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Two UH Cullen College Engineers Among Most Cited Researchers in the World

Zhu Han, John and Rebecca Moores professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

Two Cullen College of Engineering professors at the University of Houston – Zhu Han, John and Rebecca Moores professor of electrical and computer engineering, with expertise in the field of computer science; and Yan Yao, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and a principal investigator at the Texas Center for Superconductivity – are on a list of researchers whose work has been most often cited by colleagues in their resp

UH Professors to Robots: Swim, Communicate and Bring Us Data – Fast!

Becker's student Haoran Zhao launches drone at pond by the Cullen College

Deep below the sea, thousands of sensors collect crucial oceanic data used in environmental monitoring, offshore exploration, disaster prevention and military surveillance. However, there exists a problem underwater which was conquered on land decades ago: There’s no fast way to communicate and deliver information from the ocean depths – no internet, no powerful and clear signals, only delayed communication.

UH Engineering Professor Earns Two NSF Research Grants

Zhu Han, UH professor of electrical and computer engineering, recently earned two unrelated grants from the National Science Foundation.

He first received $250,000, a portion of a half-million dollar grant shared with Denver University, to research Proactive Recovery of Electric Power Assets for Resiliency Enhancement, or PREPARE. The foundation later awarded him $140,000 to enhance software-defined network planning and administration of wireless cellular infrastructure.

Engineering Professor Earns Grants to Develop Device-to-Device Communication

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Signals from smart phones are routed through base transceiver stations when they communicate, regardless of their proximity to their destinations. Signals from phones belonging to friends calling or texting in the same room must find distant base stations before they connect, just as signals from friends’ phones located in opposite corners of the city must find base stations.

Industry Consortium Seeks to Leverage Smart Grid Data

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Since 2009, CenterPoint Energy has installed more than 2.2 million smart meters at homes and businesses throughout the Houston area. Every 15 minutes, these smart meters automatically record customer energy usage and send this data back to CenterPoint. This information is incredibly rich, and could offer the ability to predict power demand, help manage power generation, and even assist in planning the construction of future power plants.

ECE’s Shih Wins Grants from NASA, GoMRI

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Space stations and offshore oil rigs don’t have a lot in common, other than Wei-Chuan Shih.

Shih, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, has won two grants in recent weeks: one to develop an environmental monitoring system for space missions, the other to devise an oil leak detection tool for unmanned offshore rigs.

Cullen College Faculty, Staff Honored for Excellence

UH Cullen College of Engineering faculty and staff were honored for outstanding performance in teaching, research and service at the college’s Spring 2012 Faculty-Staff meeting on May 2. President Renu Khator addressed the group with a special message of her vision for the college, and Dean Joseph Tedesco discussed the college’s progress in a number of areas.

Professor's Cognitive Radio Paper Earns IEEE Honor

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Zhu Han has an idea that could remake a multi-billion dollar industry.

Wireless communication, with its spotty signal strength and slow download speeds, can be incredibly frustrating.

Engineering Professors Among Those Honored for Faculty Excellence

The University of Houston honors its faculty each year for their teaching, research and service contributions during the annual UH Faculty Excellence Awards ceremony. Held this year on April 20, five Cullen College of Engineering faculty received high honors for excellence in teaching, research and mentoring, while 17 faculty were recognized for years of service.

 

Teaching Excellence Award

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