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					State of the Department

   Andreas Cangellaris, Head
        May 20, 2011
New ECE Building Update




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     State Funding Headaches
• 1/25/11 – Illinois appeals court rules the
  state’s funding plan for its 2009 capital
  construction program unconstitutional
  – Supreme court to rule on a request for a stay “in
    the very near future”
• Uncertainty of state funding impedes private
  donations
• Discussions underway with campus about
  alternative options for obtaining the state
  funds
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Weathering the State Budget Uncertainty
• Enhancing Financial Stability
    – Increased financial oversight at all levels
• Managing Human Resources
    – 585 FTE decrease on General Revenue Funds (state/tuition funds) since FY09
• Reducing Central Costs
    – Energy conservation; central/cross-college service centers
• Reducing College Costs
    – Shared services; Admin Consolidation; Extension reorganization
• Enhanced Revenue
    – International students tuition/fees; self-supporting MS
• Conservation of Cash
    – Limited hires; deferred expenses; better fiscal control
• Year-end Outcome
   – Cash balances held by academic units up by more than $62M
   – Deficits reduced by 23%

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Investing to Protect & Advance our Campus
• Protecting access and the student experience
   – Investment in Financial aid (growing by > $4.6M)
   – Access Illinois – the final major theme of “Brilliant Futures”
     campaign
   – Expansion of James Scholars program
   – Expanding small UG classes; establishment of UG research office
   – College-based initiatives
• Protecting quality of life
   – Investing in scholarship (Research Board, CAS, Humanities &
     Arts Research Fund,…)
   – Supporting research compliance & safety
   – Improving facilities
• Hiring and retaining the best faculty
   – 133 strategic hires approved (5 in ECE)
   – Support retention efforts
   – Increased campus promotion increment
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    US News & World Report
          Rankings
• ECE undergraduate programs ranked third
  – EE: MIT, Stanford, Illinois, Berkeley
  – CE: MIT, CMU, Illinois & Stanford, Berkeley
• ECE graduate programs ranked fourth
  – EE: MIT, Stanford, Berkeley, Illinois
  – CE: MIT, Stanford, Berkeley, Illinois




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        A healthy freshman class




•   390 Freshmen (154 CE, 236 EE); 33% International
•   81 Transfer Students (44 International)
•   All ECE Fall 2010 Students: 1546 (505 International)
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•   College of Engineering 2010 Freshmen: 1501 (358 International)
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ECE Endowment Growth




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               Faculty Retirements…


               Gary Swenson
                                    Norman Cheng               K. C. Hsieh




                   Stephen Bishop
                                                   Dilip Sarwate
Chet Gardner
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…are thinning our faculty ranks
          ECE Faculty Lines
2006    2007    2008    2009    2010    2011
84.50   86.95   88.42   87.84   83.17   79.17




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                New faculty hires…
• Assistant Prof. Paris Smaragdis (MIT)
   – CS-ECE joint appointment
   – Expertise in speech signal processing
     particular emphasis on machine listening            Paris Smaragdis

• Assistant Prof. Yi Lu (Stanford)
   – Expertise in complex systems with
     applications to networking
                                                Yi Lu
• Prof. Yuliy Baryshnikov (Head of the
  Industrial Mathematics and Operations
  Research, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent)
   – ECE-Math joint appointment (July ’11)

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                                                        Yuliy Baryshnikov
          …and more to come
• Assistant Prof. Dan Wasserman
  (Princeton) July’11
  – Mid-infrared photonics
• Assistant Prof. Robert Pilawa       Dan Wasserman
  (MIT) January ‘12
  – Power electronic and electrical
    energy processing
• 3-4 more hires under pursuit
                                       Robert Pilawa


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       Outstanding Junior Faculty
• Five assistant professors received NSF
  Faculty early Career Development
  Awards (CAREER)
   –   Nikita Borisov
   –   Yih-Chun Hu
   –   Shobha Vasudevan
   –   Sayan Mitra
   –   Lynford Goddard    Nikita Borisov        Yih-Chun Hu    Shobha Vasudevan




                                           Sayan Mitra   Lynford Goddard      14
 Pop receives Presidential Early
         Career Award
• Eric Pop was named a recipient of a
  Presidential Early Career Awards for
  Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).
• PECASE is the highest honor bestowed
  by the United States government on
  science and engineering professionals
  in the early stages of their careers.
• Pop's research focuses on nanoscale
  transistors and memory elements
  utilizing graphene, carbon nanotubes,
  and phase-change materials.

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 Three ECE Faculty Named IEEE
            Fellows
• Stephen Boppart for contributions
  to optical biomedical imaging
• Joseph Lyding for contributions to
  nanofabrication and metal-oxide
  semiconductor transistor reliability                       Joseph Lyding


• Elyse Rosenbaum for
  contributions to electrostatic
  discharge reliability of integrated    Stephen Boppart

  circuits


                                                           Elyse Rosenbaum16
           ECE Faculty Leadership
• David Nicol appointed as Director of the
  Information Trust Institute

• Jim Coleman is the recipient of the 2011   David Nicol
  SPIE Technology Achievement Award

• Brian Cunningham is the recipient of the                 Jim Coleman
  2010 IEEE Sensors Council Technical
  Achievement Award

• Tom Overbye is the recipient of the   Brian Cunningham
  IEEE Power and Energy Society 2011
  Outstanding Power Engineering
  Educator Award

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                                                       Tom Overbye
   New Imaging Technique Accurately
        Finds Cancer Cells, Fast
• Stephen Boppart leads a team
  of researchers that have
  demonstrated the novel
  microscopy technique nonlinear
  interferometric vibrational
  imaging (NIVI).
• This technique produces easy-to
  -read, color-coded images of
  tissue, outlining clear tumor
  boundaries in a very short
  amount of time.                     18
          Power and Energy
         Conference at Illinois
• Second annual Power
  and Energy Conference
  at Illinois was held in
  February.
• Planned and executed by
  ECE students.
• Universities from across
  the Midwest, as well as
  industry leaders,
  participated.
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  IEEE PES/PELS Joint Student Chapter
       Wins Best Chapter Award
• The Illinois IEEE Power Engineering
  Society and Power Electronics
  Society (IEEE PES/PELS) Joint
  Student Chapter was awarded the
  IEEE Power Electronics Society
  Best Chapter.
• This year marks the first time that
  a student chapter has ever
  received the IEEE Power
  Electronics Society Best Chapter
  Award.

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   Shenoy wins International
  Graduate Achievement Award
• ECE graduate student Pradeep Shenoy
  was named the recipient of the 2010
  Illinois International Graduate
  Achievement Award.
• The award is awarded annually to one
  Illinois graduate student for innovative
  international research and service
  abroad.
• Shenoy had performed research in
  China in 2008 and in India in 2009.

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     New Program: Engineer in
            Residence
• Allows students to interact with people
  who have had substantial success with
  an ECE degree or in an ECE-related
  field.
• At least one invited each semester.
• First was Michael McCorquodale (BSEE
  ’97), founder of Mobius Microsystems,
  now part of Integrated Device
  Technology.


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ECE is a Vibrant Contributor to Campus Patent
  Portfolio & State Economic Development




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      ECE @ Illinois
  A tradition of excellence in
    engineering education,
    breakthrough research,
and transformative technology
           innovation

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