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Azita Emami-Neyestanak, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, is a recipient of the 2010 Okawa Foundation Research Grant for her research in "High Performance Compressive Sensing Receiver Design and Analysis". This prize honors top young researchers working in the fields of information and telecommunications. Learn More... 11.16.10

Amnon Yariv, Martin and Eileen Summerfield Professor of Applied Physics Amnon Yarivand Professor of Electrical Engineering, has received one of the highest honors bestowed by the United States government on scientists, and engineers. He is a recipient of the National Medal of Science. Professor Yariv's research group has pioneered the field of optoelectronics. Many innovations such as distributed Feedback (DFB) Semiconductor Lasers, Integrated Optoelectronic Circuits, Optical Phase Conjugation, External Cavity Tunable Semiconductor Lasers, Quantum Well Infrared Photodetectors (QWIP's), and all-fiber add/drop filters have found their beginnings in his research group. Currently, his group's research aims at developing the new technologies that will be mandated by the seemingly endless appetite for optical bandwidth. Specifically, they are working at extending, to the field of laser optics, some key ideas that form the foundation of the microwaves and the radio frequencies fields. Watch the White House Cermony Learn More... 10.15.10

Jehoshua Bruck, Gordon and Betty Moore Professor of Computation and Neural Systems and Electrical Engineering, and colleagues’ paper entitled Rank Modulation for Flash Memories has received the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Best Paper Award in Signal Processing and Coding for Data Storage. Rank modulation is a novel data representation scheme which the group has developed for multilevel flash memory cells. The idea is that a set of cells stores information in the permutation induced by the relative charge levels of the individual cells. As opposed to iterative (and slow) programming in current technology, rank modulation allows fast programming that is based on push-to-the-top operations, namely, raising the charge level of a single cell to be the highest one. Learn More... Patent 10.08.10

Changhuei Yang, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering, is a 2010 NIH Director's New Innovator Award recipient. The award helps new investigators take exceptional and innovative research ideas to the next level. Professor Yang and his research team will be using the grant associated with the award to investigate a new research direction in biophotonics—the study of the interaction of time-reversed light with biological structures. Learn More... 10.06.10

Yu-Chong Tai, Professor of Electrical Yu-Chong TaiEngineering and Mechanical Engineering, is a recipient of a 2010 Breakthrough Award by Popular Mechanics for his work on an artificial retina.

Peter H. Siegel, Faculty Associate in Electrical Engineering and a Member of the Professional Staff in Biology, has been selected by the IEEE to spearhead a new journal: IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology. The journal will highlight activities in the emerging field of far-infrared technology (wavelength range between 1mm and 10 microns) with applications in high frequency communications, space, Earth and planetary science, ultrafast chemistry and physics, defense and security and even art history and preservation. The inaugural issue is slated for the fall of 2011. Learn More 9.9.10

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Amnon Yariv, Martin and Eileen Summerfield Professor of Applied Physics and Professor of Electrical Engineering,Amnon Yariv is the recipient of the 2011 IEEE Photonics Award "for fundamental contributions to photonics science, engineering and education that have broadly impacted quantum electronics and lightwave communications." 06.29.10

Luke Wang Guo, a junior student in Electrical Engineering with a strong interest in nanotechnology and its applications in the miniaturization of biomedical devices, is the recipient of the 2010 Henry Ford II Scholar Award. The Henry Ford II Scholar Awards are funded under an endowment provided by the Ford Motor Company Fund. The award is made annually to the engineering student with the best academic record at the end of the third year of undergraduate study. 06.14.10

The student winners of the 2010 Demetriades - Tsafka - Kokkalis Prizes were announced at a special luncheon with the Demetriades - Tsafka – Kokkalis family. Xiquan Cui received the prize in Biotechnology for his work on biophotonics with Professor Changhuei Yang; Matt Eichenfield received the prize in Nanotechnology for his work in nanomechanics with Professor Oskar Painter; Morgan Putnam received the prize in Entrepreneurship for work on silicon solar cells with Professor Harry Atwater; and Andrew May received the prize in Environmentally Benign Renewable Energy Sources for his work on thermoelectric materials with Professor Sossina Haile and Dr. Jeff Snyder. 06.08.10

Adam Wierman, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, and Glen A. George, Adam WiermanLecturer in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, have been chosen by the Associated Students of the California Institute of Technology (ASCIT) to receive 2010Glen George ASCIT Teaching Awards. These awards recognize individuals who inspire and motivate students, are approachable, and present course material effectively and efficiently. 6.4.10

The 55th Annual Staff Service Awards recognized 242 staff members for their 4,080 collective years of service to Caltech. The staff recognized for their service to the EAS division were: Ann Harvey and Eleonora Vorobieff for 10 years of service; Sylvie Gertmenian and Christine Silva for 15 years of service; Marionne Epalle, and Bahram Valiferdowsi for 20 years of service; Janet Couch, Daniel Lang, and Ya Yun Liu for 25 years of service; and Calvin Jackson, Jr. and Sheila Shull for 30 years of service. Congratulations and thank you! Listen and learn more about the staff honored... 6.4.10

Congratulations to Professor Ali Hajimiri Ali Hajimirifor being awarded the Thomas G. Myers Professorship of Electrical Engineering. This is an endowed professorial chair in recognition of his outstanding achievements. 5.17.10

Michelle Effros, Professor of Electrical Engineering, and colleagues have written an interesting piece in Michelle EffrosScientific American on how wireless networks that do not depend on a fixed infrastructure will allow for ubiquitous connectivity. Read More... 4.9.10

Christof Koch, Lois and Victor Troendle Professor of Cognitive and Behavioral Biology and Professor of Computation and Neural Systems,Christof Koch Pietro Perona, Allen E. Puckett Professor of Electrical Engineering, and colleagues' research on decision making and visual saliency has found that human decisions are influenced by both valuePietro Perona and saliency in a way that is consistent with the ideal Bayesian observer. Read More... 4.2.10

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