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 […]

The Annual IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) Student Leadership Conference (SLC) is a time-honored tradition that brings together leaders and members from HKN Chapters around the world. This three-day event features tracks for leadership training, faculty advisor programming, technical presentations, professional development, labs, workshops, and a career and graduate school fair. This year the SLC was […]

Dr. Sukumar Kamalasadan has won the 2022 Stuck Gold Award from the college of engineering at UNC Charlotte. The award is given to a candidate/team that provides details of a high-impact, transformational, extramurally funded grant or contract, or worldwide award received during the last two academic years. The contribution must be widely recognized as highly […]

Dr. Badrul Chowdhury has won the 2022 Senior Research Award from the college of engineering at UNC Charlotte. The award is given to full-time faculty, including research faculty, who have been employed by the College of Engineering for a minimum of five years. Candidates for this award must demonstrate a sustained record (over 10 years) […]

NSF has selected Dr. Tabkhi and his team’s research in Smart and Connected Community (S&CC) as from the Lab to Implementation – S&CC Success Stories during the 2022 PI meeting. The presentation is available here.

Dr. Ahmed Arafa Electrical and Computer Engineering Dr. Ahmed Arafa, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is engaged in research on networked communication systems that is Inspired by the novel age-of-information (AoI) metric that assesses information freshness. Arafa’s research offers a pathway towards realizing the exchange of data in a timely manner in federated learning (FL), cloud computing, […]

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Dr. Ahmed Arafa, Assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering the prestigious NSF CAREER AWARD entitled “Towards Realizing Timely Information Transfer and Processing for Networked Communication Systems”. The award amount is $500,000 with a duration of 5 years starting September 2022 and an expected date of completion of […]

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department welcomed two new faculty members in 2022. Dr. Ke (Cory) Wang joined as Assistant Professor in spring 2022. His research interests include computer architecture, interconnection networks, machine-learing enabled computer architecture design, graph and neural accelerators. ​ Dr. Minhaj Alam joined as Assistant Professor in fall 2022. His research interests […]

Dr. Cecchi wins the College of Engineering Graduate Teaching Excellence Award Electrical & Computer Engineering Dr. Valentina Cecchi, ECE Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director, is the 2022 recipient of the William States Lee College of Engineering Graduate Award in Teaching Excellence.   Dr. Cecchi is committed to achieve a balance between education and research, which […]

2022 Graduate Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award Electrical and Computer Engineering Moinul Hossain is the Recipient of the 2022 Graduate Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award for the category of Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering. This award recognizes outstanding research and scholarship by a doctoral student at UNC Charlotte.  Dr. Moinul Hossain earned his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering […]

Emily Abbate wins IEEE Power & Energy Outstanding Student Scholarship IEEE PES Student Scholarship Emily A. Abbate, a student in the MSEE program in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is a winner of the 2022 IEEE Power & Energy Society Outstanding Student Scholarship. The prestigious $10,000 scholarship celebrates and honors students around the world based […]

2021-2022 Student Achievement Awards Electrical & Computer Engineering Department Outstanding Senior Computer Engineering: Michael Campo and Sarah VitarisiThese awards recognize students of distinction from the Computer Engineering program. Outstanding Senior Electrical Engineering: Zach Matzinger and Toan NguyenThese awards recognize students of distinction from the Electrical Engineering program. Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant: Shyamal PatelThese awards recognize the valuable […]

Dr. Valentina Cecchi, Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named Honorary Consul of Italy to the state of North Carolina. Dr. Cecchi was appointed by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and endorsed by the U.S. State Department. The Honorary Consulate extends the network of […]

At IEEE SoutheastCon 2022 in Mobile Alabama, Charlotte Area Robotics club won first place in the hardware competition, a robotics challenge where students build a small robot that completes a series of tasks on an obstacle course. This competition involves students from universities across the southeast region. [Read more]

Dr. Sukumar Kamalasadan, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has received funding sponsored by Siemens Energy for developing digital twin power system models for hybrid technology configurations. The award amount is $100,000 for one year. Dr. Michael Smith from Engineering Technology and Construction Management is the Co-PI. Today’s transmission grid is experiencing several challenges, as […]

A three-university team (UNC Charlotte, North Carolina State University and Clemson University) along with Duke Energy has recently won a National Science Foundation (NSF) planning grant to identify the potential for an engineering research center. The team led by PI Prof. Badrul Chowdhury will use the award amount $99,623 for one year to identify the […]

Dr. Abasifreke Ebong, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has received funding sponsored by Bert Thin Films LLC as a part of the Department of Energy (DoE) Solar Energy Technology Office (SETO) for a total of $250,000 for two years. Dr. Richard Stephenson at Silicon Valley Materials Technology (co-PI) and Dr. Dana Hankey at ACI […]

Distributed and Collaborative Intelligent Systems New Research Project UNC Charlotte is now one of the members of the Distributed and Collaborative Intelligent Systems and Technology (DCIST) Collaborative Research Alliance (CRA). Led by UPenn, DCIST brings together more than ten institutions including MIT and GaTech.  The DCIST team will create autonomous, resilient, cognitive, heterogeneous swarms that […]