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Karydis receives an NSF Award on Extracting Dynamics from Limited Data for Modeling and Control of Unmanned Autonomous Systems

This project investigates the mechanisms that uncertainties in robot-environment interactions affect (small) robot behavior. Small robot motion is more stochastic since errors at the actuators and uncertain interactions with the environment amplify errors in pose. The goal is to introduce a platform-agnostic, data-driven modeling framework to quantify uncertainty and subsequently exploit it via control for...

Balandin and Bartels receive $1.12 million NSF grant to discover new van der Waals materials

Alexander Balandin, a distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at UC Riverside and Ludwig Bartels, a professor of chemistry, have received a $1.12 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct data-driven discovery, synthesis, and characterization of a unique new class of materials, referred to as one-dimensional van der Waals bonded solids...

Yu Group Wins Best Conference Paper at IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting

A paper by Wei Wang (Ph.D. candidate) and Professor Nanpeng Yu was selected as one of the Best Conference Papers at the 2019 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM) held in Atlanta, Georgia. IEEE PESGM is the flagship conference for the IEEE Power and Energy Society. The paper entitled “A Machine Learning Framework...

Professor Ren Receives an NSF Research Grant on Edge Data Centers

Many emerging latency-critical online services such as augmented reality and assisted driving are hosted in distributed edge data centers. Professor Shaolei Ren (PI) received a three-year research grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for developing novel artificial intelligence techniques to increase the quality of service for these services without data center expansion. The key...

1.2 Million NSF award for Efficient Collaborative Perception over Controllable Agent Networks

New 1.2 Million NSF grant “III: Medium: Efficient Collaborative Perception over Controllable Agent Networks” was awarded to a team of 3 CSE Professors: Vagelis Christidis (PI), Vassilis Tsotras, and Vagelis Papalexakis and 2 ECE Professors: Amit Roy-Chowdhury and Konstantinos Karydis. The goal of this project is to create the knowledge to facilitate effective and efficient...

ECE faculty Shane Cybart hosts the 17th International Superconductive Electronics Conference in Riverside.

Professor Shane Cybart is the Program Chair for the 17th International Superconductive Electronics Conference, ISEC 2019 that will be held July 28 – August 1, 2019 at the Riverside, California Convention Center. ISEC, first held in 1987 in Tokyo, Japan, is the leading biennial meeting focusing on superconductive electronics. Professor Cybart created a technical program...
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Balandin receives Brillouin Medal for graphene phonon research

Alexander Balandin, a distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at UC Riverside, has received the Brillouin Medal from the International Phononics Society. The award was presented at the Phononics 2019: 5th International Conference on Phononic Metamaterials, Phonon Transport, and Topological Phononics in Tucson, Arizona, on June 6. The Brillouin Medal award recognizes Balandin’s “discovery...
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Dr. Bhanu receives the Faculty Research Lecturer Award, the first for BCOE

From its inception (1952) well over half a century ago, the Faculty Research Lecturer Award has been the highest honor that the University of California at Riverside (UCR) Academic Senate bestows. Distinguished Professor Bir Bhanu, Marlan and Rosemary Bourns Endowed Presidential Chair in Engineering is the first member of the faculty of the Bourns College...
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New $1.2M Navy grant to make artificial intelligent (AI) systems smarter

Amit Roy-Chowdhury, Konstantinos Karydis, and Salman Asif, electrical and computer engineering professors, along with Fabio Pasqualetti, a mechanical engineering professor, receive a $1.2M grant from the Office of Naval Research’s Science of Artificial Intelligence Program. Using recent advances in computer vision, machine learning, signal processing, robotics, and controls, researchers will explore AI’s capability of both...
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Prof. Ran Cheng Received Five-Year MURI Award for Antiferromagnetic Spintronics

Professor Ran Cheng received a five-year $777K award from the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) program of the Department of Defense (DoD) as a member of the MURI team consisting of 7 PIs from 6 US institutions led by the University of Central Florida ($7.5M award in total for the whole team). The award supports...
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Jie Shi, Yuanqi Gao and Prof. Yu Win 1st Prize Best Paper Award at IEEE PES GTD ASIA 2019

The paper by Ph.D. students Jie Shi, Yuanqi Gao, and Prof. Nanpeng Yu entitled “Degradation-aware Operation and Optimal Sizing of Behind-the-meter Battery Systems for Commercial Customers,” won the 1st Prize Best Paper Award among 188 accepted papers accepted at the IEEE Power and Energy Society Grand International Conference & Exposition Asia 2019. This paper develops...
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Prof. Salman Asif receives Google Faculty Research Award

Prof. Salman Asif received 2018 Google Faculty Research Award for a project titled “Distributed and Data-Driven Lensless Imaging.” The Faculty Research Award program at Google was created to "enable building strong relationships with faculty around the world who are pursuing innovative research, and plays an important role for Google’s Research organization by fostering an exchange...
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Prof. Mihri Ozkan wins humanitarian award for environmental technology work

Prof. Mihri Ozkan was awarded a 2018 Rotary Humanitarian Star award for her work in developing environmentally friendly technology. Ozkan was presented with the award in the environmental improvement category at a Jan. 31 reception at the University Club of Pasadena. She was recognized for her work developing advanced energy management systems and green approaches...
Faculty Members Named IEEE Fellows

Three Faculty Named as Fellows

Three ECE faculty members were named Fellows in recognition to their contributions and extraordinary achievements to advancing science. Professor Albert Wang has been named Fellow of the National Academy for Inventors (NAI) for his incredible impact on the innovation sphere on a global scale. Professor Roger Lake and Professor Amit Roy-Chowdhury have been named IEEE...
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Two ECE faculty on most highly cited list

Professor Alexander Balandin and Professor Wei Ren have been named to the 2018 Highly Cited Researchers list compiled by Clarivate Analytics, which was previously part of the Thomson Reuters. The list includes frequently cited researchers in 21 fields of the sciences and social sciences, and recognizes “researchers whose citation records position them in the highest...
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Professor Ming Liu Receives a Three-Year NSF Grant for New Optoelectronic Devices

Professor Ming Liu received a three-year $400K grant (ECCS 1810453) from the National Science Foundation for developing tunneling field effector optoelectronic devices based on stacked 2D crystals with clean interfaces. Optical communication is based on converting electrical signals into optical signals by optoelectronic devices such as lasers and photodiodes. Devices based on conventional semiconductors such...
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New GAANN grant to support doctoral students

A team of faculty members from ECE received a three-year $895K GAANN grant from the Department of Education. The team comprises Ertem Tuncel (PI), Amit Roy-Chowdhury (Co-PI), Matt Barth (Co-PI), Nanpeng Yu (Co-PI), and Kostas Karydis (Co-PI). The GAANN (Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need) award is designed as a financial aid to fund...
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NSF funded research for developing energy saving techniques in heterogeneous data centers

Professor Daniel Wong (PI) and Distinguished Professor Laxmi Bhuyan (Co-PI) received a three-year $500K grant (CCF-1815643) from the National Science Foundation for developing new evaluation methodology to quantify heterogeneous server energy proportionality, container live migration support and strategies, and management for heterogeneous CPU and multi-accelerator systems. More information about this new award can be found...
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ECE PhD Student Niluthpol Chowdhury Mithun wins Best Paper Award at ICMR 2018

ECE PhD student Niluthpol Chowdhury Mithun is the first author of the paper that won the Best Paper Award at the ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR) 2018.
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Two DURIP Awards for Research in Robotics and Machine Intelligence

UCR and BCOE have been awarded with two equipment grants from ARO and ONR led by faculty in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. These are: (1) ARO DURIP – PI Karydis (Co-PIs: Roy-Chowdhury, Mourikis, Pasqualetti, Farrell); $350,000, to build an 100x50x30 ft outdoor motion tracking arena for robotics experimentation. (2) ONR DURIP –...

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UC Riverside engineers are developing methods to keep self-driving cars and autonomous drones from being hacked

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UC Riverside engineers are developing methods to keep self-driving cars and autonomous drones from being hacked
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University of California Riverside’s BCOE Launches #MakeRspaceMillion Campaign to Equip Three MakeRspaces hannar Thu, 06/09/2022 - 09:07 More News Support the New MakeRspaces to Inspire Innovation and Creativity

The Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) is adding three new makerspaces in Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, as well as enhancing the existing Mechanical Engineering machine shop. The spaces will be accessible to all engineering departments and allow students to collaborate with other departments on a wide array of interdisciplinary engineering projects.

“At BCOE, our students have a track record of developing engineering solutions outside of the classroom,” said Dean Christopher S. Lynch. “These spaces will provide immediate support to bring out students’ creativity and help turn their innovate concepts into reality.”

The college is launching the #MakeRspaceMillion campaign to build the three unique spaces. Once the rooms are finished, the college’s makeRspace footprint will nearly double, exposing students to the latest technologies and immersing them in high-tech environments that encourage inspiration and entrepreneurship. 

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“Having these new spaces is a game-changer,” said Queenie Xu, a third-year student in bioengineering. “Makerspaces amplify what we learn in the classroom and develop a mindset focused on what’s next.”

BCOE aims to raise one million dollars to outfit the new makeRspace facilities, have staff accessible to train students on the latest technology, and have the resources and supplies readily available for students. 

Thanks to generous donations from UCR Foundation Trustee Nora Hackett and parents of BCOE students, new gifts between $100 and $25,000 (up to $260,000 total) will be matched towards #MakeRspaceMillion. All contributions for the project will go to the BCOE Dean’s Innovation Fund. All those who donate $100 or more will be recognized by name on a permanent display for the new makeRspaces. In honor of the Class of 2022, any current BCOE student who gives $22 or more by June 30, 2022 will also be recognized.

To give towards the #MakeRspaceMillion to support our students’ bright ideas, visit https://crowdfunding.ucr.edu/o/university-of-california-riverside/i/ucrcrowdfunding/s/makerspacemillion.

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University of California Riverside’s BCOE Launches #MakeRspaceMillion Campaign to Equip Three MakeRspaces
University of California Riverside’s BCOE Launches #MakeRspaceMillion Campaign to Equip Three MakeRspaces hannar Thu, 06/09/2022 - 09:07 More News June 09, 2022 Support the New MakeRspaces to Inspire Innovation and Creativity The Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) is adding three new makerspaces in Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, as well as enhancing the existing Mechanical Engineering machine shop. The spaces will be accessible to all engineering departments and allow students to collaborate with other departments on a wide array of interdisciplinary engineering projects. “At BCOE, our students have a track record of developing engineering solutions outside of the classroom,” said Dean Christopher S. Lynch. “These spaces will provide immediate support to bring out students’ creativity and help turn their innovate concepts into reality.” The college is launching the #MakeRspaceMillion campaign to build the three unique spaces. Once the rooms are finished, the college’s makeRspace footprint will nearly double, exposing students to the latest technologies and immersing them in high-tech environments that encourage inspiration and entrepreneurship.  “Having these new spaces is a game-changer,” said Queenie Xu, a third-year student in bioengineering. “Makerspaces amplify what we learn in the classroom and develop a mindset focused on what’s next.” BCOE aims to raise one million dollars to outfit the new makeRspace facilities, have staff accessible to train students on the latest technology, and have the resources and supplies readily available for students.  Thanks to generous donations from UCR Foundation Trustee Nora Hackett and parents of BCOE students, new gifts between $100 and $25,000 (up to $260,000 total) will be matched towards #MakeRspaceMillion. All contributions for the project will go to the BCOE Dean’s Innovation Fund. All those who donate $100 or more will be recognized by name on a permanent display for the new makeRspaces. In honor of the Class of 2022, any current BCOE student who gives $22 or more by June 30, 2022 will also be recognized. To give towards the #MakeRspaceMillion to support our students’ bright ideas, visit https://crowdfunding.ucr.edu/o/university-of-california-riverside/i/ucrcrowdfunding/s/makerspacemillion. Help us inspire tomorrow’s innovators, engineers and entrepreneurs! Tags Bioengineering Electrical and Computer Engineering Mechanical Engineering Share This
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Eight BCOE alumni earn a spot on UCR's 40 Under 40 hannar Wed, 06/01/2022 - 11:37 More News

Celebrating UCR's young alumni making a splash across industries and around the world

Read the full story in UCR Magazine's Spring 2022 edition: https://news.ucr.edu/ucr-magazine/spring-2022/40-under-40 

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Eight BCOE alumni earn a spot on UCR's 40 Under 40 hannar Wed, 06/01/2022 - 11:37 More News June 01, 2022 Celebrating UCR's young alumni making a splash across industries and around the world Read the full story in UCR Magazine's Spring 2022 edition: https://news.ucr.edu/ucr-magazine/spring-2022/40-under-40  Tags Chemical and Environmental Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering Materials Science and Engineering Mechanical Engineering Share This
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BCOE’s first ever Family Weekend brings together engineering families to experience life as an engineering student hannar Thu, 05/26/2022 - 09:33 More News

Parents and families of engineering students at the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) experienced a slice of college life at the first ever Family Weekend on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14. Through MakeRspace activities, classroom lectures, tours of BCOE, and more, families experienced firsthand their student’s campus life and engaged fellow parents, faculty and staff.

“We extend a warm thank you to the families who visited BCOE in support of their student, and a thank you to our BCOE Parent Advisory Council, faculty and staff who made this possible,” said Dean Christopher S. Lynch. “At BCOE, we are building a community of engineers, and value families’ integral role in that community.” 

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BCOE Parent Advisory Council co-chair Tracy Wang is all smiles after throwing out the first pitch of the UCR baseball game.

With more than 200 participants, the inaugural Family Weekend kicked off with tours led by current BCOE students. Highlights included the Center for Robotics and Intelligent Systems, home to the new Robotics program; piano-playing soft robots in the laboratory of William Grover, assistant professor of bioengineering; and beloved BCOE landmarks in the #BCOESelfieHunt, such as four trees planted in honor of the four children of Marlan and Rosemary Bourns. 

Throughout the day, parents popped in to visit BCOE classrooms, gaining insight into students’ perspectives in lectures.

Friday’s festivities concluded with a BCOE Tailgate and UCR vs. UCI Baseball Game at the Riverside Sports Complex. BCOE Parent Advisory Council co-chair Tracy Wang threw out the first pitch and families enjoyed dinner and the game.

“It was such a joy to see families put themselves in the shoes of their engineering students,” said Wang. “With this support and engagement from families, the BCOE student experience will continue to advance and attract the brightest future engineers to choose UC Riverside engineering.”

Wang’s co-chair Cecil Lawson, information technology manager of the City of Campbell, will step down from his position this spring when his daughter graduates from BCOE. Wang will be joined by new co-chair Deborah Martin, retired vice president and assistant general counsel at Pfizer and parent of a second-year Mechanical Engineering student.

“Whether you’re passionate about students having access to top technology for their experiments and creations or strongly believe in the value of career development, there are so many ways to get involved,” said Martin. “We look forward to hosting future events to engage our students’ strongest supporters.”

On Saturday, the BCOE Parent Advisory Council hosted a donor breakfast and subsequent coffee with Dean Lynch. Dean Lynch gave a speech thanking families for attending the event and emphasized BCOE’s commitment to building MakeRspaces for multiple engineering programs. 

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Dean Christopher Lynch and a BCOE parent chat during the donor breakfast.

Launched in May 2022, BCOE’s #MakeRspaceMillion Campaign aims to generate $1 million in philanthropic support to nearly double the college’s MakeRspace footprint, expose students to the latest technologies and immerse them in high-tech environments that encourage inspiration and entrepreneurship. For a limited time, donors can double their impact thanks to $260,000 in matching funds available for all new gifts between $100 and $25,000.

Family Weekend attendees enjoyed a preview of the developing Mechanical Engineering (ME) and Electrical Engineering (EE) and Bioengineering (BIEN) MakeRspaces – and tried their hand at their own engineering projects. Teams competed to build the best catapult and test which one would launch a pom-pom ball the farthest.

Families also embarked on tours of the ME machine shop, a 4,300 square-foot facility full of advanced instruments and tools to help students bring their creative concepts to life as prototypes.

Faculty from several different departments offered mini-lectures and tours, including Huinan Liu, professor of bioengineering, Robert McKee of bioengineering, Jia Chen, assistant teaching professor of electrical and computer engineering, and assistant teaching professors of computer science and engineering Allan Knight and Paea LePendu.

After lunch, parents got to know several student professional organizations on campus, which displayed their latest projects: American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), Cyber@UCR, Engineers Without Borders (EWB), Highlander Racing, Formula SAE, and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS).

While families explored the college, students networked with BCOE faculty and top engineering professionals in industry at Beyond College and LinkedIn, Part 2. Nearly two dozen engineers, many of them BCOE alumni, offered their guidance about career opportunities in intellectual property, development operations, battery technologies, public utilities, biotechnology, and social media. 

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Students and families compete to build their best catapult in the Mechanical Engineering MakeRspace.

Additional campus partners for Family Weekend included the UCR Career Center, which provided tours and an introduction to the professional development resources available to students.

Parents or family members looking to get involved in future college activities can sign up to receive email updates and join the UCR BCOE Parent Community Facebook group.

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BCOE’s first ever Family Weekend brings together engineering families to experience life as an engineering student hannar Thu, 05/26/2022 - 09:33 More News May 26, 2022 Parents and families of engineering students at the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) experienced a slice of college life at the first ever Family Weekend on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14. Through MakeRspace activities, classroom lectures, tours of BCOE, and more, families experienced firsthand their student’s campus life and engaged fellow parents, faculty and staff. “We extend a warm thank you to the families who visited BCOE in support of their student, and a thank you to our BCOE Parent Advisory Council, faculty and staff who made this possible,” said Dean Christopher S. Lynch. “At BCOE, we are building a community of engineers, and value families’ integral role in that community.”  BCOE Parent Advisory Council co-chair Tracy Wang is all smiles after throwing out the first pitch of the UCR baseball game. With more than 200 participants, the inaugural Family Weekend kicked off with tours led by current BCOE students. Highlights included the Center for Robotics and Intelligent Systems, home to the new Robotics program; piano-playing soft robots in the laboratory of William Grover, assistant professor of bioengineering; and beloved BCOE landmarks in the #BCOESelfieHunt, such as four trees planted in honor of the four children of Marlan and Rosemary Bourns.  Throughout the day, parents popped in to visit BCOE classrooms, gaining insight into students’ perspectives in lectures. Friday’s festivities concluded with a BCOE Tailgate and UCR vs. UCI Baseball Game at the Riverside Sports Complex. BCOE Parent Advisory Council co-chair Tracy Wang threw out the first pitch and families enjoyed dinner and the game. “It was such a joy to see families put themselves in the shoes of their engineering students,” said Wang. “With this support and engagement from families, the BCOE student experience will continue to advance and attract the brightest future engineers to choose UC Riverside engineering.” Wang’s co-chair Cecil Lawson, information technology manager of the City of Campbell, will step down from his position this spring when his daughter graduates from BCOE. Wang will be joined by new co-chair Deborah Martin, retired vice president and assistant general counsel at Pfizer and parent of a second-year Mechanical Engineering student. “Whether you’re passionate about students having access to top technology for their experiments and creations or strongly believe in the value of career development, there are so many ways to get involved,” said Martin. “We look forward to hosting future events to engage our students’ strongest supporters.” On Saturday, the BCOE Parent Advisory Council hosted a donor breakfast and subsequent coffee with Dean Lynch. Dean Lynch gave a speech thanking families for attending the event and emphasized BCOE’s commitment to building MakeRspaces for multiple engineering programs.  Dean Christopher Lynch and a BCOE parent chat during the donor breakfast. Launched in May 2022, BCOE’s #MakeRspaceMillion Campaign aims to generate $1 million in philanthropic support to nearly double the college’s MakeRspace footprint, expose students to the latest technologies and immerse them in high-tech environments that encourage inspiration and entrepreneurship. For a limited time, donors can double their impact thanks to $260,000 in matching funds available for all new gifts between $100 and $25,000. Family Weekend attendees enjoyed a preview of the developing Mechanical Engineering (ME) and Electrical Engineering (EE) and Bioengineering (BIEN) MakeRspaces – and tried their hand at their own engineering projects. Teams competed to build the best catapult and test which one would launch a pom-pom ball the farthest. Families also embarked on tours of the ME machine shop, a 4,300 square-foot facility full of advanced instruments and tools to help students bring their creative concepts to life as prototypes. Faculty from several different departments offered mini-lectures and tours, including Huinan Liu, professor of bioengineering, Robert McKee of bioengineering, Jia Chen, assistant teaching professor of electrical and computer engineering, and assistant teaching professors of computer science and engineering Allan Knight and Paea LePendu. After lunch, parents got to know several student professional organizations on campus, which displayed their latest projects: American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), Cyber@UCR, Engineers Without Borders (EWB), Highlander Racing, Formula SAE, and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). While families explored the college, students networked with BCOE faculty and top engineering professionals in industry at Beyond College and LinkedIn, Part 2. Nearly two dozen engineers, many of them BCOE alumni, offered their guidance about career opportunities in intellectual property, development operations, battery technologies, public utilities, biotechnology, and social media.  Students and families compete to build their best catapult in the Mechanical Engineering MakeRspace. Additional campus partners for Family Weekend included the UCR Career Center, which provided tours and an introduction to the professional development resources available to students. Parents or family members looking to get involved in future college activities can sign up to receive email updates and join the UCR BCOE Parent Community Facebook group. Tags Bioengineering Chemical and Environmental Engineering Computer Engineering Computer Science and Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering Robotics Mechanical Engineering Materials Science and Engineering Share This
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New book shares real-world applications and trends in smart grid sensors and data analytics hannar Mon, 05/02/2022 - 15:29 More News

Engineers in academia or in industry with an interest in power grid modernization can learn the latest about sensor technologies and innovative use cases of various sensor data in a new book. 

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Smart Grid Sensors: Principles and Applications

Smart Grid Sensors: Principles and Applications (Cambridge University Press), published in April 2022 by professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Hamed Mohsenian-Rad, covers smart grid sensors, a component of electrical power grids that use real-time monitoring to lower costs, save energy, integrate renewable energy resources, and improve reliability, security and resiliency. The book’s contents enhance knowledge in the area of Energy, Environment and Sustainability, one of 12 key research themes at the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering. 

Currently, there is a lot of international interest in modernizing the electric power infrastructure, including the Biden administration’s “Building a Better Grid” initiative to catalyze the nationwide development of new and upgraded high-capacity electric transmission lines.

A big part of this is understanding how to obtain and analyze a wide range and a large volume of data from traditional and state-of-the-art smart grid sensors, the crux of Mohsenian-Rad’s book. This includes the analysis of abnormalities and incipient failures, i.e., problems that are in their early stages but can lead to potential catastrophic failures in the future. 

The book addresses data-driven and intelligent methods for using sensor measurements and topics such as smart meters, synchronized phasor measurements, synchronized waveform measurements, situational awareness, probing and working with off-domain measurements.

Ultimately, Mohsenian-Rad says, the book is a gateway to understanding the broader subject of smart grid development and the field of big data in power systems.  

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Professor Hamed Mohsenian-Rad and his new book Smart Grid Sensors: Principles and Applications

The book provides examples, exercise questions, and sample data sets, with emphasis on real-world smart grid problems and engineering scenarios, as well as step-by-step explanations for data-driven and mathematical methods used to employ measurements from various sensor technologies in important applications. Many of the examples in this book are inspired by the author’s research activities, and several terabytes of sensor measurements that he has been working on over the past decade.

The online version of the book is publicly available to UC Riverside faculty and students here. Others can access the book at Cambridge University Press here.

Mohsenian-Rad is Bourns Family Faculty Fellow, associate director of the Winston Chung Global Energy Center and director of the Smart Grid Research Lab. In 2020, he was named as Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), an honor that is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments. Mohsenian-Rad has received several awards in research and teaching, including the CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Distinguished Teaching Award from the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering, and Best Paper Awards from multiple IEEE conferences.

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New book shares real-world applications and trends in smart grid sensors and data analytics
New book shares real-world applications and trends in smart grid sensors and data analytics hannar Mon, 05/02/2022 - 15:29 More News May 03, 2022 Engineers in academia or in industry with an interest in power grid modernization can learn the latest about sensor technologies and innovative use cases of various sensor data in a new book.  Smart Grid Sensors: Principles and Applications Smart Grid Sensors: Principles and Applications (Cambridge University Press), published in April 2022 by professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Hamed Mohsenian-Rad, covers smart grid sensors, a component of electrical power grids that use real-time monitoring to lower costs, save energy, integrate renewable energy resources, and improve reliability, security and resiliency. The book’s contents enhance knowledge in the area of Energy, Environment and Sustainability, one of 12 key research themes at the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering.  Currently, there is a lot of international interest in modernizing the electric power infrastructure, including the Biden administration’s “Building a Better Grid” initiative to catalyze the nationwide development of new and upgraded high-capacity electric transmission lines. A big part of this is understanding how to obtain and analyze a wide range and a large volume of data from traditional and state-of-the-art smart grid sensors, the crux of Mohsenian-Rad’s book. This includes the analysis of abnormalities and incipient failures, i.e., problems that are in their early stages but can lead to potential catastrophic failures in the future.  The book addresses data-driven and intelligent methods for using sensor measurements and topics such as smart meters, synchronized phasor measurements, synchronized waveform measurements, situational awareness, probing and working with off-domain measurements. Ultimately, Mohsenian-Rad says, the book is a gateway to understanding the broader subject of smart grid development and the field of big data in power systems.   Professor Hamed Mohsenian-Rad and his new book Smart Grid Sensors: Principles and Applications The book provides examples, exercise questions, and sample data sets, with emphasis on real-world smart grid problems and engineering scenarios, as well as step-by-step explanations for data-driven and mathematical methods used to employ measurements from various sensor technologies in important applications. Many of the examples in this book are inspired by the author’s research activities, and several terabytes of sensor measurements that he has been working on over the past decade. The online version of the book is publicly available to UC Riverside faculty and students here. Others can access the book at Cambridge University Press here. Mohsenian-Rad is Bourns Family Faculty Fellow, associate director of the Winston Chung Global Energy Center and director of the Smart Grid Research Lab. In 2020, he was named as Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), an honor that is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments. Mohsenian-Rad has received several awards in research and teaching, including the CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Distinguished Teaching Award from the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering, and Best Paper Awards from multiple IEEE conferences. Tags WCGEC Electrical and Computer Engineering Share This
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The new major complements a robotics master’s degree unveiled in 2021

UCR now offers a bachelor’s degree in robotics engineering
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Five UC Riverside engineering programs move up in 2023 U.S. News Rankings hannar Wed, 03/30/2022 - 08:45 More News Bourns Hall All seven programs are among the top 50 public programs in their respective categories

Five programs at the University of California, Riverside’s (UCR) Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) moved up in rank in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Engineering Graduate Schools Rankings. Designed to help prospective students identify universities for furthering their education beyond a Bachelor’s degree, the Best Graduate Schools rankings evaluate programs in a variety of disciplines, including business, education, engineering, law, medicine, and nursing.

“This rise in rankings mirrors the tremendous growth our engineering college has had in recent years,” said Christopher S. Lynch, Dean of the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering. “The high-quality research expertise of our faculty and students, the launch of new national research centers, and the support from government agencies and industry partners make BCOE an excellent place to earn a graduate degree.” 

Among both public and private universities, Chemical and Environmental Engineering moved up four spots to No. 48, Electrical and Computer Engineering moved up three spots to No. 63, Mechanical Engineering moved up two spots to No. 75, Materials Science and Engineering moved up two spots to No. 66, and Computer Science and Engineering and Computer Engineering moved up one spot to No. 50.

Among public universities, all seven BCOE programs, including the above plus Bioengineering, were placed among the top 50 public programs in their respective categories. Furthermore, within these, four are within the top 40 public programs: Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering.

“Through graduate research and education programs, BCOE continues to meet the demand for engineers who can contribute to the technological advancements important to building a more efficient and safer world,” said Charles Wyman, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Education at BCOE. “Our master’s and doctoral students are provided with mentorship and resources to hone their skills and become the problem-solvers needed to face tomorrow’s challenges.”

In 2021, the college continued to expand its graduate education offerings to meet the growing need for expertise in such fields as artificial intelligence and sustainability. The college established a new Robotics Master’s degree program, the first of its kind in the UC system, to offer interdisciplinary courses from the departments of Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

In addition, the department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering added a new Master’s degree concentration in Air Quality Engineering that focuses on air pollution causes, impacts, and controls. Students in the program benefit from access to the College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT), a cutting edge research center, as well as BCOE’s long-standing partnership with the California Air Resources Board (CARB), which opened its new state-of-the-art Southern California headquarters near the UCR campus this past fall.

Students interested in learning more about the college’s graduate programs and how to apply can visit https://graduate.engr.ucr.edu/. The deadline to apply for fall 2022 enrollment for all programs except Computer Science is June 1, 2022 for international students and August 1, 2022 for domestic students.

For more information about BCOE’s rankings, visit https://www.engr.ucr.edu/about/facts-rankings.  

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Five UC Riverside engineering programs move up in 2023 U.S. News Rankings
Five UC Riverside engineering programs move up in 2023 U.S. News Rankings hannar Wed, 03/30/2022 - 08:45 More News March 29, 2022 All seven programs are among the top 50 public programs in their respective categories Five programs at the University of California, Riverside’s (UCR) Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) moved up in rank in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Engineering Graduate Schools Rankings. Designed to help prospective students identify universities for furthering their education beyond a Bachelor’s degree, the Best Graduate Schools rankings evaluate programs in a variety of disciplines, including business, education, engineering, law, medicine, and nursing. “This rise in rankings mirrors the tremendous growth our engineering college has had in recent years,” said Christopher S. Lynch, Dean of the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering. “The high-quality research expertise of our faculty and students, the launch of new national research centers, and the support from government agencies and industry partners make BCOE an excellent place to earn a graduate degree.”  Among both public and private universities, Chemical and Environmental Engineering moved up four spots to No. 48, Electrical and Computer Engineering moved up three spots to No. 63, Mechanical Engineering moved up two spots to No. 75, Materials Science and Engineering moved up two spots to No. 66, and Computer Science and Engineering and Computer Engineering moved up one spot to No. 50. Among public universities, all seven BCOE programs, including the above plus Bioengineering, were placed among the top 50 public programs in their respective categories. Furthermore, within these, four are within the top 40 public programs: Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering. “Through graduate research and education programs, BCOE continues to meet the demand for engineers who can contribute to the technological advancements important to building a more efficient and safer world,” said Charles Wyman, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Education at BCOE. “Our master’s and doctoral students are provided with mentorship and resources to hone their skills and become the problem-solvers needed to face tomorrow’s challenges.” In 2021, the college continued to expand its graduate education offerings to meet the growing need for expertise in such fields as artificial intelligence and sustainability. The college established a new Robotics Master’s degree program, the first of its kind in the UC system, to offer interdisciplinary courses from the departments of Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. In addition, the department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering added a new Master’s degree concentration in Air Quality Engineering that focuses on air pollution causes, impacts, and controls. Students in the program benefit from access to the College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT), a cutting edge research center, as well as BCOE’s long-standing partnership with the California Air Resources Board (CARB), which opened its new state-of-the-art Southern California headquarters near the UCR campus this past fall. Students interested in learning more about the college’s graduate programs and how to apply can visit https://graduate.engr.ucr.edu/. The deadline to apply for fall 2022 enrollment for all programs except Computer Science is June 1, 2022 for international students and August 1, 2022 for domestic students. For more information about BCOE’s rankings, visit https://www.engr.ucr.edu/about/facts-rankings.   Tags Bioengineering Chemical and Environmental Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering Computer Science and Engineering Computer Engineering Materials Science and Engineering Mechanical Engineering Share This
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UCR electrical and computer engineer earns NSF CAREER award to better protect sensitive data hannar Tue, 03/01/2022 - 15:24 More News Padlock and two credit cards on top of laptop keyboard

Assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering Basak Guler at the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) at the University of California Riverside (UCR) has been awarded a $540,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award to develop efficient, secure and trustworthy machine learning applications. NSF CAREER awards are awarded to assistant professors to fund research that is expected to form a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating research and education. 

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Basak Guler

In short, machine learning is a subfield of artificial intelligence, which uses data and algorithms to imitate human behavior. Collaborative machine learning allows multiple data owners to jointly train machine learning models, to increase the volume and diversity of data.

While collaborative machine learning opens exciting possibilities, it can get tricky when used for privacy-sensitive data in the real world: things like healthcare records, financial transactions, or location data.

With this NSF grant, Guler aims to solve this problem by developing novel machine learning techniques that simultaneously protect the privacy of sensitive data. Typically, this has been limited by several major barriers, including the communication bottleneck – when there is not enough capacity to accommodate the current volume of traffic – security, and trustworthiness. 

Guler’s goal is to enable privacy-aware machine learning applications that feature three main characteristics: 1) accessible by users with limited bandwidth and computing power; 2) secure against adversaries; and 3) fair in its decisions towards all communities in society. 

Finally, to help facilitate a diverse machine learning workforce, Guler will develop mentorship opportunities for undergraduate students, new undergraduate and graduate courses and machine learning workshops for K-12 students and teachers.  

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UCR electrical and computer engineer earns NSF CAREER award to better protect sensitive data
UCR electrical and computer engineer earns NSF CAREER award to better protect sensitive data hannar Tue, 03/01/2022 - 15:24 More News March 01, 2022 Assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering Basak Guler at the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) at the University of California Riverside (UCR) has been awarded a $540,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award to develop efficient, secure and trustworthy machine learning applications. NSF CAREER awards are awarded to assistant professors to fund research that is expected to form a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating research and education.  Basak Guler In short, machine learning is a subfield of artificial intelligence, which uses data and algorithms to imitate human behavior. Collaborative machine learning allows multiple data owners to jointly train machine learning models, to increase the volume and diversity of data. While collaborative machine learning opens exciting possibilities, it can get tricky when used for privacy-sensitive data in the real world: things like healthcare records, financial transactions, or location data. With this NSF grant, Guler aims to solve this problem by developing novel machine learning techniques that simultaneously protect the privacy of sensitive data. Typically, this has been limited by several major barriers, including the communication bottleneck – when there is not enough capacity to accommodate the current volume of traffic – security, and trustworthiness.  Guler’s goal is to enable privacy-aware machine learning applications that feature three main characteristics: 1) accessible by users with limited bandwidth and computing power; 2) secure against adversaries; and 3) fair in its decisions towards all communities in society.  Finally, to help facilitate a diverse machine learning workforce, Guler will develop mentorship opportunities for undergraduate students, new undergraduate and graduate courses and machine learning workshops for K-12 students and teachers.   Tags Electrical and Computer Engineering Share This
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Time crystals that persist indefinitely at room temperature could have applications in precision timekeeping

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