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Winner of the Richard P. Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching Jehoshua "Shuki" Bruck , Caltech's Gordon and Betty Moore Professor of Computation and Neural Systems and Electrical Engineering, talks about the art and science of sharing information.  Read More ... 12-18-09

The collaboration of Pietro Perona, Allen E. Puckett image Professor of Electrical Engineering, Michael Dickinson, Esther M. and Abe M. Zarem Professor of Bioengineering, and David J. Anderson, Seymour Benzer Professor of Biology, is highlighted in a Nature article entitled "Flies on film." (pdf) 12-.02-09

Congratulations to Ali Hajimiri, Professor of Electrical Engineering, who has been named imageFellow of IEEE for development of high-speed silicon integrated-circuit oscillators, power amplifiers, and phased arrays. Elevation to IEEE Fellow is one of the most prestigious honors given by the IEEE which is the world’s largest professional association. 11-23-2009

Congratulations to Ali Hajimiri,Professor of Electrical Engineering, who has been named imageFellow of IEEE for development of high-speed silicon integrated-circuit oscillators, power amplifiers, and phased arrays. Elevation to IEEE Fellow is one of the most prestigious honors given by the IEEE which is the world’s largest professional association. 11-23-2009

Congratulations to David Rutledge, Kiyo and Eiko Tomiyasu Professor of Electrical Engineering, for winning the 2010 Kenneth J Button Prize for imagepioneering contributions to millimeter wave technology, including integrated-circuit antennas for sub-millimeter waves, imaging antenna arrays, and quasi-optical systems. 10-05-2009

Caltech Electrical Engineer Awarded $6 Million to Develop Self-Healing Circuits Over the past few decades, the transistors in computer chips have become progressively smaller and faster, allowing upwards of a billion individual transistors to be packed into a single circuit, thus shrinking the size of electronic devices. But these circuits have an intractable design flaw: if just a single transistor fails, the entire circuit also fails. imageOne novel way around the problem is a so-called self-healing circuit - one that can detect, isolate, and fix its own flaws, both by working around the defective transistors by modifying the properties of the rest of the system and introducing additional transistors into the system in a seamless fashion. Such circuits are "inspired by biological systems that constantly heal themselves in the presence of random and intentional failures," says Caltech professor Ali Hajimiri. Read more... 04-07-2009

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Water Parasite Imaged by Caltech's Microscope-on-a-Chip Caltech's Lap Man Lee, Xiquan Cui, and Changhuei Yang, the developers of the "microscopic microscope", a lens-less, super-compact high-resolution microscope, small enough to fit on a finger tip, have used the device to obtain high-quality images of the water pathogen Giardia lamblia. image"The Giardia images were surprisingly interesting because we can see the flagella in them, which I did not expect," says Yang. The work, published April 14 in the online-first version of the journal Biomedical Microdevices, is an important step toward cheap, in-the-field water-quality testing. Adds Yang, "This may one day lead to a compact device that you can dip into a river or a pool of water to determine if it is safe enough to drink. This can have applications in resource-poor environments." 04-2009

Robert McEliece, Allen E. Puckett Professor and Professor of Electrical Engineering, has won image the 2009 IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal for exceptional contributions to the advancement of communications sciences and engineering. In particular, McEliece is being recognized for fundamental contributions to the theory and practice of error-correcting codes and to the design of deep space telecommunication systems.

Caltech Names Four Distinguished Alumni The 2009 Distinguished Alumni are David B. Kirk (MS '90 Computer Science, PhD '93 Computer Science); Robert J. Lang, (BS '82 Electrical Engineering, PhD '86 Applied Physics); François M. M. Morel (MS '68 Civil Engineering, PhD '72 Engineering Science) and David W. Thompson (MS '78 Aeronautics). 03-10-2009

Jehoshua "Shuki" Bruck, Caltech's Gordon and Betty Moore Professor of Computation and image Neural Systems and Electrical Engineering, has been awarded the Richard P. Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching. Caltech's most prestigious teaching honor, the prize was established in 1993 "to honor annually a professor who demonstrates, in the broadest sense, unusual ability, creativity, and innovation in undergraduate and graduate classroom or laboratory teaching." Read the story... 02-29-2009

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