Week in Review: Nov 22 – Nov 28

November 24, 2015

Stanford physicists set quantum record by using photons to carry messages from electrons over a distance of 1.2 miles
Researchers from Stanford have advanced a long-standing problem in quantum physics – how to send “entangled” particles over long distances.
http://news.stanford.edu/2015/11/24/cryptography-quantum-tangle-112415/

ECE alum receives 2016 IEEE Donald G. Fink Award
IEEE has awarded the 2016 IEEE Donald G. Fink Award to an international team of researchers that includes an alumnus of the department of electrical and computer engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The award is given for the outstanding survey, review, or tutorial paper in any of the IEEE Transactions, Journals, Magazines, or Proceedings. The team reported on a “bioinspired CMOS current-mode polarization imaging sensor based on the compound eye of the mantis shrimp” in the Proceedings of the IEEE. Among the potential applications for the sensor is the early diagnosis of cancerous lesions.
http://engineering.jhu.edu/ece/2015/11/24/ece-alum-receives-2016-ieee-donald-g-fink-award/#.V5EKIzZf1ER

AIAA honors UTA’s Frank Lewis with 2016 Intelligent Systems Award
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics will honor professor Frank Lewis, head of the University of Texas at Arlington’s Advanced Controls and Sensors Group, with the society’s 2016 Intelligent Systems Award in recognition of his work to advance the capabilities of autonomous aircraft systems. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-11/uota-ahu112415.php