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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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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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Field Degree, International Programs

Overview of the ECE Field Degree curriculum

While you’re learning how to engineer solutions for the future, you’ll also be using the most advanced technology ever employed to deliver live, interactive lectures with top-notch faculty from UMass Amherst. Here’s a brief overview of your program course structure. Security Engineering An introduction to computer security and the challenges security engineers face. The course…

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Careers, Financial Technology

Four ways artificial intelligence is shaking up the finance world

From MetroMile’s pay-per-mile auto insurance business model to how SoFI is incorporating data science to revolutionize student loan refinancing, fintech startups are changing the way the finance world works. Using big data, deep learning, and most importantly, artificial intelligence, these services will change how consumers approach financial products. Advances in financial technology are enabling companies…

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The UMass university system is ranked #36 worldwide for patents awarded.

The National Academy of Inventors ranked the UMass university system #36 among the world’s top 100 universities when it comes to patents, and #30 among American universities. UMass earned 58 patents for faculty inventions in 2016, in a variety of fields, including weight-bearing adhesives, vaccines, flame-retardant polymers, genetics research and prosthetic limbs. The university system…

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