Departmental News

Dr. Alam Wins NIH Grant on Applying AI in Medical Imaging

Dr. Minhaj Nur Alam, Assistant Professor of ECE, has been recently awarded funding from the National Eye Institute (NEI) at the National Institute of ealth (NIH) for the project “Distributed approaches to train machine learning models in diabetic retinopathy”. Dr. Alam, along with his clinical collaborators at Stanford and Illinois, aim to establish distributed federated […]

ECE Students Embark on International Internship and Academic Program

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UNC Charlotte’s College of Engineering has teamed up with Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences (HKA) and Bürkert, Germany, to offer three exceptional Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) students an unparalleled international experience. Matthew McGrew, Steve Feinstein, and Axel Knoll, the inaugural cohort, are currently undertaking an intensive internship at Bürkert in Germany from January to […]

UNC Charlotte Hosts IEEE WiPDA Conference

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UNC Charlotte recently welcomed leading minds in power electronics and electron devices for the IEEE Workshop on Wide Bandgap Power Devices & Applications (WiPDA). The event united experts in device science, circuit design, and application engineering, showcasing advancements and insights in areas like device fabrication, high-efficiency converters, and safe wide bandgap device operation. Discussions spanned […]

Dr. Alam’s AI Lab featured in the Charlotte Observer

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Dr. Minhaj Alam’s research team has been highlighted by the Charlotte Observer for pioneering AI applications in medical imaging. Their focus on ‘deep learning’ AI involves training machines to make informed decisions based on data, notably in diagnosing conditions like diabetic retinopathy and addressing geographic atrophy, a degenerative eye condition. The full article can be […]

Rajnish Deo Receives Faye Jacques Memorial Graduate Fellowship

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UNC Charlotte proudly announces Rajnish Deo as the recipient of the prestigious Faye Jacques Memorial Endowed Graduate Fellowship for the upcoming academic year 2023-24. Rajnish is currently pursuing his master’s degree in electrical engineering. The fellowship, established in honor of Ms. Faye Jacques’ dedication to education, recognizes Rajnish’s exceptional achievements and potential to contribute to […]

ECE PhD Program recognized as a model program by the Office of Assessment and Accreditation

The PhD in Electrical Engineering program in the ECE department has been recognized as a “model program” by the Office of Assessment and Accreditation at UNC Charlotte. A model program should be one where faculty are engaged in meaningful conversations about outcome results and strategies for improvement, and uses these results to make curricular and/or […]

Ali Parsa Wins Best Presentation Award at APEC 2023

PhD student Ali Parsa Sirat has been awarded the Best Presentation Award for his paper presented at the IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) in Orlando. The paper, titled “Ultra-Wideband Unidirectional Reset-Less Rogowski Coil Switch Current Sensor Topology for High-Frequency DC-DC Power Converters,” was co-authored by Hossein Niakan, Daniel Evans, James Gafford, and Babak Parkhideh. […]

Dr. Tabkhi Awarded Seed Funding to Develop a Smart Community Bus

The College of Engineering has awarded seed funding to Dr. Hamed Tabhki, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, for developing an infrastructure to develope a smart bus sytem for establishing transportation equity amoungst lower-income communities in the Charlotte Area. Low-income households face a spatial mismatch between their homes and where grocery stores, work, health, […]

Dr. Smith-Orr on WBTV MLK Jr. Day television Special

As part of the MLK Day Jr. Day celebrations, Dr. Courtney Smith-Orr, Teaching Assistant Professor of ECE, was interviewed on WBTV to talk about the work and support of the Divine 9, a group of Black Greek Organizations. Following the interview, Dr. Smith-Orr participated in a panel discussion on “Divine Nine Panel Discussion: A Conversation […]

Dr. Tabkhi wins NSF Award on public safety

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $400,000 (four three years) to Dr. Hamed Tabhki, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, through NSF Transition to Practice (TTP) supplemental funding for his existing NSF Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) project on addressing public safety challenges through real-time privacy-preserving computer vision. The overarching aim of this […]