Congratulations to FICS Research Faculty member and ECE Dept Chair, Dr. Mark Tehranipoor on being awarded the prestigious 2023 Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) Aristotle Award. The award recognizes SRC-supported faculty whose deep commitment to the educational experience of students has had a profound, lasting, and continuing impact on their professional performance. More information on the award can be found here.
Congratulations to FICS Associate Director Dr. Farimah Farahmandi, ECE Dept Chair Dr. Mark Tehraniopoor, and FICS faculty members Dr. Kimia Azar, and Dr. Hadi Kamali on their recent publication entitled “Understanding Logic Locking”. The full book is available online here.
Recently FICS Faculty member and CISE Dept Chair Dr. Juan Gilbert partnered with the campus police dept and a team of UF researchers to create a free mobile app named Virtual Traffic Stop or VTS for short. This app allows officers to communicate with drivers through a smartphone video before physically approaching a vehicle. The goal is to reduce anxiety caused by the stop through the initial video interaction. making the interaction safer for all. Dr. Gilbert, The Andrew Banks Preeminent Endowed Professor created the app with a team of students after a series of shootings, starting with one in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014. To protect the privacy of drivers, the application does not allow for officers to initiate a session, however, once the application is open the officer can see and select the person who has opened a session nearby. The app is available for free download here on IOS and Android devices.
FICS Research Faculty member Dr. Baihbab Chatterjee’s research entitled “Biphaic quasistatic brain communication for energy-efficient wireless neural implants” was recently published in Natur Electronics.
This research is a collaborative effort between Dr. Chatterjee and colleagues at Purdue University.
The research focuses on wearable devices that use electromagnetic fields for wireless information exchange. The approach is based on electro-quasistatic signaling that avoids transduction losses and lead to an end-to-end channel loss of only around 60 dB at a distance of 55mm. The full article is available here. The research has also been featured in Tech Explore, and The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences news.