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Amir Alimohammad NSF Award

  Dr. Alimohammad Recieves the Northrop Grumman 2019-2020 Excellence in Teaching Award

  Dr. Alimohammad was the recipient of the Northrop Grumman 2019-2020 Excellence in Teaching Award for his innovative teaching
  methodologies and his commitment to present students with state-of-the-art education.




Chris Mi Technology Award  2019 IEEE Power Electronics Emerging Technology Award

  Dr. Chunting "Chris" Mi is the recipient of the IEEE Power Electronics Society 2019 IEEE Power Electronics Emerging Technology Award for
  contributions to wireless power transfer technologies.

  Dr. Mi is a Professor and Department Chair for the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department.




  2019 Favorite Faculty Member Award

  Professor Parisa Kaveh is the recipient of the College of Engineering Student Council (CESC) 2019 Favorite Faculty Member award.
  CESC is the umbrella student organization for multiple engineering clubs that provide engineering students experiences for their careers.
  The CESC allows a voice for all students' needs and acts as a liaison between students and the College of Engineering Dean's Office.

  Professor Kaveh is a Lecturer for the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department.



Barry Dorr w Awards   2019 Most Influential Faculty Award
  Best Faculty 2016-2017 Award

  Professor Barry Dorr was awarded the 2019 Most Influential Faculty award in recognition as the most influential faculty member in the academic
  career of Chenxi Chu (Computer Engineering, 2019 College of Engineering Outstanding Graduate). Professor Dorr was also the recipient of the
  Associate Engineering Student Council (AESC) Best Faculty 2016-2017 award. AESC is a student organization whose mission is to get students
  involved, and prepare them for successful careers as professional engineers.

  Professor Dorr is a Lecturer for the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department.


Favorite Faculty-Kaveh   Favorite Faculty 2018-2019 Award

  Professor Parisa Kaveh is the recipient of the Favorite Faculty 2018-2019 award given by the Residential Education Department.
  The Favorite Faculty award is a result of the residential students recognizing their Favorite Faculty member.




Chenxi-Barry   Chenxi "Henry" Chu
  2019 College of Engineering Outstanding Student

  Chenxi "Henry" Chu is the 2019 College of Engineering Outstanding Student. This honor is not only based on Henry's academic
  performance but it is a culmination of Henry's character, professionalism, integrity, and drive for excellence.

  Henry came to the United States from China as a freshman. As a junior, he took Professor Dorr's EE330 Microelectronics class,          which the Matlab/SPICE project that semester was the analysis of a multistage guitar amplifier. Henry expressed he wanted to
get some practical experience by building and testing the amplifier in the lab. Henry and his team worked in the Senior Design lab, learning and applying the practical skills needed to create a working prototype from a schematic diagram. When they were done, with the help of an excellent guitar-playing student, they demonstrated their amplifier to the class. Throughout the years Henry was often seen working in the Senior Design lab on other projects.

The year before Henry graduated, he again had an opportunity to work with Professor Dorr. That same year, for his English class, Henry was asked to interview a working engineer and prepare a report so he interviewed Professor Dorr. Henry interviewed Professor Dorr at length and when the interview was over, Professor Dorr asked Henry if he could get a copy of the completed report. In the words of Professor Dorr, "I was impressed by his understanding and interpretation of what he had heard. I was also pleased that this young man, who does so well in classes and builds projects to challenge himself, also had a parallel ability to observe the world around him, listen to others, and articulate his observations. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the College of Engineering have chosen to honor a student who not only has an excellent academic record, but is also a soulful young man who will, no doubt, use his academic gifts to move technology and his other equally-important gifts to help mankind."


BigData Hackathon 2019   2019 BigData Hackathon Winners!

  On March 9 and 16, 2019, SDSU hosted the BigData Hackathon here on campus in Peterson Gym 153. The BigData Hackathon is a
  free event open to both students and community members from all disciplines. The idea of the hackathon is to bring these people
  together to work in teams to solve real problems here in San Diego.

  We are proud to announce, the first-place winners in the "Aging Independently" category of this year's hackathon were our own
  students from both the Computer and Electrical Engineering programs, team F.A.M.E - Find And Manage Elderly. F.A.M.E received

a prize award of $500 sponsored by SDSU ZIP Launchpad. Their project was to predict daily activities of an Alzheimer patient using a machine learning algorithm. This algorithm sends a text message to the patient about their next activity in order to remind them of the daily things they need to be doing. F.A.M.E's team members were Omar Aljedani (undergrad-EE), Kinjal Gala (grad-EE), Gurami Keretchashvili (undergrad-CompE), Nika Nizharadze (undergrad-CompE), and Saipriyati Singh (grad-EE).

For more information on the BigData Hackathon, please visit these sites:

Chris Mi Prize Letter Award  2018 IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics Prize Letter Award

  Dr. Chunting "Chris" Mi is the recipient of the IEEE Power Electronics Society 2018 IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics Prize 
  Letter Award
 for the paper entitled "A Two-Plate Capacitive Wireless Power Transfer System for Electric Vehicle Charging Applications,"
  co-authored by Drs. Fei Lu and Hua Zhang, published in the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 33, no.2, pp. 964-969.



Donald G. Wilson Scholarship 2019   Donald G. Wilson Scholarship Awards $60,000

  The College of Engineering announced that the Donald G. Wilson scholarship has awarded a total of $60,000 for the 2018-2019
  school year



M Sarkar   Creating Alternative Communication Highways

  Dr. Mahasweta Sarkar is a Researcher, Professor, and MSEE Graduate Advisor for the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department.




M Sarkar  2nd Place Award - IEEE Power Electronics Society

  Drs. Fei Lu and Hua Zhang - Project Demonstration on Emerging Technology Award: "Long Distance Capacitive Power Transfer with one
  Pair of Metal Plates"


Computer Engineering rated No. 86 in 2017 U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Graduate Schools

Our Computer Engineering program was recognized in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Graduate Schools and ranked No. 86.