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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.

The grant, issued to the university’s Cybersecurity Institute through the NSF CyberCorps Scholarship for Service Program (SFS), aims to educate cybersecurity researchers and professionals and then place them in jobs throughout the federal government.

Professor Wayne Burleson and Associate...

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. As Xia says, his NSF research “aims at delivering intelligent and energy efficient wearable electronics that will become ubiquitous in the era of the Internet of Things.”

“The proposed project...

Assistant Professor Robert Niffenegger of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department was recently used as an expert source by writer Paul Smith-Goodson for an article in Forbes to comment on groundbreaking quantum architecture and a glass quantum...

Assistant Professor Amir Arbabi of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department is the co-principal investigator for an initiative to advance scalable manufacturing processes that enable commercial fabrication of ultra-thin “metalenses” to help control light and remove imaging abnormalities in many electronic devices. The new processing would allow these high-performing optical wafers to be widely used in next-generation smartphone cameras, medical imaging devices, and many other applications. See...

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is pleased to announce the creation of a seed fund by anonymous donors to support research of quantum information systems, including an anonymous lead gift in the amount of $5 million. The fund aims to bolster an existing creative and collaborative partnership between the College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) and the College of Engineering (COE) with the mission of solidifying UMass Amherst’s position in...

As the global pandemic closed the doors of schools, offices and public buildings worldwide, online teleconference platforms, such as Zoom, WebEx, Teams and many more have become the places where people gather to get work done. Yet, as anyone who has dragged themselves to back-to-back meetings or wrestled with the mute button knows, online conferencing software brings its own malady—so-called “Zoom burnout.” Worse, the move to online work can exacerbate feelings of isolation.

Now, a team of researchers, including the College of Computer and Information Science’s Ramesh Sitaraman...

Assistant Professor Jeremy Gummeson of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department was a guest on BYURadio’s “Top of Mind” program exploring the concept of the human wrist serving as the charging dock for wireless wearable devices. Gummeson is part of a UMass Amherst team that has designed a prototype...

Professor Paul Siqueira of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department was recently quoted by business columnist David Lazarus in the Los Angeles Times exploring the new 60 GHz radar technology called “Soli” developed by Google and deployed by Amazon for tracking sleep patterns. In reference to the potential danger of sleeping next to such a radar, Siqueira said “Even though you might spend a lot of time next...

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