Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News

Nervous System Could be Map to Computing Breakthrough

The next big leap in computing could be just around the corner, thanks to a project being conducted by UT’s College of Engineering and the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute.

Third UT Faculty Member Named to National Academy of Inventors

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A lifetime of innovation in areas related to computing and processing has led to UT’s Doug Birdwell, a professor emeritus of electrical engineering and computer science, being named as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Materassi is Second UT Engineering NSF CAREER Recipient in a Month

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The National Science Foundation has selected College of Engineering faculty member Donatello Materassi for one of its highest honors, the NSF CAREER award. Materassi, an assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, joins Cong Trinh, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, to become UT’s second CAREER selection in less than a month.

China Again Holds Top Spot, Increases Presence on Supercomputing List

China increasingly has the world’s most powerful supercomputers, while the United States continues its recent trend of decreasing prominence in development of such systems. That’s one takeaway from the latest TOP500 list, the forty-sixth such worldwide ranking of systems, led in part by UT’s Jack Dongarra.