Steven McLaughlin*86 has been appointed as the new Steve W. Chaddick School Chair in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, at the Georgia Institute of Technology, effective Sept. 1. Dr. McLaughlin received the B.S.E.E. degree from Northwestern University in 1985, the M.S.E. degree from Princeton University in 1986, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Michigan in 1992. More detailed information can be found here.
Archive – April 2012
Two Electrical Engineering staff were recently honored at the Annual Service Recognition Luncheon in March. Cathy Wertz, the department's Business Manager, received the President's Achievement Award as well as an award for completing 25 years of service at the University. Stacey Weber-Jackson, one of the department's grants manager, was the recipient of the Donald Griffin'23 Management Award. Congratulations to both awardees! More information can be found here.
Prof. Mung Chiang, EE postdoctoral research associate Soumya Sen and Grad Student Felix Wong recently published an article on the use and abuse of Tweets about movies, analyzing all the tweets around the world about Oscar-nominated movies during February 2012. The set of interesting results have been widely covered in online media outlets such as WSJ blogs, Yahoo blogs, Technology Review, Mashable and many more.
Prof. Gerard Wysocki receives an Early Career Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) within Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Program entitled “Developing the Next Generation of Air Quality Measurement Technology”. The Early Career STAR grants are awarded to investigators with outstanding promise at the Assistant Professor or equivalent level. Wysocki will conduct research on new quantum cascade laser based sensor nodes for detection of toxic pollutants. The