U of T engineers featured in Globe & Mail special section

June 6, 2013 Professor Reza Iravani is featured in an article on the need for more engineers in the cleantech sector, published Thursday in a special section devoted to engineering in The Globe and Mail. Iravani is a professor in The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and coordinator of the Centre for Applied Power Electronics, or… Read more »

Four ECE professors win Connaught New Researcher Awards

May 24, 2013 Professors Josh Taylor, Piero Triverio, Paul Yoo and Ding Yuan have each won one of University of Toronto’s Connaught New Researcher Awards to help them launch their careers. All four are assistant professors in The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. Taylor was recognized for his work on… Read more »

Super-microscope reveals micro-scale from afar

Professor George Eleftheriades

May 23, 2013 Imagine holding a leaf more than a foot from your face and being able to examine its fine details on the scale of micrometres or even nanometres. This kind of high-resolution far field imaging is one step closer to realization thanks to the work of Professor George Eleftheriades and PhD candidate Alex… Read more »

Inventors of the Year 2013

Lehn, Prodić win Inventors of the Year awards May 16, 2013 Peter Lehn and Aleksandar Prodić, professors in the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, are both 2013 recipients of the University of Toronto’s Inventors of the Year awards. The 10 awards were announced at a ceremony and reception in the Health Sciences Building on Wednesday, May 15,… Read more »

Focus on innovation, commercialization at Connections 2013

Photograph of Connectiosn 2013 in the Bahen Centre

May 8, 2013 Graduate students joined with industry at this year’s Connections Symposium, hosted Tuesday, May 7 in the Bahen Centre for Information Technology at University of Toronto. The theme of Connections 2013 was Innovation and Research Commercialization, a topic that resonated strongly through keynote addresses by Dr. Jacob Apkarian of Quanser and Dr. Colin P…. Read more »

Students’ dosing app grabs national headlines

May 7, 2013 Niraj Mistry, Pooja Viswanathan and David Xue joined forces in ECE Professor Jonathan Rose’s mobile app class to solve the problem of under- or overdosing common children’s medications. The resulting prototype app, dubbed Snap’n’Dose, has garnered national media attention. “Niraj came to us with the problem and David and I sat down… Read more »

ecoENERGY Announcement

Iravani secures $560K for smart grid research May 3, 2013 ECE Professor Reza Iravani is one of several beneficiaries of federal ecoENERGY funding grants announced May 3. Iravani heads the Centre for Applied Power Electronics (CAPE), which received a $560,000 grant for circuit breaker technology for fast protection or isolation of battery storage systems. Thirteen ecoENERGY… Read more »

Two Chow papers make FCCM top 25 list

May 2, 2013 Two papers authored by ECE professor Paul Chow have been selected among the 25 most significant of the past 20 years of IEEE’s International Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines (FCCM). The list was released to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the conference. Chow’s 1996 paper “OneChip: An FPGA Processor with Reconfigurable… Read more »

Students demo apps to change your life

April 26, 2013 New mobile applications developed at University of Toronto could change the way we treat addiction, teach kindergarteners, and even how we experience a night at the theatre. Students from Professor Parham Aarabi’s Mobile Applications Lab and Professor Jonathan Rose’s interdisciplinary app design class demonstrated nine new Android and iPhone apps at a… Read more »