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Meet your new faculty: Dr. Jun Yao

Dr. Jun Yao has garnered 30 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and is also named on six patents. Before coming to UMass Amherst, Yao served as a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard University working on: the synthesis, assembly, and characterization of low-dimensional nanomaterials; integrating nanomaterials for computing systems (e.g., constructing the first nanowire nanocomputer); developing…

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Meet your new faculty: Dr. Yadi Eslami

Dr. Yadi Eslami’s academic experience includes serving as an assistant professor at West Virginia University Institute of Engineering Technology and an adjunct faculty member at the College of Western Idaho Department of Business and Economics. Eslami’s industrial experience includes working as a design engineer at DRAM R&D, Micron Technologies Inc., Boise, Idaho, and as a…

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Ciesielski and Yu Win International HACK@DAC Contest

Professor Maciej Ciesielski of our Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and his former graduate student Dr. Cunxi Yu – currently a post-doctoral researcher at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland – won the 2017 Hardware Security Contest (HACK@DAC) at the Design Automation Conference, the world’s number one conference in the area of electronic…

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UMass Amherst alumni Inderpal Bhandari named CDO Club’s Chief Data Officer of the Year

Congratulations, Dr. Bhandari! Stay tuned for our exclusive video interview with Dr. Bhandari, coming soon. From IBM: ARMONK, N.Y.- 27 Jul 2017: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that IBM Global Chief Data Officer, Inderpal Bhandari, has been named CDO of the Year for 2017 by the CDO Club. Inderpal Bhandari was recognized for IBM’s leadership…

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ECE alumna at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Dragana Perkovic-Martin, who earned her Ph.D. from the UMass Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department in 2008, is currently leading DopplerScatt (for Doppler Scatterometer), a NASA Instrument Incubator Project in the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at the California Institute of Technology (CalTech) in Pasadena. DopplerScatt was featured in the NASA Earth Science Technology Office’s 2016…

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Low-cost silicon-based memristors as computing systems building blocks

Professor Qiangfei Xia of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst leads a multi-institutional group of researchers who have invented a new kind of memristor entirely based on silicon materials, which could act as a promising building block for the next generation of memory and neuromorphic computing systems. “The…

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UMass Dartmouth’s power-efficient, solar-powered computer system

At the 2017 HPC (High Performance Computing) Day, UMass Dartmouth’s Center for Scientific Computing & Visualization Research (CSCVR) debuted a small prototype GPGPU computing system, that is powered purely using solar panels. The unique feature of this system is its extremely high power efficiency—an order-of-magnitude larger than traditional systems, made possible by leveraging highly-efficient consumer…

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UMass Lowell’s Fabric Innovation Center will create intelligent materials

UMass Lowell’s Innovation Hub is home to a $10 million Fabric Innovation Center (FIC). Sponsored by the Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA), which will focus on creating advanced, technology-enabled, internet-connected fabrics and intelligent materials. Malcolm J. Thompson, Executive Director of NextFlex, said, “The opportunity to work together marks an important milestone in the advancement…

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