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Prof. Manijeh Razeghi delivered a Distinguished Lecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, titled, "Recent Advances and Future Trends; Atomic Engineering of III-V Semiconductor."

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Prof. Oliver (Ollie) S. Cossairt, Lisa Wissner-Slivka and Benjamin Slivka Junior Professor of Computer Sciencehas been awarded a litany of prestigious grants for various exciting research projects

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The 2015 EECS Student Poster Fair was held on Friday, March 6 in the Technological Institute Main Lobby.

During the event, attendees were invited to listen to student poster/project presentations on a variety of EECS related topics

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forbus-ken-150x225 Prof. Ken Forbus has recently presented his research in a video, titled, "Multimodal Learning from Bespoke Data", as part of the MSR Series (Microsoft Research).

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Kevin Chen, an EECS Computer Science student, has been selected for one of the premier fellowships in technology: the KPCB Fellows Program.

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A contingent of EECS Students & Faculty have presented their research at SPIE Photonics West 2015, held February 10-12 in San Francisco, CA.

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You are invited to join us & participate in our EECS Student Poster Fair on Friday, March 6, 2015 from 12pm to 3pm at TECH main lobby

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Prof. Koray Aydin, Prof. Randall Berry, Prof. Matthew Grayson, Prof. Seda Ogrenci Memik, Prof. Selim Shahriar, and Prof. Bruce Wessels are among a select delegates of McCormick Faculty who traveled to The First Northwestern University – Tel Aviv University Workshop 2015, held in Tel Aviv University, Israel on February 22nd to 25th. The gathering is a part of a new strategic initiative announced last spring designed to build on and strengthen existing close scientific and engineering interactions between faculty members of both universities with this year's theme focusing on Semiconductors, Electronic Materials, Thin Films and Photonic Materials.

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New research by Prof. Oliver (Ollie) S. Cossairt has been highlighted in an article discussing his Art Institute of Chicago scientific collaboration and technological exploration of world renowned French artist Paul Gauguin's work on Saturday, Feb. 14 at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in San Jose, CA.

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Congratulations to EECS alumna, Prof. Jamesina Simpson (BSEE 03', PHD 07')! As a culmination of her JGR--Space Physics publication on short-time scale surface EM fields resulting from a CME, Prof. Simpson has been invited to serve as one of 20 select international scientists to join the 2015 NASA Living with a Star Institute Working Group.

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taflove-allenProf. Allen Taflove is featured in the most-recent issue of Nature Photonics (January 2015, Volume 9 No 1 pp1-72) for his pioneering work in computational electromagnetics, specifically the Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) method of solving Maxwell’s equations.

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Prof. Thrasos Pappas gave an invited keynote address at the 5th European Workshop on Visual Information Processing (EUVIP 2014), held on December 10-12 in Paris, France.

The topic of his presentation was, titled, "Visual Analysis and Compression: Focus on Texture Similarity."

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Prof. Koray Aydin will serve as the Nanophotonics Technical Program Chair or the Nanophotonics Session in the 2015 IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC), taking place October 4-8, 2015 in Reston, Virginia.

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Prof. Aggelos K. Katsaggelos traveled to Paris, France to attend the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, held Oct 27-30, where he taught a 3-hour tutorial, titled, "Optimization Techniques for Sparse/Low-Rank Recovery Problems in Image Processing and Machine Learning" and presented two papers.

Prof. Katsaggelos also traveled to the University of Applied Science HSR, Rapperswil, Switzerland on Thursday, October 30, 2014, where he gave a 4-hour short course on the same topic.

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EECS Ph.D. Student Tim Rambo attended the 12th International Conference on Quantum Communication, Measurement, and Computing (QCMC), held November 2-6 at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in Hefei, Anhui province, China.

QCMC is one of the premier conferences in the field of quantum information science and technology and featured attendees from all over the world, where Rambo presented his poster, titled, "Implementing a high-rate single-photon source using ultra-low-loss all-optical switching."

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Prof. Thrasos Pappas gave an invited keynote address at the 2014 IEEE Western New York Image and Signal Processing Workshop (WNYISPW), which was held on November 7, 2014 at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. The topic of his presentation was, titled, "Visual Analysis and Compression: Focus on Texture Similarity", while the event received an attendance of 80 researchers from academia and industry.

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Prof. Morris Brodwin, emeritus professor of electrical engineering and computer science, passed away Nov. 4 at age 90. He will be remembered as an encouraging mentor, valued colleague, and friend.

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Prof. Xin Chen served as the chair of the 7th International Workshop on Computational Transportation Science and delivered the opening remarks, regarding the Automated Driving Cloud, titled, "Automated Mobility: How Environment Awareness Technologies will 'Drive' Intelligent Transportation of the Future" on November 4 in Dallas, TX.

Prof. Chen also served as a co-chair of the 2014 ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS Cup Contest on Map Generalization. A field of 38 international teams competed for the top three priizes with the award ceremony being held on Nov 7 at the ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS Conference. 22nd ACM SIGSPATIAL, held November 4-7, 2014 in Dallas, Texas

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Prof. Aggelos K. Katsaggelos delivered a keynote talk, titled, "Recent Advances in Medical Imaging" at the 10th International Symposium on Medical Information Processing and Analysis (SIPAIM 2014), in Cartagena Colombia, on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014.

Prof. Katsaggelos also presented a talk, titled, "Sparse/Low-Rank Recovery Problems in Image Processing and Machine Learning" at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.

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The "Mildcats", a team consisting of NU EECS Undergraduate Students Zeyu (David) Wang, Siyuan Cai, and Edward Kim, have won the 2014 ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Mid-Central USA Regional Programming Contest, held on Saturday, November 1, at the University of Chicago.

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Prof. Manijeh Razeghi delivered a Plenary Talk at the International Quantum Cascade Laser School and Workshop 2014 (IQCLSW) held September 7th-12th in Policoro, Italy. In addition to her presentation, titled, “Quantum Cascade Laser: From Tool to Product”, Prof. Razeghi was also named Session Chair of the Mid-IR QCLs session.

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EECS Ph.D. Student Dawei Li has been awarded the Universities Research Association (URA) Visiting Scholar Fellowship. Dawei is the 1st ever recipient of this prestigious fellowship from Northwestern EECS Department and the 2nd winner in the history of URA's fellowship from Northwestern.

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EECS Ph.D. Student Diana Palsetia has been awarded a Scholarship Grant to attend the 2014 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC), held October 8-10 at the Phoenix Convention Center, in Phoenix, AZ.

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Join us for the 2nd Annual EECS Bonfire Welcome Party on Monday, Sept 22, 2014 from 6-8 pm at Lakefill Fire Pit.

Come party at our EECS departmental welcome event, presented by Graduates in EECS (GEECS), as we enjoy the start of the school year! Have fun greeting old friends and meet new faces alike. All EECS Undergraduate, Graduate, Post-Doctoral, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni are welcome!

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ETOPiA's 2014 fall production of "Grounded" by George Brant and Produced by Prof. Matthew Grayson, about a female drone pilot, opens Friday, Sept. 19 and runs through Sunday, Oct. 12. Showtimes are Friday-Saturday at 8 pm, and Sunday at 2 pm in the Ford Design Center, Room 1-350, 2133 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL.

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EECS Undergraduate Student William (Yuxuan) Xiao (Sophomore, majoring in CS) has recently published Pocket Lock, which is an Android application that enables the ability to intelligently lock and unlock your phone using sensor data.

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Prof. Vijay Subramanian has accepted an Associate Professor position within the EECS Department (ECE) at the University of Michigan.

He joins ECE from Northwestern University, where he was a Research Assistant Professor under Prof. Randy Berry.

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EECS Ph.D. Student Vala Fathipour has been awarded the 2014 Best Student Paper Award at SPIE Optics + Photonics 2014, held August 17-21 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA. Additionally, she was also awarded an SPIE Student Travel Grant in the amount of $200 to present her award winning paper, titled, "Approaching high temperature photon counting with electron-injection detectors."

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Come have fun in the sun and swim a ton at EECS/GEECS Beach Day on Thurs 8/28 from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm at North Beach.

Join your EECS friends and colleagues by taking part in activities, such as bags, frisbee, beach volleyball, swimming, and lounging on the sand. All EECS Undergraduate, Graduate, Post-Doctoral, Faculty, and Staff are welcome! We will be serving delicious pizza and bubbly soda pop.

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Prof. Robby Findler has been invited to deliver a keynote talk at the 2014 ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP) in Gothenburg, Sweden on September 1-3.

Prof. Findler will present his research, titled, "Behavioral Software Contracts" on Tuesday, September 2.

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The 2014 IEEE International Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts (ARSO2014) will be held on September 11-13, 2014 at the Guild Lounge, Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. NU Undergrads can register for a special rate of $25.

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The ACM SIGCOMM 2014 conference, was held in Chicago, IL, August 17-22. Previously, Prof. Fabián Bustamante had been named General Co-chair, Prof. Yan Chen was selected as Local Arrangements Chair, and Prof. Randy Berry had been chosen as Registration Chair for the event.

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Prof. Manijeh Razeghi recently had a publication in the August, 2014 edition of 'Reports on Progress in Physics', titled, "Advances in Mid-infrared Detection and Imaging: A Key Issues Review."

She's also recently had publications in the August, 2014 edition of 'IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics and the June, 2014 edition of 'Applied Physics Letters.'

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EECS Ph.D. Student Zhongyang Li has been selected to receive the prestigious Ryan Fellowship Award. In being named a Ryan Fellow at Nothwestern, Li will be appropriated an annual $10,000 award ($7,500 as an additional stipend and $2,500 for research expenses), which will be dispersed over three years or until graduation.

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Prof. Thrasos Pappas gave an invited keynote address at Sensometrics 2014, which was held July 29-August 1, 2014 in Chicago, IL. The topic of his presentation was, titled, "Visual Analysis and Compression: Focus on Texture Similarity."

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Prof. Jason Hartline presented a tutorial highlighting his current research, titled, "Bayesian Mechanism Design", at the 28th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-14), held on Monday, July 28, 2014 at the Québec Convention Center, Québec City, Québec, Canada.

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 aqualab 2014 1Prof. Fabián Bustamante's AquaLab Labratory has 3 papers accepted at the prestigious ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC) 2014 to be held November 5-7 in Vancouver, Canada. The lab's combined contribution comprises more than 10% of the (long) papers accepted at the conference.

The AquaLab members who have authored accepted papers, include EECS Ph.D Students Zach Bischof, John Rula, and Mario Sanchez.

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Prof. Jason Hartline was a Co-organizer for the GReece Economic and Algorithmic Theory Week (GREAT), held July 18-24, 2014 in Santa Maria Beach, Paros, Greece. Also from Northwestern, Prof. Nicole Immorlica, Darrell Hoy, and Emmanouil (Manolis) Pountourakis, attended and presented their research.

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