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Yasra Chandio’s research around the security of Mixed Reality involves hacking into MR systems to uncover and expose key vulnerabilities, with the aim of enhancing user safety. 


Graduate student John Murray of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department was one of the co-authors of the Best Student Paper Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 2021 International Symposium on Multimedia. 

David McLaughlin, Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), and Emily Kumpel, Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), have been awarded the 2021-22 College of Engineering Outstanding Teaching Award.


Qiangfei Xia, professor of electrical and computer engineering, was recently awarded anapproximately $1.1 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a camera with a very high dynamic range and no motion blur.


Sophomore Vishesh Gupta of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department is cofounder of Techrupt Innovations, a new company that provides technical support to early stage startups.


Professor Wayne Burleson of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department delivered the Distinguished Faculty Lecture, Embedded Security: An Ongoing Challenge for Healthcare, on March 23.


College of Engineering researchers Jinglei Ping, mechanical and industrial engineering, and Jun Yao, electrical and computer engineering, have received National Institutes of Health (NIH) Trailblazer R21 Awards to pursue their promising emerging research.

Jun Yao, assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), has received a 2022 Sloan Research Fellowship in chemistry from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Yao is the sole UMass Amherst recipient of this year’s fellowship. 

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has awarded a 2021-22 International Fellowship to Ph.D. student Civian Kiki Massa of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department. Massa's current research focuses on energy poverty and data mining to improve electricity provision services in Africa.

Electrical and computer engineering postdoctoral researcher Andrew McClung is one of several researchers who have created a gear-shaped photonic crystal microring that increases the strength of light-matter interactions without sacrificing optical quality.