School of Engineering and Computer Science Posts

January 12th, 2021

NSF Funds Dr. Hu’s Multi-System Driving Project

Dr. Yang Hu, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for his research on Rethinking the Architectures and Systems for Autonomous Driving Infrastructure. The $508,339 project aims to redesign the way driving works: from a single-body car-based platform to a networked multi-object system where competencies interact among cars …read more

December 2nd, 2020

NSF Funds Dr. Zhang’s Java Debugging Research

Dr. Lingming Zhang, assistant professor of computer science in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for his research on Maximal and Scalable Unified Debugging for the JVM Ecosystem. The $519,819 award will enable Dr. Zhang’s project goal of a practical …read more

November 17th, 2020

Dr. Leonidas Bleris Uses NSF Grant to Understand microRNA Communication

Dr. Leonidas Bleris, Associate Professor of Bioengineering, received $623,679 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his project Collaborative Research: Unraveling Extracellular MicroRNA Communication. His research focuses on the relatively unexplored process of cell-to-cell communication via microRNAs. The goal of this project is to develop a better understanding of microRNA-mediated cell-to-cell communication and a new …read more

November 13th, 2020

NIH Funds Dr. Girgis Obaid’s Molecular Cancer Project

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Dr. Girgis Obaid $723,942 for his research on Molecular Imaging-directed Bioengineering of Nanoconjugates as Adaptable Tumor Targeting Platforms. The project will utilize quantitative dual-tracer molecular binding imaging as the primary criterion for defining in vivo molecular selectivity of modular nanoconjugates at the cellular level, and will thus accurately …read more

September 21st, 2020

Dr. Todd Griffith Gets $3.3 Million to Design Floating Turbine Prototype

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded Dr. Todd Griffith $3.3 million for his research project, A Low-Cost Floating Offshore Vertical Axis Wind System. With the project, Dr. Griffith plans to develop a floating turbine design featuring a vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT). VAWTs offer advantages over traditional offshore wind designs because they have a …read more

September 1st, 2020

Dr. Qin Secures $2.5 Million from NIAID for Diagnostic Test Development

A subsidiary of the National Institute of Health (NIH), the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) awarded Dr. Zhenpeng Qin $2,516,426 for his Rapid Diagnostic Test for Respiratory Syncytial Virus by Digital Nanobubbles research. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is among the leading cause of pediatric death worldwide and requires rapid and sensitivity diagnostics. …read more

August 10th, 2020

Dr. Qing Gu’s Novel Laser Research Earns CAREER Award from NSF

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Dr. Qing Gu, Assistant Professor of electrical and computer engineering, a $500,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for her continuous research on developing novel lasers. Dr. Gu’s Environmentally Stable Electrically Pumped Perovskite Laser project will enable efficient and low-cost integrated photonic solutions for confocal microscopy, on-chip fluorescent sensing, …read more

July 30th, 2020

Space Science Researcher Awarded $545,640 from NASA

NASA has awarded Dr. Hui Zhu, a Research Associate in Space Sciences, $545,640 for her research on the Characteristics of Magnetic Dips in the Inner Magnetosphere. The goal of this project is to characterize the statistical features of magnetic dips in the inner magnetosphere and to quantify the response of radiation belt electrons to magnetic …read more

July 7th, 2020

Dr. Zhenpeng Qin’s Alternative Diagnostic Research Receives Funding

The Congressional Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) has awarded Dr. Zhenpeng Qin $293,492 for his research on Ultrasensitive and Rapid Diagnosis of Influenza by Digital Nanobubbles on a Microwell Array Platform. The proposed project will provide a new diagnostic method for emerging viral infections and will significantly change the current practice of infectious disease diagnosis …read more

April 10th, 2020

Engineer Awarded Young Investigator Award from ONR

Dr. Jie Zhang is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science. Dr. Zhang is one of this year’s recipients of the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) Young Investigator Award for his research on Deep Learning-based Reliability and Resilience Enhancement of Future Navy Ships and Their Integration …read more