The stress that COVID-19 has placed on medical facilities across the country highlights the need for safe, convenient, and functional surge capacity that can be used for hospital care or quarantine during a public health crisis.

The Power Electronics Society (PELS) is one of the fastest growing technical societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and has over 10,000 members worldwide. Annually, PELS organizes, sponsors and co-sponsors over 40 conferences internationally.

According to IEEE, fewer than 0.1% of voting members are chosen each year to receive this honor.

Yazici earns this distinction for her contribution to synthetic aperture radar and passive imaging. Her work in the areas of statistical signal processing, inverse problems in imaging, biomedical optics, applied mathematics, and radar, have applications in remote sensing and medical imaging.

In this news piece, "Pandemic spurs research not just for a cure, but for other ways to improve our lives" Prof. Wen discusses his current Robotics work, and how new technologies will impact the workforce. 

To read the interview on the CBS6 website, click here.

For more information on Prof. Wen and his research, click here.

Joe Chow, an Institute Professor of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is part of a team that is a recipient of the prestigious 2020 R&D 100 Awards. The world-renowned competition supports innovation and revolutionary ideas in science and technology.

IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems focuses on the organization, design, development, integration, and operation of complex systems for space, air, ocean, or ground environment.  These systems include, but are not limited to, navigation, avionics, spacecraft, aerospace power, radar, sonar, telemetry, defense, transportation, automated testing, and command and control. For more information, see here.

The purpose of the Computational Imaging Technical Committee (CI TC) is to promote activities within the technical area of computational imaging, distinguished from image processing by the role of computation in the image formation process. The technical scope includes those areas listed under all EDICS categories of the IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging and under the EDICS subcategory Computational Imaging of IEEE Transactions on Image Processing.

Even as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic makes many aspects of the future uncertain, a generous gift will ensure that first-year students in the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute continue to receive a hands-on education.

Anyone who has experienced a midafternoon energy slump or suffered from jetlag has felt the effects of their body’s circadian rhythm. This internal clock helps regulate many of our physiological processes, including sleep, metabolism, and even how the brain functions.

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute anticipate a future in which a combination of smart wearables and algorithms assess each person’s circadian rhythm and provide personalized feedback as to what light, sleep, and work schedule would be ideal for their particular internal clock.

Cellphones, televisions, and computers all rely on the wireless spectrum, a series of signals that travel through the air by way of radio frequencies. Ever-increasing demand for this finite resource requires that policies and protocols aimed at coordinating spectrum use be updated and optimized.