: Towards a New Generation of Programming Languages.
Time and Date: Monday, September 21, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027).
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Invited Seminar

Presented by Dr. Ahmad Y. Javaid, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA
Topic: Addressing Cybersecurity Threats in Developing and Developed Nations using Computer Science.
Time and Date: Monday, September 14, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027).
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Invited Seminar

Presented by Dr. Helmut Jurgensen, Professor, Departments of Computer Science and Mathematics, Western University, London, Canada
Topic: Information Access for the Blind
Time and Date: Monday, November 24, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027).
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Invited Seminar

Presented by Dr. Mohammed Niamat
Topic: Testing, Hardware Security, and Quantum-dot Cellular Automata
Time and Date: Monday, November 17, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027).
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Invited Seminar

Presented by Dr. Subhashini Ganapathy, Assistant Professor, Wright State University
Topic: Research Overview – Interactions Design and Modeling Lab, Wright State University
Time and Date: Monday, November 10, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027).
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Invited Seminar

Presented by Dr. Weiqing Sun
Topic: Security Enhancement of Android USB Debugging Mode
Time and Date: Monday, November 3, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027).
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Invited Seminar

Presented by Dr. Devinder Kaur
Topic: Knowledge Visualization with Parallel Coordinates
Time and Date: Monday, October 27, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027). 
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Invited Seminar

Presented by Dr. Tayfun Gokmen, Research Staff Member, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY.
Topic: HfOx Based Resistive Memory Devices and Their Application to Sensorimotor Learning speed
Time and Date: Monday, October 20, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027). 
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Invited Seminar

Presented by Dr. Gopal Nadkarni, Director, Proof of Concept Initiative, The University of Akron
Topic: Accelerating Innovation at UA
Time and Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027). 
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EECS Graduate Seminar

Presented by Dr. Ezzatollah Salari
Topic: Applied Optimization Techniques for Dim Object Tracking and Data Transmission
Time and Date: Monday, September 29, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027). 
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EECS Graduate Seminar

Presented by Dr. Vijay K. Devabhaktuni
Topic: EM-ANNs for Computer Aided Modeling and Optimization: From Theory To Practice
Time and Date: Monday, September 22, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027). 
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EECS Graduate Seminar

Presented by Dr. Mohsin M. Jamali
Topic: Development of Parallel Architectures for Radar Signal Processing 
Time and Date: Monday, September 15, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027). 
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EECS Graduate Seminar

Presented by Dr. Henry Ledgard 
Topic: Towards a New Generation of Programming Languages 
Time and Date: Monday, September 8, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027). 
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EECS Graduate Seminar

Presented by Dr. Mohammed Niamat 
Topic: Testing, Hardware Security, and Quantum-dot Cellular Automata 
Time and Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2013, during 11:00 AM – 11:40 AM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027). 
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EECS Graduate Seminar

Presented by Dr. Mansoor Alam 
Topic: Cloud Computing System Reliability Modeling and Evaluation 
Time and Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, during 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027). 
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Dr. Vijay Devabhaktuni and Dr. Lee Cross (PI) of Imaging Systems Technology on receiving an Air Force SBIR Phase I grant award

Title of project: Transient Electromagnetic Simulator for EMP Survivability Analysis of Packaged Electronic Systems. 
Award amount: $150,000
PI: Dr. Vijay Devabhaktuni and Dr. Lee Cross

EECS Graduate Seminar

Presented by Dr. Thomas 
Topics: Software Metrics Related to Maintainability and a Longitudinal Study of the Linux Kernel 
Time and Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, during 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027). 
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EECS Graduate Seminar

Presented by Dr. Hong Wang 
Topic: Parallel system design on FPGA 
Time and Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2013, during 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027). 
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EECS Graduate Seminar

Presented by Dr. Weiqing Sun 
Topic:A Simulation Testbed for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Network Cyber Attack Analysis 
Time and Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, during 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027). 
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Measurement Techniques for RF Nanoelectronics

Presented by Dr. T. Mitch Wallis 
Topic:The new measurement approaches in RF Nanoelectronics, Near Field Scanning Microwave Microscopy (NSMM) 
Time and Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, during 11:00 AM – 12 noon in EECS Seminar Room (NI 2004). 
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EECS Graduate Seminar

Presented by Tim Varner 
Topics: Disruptive Technology and Startup Culture 
Time and Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, during 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027). 
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EECS Graduate Seminar

Presented by Dr. Atef Elsherbeni 
Topics: Recent Advances in Reflectarray and Transmitarray Antennas for Space Applications 
Time and Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, during 11:00 AM – 12 AM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027). 
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EECS Graduate Seminar

Presented by Professor Guru Subramanyam 
Topics: Multifunctional Materials for Electronics, Photonics and Sensors 
Time and Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2013, during 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027). 
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IEEE Southeast Michigan Section (SEM)

Fall Section Conference
Conference highlights the cutting edge research activities being pursued in Southeastern Michigan 
Time and Date: Wednesday Evening, November 6, 2013,in Adoba Hotel (was Hyatt Regency Hotel,)DEARBORN, MI. 
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EECS Graduate Seminar

Presented by Professor Ezzatollah Salari 
Topics: Multimedia Data Transmission and Advanced Imaging Techniques 
Time and Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2013, during 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027). 
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EECS Graduate Seminar

Presented by Professor Xiaohua Xu 
Topics: Optimal Joint Spectrum Allocation and Scheduling for Cognitive Radio Networks 
Time and Date: Wednesday, Septenber 25, 2013, during 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027). 
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EECS Graduate Seminar

Presented by Professor Devinder Kaur 
Topics: Looking to Nature to Solve Engineering Problems 
Time and Date: Wednesday, Septenber 18, 2013, during 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027). 
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EECS Graduate Seminar

Presented by Professor Junghwan Kim 
Topics: Range Estimation for Tactical Multiband Multirole Radio (TMMR) Waveforms Using Link Budget Analysis (LBA) 
Time and Date: Wednesday, Septenber 11, 2013, during 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027). 
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EECS Graduate Seminar

Presented by Professor Henry Ledgard
Topics: New Generation of Programming Languages; Separation Principle 
Time and Date: Wednesday, Septenber 4, 2013, during 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027). 
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EECS Graduate Seminar

Presented by Professor Mohsin M. Jamali
Topics: Development of Parallel Architectures for Radar Signal Processing 
Time and Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2013, during 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027). 
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EECS Graduate Seminar

Presented by Professor Farid Ghani
Topics: Efficient and Error Resilient Transmission of Multimedia Data Over Wireless Cellular Networks 
Time and Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2013, during 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027). 
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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a grant to The University of Toledo

Title of project: EAGER: Localization in Ad-Hoc Wireless Networks: Investigation into Fusing Dempster-Shafer Theory and Support Vector Machines 
Project Director: Dr. Vijay Devabhaktuni 
Award amount: $150,000
Duration: Feb. 1, 2013 -- Jan. 31, 2015

Dr. Rashmi Jha has been awarded the prestigious NSF Career Award

Title of project: CAREER: Novel Nanoelectronic Reconfigurable Synaptic Memory Devices 
Award amount: $400,000
Duration: Jan 15, 2013 -- Dec 31, 2017

Invited Seminar

Presented by Dr. Ryan Baker
Topics: Educational Data Mining: A Revolution in Methods for Understanding Learners and Learning. In this talk, Dr. Ryan Baker will discuss how the emerging Educational Data Mining community is combining data sources with data mining methods in order to scalably use this data to make basic discoveries about learners and learning.
Time and Date: Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, during 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027). 
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EECS Graduate Seminar

Presented by Dr. Devinder Kaur
Topics: Looking to Nature to Solve Engineering Problems. The talk will focus on methods which are inspired from nature, and are self-learning and self-adapting to achieve a preset goal.
Time and Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2012, during 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027). 
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EECS Graduate Seminar

Presented by Professor Venu G. Dasigi
Topics: Applications of Text Retrieval, Classification, and Mining. This presentation will summarize the presenter’s work on feature selection and fusion in text information retrieval and classification, and different applications of the techniques. 
Time and Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012, during 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027). 
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EECS Graduate Seminar

Presented by Dr. William F. Acosta
Topics: Processing and Mining of Large-Scale Data in Modern Distributed Systems
Time and Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2012, during 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027). 
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EECS Graduate Seminar

Presented by Professor George C. Giakos
Topics: Mueller Matric Techniques for Space Defense and Biomedical Applications
In this seminar, two paradigms related to the application of Mueller matrix analysis for characterization and discrimination of unresolved space objects, and lung cancer detection, are presented.
Time and Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2012, during 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027). 
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EECS Graduate Seminar

Presented by Dr. Hong Wang
Topics: Parallel algorithm and its applications on FPGA, including Bioinformatics, Network Security and Real-time Object Detection areas
Time and Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2012, during 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027). 
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EECS Graduate Seminar

Presented by Dr. Ezzatollah Salari
Topics: Image Resolution Enhancement and Robust Data Transmission
This topic includes integrated recurrent neural network (IRNN) method that uses a type of recurrent network which combines a set of multilayer neural networks with global feedback. 
Time and Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2012, during 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027). 
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EECS Graduate Seminar

Presented by Dr. Robert Green
Topics: Head in the Clouds: An Overview of Cloud Computing.This talk will include the evolution of cloud computing, examples of common cloud computing environments, different types of cloud computing architectures and different types of cloud computing services. 
Time and Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2012, during 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027). 
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Dr. W. Acosta (PI) and Dr. V. Devabhaktuni (Co-PI) have been awarded the following industry grant.

Title: Development of mobile integration with auto aftermarket eCommerce and lot traceability for automotive plants 
Sponsor: Pilkington North America, Inc.
Duration: August 14, 2012 – May 14, 2013
Amount: $50,000
Abstract: Pilkington, an automotive supplier in Toledo, OH, and The University of Toledo (UT) are motivated to build and sustain fruitful engineering and computer science collaborations. Pilkington needs to enhance its eBusiness system in the Aftermarket Glass Replacement business with the development of two new systems. The first system enhancement will improve the capability of the "point of sale" integration. The second enhancement will improve the capabilities of the current B2B eCommerce system providing new, state-of-the art API for B2B application integration and integration with the point of sale system. The project will run through the end of the 2012-2013 academic year and will involve two domestic MS students as well as undergraduate students. 

EECS Graduate Seminar

Presented by Dr. Weiqing Sun
Topics: Development and Deployment of Distributed IDS on Smart Grid Infrastructure. 
Time and Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2012, during 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027). 
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EECS Graduate Seminar

Presented by Dr. Thomas
Topics: Software Metrics Related to Maintainability and a Longitudinal Study of the Linux Kernel. 
Time and Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2012, during 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027). 
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EECS Graduate Seminar

Presented by Dr. Niamat
Topics: Hardware Oriented Security, Trust, and Test Using Physically Unclonable Functions. 
Time and Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2012, during 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027). 
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EECS Graduate Seminar

Presented by Prof. Manish Kumar
Topics: Control and Optimization in Complex Networked Systems: Algorithms and Applications. This talk will focus on swarm robotic systems, viewed as a class of complex systems, comprising a large number of robots in mutual, potentially nonlinear, interaction while exhibiting emergent group behavior.
Time and Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2012, during 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027). 
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EECS Graduate Seminar

Presented by Dr. Rashmi Jha
Topics: Resistive Random Access Memory Devices for High-Density Memory Architectures
Time and Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2012, during 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027). 
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EECS Graduate Seminar

Presented by Dr. Mohsin M. Jamali
Topics: Radar/IR /Acoustic Bird/Bat Monitoring System for Wind Turbine Applications and Development of Parallel Architectures for Signal Processing Applications
Time and Date: Wednesday, August 29, 2012, during 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027). 
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EECS New Graduate Student Orientation Events

New Graduate Student Orientation will be on Wednesday, August 15, 2012, during 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM in the SSOE Seminar Room (NI 1027). 
Topics will include: faculty/staff introductions, degree requirements, registration for Fall classes, etc.
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Dr. Rashmi Jha has received an award from NSF

Dr. Rashmi Jha has received an award from NSF for her project entitled, " I-Corps: High Density Memristive Devices for Non-Volatile Memory Applications" 
Award amount: $50,000
Award Start Date: 07/01/2012
Award Period: 6 months 
PI: Dr. Rashmi Jha
In addition to the award money, Dr. Jha, her Ph.D. student (Branden Long) and her mentor (Dr. D'Naie Jacobs) will be trained by a highly qualified team of educators of national and international repute about research commercialization. As part of this program, the team will be attending a series of workshops at Georgia Tech this summer.

American Heart Association Grant

Dr. Makarand Deo has been awarded the Scientist Development Grant (SDG) of $308,000 by the American Heart Association (AHA). Dr. Vijay Devabhaktuni (Associate Professor, EECS Department) attracted last year Dr. Makarand Deo of the University of Michigan to join our department as a Research Assistant Professor. Since then, Dr. Deo is being mentored and supervised by Dr. Devabhaktuni. In addition to conducting research in the EECS Department, Dr. Deo is actively collaborating with the Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center (through a PhD student co-advised by Dr. Boyers and Dr. Devabhaktuni). 
Title: Role of Purkinje System Anatomy and Altered Calcium Dynamics in CPVT: A Modeling Study
Program Name: Scientist Development Grant (SDG)
Funding Agency: American Heart Association (AHA) 
Award Amount: $308,000
Duration: 4 Years
American Heart Association's Scientist Development Grant (SDG) is an extremely prestigious grant award given to highly promising beginning scientists in their progress toward independence. The recipients of SDG award are chosen through a highly competitive selection process on National level. This is evident from the 14.4% success rate of the Winter 2012 SDG competition.

Dr. Rashmi Jha has been selected for the IBM Faculty Award for $40,000.

This prestigious IBM Faculty Award is a highly competitive worldwide program intended to foster collaboration between researchers at leading universities worldwide and those in IBM research, development and services organizations; and promote courseware and curriculum innovation to stimulate growth in disciplines and geographies that are strategic to IBM. 
Through this award, IBM will provide Dr. Jha $40,000 for one year to perform research in collaboration with a mentor at T.J. Watson Research Center. The title of the research is: Novel Analog Reconfigurable Resistive Random Access Memory (ReRAM) Devices for Low-Power Extreme-Scale Neuromorphic Computing. This research is expected to lead to the development of Silicon chips that can learn and adapt like a biological brain for the next generation of computing. The award will be made through cash payment to the UT Foundation by IBM. Dr. Jha will support a full time Ph.D. student through this award.

Dr. Mohammed Niamat has been awarded $16,000 as REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates):

Project Title: A Digital/VLSI Test and Reliable Computing Research Laboratory
Agency: NSF
Amount: The total NSF award for this NSF research grant is now $ 264,167 (including UT contribution).
PI: Dr. Mohammed Niamat
Co-PIs: Dr. Mansoor Alam and Dr. Rashmi Jha

The University Clean Energy Alliance of Ohio has presented the 2012 Energy Research Poster Session Technical/Scientific Merit Award for the following paper:

Golrokh Mirzaei, Selin A. Bastas, Jeremy Ross, Mohammad W. Majid, Mohsin. M. Jamali , Peter V. Gorsevski, Joseph P. Frizado, Verner P. Bingman, “Behavior Analysis of Birds/Bats Activity in the Vicinity of Wind Turbines” 6th Annual Conference: Securing Ohio’s Energy and Economic Future, Columbus, Ohio, April 2012
Award was given to all authors
Award was given to the University of Toledo (Framed Certificate delivered to the Dean of Engineering)
Award was given to the Bowling Green State University (Framed Certificate was delivered to Office of Research)

Building the Case for Global DC Power Standards

Paul Savage, CEO, Nextek Power Systems
10 am – 11 am, Thursday (April 26, 2012)
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Dr. Gursel Serpen has been received following secured research grant:

Title: “Hands Free Voice Communications Technology Research – Phase I” 
Program: Libbey Inc. 
Amount: ~ $50,073 ($38,763 as the sponsor contribution)
Period: 6 months
PI: Gursel Serpen (as the sole investigator)

Dr. Mohsin Jamali has been received the following research grant:

Title: GUI Based MIMO Radar Development, Simulation and Visualization System 
Program: AFRL/DAGSI 
Amount: ~ $84,409
Period: one year
PI: Mohsin Jamali

Dr. Krishna Shenai has been awarded the following research grant:

Title: Reliability Assessment of Gallium Nitride (GaN) Power Switch
Agency: DARPA
Amount: ~ $1M
Period: 01/01/12 - 12/31/14
PI: Krishna Shenai

Guest Lecture on “Cloud Computing - A Paradigm IT Changer” by Dr. Mazin Yousif

IEEE Toledo Section, Computer Society Chapter & EECS Department present a DISTINGUISHED LECTURE by Dr. Mazin Yousif on “Cloud Computing - A Paradigm IT Changer” on Thursday, March 1, 2012; 11:30am – Reception; 12:00pm – Lecture. One CPD credit will be offered. Place: The University of Toledo College of Engineering SSOE Seminar Room, Nitschke Hall 1027. Click Here

Grant from Army Research Laboratory

Dr. Krishna Shenai has recently received a $1,465,668 (includes $465,668 cost match from the University) research grant from Army research Laboratory for a project entitled “Bulk Material Defects and Reliability of SiC Power Devices”. The period of project is September 22, 2011 through September 21, 2016.

Grant from California Energy Commission

Dr. Lingfeng Wang has recently received a $50,000 research grant from California Energy Commission for his one-year project entitled “Impacts of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles on Distribution Network Reliability”. The total project size is $91,596 with UT contribution.

Grant from Wind Energy Corporation

Dr. Vijay Devabhaktuni (PI) and Dr. Lingfeng Wang have been awarded $88,277 (including UT contributions) by Wind Energy Corporation for the research project “Computer Aided Assessment of Renewable Energy Resources in Commercial Environments”

Guest Lecture on Cyber-Physical Systems Security for Smart Grid

Dr Manimaran Govindarasu from Iowa State Univerisity has been invited to deliver a speech on Cyber-Physical Systems Security for Smart Grid. The lecture is scheduled on July 29(friday), 2011 between 10:30am and 12noon at EECS Conference room(NI 2004). For abstract of the talk and short bio of the speaker, Click Here

NSF Grant

Dr Rashmi Jha has received the research grant from NSF on the proposal titled “BRIGE: Transition Metal Oxide Based Multifunctional Nanoelectronic Memristor Devices”. The duration of the project is between October 1,2011 and September 30,2013. The grant funded by NSF is $171,089 and the total award amount is $228,692 including UT's contribution.

Grant from The Missile Defense Agency (MDA)

A joint STTR Phase 1 proposal by Imaging Systems Technology (IST) and Dr. Vijay Devabhaktuni (PI) entitled Innovative Hardware Technologies for Electromagnetic Attack Rejection in Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) Radars has been awarded $99,994 for a 1-year period expected to begin in Fall 2011 by The Missile Defense Agency (MDA).

NASA SBIR Phase II Sub Contract for the project titled Frequency Steered Acoustic Transducer

A team of researchers consisting of Dr. Vijay Devabhaktuni (PI), Dr. Daniel Georgiev, Dr. Douglas Nims, and Dr. Hong Wang, have been awarded a 2-year $280,000 NASA SBIR Phase II Sub Contract ($476,919 including institutional contributions) for the project titled Frequency Steered Acoustic Transducer.

Libbey Grant

Dr. Daniel Georgiev (PI, 80% share), Dr. Bhaduri (Co-PI), and Dr. Gan (Co-PI), have been awarded a 2-year $110,238 Libbey grant for the project titled, "Phase-2: LED-based Illumination Optical Design and Research," starting in August 2011.

Grant from Midwest Microdevices (Toledo)

A research proposal entitled “Engineering and Fabrication of MEMS Devices” has been funded by Midwest MicroDevices (Toledo) for $40,695 including UT contribution. Investigators on this project are Dr. Rashmi Jha (PI) and Dr. Vijay Devabhaktuni.

IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid

Dr. Lingfeng Wang is serving as the Guest Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid for an upcoming Special Issue on “Intelligent Buildings and Home Energy Management in a Smart Grid Environment”. Click the call for papers for more details. Call for papers

Dr Lingfeng Wang's new graduate course for Fall 2011

Dr. Lingfeng Wang will offer a new graduate course entitled “Cyber-Physical Energy Infrastructure” in Fall, 2011. For details regarding the Cyber-Physical Energy Infrastructure Course Click Here

World Foundry Organization

Dr. Vijay Devabhaktuni has been appointed as the Secretary of the Energy Savings Commission by World Foundry Organization.

Dr. Daniel Georgiev's Grant

Dr. Daniel Georgiev has been awarded a research grant of $97,500($146,000 with UT's internal contribution) by Libbey Glass for the proposal titled "LED outdoor illumination and concentration photovoltaics optical design and research". The co-PIs on this grant are Dr. Daniel Georgiev (PI: Share 70%), Dr. Sarit Bhaduri and Dr. Yong Gan. This is the second phase of the project and the grant can support two eecs students.Phase-1 was funded an amount $30,000 in 2010.

The American Physical Society

Dr. Krishna Shenai has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Department Senior Design Project

EECS 4000 - Senior Design Project Fall 2010 Click Here for flyer.

Call for Papers

2011 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting. Click Here for flyer.

Dr. Vijay Devabhaktuni's AFOSR Grant

A team of researchers consisting of Dr. Prabir Bhattacharya (UC), Dr. Vijay Devabhaktuni (UT), and Dr. Aihua Wood (AFIT) has been awarded a 3-year $498,688 grant by AFOSR (not including institutional contribution) for the project entitled Real-Time Combat Navigation System and Virtual Battlespace. Dr. Devabhaktuni thanks Dr. Samir Hefzy for his support with the grant application.

Certificates of appreciation: AUTOTESTCON 2010

Prathamesh Ajgaonkar, Lingfeng Wang, and Mansoor Alam received Certificates of Appreciation from the IEEE for their contribution to the AUTOTESTCON 2010 Technical Program. Prathamesh Ajgaonkar, an MS student, presented the paper entitled, “Simulation Studies on ZigBee Communications for Home Automation and Networking” in Orlando, Florida.
IEEE AUTOTESTCON is a premier conference sponsored by the IEEE Aerospace and Electronics Systems Society and IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society in the fields of Systems Readiness Technology.

Dr. Vijay Devabhaktuni's NSF Grant

Dr. Vijay Devabhaktuni’s NSF proposal New Methodologies for System-Level Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Analysis of Electronic Systems has been awarded a grant of $379,997 to The University of Toledo with an effective date 09/01/10. Including UT contributions, the grant is $454,453 over a 3-year period. This is the highest research grant in the EECS Department from the NSF. This is Dr. Devabhaktuni’s 2nd NSF grant, since he joined UT in 2008. The grant is co-sponsored by NSF CMMI and ECCS Divisions. EECS Department congratulates Vijay (PI) on this prestigious accomplishment.

EECS Seminar | September 1st, 2010

Dr. Min Song from Old Dominion University has delivered a seminar on Future Research Directions in Wireless Sensor Networks Click Here for flyer. Click Here for Gallery.

EECS Faculty/Staff/PhD student Lounge Inauguration

This lounge is located at Nitschke 2066. It is meant to facilitate and improve conversations among faculty, staff and PhD students.Click Here for Gallery.

Dr. Hilda Standley's Retirement

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EECS 2010 awards banquet

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2010 IEEE Dayton Section Annual Awards Banquet

Dr. Krishna Shenai presented the keynote address entitled "Silicon Carbide (SiC): A Transformative Semiconductor for 21st Century Energy, Transportation, and Defense and Space Electronics," at the 2010 IEEE Dayton Section Annual Awards Banquet held at the Sinclair Community College in Dayton, OH on April 17, 2010. The photo shows Dr. Shenai being presented with an award plaque by Dr. Robert L. Ewing, Director of the Center for Innovative Radar Engineering, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH. Dr. Shenai is the Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Electron Devices Society and Dr. Ewing is the Chair of IEEE Dayton Section.

Institute of Physics: IoP Select

Dr. Daniel Georgiev is a co-author of the paper "Long term aging of selenide glasses: evidence of sub-Tg endotherms and pre-Tg exotherms", Journal of Physics - Condensed Matter, Vol. 22 (2010) #065104 together with Ping Chen and Punit Boolchand from the University of Cincinnati. This publication was selected for inclusion in the Institute of Physics' prestigious "IoP Select" web site (http://Select.iop.org). The criteria for inclusion of a publication in this special selection of already published articles are stated by IoP as: "substantial advances or significant breakthroughs", "a high degree of novelty", and "significant impact on future research".

UT Experience Day

This event hosts students who have been admitted to the EECS Department for Fall semester 2010. It provides an opportunity for prospective students and their parents to learn about EECS academic programs and facilities, meet faculty and staff, participate in a Q&A session and get information on taking the next step. A luncheon is also provided, followed by guest speakers, including Mr. Thomas Miller, Product Development Engineer for Ford Motor Company, and other EECS alumni. 
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International Outreach

News: National Institute of Technology (NIT), Kurukshetra, India, has signed an MoU with the University of Toledo to co-operate in terms of academics and research (e.g. faculty exchange). The MoU encourages faculty, knowledge, and student exchange between both the parties. Given the above context, Dr. A. Kumar (Chair, Civil Engineering) and Dr. V. Devabhaktuni (Associate Professor, EECS Department), both from the University of Toledo, interacted with Department Chairs, Faculty, Postgraduate, and Undergraduate Students of Civil, Computer, ECE, and Electrical Departments of NIT. Drs. Kumar and Devabhaktuni held several meetings coordinated by the Center for Continuing Education & External Collaboration (CCEEC) of NIT during October 14-15, 2009. One of the several objectives is "graduate student recruitment". The meetings were attended by 150-200 faculty and students of NIT. 
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EECS Seminar

Seminar: Research Presentation on “EM Applied to CAD of RF & Microwave Devices” by Dr. Vijay Devabhaktuni, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, University of Toledo. 
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EECS Seminar

Seminar: Research Presentation on “Optimal Call Admission Control Policies in Mobile Wireless Networks” by Dr. Mansoor Alam, Interim Chair, Professor & Graduate Director, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, University of Toledo. 
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EECS New Graduate Student Orientation*

Fall 2009 Graduate Student Orientation will be held on August 18-19, 2009. Click here for the event details. 

NSF Grant

Dr. Krishna Shenai (Principle Investigator) has been awarded a $174,988 grant by the NSF’s Computer Network Systems (CNS) Division for the proposal titled II-NEW: High-Performance Scalable Computing Infrastructure. The period of the NSF grant is August 1, 2009 through July 31, 2012. The co-PIs on this grant are Dr. Vijay Devabhaktuni (EECS Dept.), Dr. Duane Hixon (MIME Dept.), Dr. Sanjay Khare (Physics Dept.) and Kevin Czajkowski (GEPL Dept.). 

2008 MGA Student Branch Membership Growth Award

The IEEE University of Toledo Student Branch has been recognized as a recipient of the 2008 MGA Student Branch Membership Growth Award, by the IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Board (MGA), for success in member recruitment and retainment. Each year, a Student Branch in each Region is recognized as having achieved the highest growth rate. Dr. Vijay Devabhaktuni was instrumental in bringing this honor, by way of organizing a student membership drive sponsored by IEEE Toledo and SSOE. 

IEEE Senior Member

Dr. Vijay Devabhaktuni has been elevated to the Senior Member grade of IEEE effective July 28, 2009. 

Ohio Department of Development/Xunlight Corporation Research Grant

Dr. Shenai has been awarded a research grant for "Modeling and Design of VHF PECVD Thin Film Deposition System" project by the Ohio Department of Development/Xunlight Corporation. The grant is $70,000 for the duration July 2009 - Dec. 2010. 

Air & Waste Management Association’s (A&WMA’s) Student Poster Competition

EECS graduate student Arjun Akkala won the 3rd place in A&WMA’s Student Poster Competition for his poster titled “Artificial Neural Network Based Modeling and Prediction of Radon Concentrations”. This award includes a certificate and $600 check. The competition is part of the A&WMA Annual Conference 2009. The basis for the awards is technical quality and significance to environment. The student is working with Dr. Vijay Devabhaktuni and Dr. Ashok Kumar

UT-UTC Grant

Dr. Vijay Devabhaktuni (jointly with Dr. Douglas Nims of the Department of Civil Engineering) has been awarded a research grant on "Magnetic Sensor for Nondestructive Evaluation" (Phase II) by the UT-UTC. The grant is $49,780 for the duration July 2009 - Dec. 2009. Graduate students involved in Phases I & II of this project are Bertrand Fernandes (EECS) and James Wade (CE). 

Ford MyKey™ Presentation and Demonstration

University of Toledo Alumnus Tom Miller created a new technology so inexpensive to put into production that over the next year it’s rolling out as standard equipment on almost every vehicle Ford Motor Company builds. As the lead engineer behind Ford Motor Company’s new feature called MyKey™, Miller enables parents to encourage their teens to practice safer driving behavior and address the number one cause of teen fatalities – auto accidents. 
Tom Miller explained and demonstrated this industry-first innovation and the process for developing technology like this at Ford Motor Company. 

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International EnviroEnergy Conference 2009

Professor Krishna Shenai presenting (photo) the Plenary Paper entitiled “Smart Sensing and Forecasting of Ecosystem Dynamics” at the International EnviroEnergy 2009 Conference, held at Chandigarh, Panjab, India from March 19-21, 2009 

Second Open House, February 28

Second open house held on 28th Feb (Saturday), was a big event. With many inquisitive parents and students coming in to see the university and the facilities it was a major event 

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Open House, February 14

Open House for high school graduates, who will have the opportunity to learn more about the university and have their questions answered. 

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A Wide Range and Precise Active and Reactive Power Flow Controller using Admittance Compensator for the Fuel Cell Power Conditioning System, January 29

The speaker Sung- Yeul Park, who is pursuing his Ph.D. degree at Virginia Tech , presented us with his research work and ideas of contributing toward the development of smart power grid. 

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Talk by John Mufich ,Chief Information Officer from First Solar, January 28

The talk was on Opportunities in Computer Science concerning solar energy, it focused on reducing the cost associated with the solar electricity and thus enabling it to become a sustainable mainstream energy. It was a very delightful talk which was attended by the Chairman of the EECS department, along with all the faculty member and graduate students 

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EECS Library and Conference Room Dedication, November 5

The EECS Department held the dedication of the new EECS Library and EECS Conference Room on November 5, 2008. At this befitting function, Dr. Eric Summons, Selection Resource, inaugurated the new Library and Conference Room. The dedication was followed by a talk on "Complex Jobs and Organizations" by Dr. Summons. Dr. Shenai and Dr. Molyet then presented the department updates and UG curriculum updates respectively. 

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EECS Graduate Seminar by Dr. Aihua W. Wood, October 24

Dr. Aihua W. Wood, Professor of Mathematics at Air Force Institute of Technology presented a seminar "Analysis and Numerical Solution for Electromagnetic Wave Propagation" on October 24. In this talk she discussed the electromagnetic scattering phenomena in two settings 1) Induced by cavities embedded in a perfectly electrically conducting (PEC) ground plane and 2) By bodies of revolution (BOV). 

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EECS Graduate Seminar by Dr. Robert F. Davis

Dr. Robert F. Davis, Professor at Carnegie Mellon University presented a seminar "Initial and Subsequent Modes of Growth AIN, GaN and ZnO Semiconductor Films" on October 15. He talked about the III- Nitrides of AIN, GaN and InN, their soild solutions, and ZnO form in the wurtzite crystal structure. Lateral growth techniques to reduceboth the residual stresses and the dislocation density in GaN films were presented. 

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EECS Graduate Seminar by Dr. C.J. Reddy, October 8

Dr. C. J. Reddy, President of EM Software and Systems (USA) Inc presented a seminar "Design of UHF ID Systems with the Aid of Compuataional Electromagnetics". He talked about the application of computational electromagnetic (CEM) tools for analyzing and optimizing complex environments for ultra high frequency (UHF) RFID systems. Analysis of RFID tags, readers, tag placement, tag/reader coupling and tag/reader systems in complex environments were also addressed. 

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Alan Husted's Retirement, September 30

After more than 30 years of service to the EECS department, Alan Husted celebrated his retirement with the friends, colleagues and students on September 30. On this bitter sweet occasion Al talked about how he started work in the department and what his future plans are. 

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Lorain Campus Students' Visit, September 24

Students from the Lorain Campus visited the EECS Department on September 24. They also visited the Career Fair hosted by the College of Engineering. Dr. Shenai, EECS Department Chair, talked to the students breifly about their experiences and expectations from the Distance Learning partnership between the EECS department and LCCC. 

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EECS Department Faculty Meeting, September 12

A faculty and staff meeting of the EECS Department chaired by Prof. Krishna Shenai was held on 12 September, 2008. In this meeting, Prof. Ted Keith (MIME Department) presented a seminar on Effective Mentoring of Graduate Students. Prof. Dan Solarek (Chair of ET Department) talked about CSE vs. CSET accreditation. Dr. Shenai high-lighted the changes, news and updates in the EECS Department, and invited questions. Prof. Rick Molyet, Prof. Mansoor Alam, and Prof. Vijay Devabhaktuni talked about the U/G Curriculum, New Graduate Program Implementation, and Fall 2008 EECS Seminar respectively. Finally, Prof. Chris Kiel (EECS Faculty at LCCC) introduced Alice and Media Computation. At the end of the meeting, coffee, pizza and pop were served.

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Last Updated: 8/21/17