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Jonsson School Dean Tapped for Nyquist Lecture Prize
Dr. Mark W. Spong, dean of the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at UT Dallas, has been awarded the 2016 Nyquist Lecture Prize from the Dynamic Systems and Control Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Romancing Tradition: Dr. Gans and the Future of Automation
Dr. Gans’ courtship with autonomous systems, robotics, and controls aims to bring the worldwide romance with automobiles further still into the future.

International Collaboration of Associate Dean Lauded

Dr. John H.L. Hansen, associate dean for research in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, will travel to Denmark this month where he will be recognized by Aalborg University with the honorary degree “Doctor Technices Honoris Causa.”

Doctoral Student Wins Best Paper Award

Ge Lv, an electrical engineering PhD student, received the student best paper award at the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control in Osaka, Japan.

Professor Is Designing Tools to Help Computers Sense Emotion
Dr. Carlos Busso, associate professor of electrical engineering, will use funding from the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award to develop speech recognition tools that understand human emotion.

Researcher to Develop Early Detection Systems for Electrical Failure
When electrical systems fail, there are unexpected interruptions and safety issues that can lead to millions of dollars in repairs. Dr. Bilal Akin is creating tools that recognize the possibility of failure at the earliest stage.

Electrical Engineer's Work May Signal Better Wireless Connections
The National Science Foundation has awarded three grants totaling more than $2 million this fall to support the work of Dr. Aria Nosratinia of the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science

Electrical Engineering PhD Candidate Wins IEEE Best Paper Award
Trevor Allen, an Electrical Engineering PhD candidate, has received a best paper award at the 2015 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC).

Jonsson School Students to Compete in IEEE International Future Energy Challenge
A team of EE majors will travel to Michigan in July to compete in the IEEE International Future Energy Challenge (IFEC) competition.

Wireless Security Is Growing Issue
Murat Torlak tells Ch. 5 that people should take cellphone security as seriously as PC security.

Aria Nosratinia Is Named an IEEE Fellow
Honor recognizes his work in communication and information theory.

EE Department Picnic Photos

Prof Named Distinguished Lecturer
The IEEE Consumer Electronics Society has selected Nasser Kehtarnavaz as a distinguished lecturer.

Commercializing Nanotech
The $14 million Texas FUSION project will spearhead research into areas such as the creation of connectors for carbon nanotubes.

Photonic Integrated Circuits
Electrical engineering professor Duncan MacFarlane has received a $1.75 million grant to develop a photonic semiconductor.