EECS researchers discern the shapes of high-order Brownian motions
For the first time, scientists have vividly mapped the shapes and textures of high-order modes of Brownian motions—in this case, the collective macroscopic movement of molecules in microdisk resonators—researchers at Case Western Reserve University report. In his lab Philip Feng worked closely with research associate Max Zenghui Wang and Ph.D. student Jaesung Lee on the study. They used a record-setting scanning optical interferometry technique, described in a study published today in the journal Nature Communications.
The cybersecurity education effort at Case led by Prof. Swarup Bhunia (in collaboration with Cleveland State University) was featured on NPR's Marketplace.
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Jaesung Lee, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS), mentored by Prof. Philip Feng, has won a Best Student Paper Competition at the 2014 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium (IEEE IFCS 2014), for presenting his paper entitled “Atomically-Thin MoS2 Resonators for Pressure Sensing”.
Prof. Philip Feng, assistant professor in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, together with Dr. Tse Nga (Tina) Ng from Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), have received one of the two Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Grants for advancing interdisciplinary research, awarded by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).
Prof. Feng was one of the 81 of the nation’s brightest young engineers selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering’s 2013 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (FOE) Symposium, held last September, where he met Dr. Ng. In the project entitled “Integrating Atomically Thin Semiconducting Crystals with Flexible Electronics”, Prof. Feng will combine his expertise in two-dimensional (2D) semiconducting crystals with Dr. Ng’s research experience in flexible electronics, to explore fundamentals and innovative technologies for engineering 2D devices and emerging applications.
Come fall, students at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland State University will begin hacking computers—for credit.
Each university is offering the first of three courses in a new curriculum in which engineering and computer science students will learn how to break into — and then protect — hardware, software and data. The goal is for students to understand how they can then protect their own, or their employer’s, computers from viruses, phishing attacks, so-called Trojan horses and other cyber attacks.
“We’re doing a lot of computer security research, but we’ve failed in the need to educate and train students — the future users, developers and controllers of these systems,” said Swarup Bhunia, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Case Western Reserve, who will teach the hardware security class here.