Rick Blum shares IOT cybersecurity expertise at UC San Diego

Rick Blum, Robert W. Wieseman Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, recently delivered a guest lecture at the University of California, San Diego. His talk was part of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Distinguished Lecturer Program, which provides chapters of the IEEE Signal Processing Society access to well-known educators and authors in the fields of signal processing.

Navigating the future of flying robots

As a postdoctoral researcher, David Saldaña designed, built, and tested modular flying robots that could communicate with each other and autonomously self-assemble around an object to lift it up. Although the robots were transporting small items—a cup of coffee, for instance—they have the potential to accomplish more complex tasks, says Saldaña, who joined Lehigh’s computer science and engineering department as an assistant professor this fall. 

Upcoming info sessions on social impact fellowships

The Office of Creative Inquiry is hosting a series of information sessions on the 2020 Global Social Impact Fellowship and the new Lehigh Valley Social Impact Fellowship.

Students will have the opportunity to learn more about the GSIF program, which allows undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines across Lehigh University to focus on addressing sustainable development challenges in low- and middle-income countries.

New biofabrication method creates scaffold to guide regeneration of multiple tissues

Articular cartilage exists where bones meet at the joints. This type of cartilage provides a cushioning material to protect the ends of bones and is tightly integrated with bone through a gradient region known as the osteochondral interface―osteo means related to bone, chondral related to cartilage. When articular cartilage is absent or damaged, debilitating pain results.

Russell Y.T. Chou memorial service to be held Saturday

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, at Lehigh’s Mountaintop campus for Professor Emeritus Russell Y.T. Chou, 95, who passed away peacefully July 16, 2019, with his daughter Vivian by his side at Longhorn Village, Austin, Texas.
 
The memorial service will be held at the Stabler Observation Tower at the Iacocca Conference Center beginning at 1 p.m. A reception will follow. All are welcome.
 

Polymorph selection during crystal growth can be thermodynamically driven

Technology is getting smaller―which is good news.

The ability to fabricate materials with optical, electrical, and mechanical properties out of very small particles could have far-reaching applications. For example, micro-particles grafted with DNA can be used in medicine for better sensing, imaging, and treatment delivery. An improved understanding of how these materials behave could lead to fulfilling the promise of precision medicine, among other applications.

$2.1M DARPA grant puts ISE faculty at vanguard of quantum computing

Lehigh will soon be on the front lines of the quantum computing revolution. 

With support from a recently awarded $2,128,658 research grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), an international group led by industrial and systems engineering (ISE) faculty members Tamás Terlaky, Luis Zuluaga, and Boris Defourny will work on optimization algorithms in quantum computing.

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