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Shiva Rajagopal: Breaking rules to make life better

I want to be where I can have a direct effect on the world and make things that help the people around me. More

José Martínez: Breaking the rules to reimagine computer architecture

It’s critical to realize that disruption and incremental improvement are both absolutely necessary for progress, and that as a researcher one should be willing to embrace both. More

Welcome Guy Hoffman

If Guy Hoffman is successful in his research, he just might redefine the word “robotic.” More

Welcome John Albertson

When John Albertson was starting his doctoral studies at UC-Davis in 1993, his advisor, Professor Marc Parlange, recommended More

Welcome Samitha Samaranayake

Samitha Samaranayake believes that we’re at the dawn of a revolution in urban transportation systems. More

Welcome David Kammer

David Kammer, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell, studies what happens at the interface where two materials slide against each other. More

Cornell ECE Faculty Profile: Professor Stephen Wicker

Stephen Wicker works in the area of information networks, with an emphasis on the application of game theory, mechanism design, and other technologies that enhance privacy and expression rights for those using large-scale information systems. More

Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Fischell

"Cornell totally prepared me to ask the right questions, to absorb new technical knowledge and to work with a group to define problems and find solutions to those problems,” said Fischell. “These skills were key to success in my engineering career.” More

Q&A with Clif Pollock and Michael Spencer

Professor Michael Spencer recently met with ECE Director Clif Pollock to discuss the devaluation of hardware and how a software-focused generation is changing the way students learn. They also discussed the ways in which the department can contribute to research improving high voltage electronics. More

ECE Teaching Snapshot: Carl Poitras

In the spring 2015 semester, Senior Research Associate and Lecturer Carl Poitras implemented changes to the syllabus of ECE 3400: ECE Practice and Design to include engineering design contests and teamwork components. More

Welcome Jamol Pender

“There is something about a proof that says ‘this is the answer’---I find that very satisfying,” says Pender.jamil More

Microsystems a Major Research Area

With the ubiquity of handheld devices and the advent of the Internet of Things—networking everything from cars to light bulbs—microsystems, which bring together functionalities such as sensing, actuation, information processing, and communication at chip-scale, has become a major area of research in electrical and computer engineering. More

Welcome Yudong Chen

When Yudong Chen was a child in Guangzhou, China he liked to build things with his father. More

Welcome Silvia Ferrari

An aerospace engineer by training, Ferrari develops new methods rooted in machine learning and More

Welcome Siddhartha Banerjee

Siddhartha Banerjee studies complex large-scale systems with many interacting agents and difficult sets of problems to solve. More

Welcome Kilian Weinberger

In his book Outliers, psychology writer Malcolm Gladwell says that achieving greatness in a field of human endeavor often rests on two essential factors More

Welcome Elaine Shi

Shi believes academic researchers can play a leading role in creating secure and protected software platforms for cryptocurrencies and smart contracts More

Welcome Qing Zhao

Qing Zhao, Cornell ECE professor, focuses her work on mathematical formulations of, and solutions to, engineering problems. More

ECE Teaching Snapshot: Bruce Land

"Seeing the creativity of the students is the best part of teaching." More

Welcome Nicole Benedek

Nicole Benedek can’t remember a time when she wasn’t fascinated by science More

Welcome Debdeep Jena

Electronic devices have become ubiquitous; they are in our kitchens, bathrooms, cars, and even our clothes. As these devices have shrunk to near More

Welcome Grace Xing

Silicon-based semiconductors have been of primary importance to the electronics revolution of the past 50 years. Professor Grace Xing is working on what comes next. She is one of More

Welcome Iwijn de Vlaminck

Iwijn de Vlaminck, the newly appointed assistant professor of biomedical engineering, brings a biophysics approach to the field of genomics. More

Dmitry Savransky

From Mars to planets around other stars, Savransky has seen more of our universe than most of us ever will. More

Gregory C. McLaskey

When people think about earthquakes, they typically imagine epic disasters that topple buildings and shatter bridges More

Christopher Batten: Sweating the details to make it right

Balance is important to Professor Christopher Batten, of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell. More

Students receive EPA P3 Award

A team of students from Cornell Engineering has been awarded an EPA P3 Award to support their development of a portable, high-rate, inexpensive water treatment unit for use in areas affected by emergencies. More

Geoffrey Abers

Most of us don’t think about what’s going on below our feet, much less several miles below. Geoffrey Abers is different. The Earth and Atmospheric Sciences professor devotes his research to the movements and behaviors of Earth’s deep interior, and to inform our general understanding about events such as volcano eruptions and earthquakes. More

Jeffrey Moses joins faculty of AEP

Jeffrey Moses wants to look at things that can barely be seen; specifically, events that happen in under a trillionth of a second. More