Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News

Air Force Promotes Grad to Four-Star General, Head of Air Combat Command

A UT alumnus and Knoxville native is set to assume one of the highest offices in the United States armed forces: US Air Force Lieutenant General Mike Holmes, a 1981 electrical engineering graduate, has been promoted to four-star general and assumes leadership of the Air Force’s Air Combat Command.

Engineer Using Big Data to Help Solve Cold Cases

A national nonprofit group that includes David Icove, UL Professor of Practice in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has found a new use for “big data”: crime solving.

UT to Host Area Teens for Girls’ Engineering Camp

Girls from eighth grade through high school are invited to attend a free full-day event February 25 featuring various types of engineering, thanks to a student group in UT’s Tickle College of Engineering.

Icove Addresses Motivation of Arsonists on Public Radio

David Icove, the UL Professor of Practice in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the Tickle College of Engineering, recently addressed the concept of what motivates arsonists in an interview with North Carolina Public Radio.

Research Foundation Announces 2017 Maturation Fund Recipients

Improved wireless charging technology for consumer electronics, development of higher value-added material from waste produced during biofuel production, and novel materials for 3-D printing are among the projects receiving maturation funding from the UT Research Foundation.

Governor’s Chair Liu Named Fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Governor’s Chair for Power Electronics Yilu Liu has been named a 2016 fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Liu serves as deputy director of the National Science Foundation–backed Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks—CURENT—which is housed in UT’s Tickle College of Engineering.