Electrical and Computer Engineering

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February 23, 2011

Meet the Spring Semester Student Bloggers

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Before beginning her studies in New Zealand, Rethna Eddy ’12 tried sailing, built a fort out of kayaks in the middle of the ocean, and watched a “scary” dance on sacred ground. Laquan Lightfoot ’11 explored what it means to be a “Millennial” on a retreat for Posse Scholars from New York City and Washington, [...]

Tong Pham ’13; Matthew Taylor, assistant professor of computer science; and Kumera Bekele ’13

January 28, 2011

Tong Pham ’13 and Kumera Bekele ’13 Study Artificial Intelligence with Professor Matthew Taylor

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Artificial intelligence isn’t just for the movies anymore. Tong Pham ’13 (Anaheim, Calif.) and Kumera Bekele ’13 (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) are working under the guidance of Matthew Taylor, assistant professor of computer science, on research aimed at allowing autonomous computer programs to coordinate among themselves. Pham, an electrical and computer engineering major, talks excitedly about the [...]

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January 5, 2011

Brandon Cochenour ’03 Develops Underwater Laser-Radar Systems

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By Matt Sinclair ’90 The effect is so commonplace that it’s easy to miss its significance: Drive on a foggy night, switch on the high beams, and see the light scatter. Even a new driver learns quickly that low beams are better for driving through fog. Now imagine using a laser under water to communicate [...]

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December 3, 2010

Acopian Engineering Center Provides Collaborative Student-Faculty Experiences

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Lafayette’s 90,000-square-foot Acopian Engineering Center includes laboratories designed specifically for student-faculty research, high-tech classrooms equipped with instructional technology, and student learning centers designed and equipped specially for use by the students in each major. The center houses the engineering studies program and the departments of chemical and biomolecular engineering, civil and environmental engineering, computer science, [...]

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November 10, 2010

Rajesh Shah ’84 and Peer Water Exchange Receive 2010 Tech Award

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Peer Water Exchange, invented in 2003 by Rajesh Shah ’84, of Bangalore, India, received the 2010 Intel Environment Award Nov. 6 from The Tech Museum in association with Santa Clara University. PWX, a project of Blue Planet Network, is a combination of process, technology platform, and people designed to unlock the global capacity and creativity [...]

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October 29, 2010

Robotic Engineering: Nripesh Parajuli ’12 Designs Mechanical Mice that Can Navigate a Maze

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Before arriving on College Hill, Nripesh Parajuli ’12 (Chitwan, Nepal) knew he wanted to be an engineer; he just didn’t know what kind. After taking computer science and basic analog circuit courses his first year, he was hooked on electrical and computer engineering. Parajuli explored the discipline that is “fun but continues to challenge my [...]

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October 25, 2010

Spotted on Campus With…Erik Adolfsson ’11

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After wrapping up a successful fall golf season, Erik Adolfsson ’11 (Hampton, N.J.) sat down and discussed what he likes about electrical and computer engineering, the importance of perseverance, and playing squash. What’s your major and what do you like about your major? I am an electrical and computer engineering major. I like solving tough [...]

Christopher Jones '13 (left) and David Salter '12 work with Chun Wai Liew, associate professor and head of computer science, in Acopian Engineering Center.

October 1, 2010

Students Design Computer Software and Exhibit for New Flood Museum

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Last spring, Franklin “Scott” Stinner ’11 and the 23 classmates in his software engineering class found themselves immersed in a project designing an interactive flood exhibit for the new Nurture Nature Center in downtown Easton. The center, which will open in phases starting in early 2011, will be located in the former VFW building on [...]

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August 19, 2010

Student-Faculty Team Strives to Improve the Technology Used to Diagnose Eye Diseases

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Richard Koplin ’64, clinical associate professor at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, spent a year seeking someone to help complete research he began with his deceased business partner, going as far as Paris to no avail. Then he had an epiphany – why not tap into his alma mater’s strong engineering reputation? Koplin, who [...]

Franklin Stinner '11; Chris Nadovich, lab director of electrical and computer engineering; and Justin Bunnell '11 work on their junior design project--an electronic device that detects shadows.

July 26, 2010

A Robotic Punxsutawney Phil? Students Design Shadow-Detection Device

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Chris Nadovich was reading the news online last January when a letter from Gemma Vaughan of the animal rights group PETA caught his eye. Saying it was cruel to expose the most famous prognosticator, Punxsutawney Phil, to screaming crowds and the blinding flash of cameras each Ground Hog Day, Vaughan suggested an animatronic doppelganger. There [...]