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ECE colleagues fondly remember Harvey Palmer

October 21, 2019

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty member Harvey Palmer’s teaching career didn’t end when he retired from Johns Hopkins University in 1989. An optical engineer with a specialty in precision acoustic signal measurement and assessment using lasers, Palmer began to miss teaching almost as soon as he settled into a retirement community in Sykesville, […]

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ECE assistant professors Muyinatu Bell and Enrique Mallada participate in Explore Hopkins Program

October 14, 2019

When Darlene Saporu became the assistant dean for diversity and inclusion at Johns Hopkins University in 2016, she quickly began to devise strategies to attract more graduate students from underrepresented minority groups to the university. “We needed a signature recruitment event that showcased Johns Hopkins as a viable graduate school destination for students from those backgrounds,” Saporu […]

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Vishal Patel receives two-year grant from National Science Foundation for project “Active and rapid domain generalization”

August 13, 2019

Vishal Patel, an assistant professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, recently received a two-year grant from the National Science Foundation to work on his project, titled “Active and rapid domain generalization.” Patel’s research will aim to construct meta-learning techniques to enable efficient adaptation to unseen domains, develop an optimal reinforcement learning strategy […]

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The Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from Oak Ridge Associated Universities is among honors recently given to Muyinatu Bell

July 3, 2019

Muyinatu Bell, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering who is also the principal investigator of the Photoacoustic & Ultrasonic Systems Engineering Lab (PULSE), was recently awarded a Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). She is one of 36 junior faculty members across the […]

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Archana Venkataraman named in ‘MIT Technology Review’ list of top innovators under 35

June 25, 2019

Archana Venkataraman, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named to this year’s MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35 list. Among the award’s past recipients are Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the cofounders of Google; Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook; JB Straubel, co-founder and CTO of Tesla Motors; and Cynthia Breazel, founder […]

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ECE receives more 2019 Discovery Awards than any other Johns Hopkins University department

June 20, 2019

The recipients for the 2019 Johns Hopkins Discovery Awards were recently announced, and in an extremely competitive year, ECE finished as the department with the most research projects selected across the entire university. In total, 10 different research projects featuring eight ECE faculty members were selected for a discovery award. Department Chair Ralph Etienne-Cummings, William […]

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Mounya Elhilali promoted to professor

June 12, 2019

Mounya Elhilali, the Charles Renn Faculty Scholar and associate professor who joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2008 as an assistant professor, was recently promoted to professor. Department Chair Ralph Etienne-Cummings describes Elhilali as part of a “new breed of ECE professors” because her work straddles two different disciplines. “Mounya is a […]

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