Electrical Engineering News

Stanford engineers working to pack more laser beams, and data, into fiber optic strands

Friday, March 27, 2015

As digital traffic soars, researchers strive to send multiple laser beams, each with it’s own data stream, through fiber optic strands that can only handle a single beam today.

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Engineering a rowing team

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Engineering is a popular and useful major for members of Stanford's rowing team.

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Subhasish Mitra elected ACM fellow

Friday, February 6, 2015

The Association for Computing Machinery honored the Mitra, an associate professor of computer science and electrical engineering, for contributions to the design and testing of robust computing systems.

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Bernd Girod elected to National Academy of Engineering

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Electrical engineering professor honored for his contributions to video compression, streaming and multimedia systems.

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EngX: The Internet of Everything

Friday, January 9, 2015

In a video that elaborates on the theme of his Stanford Engineering EngX presentation, Professor Thomas Lee says that it's possible to connect a trillion devices to the Internet and that the Internet of Things is actually the Internet of Everything.

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EngX: Ant-size radio to control Internet of Things

Friday, January 9, 2015

In a video that elaborates on the theme of his Stanford Engineering EngX presentation, Stanford's Amin Arbabian, an assistant professor of electrical engineering, describes the radio that his team built to control the Internet of Things. The size of an ant, the radio is so energy efficient that it gathers all the power it needs from the same electromagnetic waves that carry signals to its receiving antenna.

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EngX: Security of the Internet of Everything

Friday, January 9, 2015

In this short version of his Stanford Engineering EngX presentation, Electrical Engineering Professor Mark Horowitz talks about the security of the Internet of Everything.

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Stanford faculty awarded seed grants for innovative energy research

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Stanford's Precourt Institute, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center and TomKat Center have awarded eight seed grants to Stanford faculty for early-stage energy research.

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Stanford team combines logic, memory to build a 'high-rise' chip

Monday, December 15, 2014

Stanford researchers are building layers of logic and memory into skyscraper chips that are smaller, faster, cheaper – and taller.

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Four Stanford Engineering professors named IEEE fellows

Friday, December 5, 2014

Thomas Lee, Sanjay Lall, Boris Murmann and Christos Kozyrakis were recognized for their extraordinary achievements in engineering.

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Stanford Engineering alum James Spilker wins 2015 IEEE Edison Medal

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Spilker, a consulting professor at Stanford Engineering, was honored for "contributions to the technology and implementation of civilian GPS navigation systems."

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Stanford Engineering's Jim Plummer to be awarded IEEE Founders Medal

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Former dean of School of Engineering honored for his role in fostering innovative, interdisciplinary and globally focused education.

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Stanford engineers invent high-tech mirror to beam heat away from buildings into space

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A new ultrathin multilayered material can cool buildings without air conditioning by radiating warmth from inside the buildings into space while also reflecting sunlight to reduce incoming heat.

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Making Personalized Medicine Practical

Monday, November 10, 2014

Personalized medicine will bring with it the problem of storing and processing the vast amounts genetic information needed to tailor medical care to individual needs. Stanford electrical engineers have an answer.

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Three influential innovators named Stanford Engineering Heroes

Monday, November 10, 2014

Distinguished Stanford engineers honored for their impact on our lives and the world.

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Stanford engineers develop tiny, sound-powered chip to serve as medical device

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Using ultrasound to deliver power wirelessly, Stanford researchers are working on a new generation of medical devices that would be planted deep inside the body to monitor illness, deliver therapies and relieve pain.

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Stanford engineers developing miniature wireless device to create better way of studying chronic pain

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A team of Stanford engineers is creating a small wireless device that will improve studies of chronic pain. The engineers hope to use what they learn to develop better therapies for the condition, which costs the economy $600 billion a year.

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Two Stanford professors earn National Medal of Science

Friday, October 3, 2014

Thomas Kailath and Burton Richter have been awarded the nation's highest honor for achievement in the fields of engineering and science.

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New electrical engineering curriculum infused with a jolt of ‘maker’ energy

Monday, September 15, 2014

New classes allow undergraduates to use EE tools and techniques to make gizmos and systems from day one.

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Stanford engineer aims to connect the world with ant-size radios

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Costing just pennies to make, tiny radios on a chip are designed to serve as controllers or sensors for the 'Internet of Things.'

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Stanford engineer helps determine how the brain learns new tasks

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Research revealing the neural basis for why learning new tasks can be difficult could lead to improved therapies for stroke and other brain injuries.

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International laser scholars converge on Stanford to shed light on photonics research

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Siegman International School on Lasers, named in honor of a deceased Stanford engineer who was a colossus in this important field, completes its inaugural session.

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Stanford Engineering student wins international competition for efforts to miniaturize ultrasound device

Thursday, August 14, 2014

PhD candidate in electrical engineering says encouragement from his advisor helped propel him toward $10,000 cash prize.

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Stanford-led team develops self-cooling solar cells that last longer and have more power

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

By adding a specially patterned layer of silica glass to the surface of ordinary solar cells, a team of researchers led by Professor Shanhui Fan has found a way for the cells to shed unwanted thermal radiation.

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Stanford Engineering Hero Morris Chang honored for revolutionizing chip making

Friday, June 13, 2014

Shaped by his youth in war-torn China, Chang immigrated to the United States after World War II, earned a doctorate at Stanford and twice transformed the semiconductor industry.

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