November 12, 2019
New chip for waking up small wireless devices could extend battery life
A new power saving chip could significantly reduce or eliminate the need to replace batteries in Internet of Things (IoT) devices and wearables. The so-called wake-up receiver wakes up a device only when it needs to communicate and perform its function, saving on power use. Full Story
November 7, 2019
The Race to Stay Ahead of Wildfires
As if to keep up with the growing frequency and intensity of wildfires throughout California, a network of wildfire-spotting cameras grew from 35 stations last year to more than 300 as of late October. The ALERTWildfire system co-developed by UC San Diego is one of several products created by the university that are improving the technological capability of western states to deal with wildfires now that the once-rare catastrophic events are becoming commonplace. Jacobs School researchers are also working on this effort, developing drones to spot wildfires before they get out of control. Full Story
The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department traces its roots back to the establishment of the Applied Electrophysics department in 1965, under its founding chair Henry Booker. Through a succession of department realignments emerged today’s ECE in 1987, when the then-combined Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department was split into two departments. Since then, ECE has earned a world-class reputation for producing top-notch engineers for industry and academia.
Assistant professor Piya Pal, an expert in signal processing, has received a 2019 Young Investigator
Congratulations to Samuel Sunarjo on his Award of Excellence!
The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at the Jacobs School of Engineering traces its history back to 1965, with the creation of the department of Applied Electrophysics, which became Applied Physics & Information Science, then Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and finally ECE as we know it today. Throughout those formative years, our vision focused on information and communication theory and systems, radio physics, and quantum electronics.
ECE is among the leading departments of its kind in the nation, built on fundamentals of applied mathematics and engineering physics, providing multidisciplinary, systems-oriented education and research in eleven core areas: Applied Ocean Sciences, Computer Engineering, Communication Theory & Systems, Electronic Circuits & Systems, Electronic Devices & Materials, Intelligent Systems, Robotics & Control, Medical Devices & Systems, Nanoscale Devices & Systems, Photonics, Radio and Space Science, and Signal & Image Processing.