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Archives: 2018

December 19, 2018
Sensory developments
Tufts researchers including Professor Sameer Sonkusale have developed highly stretchable, gelatin biopolymer-supported deep eutectic solvent (DES) gel electrolytes as a promising nonvolatile alternative to hydrogels for ionic skin applications.

December 11, 2018
Introducing the Tufts Face Database
A group of Tufts scholars, led by researchers in the ECE department, has developed a comprehensive database for facial images.

December 3, 2018
Men's soccer team wins NCAA championship
The team, including Tanner Jameson, E20, won its third NCAA Division III championship in five years.

November 6, 2018
Engineers cook up new robots for hungry food industry
Dean Karen Panetta's research on developing algorithms for robot vision and imaging applications is featured in a story on robotic interventions in the food industry.

November 6, 2018
A common bond of service
Master's student Jon Manninen is one of many veterans in the Tufts community—and one of a group of veterans interviewed about their experiences in the military and on campus for Tufts Now.

October 24, 2018
Machine learning on the thermal side-channel
Doctoral student David Werner and Associate Professor Mark Hempstead worked with collaborators from Drexel University on an analysis of accelerator-rich architectures.

October 18, 2018
The 3D printing revolution
Electrical engineering alumnus Keith Moore, E85, now the Vice President of Research & Development at HP Labs, delivered the fall Dean's Lecture on October 18. He spoke with students and faculty about the applications of 3D printing and its implications for manufacturing and beyond.

October 11, 2018
Artificial teammates
Associate Professor Shuchin Aeron is a co-principal investigator with a team of Tufts researchers that received an AFOSR grant for a new project on autonomous systems.

October 10, 2018
Introducing the Tufts ECE Design Innovation Fund
Engineering alumnus Joe Hill's interest in creative lab work will support ECE Capstone projects through 2023.

October 5, 2018
Cutting edge
Professor Sameer Sonkusale is part of a research team developing a "smart" bandage to monitor wounds and deliver drug treatment, featured in a story by Boston's WCVB Channel 5 News.

September 21, 2018
ECE alumnus to deliver Dean's Lecture
Electrical engineering alumnus Keith Moore, E85, now the Vice President of Research & Development at HP Labs, will deliver the fall Dean's Lecture on October 18. Please join us from 3:00-4:15 PM in Nelson Auditorium, Anderson Hall.

September 18, 2018
Smart bandage does it all
Professor Sameer Sonkusale explains how his team created "smart bandages" that can actively monitor and deliver precisely targeted treatment to chronic wounds in a story for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers magazine.

September 7, 2018
Next generation communications
Professor Mohammed Nurul Afsar and Associate Professor Valencia Koomson received a National Science Foundation grant to develop a novel hexagonal ferrite thin film preparation system that will be applicable to wide-bandgap semiconductors.

September 6, 2018
How I spent my summer
Two ECE majors, Kevin Naranjo and Chanel Richardson, were interviewed about their summer activities on and off campus.

August 29, 2018
Catching waves
Associate Professor Mai Vu and Professor Sameer Sonkusale received an NSF grant for their research into overcoming crucial obstacles blocking the adoption of millimeter wave communication.

August 27, 2018
Zeybek and ElMahgoub publish at conference
M.S. student Tolga Zeybek and part-time lecturer Khaled ElMahgoub published a paper at the recent 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting (APS/URSI).

August 15, 2018
Power generation
Associate Professor Tom Vandervelde has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate new methods for solving inefficiencies in electricity production.

August 13, 2018
Remote monitoring
In the Sacramento Bee, Dean Karen Panetta discusses the future of human remote monitoring of autonomous vehicles.

August 6, 2018
Enhancing drug delivery
Tufts researchers led a team in developing an electronic wound dressing an electronic wound dressing that enables active topical drug delivery, with applications for chronic wound care. The findings were published in Advanced Healthcare Materials.

July 26, 2018
Research featured in NIH Director's Blog
Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), featured ECE-led research on "smart bandages" on the NIH Director's Blog. The research, published in the journal Small, was led by Professor Sameer Sonkusale, Ph.D. alumnus Pooria Mostafalu, EG15, and colleagues from UCLA and Purdue University.

July 25, 2018
Digital dermatology
Professor Karen Panetta explains the possibilities and challenges of developing new technologies to assist with diagnosing and treating medical conditions in MobiHealthNews.

July 18, 2018
Designing microprocessors
A team of researchers led by Tufts faculty and alumni have created a prototype of a "Associate Professor Mark Hempstead investigates the history of microprocessor hardware and the future of secure microchips in a piece for The Conversation.

July 6, 2018
Smart healing
A team of researchers led by Tufts faculty and alumni have created a prototype of a "smart" bandage that can monitor the conditions of a wound and deliver drug treatment.

July 5, 2018
Learning in a new language
While studying abroad in Talloires, France, BEST scholar and electrical engineering major Alejandro Colina-Valeri put his French to the test while communicating with his host family.

July 3, 2018
A novel algorithm for computer visioning
Professor Sameer Sonkusale and Robert D'Angelo, EG17, worked with a team of researchers to publish findings on a more efficient and novel algorithm for computer vision processes involving large amounts of data.

July 3, 2018
Machine learning to analyze dietary intake
A team of Tufts researchers is developing an artificial intelligence incorporated with computer vision techniques to report nutrient intake. Ph.D. candidate Shreyas Kamath and Dean of Graduate Education and Professor Karen Panetta worked with colleagues from the Friedman School to develop the novel methodology.

June 21, 2018
Sensor study
Tufts researchers are participating in a study that uses sensors to monitor cognitive performance and biomechanics.

June 20, 2018
A path for women in engineering
Dean Karen Panetta discussed the importance of K-12 engineering education to get women interested in the field from a young age.

June 19, 2018
Game face in France
BEST scholar and electrical engineering major Alejandro Colina-Valeri got swept up in soccer fandom in Lyon, France as part of his experience in the Tufts in Talloires study abroad program.

June 13, 2018
Lasser receives teaching award
Professor of the Practice Ronald Lasser received the 2018 Henry and Madeline Fischer Award for Teaching Excellence in the School of Engineering.

June 4, 2018
A new sensor for volatile gases
Professor Sameer Sonkusale, and Yu Chen, EG17, were part of a research team that printed chemoresponsive dyes and chemiresistive inks on paper to develop a "paper-nose" optoelectronic sensor for volatile gases in air, with findings published in a new paper.

May 31, 2018
Building confidence in Hong Kong
As her time studying abroad in Hong Kong draws to a close, computer engineering major and BEST scholar Michelle Chan, E19, is no longer questioning her own skills.

May 25, 2018
More effective location awareness for the Internet-of-(many)-Things
Sam Safavi, EG17, and Associate Professor Usman Khan were part of a research team that created an improved algorithm for self-localizing and tracking mobile devices, a development that could meet the demands of a projected 50 billion connected products in the Internet-of-Things by 2020. The research was published in Proceedings of the IEEE, the leading peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

May 23, 2018
New graduate program in computer engineering
Starting this fall, applications will be open for a new master's degree in computer engineering.

May 2, 2018
Hopwood elected as an AVS Fellow
Jeff Hopwood, a professor in electrical and computer engineering, has been elected as an AVS Fellow. Hopwood was honored for seminal contributions to the understanding, development and applications of microplasmas.

May 2, 2018
Senior wins Presidential Award for Civic Life
Electrical engineering senior Ryan Stocking received the Presidential Award for Civic Life, which recognizes outstanding achievements in service, leadership, and civic engagement during a student's time at Tufts.

May 2, 2018
Two ECE majors named Summer Scholars
As summer scholars, Kevin Naranjo, a rising junior, will work on Performance Analysis of Key Facial Recognition Algorithms with Dean Karen Panetta, and rising senior Ashish Neupane will study Magnetic Tracking Vest with Professor Sameer Sonkusale.

April 24, 2018
Instant ice cream
Associate Professor Tom Vandervelde holds the tenth annual liquid nitrogen ice cream party at REAP Labs.

April 24, 2018
Tufts Robotics wins international competition
The Tufts Robotics Club took first place in team and individual categories in the Olympiad Tournament in the international Trinity College Fire Fighting Robot Contest. The club's president is Ryan Stocking, a senior majoring in electrical engineering.

April 20, 2018
Tufts team places second at MITRE event
Two students in electrical and computer engineering, M.S. student Geoffrey Keating and senior Richard Preston, participated in the MITRE eCTF (embedded capture-the-flag) competition as part of a Tufts student team.

April 18, 2018
Senior named co-author on research paper
Electrical engineering student Logan Garbarini is a co-author of a paper about tooth sensors that track what you eat, led by Professor Fiorenzo Omenetto.

April 18, 2018
Senior runs Boston Marathon
Brian Rappaport, a senior studying electrical engineering, completed the Boston Marathon as part of the Tufts Marathon team. Congratulations to Brian and all marathon participants from Tufts!

April 13, 2018
Emeritus Professor Joseph P. Noonan passes away
Joseph P. Noonan, E67, EG69, EG73, professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, passed away on April 10. Professor Noonan earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Tufts and he taught at Tufts for more than 35 years, with his research focusing on statistical communication theory. He will be greatly missed.

April 11, 2018
Jumbos for Jumbos
The Tufts Elephant Conservation Alliance (TECA) has launched a crowdfunding campaign for a groundbreaking new project, utilizing drones for elephant conservation. The project was conceived by Dean Karen Panetta in the Vision and Sensing Systems Laboratory, implemented by student software engineers, and aided by faculty members from across campus.

March 20, 2018
Panetta on the future of Java
Professor and Dean of Graduate Education Karen Panetta spoke to TechRepublic about the place of Java in the new era of computer programming.

March 19, 2018
Grodstein named to ICCAD committee
Lecturer Joel Grodstein has been selected to be on the program committee for the International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD). ICCAD is the premier technical conference on design automation of electronic systems.

March 19, 2018
New data science degree at Tufts
A Bachelor of Science in Data Science will be offered at Tufts starting in the fall, administered jointly by the departments of computer science and electrical and computer engineering.

March 8, 2018
Koomson receives CABCS funding
Associate Professor Valencia Koomson is leading a project to develop a new brain machine interface probe to enable simultaneous transcranial direct current simulation (tDCS) and measurement of associated changes in oxygenated hemoglobin using functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) tools.

February 15, 2018
Sonkusale and team develop microneedle fabrication process
Professor Sameer Sonkusale and a research team explain a new method to make microneedles without cleanrooms, using readily available materials and equipment.

February 15, 2018
Alum named to National Academy of Engineering
Bob Adams, who graduated from Tufts in 1976 with a degree in electrical engineering, was recognized by the Academy for his work on digital storage and reproduction of high-fidelity audio.

February 9, 2018
Khan named IEEE editor
Associate Professor Usman Khan has been named Associate Editor of IEEE Control Systems Letters.

February 1, 2018
Cultural connections in Hong Kong
While studying in Hong Kong this semester, computer engineering student Michelle Chan, E19, considers the transformative effect of study abroad and the meaning of home.

February 1, 2018
Panetta named top influencer in EdTech
Professor and Dean of Graduate Education Karen Panetta was named one of the Top 100 influencers in EdTech by EdTech Digest for her work with over 85,000 children, parents, and educators on engineering outreach activities.

January 24, 2018
New directions in ultrasounds
Tao Sun, a Ph.D. student, spoke to WIRED about his work opening the blood-brain barrier in a more precise and controlled manner and its applications for ultrasound treatments.

January 19, 2018
Engineers week comes to Tufts, February 18-24
Join Tufts School of Engineering for activities, networking, panel discussions and more during National Engineers Week, February 18-24, 2018 all over campus.