1. The Department added a new Assistant Professor, Dr. Matthew Morrison, from the University of South Florida. Dr. Morrison brings expertise to the computer engineering program.
  2. The planning workshop for NSF supported Industry/University Cooperative Research Center on Broadband Wireless Access and Applications (BWAC) is set for Janury15-16, 2015 at the UM campus. EE looks forward to receiving support from our EAB, alumni and industries. We would like to thank Mr. Bill Dykeman for getting Raytheon onboard as an industrial member of the proposed BWAC UM-site. We would like to also acknowledge Mr. Steve Smith, Mr. Vince Rodriguez, Mr. Neal Rich, Mr. Markeeva Morgan, and other EAB partners for exploring opportunities for industrial memberships.
  3. Professor Alex Yakvolev is on a sabbatical leave making presentations at various universities and conferences. He was a visiting faculty at the University of Denmark from August 31 through September 18, 2014.
  4. EE department hosted a dinner reception for graduating seniors. It was a memorable evening for all graduating seniors, graduate students, faculty and staff.
Students Corner

Recent graduates, Mr. Zachary Morgan and Mr. Sam Di are pursuing graduate degrees in ECE at Pennsylvania State University and Duke University, respectively. Two of our recent graduates took full-time employment at Raytheon, Forest, MS. It is a pleasure to acknowledge Mr. Bill Dykeman for mentoring one of those students during his summer internship at the company. Paper Award: Honorable Mention to H. M. Bernety; H. M. Bernety and A. B. Yakovlev, “Cloaking of Dielectric and Metallic Elliptical Cylinders with a Nanostructured Graphene Metasurface,” 2014 IEEE AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC/URSI Radio Science Meeting, 6-12 July 2014.