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 […]

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 […]

2022-2023 Student Achievement Awards Electrical & Computer Engineering Department Outstanding Senior Computer Engineering: Adam HudsonThese awards recognize students of distinction from the Computer Engineering program. Outstanding Senior Electrical Engineering: Gideon Cooper & Ivy LeThese awards recognize students of distinction from the Electrical Engineering program. Outstanding Senior Double Major Computer & Electrical Engineering: Phillip Harmon & Gabriel Van […]

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 […]

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. […]

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, […]

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. Yong Zhang Electrical and Computer Engineering Dr. Yong Zhang, Bissell Distinguished Professor of Engineering, of ECE at UNC Charlotte, and his collaborators recently invented a completely new device concept, solar-battery cell (SBC), that can be viewed as a single-device level hybridization of a solar cell and a battery or an electrical power storage device […]

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 […]