John Chandy was recognized as a co-recipient of the 2023 AAUP Service Excellence Award.
Omer Khan will be promoted to full professor as of 8/23/2023.
Rajeev Bansal released his book entitled “From ER to E.T; How Electromagnetic Technologies are Changing our Lives” in an edition translated into Chinese.
Peter Willett was elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, and Eric Donkor was elected as Secretary.
Yaakov Bar-Shalom received the Pioneer Award from the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society .
Bahram Javidi is ranked 55th and Yaakov Bar-Shalom is ranked 78th nationally on the 2023 Edition of Research.com’s ranking of top scientists in the field of Electronics and Electrical Engineering (https://research.com/scientists-rankings/electronics-and-electrical-engineering). Shengli Zhou and Peter Willett are also ranked in the top 400. Bahram Javidi, Yaakov Bar-Shalom, Peter Willett, and Krishna Pattipati are also ranked among the top scientists in the field of Computer Science. Prof. Javidi was also recognized with their Electronics and Electrical Engineering Leader Award for 2023.
Marten van Dijk received the 2023 Edward J. McCluskey Technical Achievement Award from the IEEE Computer Society for contributions to oblivious and encrypted computation.
Abhishek Dutta has been recognized on the AI 2000 Most Influential Scholar Annual List for his outstanding technical achievements with long lasting contribution and impact in the field of multimedia. He has also been invited to speak in May 2023 at the Gates Foundation’s Annual Symposium at the Institute of Disease Modeling. Dr. Dutta also had a paper entitled ” COVID-19 waves: variant dynamics and control” which ranked 45th in the Top 100 in Engineering – 2022 Collection in Nature Scientific Reports.
Junbo Zhao has had several accomplishments this year including:
Abdulmajeed Almalki won the CMOC Best Poster Paper award for his paper entitled: “Design and Simulation of D Latch Circuit with Multi-bit Handling Capability Using QDC-SWS FETs.”
Jinxian Zhang, a PhD student advised by Prof. Junbo Zhao, has received the Best Paper Award from the 6th IEEE Conference on Energy Internet and Energy System Integration. This is a collaborative work with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory under the ongoing Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office. Jinxian’s paper is entitled, “Multi-fidelity Gaussian Process for Distribution System Voltage Probabilistic Estimation with PVs”.
Another of Prof. Zhao’s advisees, Jason Philhower, received the IEEE PES Connecticut chapter 2022 Outstanding Chapter Volunteer Award with the citation: For outstanding volunteer service to promote chapter activities and grow the chapter members.
Graduate student Leila Chebbo, advised by Ali Bazzi, was one of only 12 students to receive a Professional Development Award to attend the iREDEFINE Workshop, a workshop designed to increase the number of women and underrepresented minorities (URMs) among the faculty in ECE departments.
Graduate student Hasan Talukder, advised by Ali Gokirmak and Helena Silva, won the best ECE poster award at the 2023 SoE Poster Competition.
Tong Su, an advisee of Prof. Junbo Zhao, has received a best paper award from the flagship conference IEEE PES General Meeting 2023, for paper entitled “Analytic Input Convex Neural Networks-based Model Predictive Control for Power System Transient Stability Enhancement“.
Ketian Ye, an advisee of Prof. Junbo Zhao, received the prestigious 2023 IEEE PES Technical Committee Prize Paper Award for the work (Ketian Ye, Junbo Zhao, Nan Duan, Yingchen Zhang, “Physics-Informed Sparse Gaussian Process for Probabilistic Stability Analysis of Large-Scale Power System with Dynamic PVs and Loads,” IEEE Trans. Power Systems, vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 2868-2879, 2023.) This is a collaborative work with both Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and National Renewable Energy Laboratory under the Department of Energy funding support.
Qian Yang, one of Prof. Krishna Pattipati’s advisees, has been selected for a best paper award from the IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference.
The IEEE PES student chapter was selected as one of the three best performing PES student branch chapters in all IEEE regions.
Undergraduate students Peter Chardovayne, Allan Feygin, and Uiliam Kutrolli, along with their advisor Zongjie Wang, received the 2nd best paper award for their paper “Feasibility of Shiftable Loads: An Expansion of Deferrable Loads in Distribution Systems” at the 2022 North American Power Symposium
Jaques Goosen and Tao Liu won best poster paper Award at CMOC.
Nick Satta and his teammates placed 3rd in CoMIS – which is an opportunity for future IT leaders to test their business acumen, problem-solving, teamwork, and presentation skills in a case competition designed to simulate real-world business conditions.
Left to right – Tyler Goodwin (BUS), Julie Somma (MEM), Nick Satta (ECE)
Undergraduate Senior Design Team 2301 (with members, Abram Rosario, Dawid Karpiej, Alfred Lee, and Uiliam Kutrolli) was chosen to compete in the finals of the IEEE International Future Energy Challenge, which is an international competition with the intention of developing innovative solutions in the power electronics field. The team earned the Educational Progress Award with their Single-Phase Solid State Transformer project.
(Left to right) Associate Professor, Sung Yeul-Park, Abram Rosario(EE), Dawid Karpiej (EE), Alfred Lee (EE/CMPE), (not pictured is Uiliam Kutrolli (EE))
|Habeeb Mousa||GE Next Gen Scholar Fellowship|
|Sergio Dorado||GE Next Gen Scholar Fellowship|
|Ayah Abdullah||GE Inclusion and Equity Fellowship|
|Yuting Sun||GE Inclusion and Equity Fellowship|
|Gokul Krishnan||GE Excellence Fellowship|
|Chris Franzini||Peter Willet Fellowship -Fall|
|Zijiao Tian||Peter Willet Fellowship -Spring|
|Qian Yang||Vijaya Raghavan Fellowship|
|Alaa Selim||Eversource Fellowship|
|Malik Francis||2023 CAPS/McNair Scholar|
|Usman Ali||Summer 2022 Predoctoral Fellowship|
|Abdulmajeed Almalki||Summer 2022 Predoctoral Fellowship|
|Mohamadreza Baferani||Summer 2022 Predoctoral Fellowship|
|Hasan Talukder||Summer 2022 Predoctoral Fellowship|
|Saidjafarzoda Ilhom||Summer 2022 Predoctoral Fellowship|
|Tashfiq Kashem||Summer 2022 Predoctoral Fellowship|
|Aalvee Kausani||Summer 2022 Predoctoral Fellowship|
|Gokul Krishnan||Summer 2022 Predoctoral Fellowship|
|Adnan Mohammad||Summer 2022 Predoctoral Fellowship|
|Ghananeel Rotithor||Summer 2022 Predoctoral Fellowship|
|Iman Salehi||Summer 2022 Predoctoral Fellowship|
|Zongyuan Shen||Summer 2022 Predoctoral Fellowship|
|Yuting Sun||Summer 2022 Predoctoral Fellowship|
|Zijiao Tian||Summer 2022 Predoctoral Fellowship|
|Jiachen Tu||Summer 2022 Predoctoral Fellowship|
|Jiangwei Wang||Summer 2022 Predoctoral Fellowship|
|James Wilson||Summer 2022 Predoctoral Fellowship|
|Jianghua Wu||Summer 2022 Predoctoral Fellowship|
|Shida Ye||Summer 2022 Predoctoral Fellowship|
|Yishu Bai||Summer 2022 Predoctoral Fellowship|
|Rongting Yue||Summer 2022 Predoctoral Fellowship|
|Ryan Harvey||Fall22 TA Award|
|Ayah Abdallah & Zach DiMeglio||Spring 23 TA Award|