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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.

 

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. 

Sandip Kundu is head of an international team of collaborators whose paper on analyzing fake news classification has been accepted for publication by the 16th Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International Conference on Semantic Computing (IEEE ICSC).

A multi-institutional team led by Paul Siqueira (ECE) has been awarded a $4.5 million NASA contract to develop a sensing instrument capable of characterizing the depth and density of North American snowpack with unprecedented accuracy.

 

College of Engineering faculty and students were part of the research team that developed Sundown, a computer model for residential solar fault detection featured in a recent article in PV Magazine. 

UMass Amherst will continue to play a lead role in protecting the nation’s computing networks and infrastructure through a $4.4 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant issued to the university’s Cybersecurity Institute through the NSF CyberCorps Scholarship for Service Program (SFS).

 

Professor Qiangfei Xia of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department has received a three-year, $499,998 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support his pioneering project on near-sensor and in-sensor analog computing.

 

Assistant Professor Robert Niffenegger of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department was recently used as an expert source for an article in Forbes to comment on groundbreaking quantum architecture and a glass quantum computer chip produced by the IonQ company.

 

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