November 28, 2007

Dr. Clive Woods, Department Chair of Electrical & Computer Engineering, has been elected as a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, formerly known as the Institution of Electrical Engineers. This organization is the British counterpart of the IEEE.

Dr. Zhou receives XEROX Foundation Grant --The XEROX Foundation has granted Dr. Kemin Zhou, Mark and Carolyn Guidry Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, an unrestricted gift of $60,000 for three years to enhance his research on Robust Control Design. This gift is also intended to encourage collaborative research between XEROX Corporation and LSU faculty. Dr. Zhou and his students will have the opportunity to work with researchers from XEROX Corporation on their mutually-interested problems.  

Professor Rai Appointed as ABET Program Evaluator--The IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) has completed its selection process for IEEE endorsed ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) Program Evaluators for 2007-2008. Professor Suresh Rai has been selected as an IEEE Program Evaluator for Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering programs.Visit http://www.abet.org/forms.shtml  to view accreditation criteria for engineering programs.

ECE Professor Publishes Resolution to Paradox Suggested by Einstein--Subhash Kak, Delaune Distinguished Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, recently published a resolution to the Twin Paradox in the International Journal of Theoretical Physics. This paradox was first suggested by Albert Einstein over a hundred years ago in his paper on the theory of relativity, when discussing the slowing down of moving clocks compared to stationary clocks. This resolution was the topic of hundreds of news stories around the globe and it became the most popular science story of the world at the portal physorg.com for over a month.

The following links are to the press release by the International Journal of Theoretical Physics, and to an article in the LSU Reveille:

http://www.physorg.com/news90697187.html

http://media.www.lsureveille.com/media/storage/paper868/news/2007/02/23/News/Professor.Solves.Einsteins.Twin.Paradox-2739430.shtmlP

Professor Kak’s ( http://www.ece.lsu.edu/kak/kak.html ) research and teaching interests in the ECE Department include wireless, communications, neural networks, and quantum information processing. He also works on cryptography and recently he published on how to increase the security of electronic voting machines and protect against software bugs in them.

However, to sample the breadth of Dr. Kak’s work one has only to perform a Google search of “Subhash Kak” to obtain 117,000 English pages referenced.

Article by Ralph Kinney, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, kinnfolk@cox.net

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