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Electromagnetic Interference Shielding with Graphene Composites for 5G-and-Beyond Communication Technologies

Device miniaturization, higher speed and universal deployment of portable electronics made electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding crucially important. A research team led by a distinguished professor Alexander A. Balandin and research professor Fariborz Kargar, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California – Riverside (UCR) [link to the group’s web-site: https://balandingroup.ucr.edu/], reported on the scalable...

Discovering new type of vulnerabilities affecting Graphical Processing Units

ECE and CSE Professor Nael Abu-Ghazaleh and his team, including Hoda Naghibijouybari and CSE Professor Zhiyun Qian, develop the first known side-channel attacks on Graphical Processing Units (GPUs). The work demonstrated a number of attacks including fingerprinting the web browsing behavior of a user, and stealing passwords entered using the browser, as well as recovering...

Upcycling plastic waste toward sustainable energy storage

What if you could solve two of Earth’s biggest problems in one stroke? ECE Professor Mihri Ozkan and ME Professor Cengiz Ozkan have developed a way to recycle plastic waste, such as soda or water bottles, into a nanomaterial useful for energy storage. They have been working for years on creating improved energy storage materials...

Towards Terahertz Electronic Devices

The “Terahertz Gap” between electronics and photonics is one of the most prominent problems in the past century, which refers to the absence of reliable devices (even conceptually) for signal processing, emission, and detection in the Terahertz frequency regime — 1 trillion oscillations per second. Despite numerous efforts, the terahertz gap remains a persisting issue...

Tseng and his student’s paper is chosen for IEEE Micro Top Picks 2020

The paper, Dynamic Multi-Resolution Data Storage, authored by UCR researchers, Yu-Ching Hu and Prof. Hung-Wei Tseng, and Tseng’s former students, Murtuza Lokhandwala and Te I, has been selected for IEEE Micro’s Top Picks from the 2020 Computer Architecture Conferences. Top Picks is an annual special edition of IEEE Micro magazine that acknowledges 10-12 most significant...

Quantum Supremacy paper coauthored by Korotkov

The Google AI Quantum team published a landmark paper on Quantum Supremacy (see the paper and blog ). For the first time, it was demonstrated that a programmable quantum processor can compute a well-defined mathematical problem which is impossible for the best current supercomputers. This opens a new page in Quantum Computing and promises applications...

This deep neural network fights deepfakes

Seeing was believing until technology reared its mighty head and gave us powerful and inexpensive photo-editing tools. Now, realistic videos that map the facial expressions of one person onto those of another, known as deepfakes, present a formidable political weapon. Research led by Amit Roy-Chowdhury’s Video Computing Group has developed a deep neural network architecture...

Prof. Ming Liu’s group develops a new optical microscopy with nanometer resolution

A research team led by Prof. Ming Liu from ECE and Prof. Ruoxue Yan from Chemical and Environmental Engineering has developed a new optical technique to improve the efficiency of near-field scanning optical microscope (NSOM) probes by orders of magnitude, and used this technique to achieve 1-nanometer spatial resolution in optical imaging. The paper, titled...

Prof. Wong's GPU computing course highlighted by Nvidia

Nvidia highlighted our undergraduate GPU Computing and Programming course (CS/EE147), developed by Prof. Daniel Wong. The blog post highlighted how NVIDIA Teaching Kits offered by the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute are used and integrated into the university curriculum. This course teaches the basics of GPU computing, such as parallel execution models, parallel algorithms and performance...

ECE Researchers Deliver Breakthrough in Magnonic Devices

The team led by Prof. Alexander Balandin has made an important step toward the development of practical magnonic devices by studying, for the first time, the level of noise associated with the propagation of magnon current. The paper, “The discrete noise of magnons,” is a feature story in Applied Physics Letters, and will also appear...

How to block eavesdropping on wireless communications

Eavesdropping on wireless communications depends on the ability to determine critical information about the basic properties of the communication link, known as channel state information, or CSI. A new study suggests ways to prevent eavesdroppers from obtaining the channel state information, offering a first line of defense for wireless security. Yingbo Hua describes a scenario...