P.C. Rossin College of
Engineering and Applied Science

Returning to passive radar

Rick Blum and his team are using advanced signal processing techniques to produce models for radar that can be tools for the design of real-world products.

What do you envision when you think of radar? Massive, rotating antennas at airports tracking your last flight? Colorful precipitation maps presented by your local TV meteorologist? Beams sweeping the sky in search of incoming missiles?

A laser-sharp focus

ECE Associate Professor Sushil Kumar has conducted five years of experimental and theoretical research on plasmonic lasers.

Lasers have become indispensable to modern life since they were invented more than fifty years ago. The ability to generate and amplify light waves into a coherent, monochromatic and well-focused beam has yielded applications too numerous to count: laser scanners, laser printers, laser surgery, laser-based data storage, ultrafast data communications via laser light, and the list goes on.

Lehigh hosts first ever Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Symposium

 Lehigh engineering's Yevgeny Berdichevsky was one of several presenters at the university's first ever Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Symposium.

The electrical and computer engineering assistant professor presented "Epilespsy-on-a-chip" during the event, held in April 2017 at Iacocca Hall on Lehigh's Mountaintop Campus. He presented to over 80 attendees from Lehigh and the Atlantic coast region, including Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland.

Better screenings through artificial intelligence

CSE associate professor Xiaolei Huang aims to harness AI to improve medical imaging.

Artificial intelligence—commonly known as AI—is already exceeding human abilities. Self-driving cars use AI to perform some tasks more safely than people. E-commerce companies use AI to tailor product ads to customers’ tastes more quickly and precisely than any breathing marketing analyst can.

And soon AI will be used to “read” biomedical images more accurately than medical personnel alone—providing better early cervical cancer detection at lower cost than current methods.

Found and Lost in Information

The ever-increasing availability of digital information has far-reaching consequences. At this year's Data X Symposium, three new faculty members, each hired through Lehigh’s Data X Initiative, explored these consequences in the areas of marketing, communication and computer science. They were joined by colleagues from Northwestern University, Penn State and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, who gave complementary presentations.