Electrical and Computer Engineering

Student project TrueStep takes 1st at design competition

Cullen College of Engineering TrueStep Capstone team members Arnold Emeh, Rukaiya Batliwala, Anthony Pham and Tanvi Parikh won two awards at the 2021 Excellence in Senior Design Competition at the University of Texas at Dallas.

A four-person team of students at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has won a pair of awards for their project – a soft robotics exoskeleton – after presenting at the Excellence in Senior Design competition, held virtually by the University of Texas at Dallas on May 21. 

New research method from Faghih, Amin allows more reliable brain information inference using electrodermal activity

A new paper from Rose Faghih, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Director of the Computational Medicine Laboratory, and her doctoral student Rafiul Amin describes how they have developed a novel inference engine to obtain brain information from raw electrodermal activity (EDA) recordings, eradicating previous challenges from earlier methods.

A new paper from Rose Faghih, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Director of the Computational Medicine Laboratory, and her doctoral student Rafiul Amin describes how they have developed a novel inference engine to obtain brain information from raw electrodermal activity (EDA) recordings, eradicating previous challenges from earlier methods.   

23 honored with 2020-21 Faculty and Student Excellence Awards

The W.T. Kittinger Teaching Excellence Award is traditionally the highest teaching award given in the College. It recognizes outstanding teaching and service to students. This year's recipient is Di Yang of Mechanical Engineering.

The Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston and Dr. Joseph W. Tedesco, Ph.D., P.E., the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Endowed Chair and Dean, are pleased to share the 2020-21 Faculty and Student Excellence Award winners.

The initial announcement was made during the virtual Spring 2021 State of the College Address on May 4.

21 Cullen College students receive SURF opportunities

A group of 21 students from the Cullen College of Engineering have been selected for the University of Houston's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships.

The Cullen College of Engineering is proud to announce that 21 undergraduate students have been selected for the University of Houston's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), according to the Honors College.

Work ethic leads to success on, off court for UH's Broodo

UH student Caleb Broodo is pursuing his electrical engineering and physics studies while being a member of this year's Houston Cougars men's basketball Final Four squad.

As he progresses deeper into his collegiate career, University of Houston basketball walk-on and Cullen College of Engineering student Caleb Broodo only has one word to describe the experience – surreal.

UH, HCC partnering on Engineering Academy at Fraga campus

An exterior shot of the flags flying at the Houston Community College's Fraga Campus. The University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering and HCC will be partnering to create an Engineering Academy on the campus.

The University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering and Houston Community College have reached an agreement to offer UH Engineering Academy courses at the HCC Felix Fraga Academic Campus on the east side of Houston on Navigation Boulevard.

P-LEGS takes home pediatric honor from SWPDC, SXSW

Manuel Cestari, Jose Contreras-Vidal and David Eguren work on the construction of a pediatric exoskeleton for brain-computer interfaced mobility.

An invention from University of Houston researchers to help children with walking disabilities has won the Southwest National Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium’s Pediatric Device Prize at this year’s South by Southwest. 

Focusing on the Unhealthy Brain to Speed Drug Discovery

Badri Roysam, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen University Professor and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and his team are working with the NIH to develop open-source tools that will treat concussions and other brain injuries and diseases.

Though 40 million concussions are recorded annually, no effective treatment exists for them or for many other brain-related illnesses. In collaboration with Dragan Maric of the National Institutes of Health, Badri Roysam, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen University Professor and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and his team are working to speed up drug development to treat brain diseases and injuries like concussion by developing new tools. 

ECE professor emeritus elected to NAE

Dr. Donald R. Wilton, a professor emeritus of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering, has been elected to the 2021 Class of the National Academy of Engineering.

Dr. Donald R. Wilton, a professor emeritus of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering, has added another impressive honor to his career of distinction with his election to the 2021 Class of the National Academy of Engineering.

UH alum helping with vaccine labeling project

Austin Dodge, a December 2017 graduate of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, is now working at Weiler on industrial labeling of new COVID-19 vaccine labels.

A graduate of the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering is a member of the team at Weiler Labeling Systems providing customized labels for the new COVID-19 vaccine labels.

Austin Dodge, a December 2017 graduate of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, said this sort of work was what she had in mind when she graduated.

Shih promoted to SPIE Fellow

Dr. Wei-Chuan Shih, a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, has been promoted to a Fellow by SPIE.

Dr. Wei-Chuan Shih, a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering, has been promoted to a Fellow by SPIE for his contributions in novel imaging methods, spectroscopic techniques and plasmonic nanostructures with various applications in chemical and biosensing.

Tapping the Brain to Boost Stroke Rehabilitation

A clinical trial found that stroke survivors gained clinically significant arm movement and control by using an external robotic device powered by the patients’ own brains.
Clinical Trial Suggests Brain-Machine Interface Coupled with Robot Offers Increased Benefits for Stroke Survivors

Stroke survivors who had ceased to benefit from conventional rehabilitation gained clinically significant arm movement and control by using an external robotic device powered by the patients’ own brains.

A Safer, Less Expensive and Fast Charging Aqueous Battery

Xiaonan Shan, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, said the discovery offers promise for energy storage and other applications, including electric vehicles.

Lithium-ion batteries are critical for modern life, from powering our laptops and cell phones to those new holiday toys. But there is a safety risk – the batteries can catch fire.

Zinc-based aqueous batteries avoid the fire hazard by using a water-based electrolyte instead of the conventional chemical solvent. However, uncontrolled dendrite growth limits their ability to provide the high performance and long life needed for practical applications.

5 Cullen College students honored by ASIE

Ankur Agrawal.

The American Society of Indian Engineers and Architects (ASIE) has awarded five scholarships for 2020 to students attending the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering. Each student received a monetary award, ranging from $1,000 to $2,000, to further their studies.

ASIE Scholarship Winners 2020

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