Huang named ACM distinguished member

Yan named ACM distinguished member

Yan Huang, senior associate dean and director of graduate studies at the College of Engineering, was recently named a distinguished member of the Association for Computing Machinery for her scientific contributions to the field of computing.

Huang’s research forms core technologies for modern spatial databases and spatial data mining – the process of discovering interesting and previously unknown, but potentially useful patterns from large spatial datasets.

The Association for Computing Machinery is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society. It recognizes 40-50 Distinguished Members each year globally from leading universities, corporations and research institutions based on professional experience as well as significant achievements in the computing field. Learn more.

New ways to harvest energy for wearable devices

Seeking new ways to harvest energy for wearable devices

Ifana Mahbub, assistant professor of electrical engineering, is developing a new, self-powered wearable sensor that could be used to track motion activities like walking, running, or biking and transmit the data wirelessly.

Backed by a $367,994 grant from the National Science Foundation, the team’s goal is to eliminate the need for batteries and chargers found with other common wearable devices such as the Fitbit or Apple Watch. Learn more.

Taking healthcare to a whole new level

Taking healthcare to a new level

Department of Computer Science and Engineering Professor Saraju Mohanty recently received a $500,000 three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to further advance smart healthcare.

The healthcare industry is estimated to contribute up to 30 percent of the world’s stored data, and healthcare devices, such as pacemakers and insulin pumps, are susceptible to cyber security attacks just like any other Internet connected device. Mohanty, along with Electrical Engineering Professor Elias Kougianos and College of Health and Public Service Professor Elias Mpofu, plan to make that data more secure by launching Easy-Med, a hardware-assisted solution that includes security and privacy technology along with training for healthcare professionals. Learn more.