| 200 Union Street SE,|
4-174 Keller Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0170
Welcome from Department Head David J. Lilja
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is committed
to educating the future work force and to conducting research with
collaborators from industry and government.
ECE Ph.D. Candidate Mustafijur Rahman received Best in
Session Award at Techcon 2014
ECE graduate student Mustafijur Rahman
ECE Prof. Nokos Sidiopoulos received second NSF/BIG DATA
research award; also gave two plenaries at international
ECE Prof. Nikos Sidiropoulos, along with
In addition, Prof. Sidiropoulos provided
ECE senior Tien Do awarded MHTA Scholarship
| ECE senior Tien Do has been awarded the|
Minnesota High Tech Association(MHTA)
Award. For the past several years, MHTA has
supported Minnesota college students with
more than $60,000 in annual scholarship
awards. During the past eight years,
$300,000 in the form of nearly 80 STEM
scholarships have been awarded.
Prof. Keshab Parhi's paper featured on cover of IEEE Journal of
Biomedical and Health Informatics
| The paper “DREAM: Diabetic Retinopathy |
Analysis using Machine Learning” by
former Ph.D. Student Sohini Roychowdhury
(bottom left), Dr. Dara Koozekanani of
Ophthalmology, and Prof. Keshab Parhi
(top left) is featured on the cover of the
Sept. 2014 issue of the IEEE Journal of
Biomedical and Health Informatics.
Prof. Joseph Talghader presents invited talk at International
Micro/Nano Optical Engineering Conference
| Prof. Joseph Talghader presented an invited|
talk in Changchun, China, on the “Ultimate
Thermal Performance of Micromechanical
Devices,” at the International Conference on
Micro/Nano Optical Engineering in July, 2014.
Former Prof. Robert P. Featherstone Dies
Robert P. Featherstone, 93, of Minneapolis, Minn. died in August 2014.
He was an electrical engineer who worked at Twin Cities Central
Engineering (currently United Technologies, Corp.) at the CERN Lab in
Geneva, Switzerland, at FERMILab in Batavia, Ill., and at the University of
Minnesota as Physics Professor and Center Engineering Professor.
After retiring from his academic teaching career, he volunteered as a
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Industrial Advisory
Board member. To read more, click here.
Ph.D. student Patrick Quarterman receives Best Poster Award at
| Ph.D. student Patrick Quarterman received|
the Best Contributed Poster Award about
his research effort to develop future heat
assisted magnetic recording media
beyond 5 Terabit per square inch at the
25th Annual Magnetic Recording Confer-
ence (TMRC 2014) in Berkeley, Calif. The
title of his poster was "Effects of embedded
hark mask patterning process on FePt
HAMR media with ultra-small grain size."
(Prof. Jian-Ping Wang, advisor)
University of Minnesota selected as site for IEEE2015 Magnetics
The University of Minnesota (UMN), College of Science and
Engineering (CSE) has been selected as the site of the 2015 IEEE
Magnetics Summer School, scheduled for June 14-19,2015. As
one of the largest academic centers for magnetics research in North
America, the UMN will offer more than 100 student participants
learning and networking opportunities with world-renowned,
local educators. Previous IEEE Magnetics Summer Schools have
been in Brazil (2014), Italy (2013), and India (2012).
The summer school is designed for graduate students who are
members of the IEEE Magnetics Society and studying magnetism
and related areas. It consists of lectures by international experts
who cover fundamentals and advanced topics in magnetism and
includes poster presentations by participating graduate students.
Graduate student attendees must go through a selection process
including being recommended by their advisors and by IEEE
Magnetics members. Awardees are provided with free room and
board and are reimbursed for most of the cost of transportation
to/from the school. Students from all parts of the world are accepted.
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
Profs. Beth Stadler, chair, and Randall Victora co-chair, will lead
this education event. For more information, click here.
CSE SHOP: Now Offering 3-D Printing
The CSE Shop designs, fabricates, welds, and repairs prototypes
and scientific research equipment. The shop also provides 3D printing
services, Customers can visit the shop or send drawings for estimates
THE CSE SHOP has two locations: Tate Lab, Physics Room 30 and
Mechanical Engineering , Room 2-134.
More information about the CSE Shop equipment, 3D printer, hourly rates,
and exmaples of shop work cab be found at the CSE SHOP Web Site.
University of Minnesota CSE Machine Shop, Physics
116 Church Street SE, Room 30,
Minneapolis, MN 55455.
Jon Kilgore - Managing Research Engineer - kilgo001 at umn.edu - (612) 624-4328
Ron Bystrom -Shop Foreman - email bystrom002 at umn.edu, - (612) 624-7048
Fax (612) 624-4578
University of Minnesota CSE Shop, ME
111Church St SE, Room 2-134 ME
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Mike Jensen - Managing Research Engineer - mjjensen at umn.edu - (612)-625-2062
Bob Jones - Shop Foreman- jones018 at umn.edu - (612) 625-0549
Past Colloquium presenters
CSE Alumni Society
Tin Whiskers Brewing Co. Event
Tues. Sept. 16, 2014
Tin Whiskers Brewing Co.
25 E. 9th St.
$18 U of MN Alumni Assoc. Members
College of Science and Engineering
Science and Engineering Career Fair
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014
Time: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Location: Mariucci Arena
See a full list of employers at
Math & Science Family Fun Fair
Date: Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014
Time: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Location: Coffman Memorial Union
Institute for Engineering in Medicine
Annual Conference & Retreat
Monday, Sept. 22
8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
McNamara Alumni Center
Dr. Gary Glover, Stanford
Dr. Roger Kamm, MIT
Dr. John H. Linehan, Northwestern
Community Events of Note
Robotics Alley Conf. and Expo
Saint Paul River Center
Saint Paul, MN
Cyber Security Summit 2014
A password login site for
ECE faculty, students and staff.
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