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Rice ECE is at the crossroads of hardware and software. We integrate these tools to create better, f Lensless Cameras. Faculty RockStars (Really). Curing Epilepsy.

Rice Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is: Rewiring the Brain. Solar-Powered Steam. Invisibility Cloaks. Fighting Parkinson. Modifying Memory to treat PTSD. Reading and Writing Brain Activity. Oil Reservoir Exploration. Curing Cancer. Wireless to the Underserved. Breaking World Records. http://www.ece.rice.edu/WhatIsECE/

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César Uribe honored by Google and KTH Royal Institute of Technology | George R. Brown School of Engineering | Rice University 04/29/2024

Congratulations to César A. Uribe, Louis Owen Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, on two recent significant honors for his achievements in machine learning technology.

Uribe has received a Google Scholar Award and been named a 2024 Digital Futures Fellow by the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden.

César Uribe honored by Google and KTH Royal Institute of Technology | George R. Brown School of Engineering | Rice University César A. Uribe, the Louis Owen Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Rice, has received a Google Scholar Award and been named a 2024 Digital Futures Fellow by the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden.

Yingying Fan awarded Nettie S. Autrey Fellowship | George R. Brown School of Engineering | Rice University 04/26/2024

Congratulations to Rice University Electrical & Computer Engineering Ph.D. candidate Yingying Fan for receiving the Nettie S. Autrey Fellowship! This award will support her continued research in biology-electronics hybrid systems in the Rice Integrated Systems and Electromagnetics (RISE) Lab.

Yingying Fan awarded Nettie S. Autrey Fellowship | George R. Brown School of Engineering | Rice University Yingying Fan, a fifth year Ph.D. candidate in electrical and computer engineering (ECE), has received the Nettie S. Autrey Fellowship.

Advancing Inclusivity in Engineering: Dr. Sarah Rajala's Journey and Vision - ABET 04/24/2024

Rice Engineering alumna Sarah Rajala ’77 ’79 has dedicated her career to fostering inclusive environments in engineering. ABET recently featured her story, highlighting how she has broken barriers in electrical engineering for herself—and for the following generations of women engineers.

Advancing Inclusivity in Engineering: Dr. Sarah Rajala's Journey and Vision - ABET Dr. Sarah Rajala has dedicated her career to fostering inclusive environments where all voices are not only heard but valued at every level. Through her ascent to leadership roles in both professional and volunteer capacities, Rajala has been steadfast in her commitment to breaking down barriers and...

04/18/2024

The Health Equity Workshop is coming up next Tuesday, April 23. Hosted by the Digital Health Initiative, this workshop features sessions on machine learning explainability, accessible healthcare technologies, racial and social determinants of health, and machine learning fairness in healthcare.

Hear insights about health equity from experts from Baylor College of Medicine, MD Anderson, Houston Methodist, University of Houston, and Rice University. https://bit.ly/3SQnQ1s

04/17/2024

On April 22, the Center for Computational Finance and Economic Systems (CoFES) will host the 11th Eubank Conference on Real World Markets. Join us for a panel discussion on the dynamic insurance climate with thought leaders Paolo Bocchini, professor civil and environmental engineering, Lehigh University; Stephanie Johnson, assistant professor of finance, Rice University; Stephan Sain, senior director, Geospatial and Data Sciences, Jupiter Intelligence; and Frederi Viens, professor of statistics, Rice University. https://bit.ly/4a0gYpc

04/11/2024

There's still time to make your gift to the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Excellence Fund and be counted in the 24-Hour Challenge! Donate by midnight to support future engineering innovations. https://bit.ly/3J1nb9e

04/11/2024

The 24-Hour Challenge is TODAY! Now is the time to rally in support for Rice electrical and computer engineers. Help Rice Engineering reach 250 donors to unlock a $100K gift from the Engineering Advisory Board for the Dean's Fund for Engineering Excellence!

Make your gift by midnight to join the challenge. https://bit.ly/3J1nb9e

04/10/2024

Tomorrow is the day of the 24-Hour Challenge! Join the Rice Engineering community in supporting our outstanding electrical and computer engineering faculty and students as we are solving for innovative hardware, software and systems. https://bit.ly/3J1nb9e

04/08/2024

Applications now open for the Future Faculty Fellows 2024-25 cohort!

Rice Engineering Ph.D. Students and postdocs, if you are planning to apply to faculty positions next fall, the Future Faculty Fellows program is designed for you.

Fellows participate in tailored events, mentoring opportunities, and receive a travel stipend to support their faculty position application process. https://bit.ly/3PTyGmU

Rice research shows promise for advancing quantum networks 04/04/2024

Exciting things are happening in quantum research at Rice Engineering!

Rice engineers in the lab of Songtao Chen have demonstrated a way to control the optical properties of atomic imperfections in silicon material known as T centers. Their finding is a significant step toward advancing quantum networks.

Rice research shows promise for advancing quantum networks Rice engineers have demonstrated a way to control the optical properties of an atomic imperfection in silicon material known as a T center by embedding it in a photonic integrated circuit and exploiting the Purcell effect to strengthen light-matter interaction and increase the rate of spontaneous em...

04/04/2024

Early giving starts today for the 24-Hour Challenge! Your gift to the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Excellence Fund supports student awards, academics, research and programs so we can educate leaders and tackle the world’s most pressing challenges. https://bit.ly/3J1nb9e

03/28/2024

Mark your calendars for April 11 to make a positive impact through Rice University’s 24-Hour Challenge! When the university reaches 4,000 donations, Walt Greenberg ’78 will donate $300,000 to the university.

And this year, when 250 donors give to ANY engineering fund, it will unlock an additional $100,000 gift from the Engineering Advisory Board for the Dean’s Fund for Engineering Excellence. Stay tuned for 24-Hour Challenge giving opportunities!

03/25/2024

There's still time to RSVP for the ECE Gene Brice Colloquium Series, featuring Dr. Richard Andersen, James G. Boswell Professor of Neuroscience and the T&C Chen Brain-Machine Interface Center Leadership Chair at Caltech.

On March 28, Dr. Andersen will share insights to a novel approach to brain-machine interfaces that can help people with paralysis restore movement and speech. https://bit.ly/3wS4GkH

03/17/2024

School of Engineering PhD students and Postdocs, don't forget to RSVP for the Future Faculty Fellows virtual application Q&A!

This program offers tailored events and mentoring opportunities to support you in your faculty position career search, so if you are preparing for a career in academia, you won't want want to miss this Q&A to learn more about the application for this program. RSVP by March 18 for the March 20 event. https://bit.ly/3wyXkCn

Rice’s Naomi Halas awarded Optica’s C.E.K. Mees Medal 03/13/2024

Congratulations to Naomi Halas, who has been selected as the 2024 recipient of the C.E.K. Mees Medal by Optica. She is recognized for her original use of optics across multiple fields, advancing cancer therapy, water security, and light-driven chemistry.

Rice’s Naomi Halas awarded Optica’s C.E.K. Mees Medal Rice University’s Naomi Halas has been selected as the 2024 recipient of the C.E.K. Mees Medal by Optica for her “original use of optics across multiple fields.”

03/12/2024

Join us March 28 for the ECE Gene Brice Colloquium Series, featuring Dr. Richard Andersen, James G. Boswell Professor of Neuroscience and the T&C Chen Brain-Machine Interface Center Leadership Chair at Caltech.

Dr. Andersen will share insights to a novel approach to brain-machine interfaces that can help people with paralysis restore movement and speech. https://bit.ly/3wS4GkH

Rice students advance to finals of DOE’s Collegiate Wind Competition 03/07/2024

Congratulations to the interdisciplinary Rice Wind Energy team, led by junior Raj Anthony from the Electrical and Computer Engineering department, for advancing to the final round of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s 2024 Collegiate Wind Competition. This year marks Rice’s inaugural trip to compete in the finals of the prominent undergraduate wind energy contest. https://bit.ly/3TpTRPv

Rice students advance to finals of DOE’s Collegiate Wind Competition An interdisciplinary group of Rice University students has been selected to compete in the Phase 3 final round of the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2024 Collegiate Wind Competition.

03/07/2024

On April 23, The Digital Health Initiative will welcome Christina Harrington, Ph.D. as the Keynote Speaker for the Health Equity Workshop. Scientists and clinicians working on health equity research will not want to miss this workshop that addresses health equity issues among historically marginalized communities.

Register now to be part of the conversation on a broad range of topics in health equity, including accessible healthcare technologies, racial/ethnic/social determinants of health, and machine learning.

02/21/2024

Join us February 22 at 3 pm for the RQI-ECE Spring 2024 Seminar Series: Taming Material Noise in Superconducting Quantum Circuits. This seminar features Dr. Mo Chen, a postdoctoral scholar in Professor Oskar Painter’s group at the California Institute of Technology, where he has pioneered the phonon engineering of atomic-scale material defects in superconducting quantum circuits. https://bit.ly/49nGYLl

02/09/2024

Rice Engineering is accepting nominations for the 2024 Alumni Awards, which honor alumni for their achievements in the engineering profession.

Know an alum who deserves to be honored? Now is the time to make your nomination. https://bit.ly/3SdgkgY

Rice’s Santiago Segarra wins NSF CAREER Award 02/08/2024

Congratulations to Santiago Segarra, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and statistics, for winning the NSF Career Award. His research is leveraging properties of real-world data to boost AI utility.

Rice’s Santiago Segarra wins NSF CAREER Award Rice’s Santiago Segarra has won an NSF CAREER Award for his research on leveraging the structural properties of real-world data in order to boost AI effectiveness and utility.

02/07/2024

School of Engineering PhD students and postdocs—if you are considering a career in academia, don't miss the Future Faculty Fellows seminar on writing a successful cover letter on February 8, 3 pm. RSVP to attend. https://bit.ly/3HzUqj5

02/06/2024

Join us February 7 at 4 pm for an ECE Seminar featuring Dr. Luís Pessoa, INESC TEC from the University of Porto. He will discuss recent progress in Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces technology. https://bit.ly/48litxn

01/24/2024

The Rice Biotech Launch Pad startup Motif Neurotech, founded by Prof. Jacob Robinson, has secured Series A financing close to $19M. Proceeds will help develop the DOT microstimulator, a miniature brain pacemaker designed to treat mental health disorders. https://bit.ly/47MH8uj

Arevalo awarded IEEE Control Systems Society Graduate Collaboration Fellowship | George R. Brown School of Engineering | Rice University 01/12/2024

Congratulations to visiting research scholar Felipe Arevalo for receiving the IEEE Control Systems Society Graduate Collaboration Fellowship!

Arevalo awarded IEEE Control Systems Society Graduate Collaboration Fellowship | George R. Brown School of Engineering | Rice University Felipe Arevalo, visiting research scholar in electrical and computer engineering, has received the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Control Systems Society Graduate Collaboration Fellowship.

01/12/2024

Read Dr. Ashok Veeraraghavan's latest published paper. "Foveated thermal computational imaging prototype using all-silicon meta-optics" https://bit.ly/3Hj2F2M

Rice’s Ashok Veeraraghavan wins Texas Academy’s O’Donnell Award 01/10/2024

Ashok Veeraraghavan has been awarded the Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Engineering from the Texas Academy of Medicine, Engineering, Science and Technology (TAMEST), one of the state’s highest academic honors.

Rice’s Ashok Veeraraghavan wins Texas Academy’s O’Donnell Award Rice’s Ashok Veeraraghavan has been awarded the Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Engineering from the Texas Academy of Medicine, Engineering, Science and Technology (TAMEST), one of the state’s highest academic honors.

10/10/2023

📢 OPEN FACULTY POSITIONS: The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University invites applications for open faculty positions:

- Assistant Professor of Quantum Engineering
- Assistant Professor of Digital Health (multiple positions)

Apply at https://bit.ly/45kFTRX

10/05/2023

📢 WE'RE HIRING: The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor Position in quantum engineering, broadly defined.

Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to: quantum computation, quantum photonics, quantum sensing, quantum simulation, and quantum networks. The position is expected to be available July 1, 2024.

Apply now:

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MIT's Muriel Médard addresses future communications at Brice lecture | Electrical and Computer Engineering | Rice University 10/04/2023

Thank you to the more than 220 students and faculty members who attended the lecture delivered by Muriel Médard as part of our annual Gene Brice Colloquium Series.

Médard is the NEC Professor of Software Science and Engineering in the School of Engineering and professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT. Her talk on Aug. 24 was titled “Towards Opening Up the Next Generations of Communications — Modularization for Innovation.”

MIT's Muriel Médard addresses future communications at Brice lecture | Electrical and Computer Engineering | Rice University More than 220 students and faculty members attended the lecture delivered by Muriel Médard as part of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering’s (ECE) annual Gene Brice Colloquium Series.

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