With recent hires, women in ECE reach a new milestone
UW-Madison’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering reached a milestone when assistant professors Ying Wang and Ramya Vinayak joined the faculty in August 2020. The new professors bring the total number of women in the department to nine, or about 20 percent of tenure-track faculty, exceeding the national average for women in electrical and computer engineering by more than five percentage points and exceeding the national average for all engineering disciplines.
Booske earns highest vacuum electronics award
John Booske, the Duane H. and Dorothy M. Bluemke Professor and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor in electrical and computer engineering at UW-Madison is the 2020 recipient of the John R. Pierce Award for Excellence in Vacuum Electronics awarded by the IEEE Electron Devices Society’s Vacuum Electronics Technical Committee.
Bhuvana Krishnaswamy part of NSF grant to investigate soil health using sensor networks
Bhuvana Krishnaswamy, an electrical and computer engineering assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to support work developing wireless sensor networks to help create underground soil maps.
The principal investigator for the project is Supratik Guha, a molecular engineer at the University of Chicago. Krishnaswamy will serve as co-principal-investigator along with Roser Matamala Paradeda, a terrestrial ecologist at Argonne National Laboratory.”
Ogras’ networks-on-chip paper stands the test of time
While finishing his PhD at Carnegie Mellon University in 2005, University of Wisconsin-Madison Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Umit Ogras was co-author on a paper about networks-on-chip (NoC) architecture. Now, 15 years later, the paper has received a Test of Time Award at the virtual Embedded Systems Week, a joint conference held by several societies and corporate sponsors.
Gross wins best-of-the-best paper award at IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting
A paper co-authored by UW-Madison Electrical and Computer Engineering Assistant Professor Dominic Gross received a best paper award at the virtual IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting held in August 2020.
Of the 1,200 conference papers submitted, 66 were selected as the best by their respective conference committees. Four of those papers were designated the “Best-of-the-Best,” including Gross’s contribution.”