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Three outstanding faculty members join the ECE this year, Profs. Novocin, Gu, and Zeng, supporting ECE initiatives in Cybersecurity and Nanofabrication and broad UD programmatic and facilities investments in these priority areas.

DEAR FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES, The UD Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department celebrates a milestone — 125 years of excellence in research and education. This anniversary Currents issue reflects on the Department’s storied past, highlights student, faculty, and alumni achievements, and articulates dynamic programmatic and facilities innovations that will maintain UD ECE at the forefront of engineering education and research. As ECE embarks on the next chapter of growth, we welcome the leadership of UD’s newly appointed President, Dr. Assanis. A fellow engineer, Dr. Assanis’s priorities include Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Enhancing Success of Students — priorities directly in line with ECE initiatives. The newly adopted ECE curriculum features team-based design and entrepreneurial challenges in each year of study. The 4500 ft.² Innovation Suite (iSuite) Laboratories, to be completed in May 2017, provide state-of-the-art facilities to support the new curriculum and student, faculty, and corporate partner initiatives such as the Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) program. Recognized by DHS and NSA as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education, the ECE Cybersecurity Minor, Certificate, and MS programs are receiving strong demand by undergraduate students as well as working professionals seeking to expand their skills in this critical discipline. 2

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ECE Research Day celebrated scholarship, innovation and accomplishments by students, faculty and alumni. Highlights included student capstone project and research posters, and a Distinguished Lecture by David Munson (EE‘75), Robert J Vlasic Dean of Engineering, University of Michigan. Dr. Munson was honored with the ECE Distinguished Achievement Award. Also recognized for their accomplishments were fellow alumni Edward J. Coyle (EE’78), Wayne Westerman (PhD’99) and Janine Barbacane (EE’01). Undergraduate students Arjun Patel, Bryan Debbrecht, Benjamin Cahill and Byron Lambrou received the Outstanding Capstone Senior Design Project Award for their project SNOOPBOXX, Wireless Network Traffic Analyzer. An expanded ECE Research Day focused on celebrating the Department’s 125th anniversary will be held May 19-20, 2017 — mark your calendar for this major event. The enclosed ECE 125 program reflects on the Department’s rich history and planned celebration activities. We look forward to engaging with our many alumni, friends, and industry partners throughout this milestone year and into the next 125 years of UD ECE excellence in education and research. As always, feel free to contact me at barner@udel.edu with your ideas and feedback.

Kenneth E. Barner, PhD

Professor and Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering

DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING

DISTINGUISHED

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MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR

LECTURE SERIES BERNARD S. MEYERSON IBM

The Cognitive Era: AI (Accessible Intelligence) Comes Of Age OCTOBER 5, 2016 | MITCHELL HALL | 3:30 PM Reception in DuPont Hall Lobby

MARK Z. JACOBSON Stanford University

Is this the only hope for reversing global warming? Transitioning each country’s all-purpose energy to electricity powered 100% by wind, water, and sunlight NOVEMBER 16, 2016 | MITCHELL HALL | 3:30 PM Reception in DuPont Hall Lobby

ROBERT HEATH University of Texas, Austin

Millimeter Wave for Vehicular Communication APRIL 19, 2017 | MITCHELL HALL | 3:30 PM Reception in DuPont Hall Lobby


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FACULTY NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS

THE VERTICALLY INTEGRATED PROJECTS (VIP) PROGRAM UD has joined Georgia Tech’s Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Consortium through a grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust that expands VIP to a consortium of schools across the country. Aimed at driving systemic reform of STEM (science, technology, education and mathematics) education, VIP unites undergraduate education and faculty research in a team-based context, with undergraduate students earning academic credits and faculty benefiting from the design/discovery efforts of their teams. The consortium will allow participating schools to share tools and resources, and corporate sponsorships will enable expansion of the program. UD’s involvement, funded by a $163,000 sub-award from Georgia Tech, will be led by Andrew Novocin, assistant professor of practice in ECE.

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“The VIP Program will allow us to extend the academic design experience beyond a single semester, with students participating for up to three years,” Novocin says. “Our goal is to turn our students into employment-ready engineers.” The initial two-year grant will support three teams. Fouad Kiamilev will direct a project on grid-integrated vehicles addressing the strategic management of charging plugin electric vehicles so the electric power generation and distribution systems aren’t overloaded. Mark Mirotznik will supervise a team developing e-textiles that combine woven or embroidered conductive yarns with printable and embedded sensors and electronics, producing a wearable garment that can sense and wirelessly communicate various biosignals to enable

UD electric vehicle-to-grid (V2G) mentors engage with VIP students in front of Mini E test vehicle. continuous health monitoring. Andrew Novocin will lead a group addressing security schemes for cloud computing by creating practical encryption schemes that unlock economically disruptive, clouddriven, secure data manipulation. Moving forward, additional teams will be created, focusing on multidisciplinary projects.

“Our goal is to turn our students into employment-ready engineers.” – Andrew Novocin, Assistant Professor


Hui Fang was named the David L. and Beverly J.C. Mills Chair for her distinguished contributions in data and information management. Her research focuses on realworld applications related to effectively and efficiently managing large amounts of text information. One application is emergency management. With NSF funding, Fang is leading an interdisciplinary team that is developing a prototype system to search document tuples (groups of documents) for information for disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. Fang also received funding from UD’s Cybersecurity Initiative to develop an integrative analytical tool for social media, as well as support from UDRF to develop a smartphone-based approach to enhance treatment for clinical depression and an early warning system for unrecognized drug side effect discovery. Javier Garcia-Frias received a $400K NSF grant Hybrid AnalogDigital Schemes for Joint SourceChannel Coding of Digital Sources. These systems are of interest in applications such as image and video coding, sensor networks and medicine, and they aim to overcome the challenge of variations in channel quality and to exploit temporal and spatial correlations in source information. Garcia-Frias says that to the best of his knowledge, hybrid analog-digital coding systems have not been applied for the encoding of digital sources. Research on this topic is in its infancy, so this work has the potential to fill a major gap in the field of communications while also educating students in this area.

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SMART GLASS

Keith Goossen and his doctoral student Dan Wolfe have developed a new low-cost approach to an energysaving technology known generically as “smart glass.� The transmittance of light through smart glass can be modulated, or controlled, when voltage, light or heat is applied, allowing the glass to switch from transparent to translucent, or vice versa. But commercially available smart glass relies on materials and manufacturing techniques that are expensive. Thus Wolfe and Goossen have taken a different approach based on optofluidics in which fluids are used to manipulate the incident light. With this approach, different fluids or selective coatings can be used with low-cost materials to produce different operating modes. Experimental testing of the UD prototype has demonstrated a range from 5% transmittance (i.e., most light is reflected) to 86 % (i.e., most of it is transmitted). This technology can easily be scaled for large area manufacturing, and applications include energy-efficient windows, privacy panels, dynamic camouflage for the military, art and architecture.

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FACULTY NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS

Xiang-Gen Xia (above on right), Charles Black Evans Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, met President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping at a ceremony and reception Obama hosted at the White House in September 2015 to welcome the visiting president on his first trip to the U.S.

Dennis Assanis joined UD as the 28th president of the University of Delaware on June 6, 2016. Assanis holds a BS with distinction in marine engineering, a MS in naval architecture and marine engineering, a MS in mechanical engineering, a MS in management and a PhD in power & propulsion. He has an exceptional research record in the area of internal combustion engines, fuels and energy spanning 25 years. At UD, Assanis holds an appointment in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. 6

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Chengmo Yang was promoted to associate professor. She researches computer architecture and embedded systems, with an emphasis on reliability, security, and efficiency. Yang received a UDRF Strategic Initiative grant to research securing cyber platforms against “hardware trojans,” malicious circuits that attack embedded, CPS, and IoT devices and render them untrustworthy. Because computer hardware is designed, fabricated and tested by many different companies around the world, with various functions outsourced to business partners, hardware platforms are vulnerable to attack through rogues that infiltrate third-party design teams. This can cause catastrophic, cascading failure in devices used in critical domains. Thus this study will develop a monitoring framework that allows individual nodes to keep an eye on neighboring nodes to detect malicious behavior. This mutual auditing framework will contribute to a comprehensive detection system that covers the entire connected framework in a scalable and efficient manner. Kenneth Barner was named an IEEE Fellow for his work in nonlinear signal processing. The processing of signals is fundamental to applications in a broad array of disciplines, from biology and medicine to communications and imaging. While traditional signal processing methods employ linear techniques, real-world systems and signals often exhibit nonlinearities and linear methods break down in the presence of harsh environments. Applications for Barner’s work in nonlinear signal processing include imaging, bio signaling, and the processing of large unstructured datasets.


RETIRING FACULTY

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uang Gao, named Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2005, joined UD in 1996 and is credited with founding and directing UD’s Computer Architecture and Parallel Systems Laboratory (CAPSL). Over the last two decades, Gao’s group led or participated in a large number of research projects in supercomputing systems sponsored by NSF, DARPA, DOE, DOD, other U.S. and Canadian government agencies and leading computer industry organizations. Gao has published close to 300 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences, and his contributions have been recognized throughout the world, being cited in over 6,000 publications. He is a fellow of both IEEE and ACM.

Two ECE giants, Guang Gao and James Kolodzey, celebrated their retirement on June 25, 2016. “Together, Professors Gao and Kolodzey spent almost half a century doing exemplary work here at the University of Delaware.” – Kenneth Barner, Department Chair

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In 2012 Gao was selected to join TERAFLUX, a consortium of worldwide experts from the United States and Europe working to address high performance computing challenges based on dataflow technology; and in 2015, the Japanese government invited him to spend several months in Japan sharing his dataflow expertise. James Kolodzey, named the Charles Black Evans Professor in 2004, joined UD in 1991. A leader in solid-state electronics and semiconductor materials, he was one of the first to add carbon to silicon germanium alloys to make them usable for practical applications in the communication field. Kolodzey also researched terahertz and terahertz nanotechnology and devices. Recently he used germanium and tin (GeSn) to create an LED that operates in the infrared spectrum, realizing a breakthrough that can address important applications such as medical scanning and diagnostics, remote sensing of biochemicals, communications and signaling, and security technology. Kolodzey received many awards and honors during his career, including the 2012 IBM Faculty Award that recognized his work on fabricating semiconductor materials and devices used for high-speed integrated circuits in next-generation computers and communication systems. He also holds several patents and has authored or co-authored over 250 publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings.

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FOCUS ON NANOFABRICATION

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New Nanofabrication Facility UD has opened a new nanofabrication facility, housed in the Harker Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering (ISE) Lab. This "Machine Shop of the 21st Century," as co-directors Matthew Doty and John Xiao call it, will enable work at the nanoscale, a scale so small you can't see it with your eyes or even a conventional microscope. This facility houses an 8,500 square foot clean room that is divided into Class 100 and Class 1000 space. It has separate bays for various processes–including lithography, deposition of thin films, etching, and thermal processing–and for the equipment and infrastructure to analyze materials, develop processes and manufacture devices at the nanoscale. These devices can be used in a wide array of applications from medicine to environmental science to solar energy harvesting, offering numerous possibilities for research, industry and other innovative endeavors.

ECE has hired two new faculty in the area of Nanofabrication

New ECE teaching facility for nanofabrication The DuPont Hall Nanofabrication teaching laboratory is being upgraded and furnished with new equipment through a Unidel grant. This facility will provide teachinggrade environmental conditions and robust equipment so new users – senior undergraduate students, early graduate students, certificatecourse students, and campus and external researchers – can learn to safely and effectively use the research-grade facility and equipment in ISE Lab. This new space will significantly expand nanofabrication-related education and research on campus. 2016

Tingyi Gu

Tingyi Gu joined the ECE faculty in fall 2016. She received a B.S. in electrical engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Columbia University. She then completed postdoctoral research with Ray. G. Beausoleil at Hewlett-Packard research lab in Palo Alto, CA, studying large scale nonlinear photonic circuits, and with Prof. Craig B. Arnold at Princeton University, working on solution processed chalcogenide materials for integrated photonics. Gu’s research is reported in prestigious journals, including Nature Photonics, ACS photonics, and Nature Scientific Reports. At UD her work focuses on investigating the physics of integrated photonic devices, and on probing their potential for large scale integration, on-chip signal processing and sensing applications. Yuping Zeng joined the ECE faculty in fall 2016. In 1994, she was one of 20 students selected to Jilin University at the age of 15 for a prestigious university program in China, obtaining her B.S. before she was 19. Zeng obtained her M.S. from the National University of Singapore and her Ph.D. from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. She then performed postdoctoral research under Profs. Chenming Hu and Ali Javey at the University of California at Berkeley, investigating III-V compound semiconductor electron devices. In 2009 she was awarded the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad. Zeng has published extensively in leading journals. At UD her research focuses on developing innovative device designs, material designs and fabrication technologies for advanced devices and systems for low power applications and high performance applications.

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FOCUS ON CYBERSECURITY

UD NAMED NATIONAL CENTER OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE IN CYBER DEFENSE EDUCATION

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he National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated UD as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE). This program’s goal is to reduce vulnerability in the national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in cyber defense and by producing professionals with cyber defense expertise. The five-year designation is based on UD meeting stringent CAE criteria and mapping curricula to a core set of cyber defense knowledge units. UD offers on campus and online M.S. in cybersecurity with concentrations in secure software, secure systems, security analytics, and

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SCHOLARS PROGRAM

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security management. In addition, it offers a minor in cybersecurity to any UD student and a graduate-level cybersecurity certificate to working professionals. Stephan Bohacek, associate professor in ECE who coordinated UD’s application for the designation, emphasizes that UD’s academic offerings exceed the CAE criteria and that students have access to a number of other cybersecurityrelated experiences, including hacking competitions, industry/government collaborations, faculty research that ranges from bio-cybersecurity to secure drone navigation to power safety in data centers, and a Cybersecurity Initiative (CSI) lecture series featuring national experts.

The Cybersecurity Scholars Program, launching in fall 2017 and headed by Andrew Novocin, will integrate with any major at UD and will train students to become a thought leader in cybersecurity. Students will collaboratively assess the most pressing cyber-defense questions and develop both cultural and technical solutions. They will have the opportunity to network with policymakers, defense specialists, and other experts in government and finance; to access defense internships, mentoring and employment; and to live and learn in a community with other Cybersecurity Scholars who share their passion.


Cybersecurity graduate-level certificate Andrew Novocin joined the ECE faculty

in spring 2016. After obtaining a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Florida State University in 2008, he completed postdoctoral work at ENS Lyon and at the University of Waterloo, and then spent two years as an entrepreneur developing full-stack software for power eBay sellers. Novocin works in applications of algebraic number theory, pedagogical practices, and software engineering. His research centers on symbolic computation, creating algorithms that can be applied to a range of problems from cryptography to compressed sensing. In his return to academia, Novocin is concentrating on empowering his students both in and out of the classroom. He is the director of the Vertically Integrated Projects program (featured on p4) which aims to unite undergraduate education and faculty research in a team-based context. He is also the director of the Cyber Scholars program (on p10), supported in part by a UD CSI seed grant, that focuses on developing the next generation of cybersecurity leaders.

In spring 2016, UD began offering a graduate-level certificate in the fundamentals of cybersecurity to the U.S. Army’s Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) engineers, scientists, contractors, and military personnel. This program, taught by ECE professors Chase Cotton and Haining Wang, provides advanced training through a three-course sequence–Introduction to Cybersecurity, System Hardening and Protection, and Advanced Cybersecurity–that aims to prepare Army scientists and engineers to deal with the growing cybersecurity problem. For those who wish to study further, all coursework applies towards a UD M.S. degree in cybersecurity. The first cohort for this program comprised just over 20 APG and contractor employees.

UD CSI lectures In spring 2016, UD CSI hosted lectures featuring multidisciplinary cybersecurity experts. Edward McAndrew, legal partner at Ballard Spahr LLP, used examples from cases he handled at the U.S. Department of Justice to provide insights into the evolution of cyber-crimes and its implications for businesses and individuals. Another legal expert Rajesh De, partner at Mayer Brown LLP, also addressed the evolving cyber threat but focused on the resulting legal, policy, and regulatory trends that are developing. The final lecture featured computer scientist James Nolan, VP for analytic technologies at Decisive Analytics Corporation, who discussed the need for new machine learning techniques to address the problems associated with living in a data-rich, information-poor world.

Interested in BUILDING your cybersecurity skills? Get your M.S. in cybersecurity online at UD http://www.ece.udel.edu 2016

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STUDENT NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS

STUDENTS SPARKING INNOVATION Many UD ECE students are part of CVORG, a research group led by Fouad Kiamilev (pictured far left) and Chase Cotton (far right) that focuses on energy efficiency, power conversion, and design of complex electronic systems. These students, funded by a cooperative agreement with the Intelligent Optics Laboratory at the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) in Adelphi, Maryland, take monthly trips to ARL to gather data, conduct experiments and demonstrate their research work. Two or three of these students spend the summer at ARL as paid interns, enabling them to experience working as civilian employees of the government. “ARL is a huge organization with a lot of players,” ECE junior Ben Mazur says. “Security is strict, and the agency is very structured. It was interesting to see that because it’s very different from working in an academic environment.” Since 2012, nine UD students have worked as interns at ARL. “These internships are a great complement to what the students learn in the classroom, and many of them have already appeared as co-authors on papers and patents growing out of the program,” says Kiamilev. ECE senior Haley Northrup was named the John W. Estey PES Scholar in the Mid-Atlantic for 2015-16 by the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) for her high achievements as an undergraduate student in exploring the power and energy engineering field. She is part of Willet Kempton’s Vehicle-to-Grid research group. Northrup was also chosen by the Los Angeles Alumni Chapter of IEEE/HKN as one of three finalists for the 2015-2016 Alton B. Zerby and Carl T. Koerner Outstanding Electrical or Computer Engineering Student Award. ECE junior Keith Doggett (pictured on right with Jordan Gonzalez) co-led a Hen Hatch team that won $6,000 seed money as well as in-kind services from Belfint, Lyons and Shuman for their tutoring startup, The Practice Set. This website provides relevant practice problems in STEM with step-by-step solutions that teach students how to translate abstract theories learned in class into skills to solve real problems. 12

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At the spring 2016 commencement, ECE senior Ashley Johnson was recognized by UD President Nancy Targett, “Ashley interned at PPL Electric Utilities and had a chance to go back but she wanted to try something new, so she jumped into research, working on UD’s Electric Vehicle-to-Grid Project. Like many of our students, Ashley had never considered research but fell in love with the chance to do something so rewarding.”

ECE senior Adam Engelson founded Agoge Automation LLC to market his invention, an autonomous silverware wrapping machine aimed at optimizing restaurant operations (CAD drawing shown above). A spring 2016 senior design team worked with him to create a first-generation machine that will be beta-tested at a TGI Fridays restaurant in New Jersey as well as at Grain, a new gastropub in Delaware. They considered performance, ease of use and durability, and they are working to speed up the operation, which currently takes twice as long as a human who has perfected the task.

ECE M.S. student Abishek Iyer (pictured in middle) gets pitch tips from mentors as part of the Sleek Solar Shingles team with ECE master’s student Akirt Sridharan. His team participated in the 2016 Hen Hatch Startup Competition.

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ECE student Adam Engelson (pictured far right) attended the First State Robotics youth competition, providing students with boards funded by UD’s ECE department.

ECE senior Huayu Fu was part of a team that developed a game for teaching young children who visit the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve about the ecology of estuaries (habitats where rivers and seas intersect). The game features Carrie the Crab, who enlists young gamers in an effort to catch invading mitten crabs, stop chemical runoff and identify other environmental hazards. UNIVERSITY of DELAWARE | COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING 13


DISSERTATION/THESIS TITLES

FALL 2015–SUMMER 2016

PhD Dissertation

Master Thesis

Parallel FFT Program Optimization on Heterogeneous Computers SHUO CHEN Adviser: Xiaoming Li

Optimized Implementation of Small DFT Problems on GPU CHAOYU CHEN Adviser: Xiaoming Li

Fast Algorithms for Selection and Multidimensional Sparse Fourier Transform ANDRE RAUH Adviser: Gonzalo Arce

Organic-Based Electro-Optic Modulators For Microwave Photonic Applications DAVID ENG Adviser: Dennis Prather

A Framework for Group Locality Aware Multithreading SUNIL SHRESTHA Adviser: Guang Gao

Fabrication and Characterization of Group IV Alloy Semiconductor Devices KENNY KIM Adviser: James Kolodzey

Improving Efficiency and Flexibility of Information Retrieval Systems HAO WU Adviser: Hui Fang

Performance Comparison by Running Benchmarks on Hadoop, Spark, and Hamr LU LIU Adviser: Guang Gao

Boolean Satisfiability: Parallelization and Exploration SHA LI Adviser: Xiaoming Li

Investigation of Electromagnetic Induction Retrievals of Sea Ice Thickness Using Models and Measurements JESSE SAMLUK Adviser: Cathleen Geiger

Design and Evaluation of Polycarbonate Microlens Arrays for Hybrid Concentration Photovoltaic Cells ALYSSA VESSEY Adviser: Michael Haney

Development of Multilayer Liquid Crystal Polymer Based Radio Frequency Front-End Receiving Module at W-Band YIFEI ZHANG Adviser: Dennis Prather

Additive Manufacturing of RF Absorbers MATTHEW MILLS Adviser: Mark Mirotznik

Towards Co-Designed Energy Efficient Computing and Runtimes: SimulationFramework and Experiments KELLY LIVINGSTON Adviser: Guang Gao Additive Manufacturing of Electromagnetic Multifunctional Composites PETER PA Adviser: Mark Mirotznik

High Performance Platforms for Beam Projection and Adaptive Imaging Applications FURKAN CAYCI Adviser: Fouad Kiamilev

Non-thesis MS graduates ADEDAYO ADEGBILE HANGYU DIAO WILLIAM KATZIANER ARYEH KULLER JUNLI LI THOMAS RAAB CHUANZHEN WU YAO ZHANG JUNPENG ZHU ANDRE AKLIAN

CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON VLADYSLAV ANDERSON XIANGCAN CAO WEI YANG CHEN YIFENG CONG ALEXANDER CUNNINGHAM HUI DING KARTIK KHANNA MINGHAO LI JIABIN LIU

Automatic Deploy Hadoop Cluster on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud HAO CHEN Adviser: Stephan Bohacek

Compiler and Memory Layout in Fresh Breeze System CHAO YANG Adviser: Xiaoming Li Thermal Performance Characterization of a 512x512 Mid-Wave Infrared Super Lattice Light Emitting Diode Projector PEYMAN BARAKHSHAN Adviser: Fouad Kiamilev Coded Aperture Design by Uniform Sensing in Compressive X-Ray Tomosynthesis Systems

JOSEPH MAXEY PHILLIP NGUYEN BEVERLY PEPPER MING SUN XUE TANG ENBO WANG GE WANG RAN WEI CHENTAO ZHANG EDWARD TANGRADI

ANGELA CUADROS Adviser: Gonzalo Arce

Characterization and Fabrication of Multifunctional Graded Dielectrics Through Additive Manufacturing AUSTIN GOOD Adviser: Mark Mirotznik Data Collection and Analysis of Read-In Integrated Circuits Designed to Drive Arrays of Infrared Light Emitting Diodes Using a Scalable and Modular Testing Platform for Infrared Scene Projectors MIGUEL HERNANDEZ Adviser: Fouad Kiamilev Millimeter-Wave Receivers for Wireless Communications BROCK OVERMILLER Advisers: Dennis Prather & Christopher Schuetz Ultra-Wideband RF Photonic Phased Array Antenna DYLAN ROSS Adviser: Dennis Prather Designing a Modular and Scalable Firmware for Infrared LED Scene Projectors HAMZAH AHMED Adviser: Fouad Kiamilev An Experimental Exploration of Self-Aware Systems for Exascale Architectures AARON LANDWEHR Adviser: Guang Gao Acoustic Wave Propagation and Intensity Fluctuations in Shallow Water 2006 Experiment JING LUO Adviser: Mohsen Badiey


CAPSTONE

Capstone senior design project winners ( from left): Arjun Patel, Bryan Debbrecht, Benjamin Cahill, and Byron Lambrou “SNOOPBOXX: Wireless Network Traffic Analyzer.”

CAPSTONE DESIGN EVENT

Students, their families, project sponsors, mentors and faculty members gathered in May for the annual senior capstone celebration breakfast and poster session. Department Chair Kenneth Barner offered opening remarks, followed by the featured speaker, Dr. Karen Bloch BS'85, MS'97, PhD'04, Engineering Program Manager at Dupont. Instructed by Professor Chase Cotton, Senior Capstone Design

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TEAMS Team AUTO

OBD2 Driver Evaluation System Emmanuel Banjo, Jarrod Bieber, Gurusharan Chhabra, Charles Gleason, Amar Modi, Ross Santos

Team BIONIC Remote Robotic Hand Control Alex George, Ashley Johnson, Thomas Lewandowski, Gretchen Rodammer

Team EAVESDROPPERS The Design and Fabrication of an Acoustic Phased Array Michael Friedman, James Knoll, Timothy Martin, Mark McFadden, Padriac Nugent

is a six-credit, year-long capstone course structured to imitate the scenario a young engineer will experience in the workforce. Teams select a project, discover customer wants, benchmark the best practices for each desired function, generate design concepts,

build and test a prototype and make improvements, as necessary. The course provides a realistic industrial management structure and professional background for the design project activities.

Team FINGERPRINT

Team REM

Team STABILIZER

Semi-mobile Self-Sufficient Authentication Station Jonathan Bacci, Nolan Baker, William Giffear, Sean Krail

Improve Sleep Health Using EOG Sensor and “Smart Alarm” Michael Brown, Joseph Downs, Dan Migala, Matt Moffett, Justin Zobel

Quadcopter Stabilization Unit Patrick Cronin, David Eldridge, Michael Malchester, Benjamin Sampson

Team HomeSec Physical and Network Security For Your Home Grant Graney, Jake Nachman, Steven Sklodowski, Vin Tobia, Matt Wolter

Team iSeeU Automatic Pan Tilt Tracking Unit Aleks Azen, Henry Deaton, Courtney Griffin, Justin Phillips, Matthew Schreider

Team ReDISCovery

Team Thermajust Team Software Defined Radio A Cognitive Communications System Martin Maltenfort, Xiaonan Qi, Yiren Wang, Yunfei Zhou, Lu Wang

Remote Home Automation for Improved Usage of Outlet Devices Adam Engelson, Joseph Geoghegan, Michael Kondrad, Sunny Antala

Team X-Detector Team SnoopBoxx Wireless Network Traffic Analyzer Benjamin Cahill, Bryan Debbrecht, Byron Lambrou, Arjun Patel

Crack Detector in Nuclear Power Plants’ Pipes Abdulla Al-Sinaidi, Tyler Browning, Katie Deputy, Yulia Karymova, Tamara Nazhmutdinova

Disc Golf Tracker, Game Statistics Monitor, and Android Application Valerie Carter, Alexander Haldeman, Jeffrey Volz UNIVERSITY of DELAWARE | COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING 15


RESEARCH DAY

2016 ECE RESEARCH DAY UD ECE held its annual Research Day on March 9 to showcase department research and alumni achievements. David Munson EE’75, Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering at the University of Michigan, delivered a Distinguished Lecture, and he was honored with the 2016 Distinguished Achievement Award. He spoke on “Engineering Education: Preparing Students to Change the World.” Munson researches signal processing issues in imaging systems, especially synthetic aperture radar. He co-founded InstaRecon Inc. which commercializes fast algorithms for image formation in computer tomography. Munson is an IEEE fellow, a past president of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, the founding editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, and a co-founder of the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing. He was presented the Society Award of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, received an IEEE Third Millennium Medal, and was the Texas Instruments Distinguished Visiting Professor at Rice University.

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ALUMNI AWARDS David Munson, EE’75 Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering Distinguished Achievement Award

University of Michigan

Edward J. Coyle, EE’78 John B. Peatman Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering & Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar Outstanding Service Award

Georgia Institute of Technology

Wayne Westerman, PHD’99 Distinguished engineer and multi-touch architect Entrepreneurial Innovation Award

Apple Inc.

Janine Barbacane, EE’01 Senior federal account executive Young Alumni Achievement Award

Oracle Corporation

STUDENT AWARDS Hamzah Ahmed “Modular and Scalable Firmware for Infrared Scene Projectors”

Adviser: Fouad Kiamilev.

Austin Good “In-Plane Characterization of Graded Dielectrics Fabricated Through Additive Manufacturing”

Adviser: Mark Mirotznik.

Angela Cuadros

SAVE THE DATE May 19 & 20, 2017 ECE will culminate our 125th anniversary with programs that focus on Department and alumni areas of impact, a student project and research exhibition and showcase, networking opportunities, campus tours, social events, and the iSuite ribbon cutting.

“Experimental Validation of Compressive X-ray Tomosynthesis”

Adviser: Gonzalo Arce.

Hoda Aghaei Khouzani Women in Engineering Award “Towards a Scalable and Write-free Multi-version Checkpointing Scheme in Solid State Drives”

Adviser: Chengmo Yang.

Benjamin Cahill, Bryan Debbrecht, Byron Lambrou and Arjun Patel (pictured on p15) Capstone senior design project winners “SNOOPBOXX: Wireless Network Traffic Analyzer.”

The two day celebration will end with a formal gala held in the Patrick T. Harker Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Building.

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LEADING THE WAY

David Welch elected to NAE

2015–16 ECE ADVISORY COUNCIL Ms. Janine Barbacane, EE’01

Dr. Daniel Lau, PhD’99

AC Chair Account Executive, Oracle

Professor, University of Kentucky

Dr. Fil Bartoli Professor and Chair, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Lehigh University

Dr. Karen Bloch, EE’85, M’97, PhD’04 Engineering Manager, DuPont Company

Mr. Terrance Bowman, EE’95 Recruiting Manager, JPMorgan Chase

Mr. Bradley Cain, EE’95, MEE’97

Mr. Michael Lombardi Deputy Director, Intelligence & Information Warfare Directorate, U.S. Army CERDEC

Mr. Thomas McCormick, EE’81 President and CEO, American Electrical, Inc.

Mr. Mark Melillo, EE’82 President and CEO, Melillo Consulting, Inc.

Mr. Ray Sokola, EE’76

Senior Architect, F5 Networks

Vice President of Technology Planning, DTS, Inc.

Dr. Edward Coyle, EE’79, M’81

Dr. Rick Taylor

Arbutus Chair, Integration of Research & Ed., ECE Dept., Georgia Institute of Technology

Chair, IEEE Delaware Bay Section

Mr. Daniel Grim, EE’70, MEE’72, PhD’76 Chief Technology Officer, Info. Technologies University of Delaware

Dr. Charles Johnson-Bey, M’93, PhD’94 Senior Manager and Baltimore Site Lead for Engineering, Lockheed Martin Corporation 18

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Dr. Wayne Westerman, PhD’99 MultiTouch Architect, Apple Computer

Dr. John C. Zolper EE’85, PhD’88 Vice President, Research and Innovation, Raytheon Company

UD ECE alumnus David Welch EE’81 was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for his outstanding contributions to the field of high-power semiconductor lasers and photonic integrated circuits. Welch’s career spans almost 30 years of entrepreneurial leadership in fiber optic communications. After earning his B.S. degree at UD, he received a Ph.D. at Cornell University. He then joined SDL, a multinational software and professional services company in California, as a research scientist in 1985 and proceeded to rise to chief technical officer and vice president of corporate development, culminating his time there with the merger of SDL with JDS Uniphase. Then in 2001, Welch co-founded Infinera, a manufacturer of optical telecommunications systems; he currently serves as its president and sits on its board of directors. Welch holds over 130 patents and has authored over 300 technical publications in optical transmission technologies. A fellow of both the Optical Society of America and IEEE, he has been awarded the Adolph Lomb Medal, the Joseph Fraunhofer Award, and the John Tyndall Award in recognition of his technical contributions to the optical industry. Welch has been a strong supporter of UD’s College of Engineering and ECE Department, providing faculty resources and serving as a member of the College of Engineering Advisory Council.


FOREFRONT OF ENGINEERING EDUCATION 2 FULL HEIGHT STOREFRONT WINDOW

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Innovative curriculum and state-of-the-art facilities place UD ECE at the forefront of engineering education. The newly revised ECE curriculum features collaborative project courses in each year of study, fostering student design, communication, project management, and entrepreneurial skills. New sophomore 2 Design Challenges and 3 4 5 ECE junior ECE Design & Entrepreneurship courses complement and better prepare students for the year long Senior Capstone Design course. The $2M Innovation Suite (iSuite) teaching laboratory renovation will provide 4500 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art facilities in which students, faculty, and industry collaborator teams can brainstorm, collaborate, prototype and test solutions to society’s grandest challenges.

Above: Design and renderings by Page Southerland Page, Inc. Left: Rendering of students in Collaboration Hub

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Three transformative spaces comprise the iSuite: • Cyber & Electronics Lab — a core discipline laboratory with electronic test and measurement instruments together with a full suite of equipment and capabilities to hold “live-fire” cyber defense and warfare training. KEYPLAN

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• Collaboration Hub — a casual, multi-use environment 8where 6 7 teams can think creatively, brainstorm project ideas, and present their ideas and projects to on-site and remote collaborators. • Innovation Design Studio — an imagination space laboratory in which students can conceive, design, prototype, and test their ideas and systems.

The iSuite is anticipated to be completed by May 2017. This critical facility will only be realized through a partnership with our alumni, collaborators, and friends. To hear more about this project and how it will place UD ECE at the forefront of engineering education, please contact:

Kenneth Barner ECE Prof. & Chair barner@udel.edu (302) 831-6937

Barbara Maylath Dir. of Development bmaylath@udel.edu (302) 831-7273 UNIVERSITY of DELAWARE | COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING 19

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Sparking Innovation for 125 Years

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Left: Circa 1930 Evans Hall Electrical Engineering Laboratory; Right: 2017 Evans Hall iSuite Lab

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