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The Preston M. Green Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering is dedicated to advancing the frontiers of sensing, imaging, telecommunications, control, security, and sustainable energy. 

The second oldest electrical engineering department in the country, our faculty and students are dedicated to high quality, interdisciplinary and revolutionary education and research.

The department has 300 undergraduate students, 135 master's students, 49 doctoral students, 12 full-time faculty and 3 faculty members in phased retirement (half-time employment).

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Matthew Lew joins the ESE faculty

Dr. Matthew Lew works across the fields of super-resolution fluorescence microscopy, single-molecule spectroscopy, molecular imaging, and biophotonics.

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Xuan ‘Silvia’ Zhang joined the ESE faculty this summer

Dr. Xuan ‘Silvia’ Zhang joined the ESE faculty this summer as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Zhang works across the fields of robotics, systems engineering, VLSI, and computer architecture.

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Nehorai to Give Distinguished Lecture at Yale University

Dr. Nehorai will speak on his recent work on the adoption of smart grid technologies.

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Jr-Shin Li’s group using control-theoretic approaches to improve brain stimulation

Dr. Li and graduate students Anatoly Zlotnik and Isuru Dasanayake developed methods to design optimal waveforms for nonlinear oscillating systems, including neural systems.

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Feinstein works to better measure risk in the financial system

Dr. Zachary Feinstein, assistant professor in ESE, studies the mathematics of financial systems in order to mitigate financial crises and contagion.

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Ching awarded Air Force Young Investigator grant to analyze brain dynamics

The grant was one of 57 awards selected from a pool of over 200 proposals in 2015, and will use systems and control theory methods to analyze how networks of neurons behave over time.

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Yang develops technique to improve laser performance

Dr. Lan Yang, Associate Professor in ESE, and her group had a paper published in Science on Oct. 17 describing their experiments demonstrating how a laser system can be made more efficient by adding loss.

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Faculty Research News: Generation of non-classical light using quantum circuits

Professor J.T. Shen and Ph.D. student Matthew Bradford have developed a numerical technique to simulate non-classical light in quantum circuits.

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Alumni & Student News

Undergraduate Valedictorians for 2015 include two ESE students

Eric Hsu (BS EE, SSE, & BME) and Grace Kuo (BS EE) are to be honored for their outstanding academic achievements.

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Alumnus Profile: Gary Christensen , Professor at the University of Iowa

Gary Christensen (BSEE 88, MSEE 89, DSc EE 94) specializes in Biomedical Imaging and its uses in treating cancer using radiation.

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Alumnus Profile: Mark Dehnert of Goldman Sachs

Mark Dehnert (BS SSM & MBA 1989) is a Goldman Sachs managing director in the securities division.

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Alumnus Profile: Tim Barton: Maritime Chief Engineer, Senior Technical Fellow, and Solution Architect at Leidos

Tim Barton (DSc EE, 1993) works in Mission Systems Integration for the maritime domain, including a wide array of sensors and platforms.

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Alumnus Profile: Quinn Li, Vice President of Qualcomm

Quinn Li (BS EE 1991, MS EE 1995, PhD EE 1996) is a Vice President and Managing Director for North America at Qualcomm Ventures, overseeing investment activities in North America.

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Alumnus Profile: Larry McCord is Saving Lives in Our Community

Larry McCord (BSAMCS 74, MDP 77) lost his middle child Chad to suicide in 2004, so Larry and his wife Marian founded CHADS (Communities Healing Adolescent Depression and Suicide) Coalition to become his voice to speak out about depression and suicide in the community.

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ESE Alum Jennifer Dionne named as a Sloan Research Fellow

Dr. Dionne (BS SSM & Physics, 2003), a professor in the Stanford Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, won the prestigious fellowship that honors outstanding young scientists.

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Alumnus Profile: Gaurav Garg named Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist of the Year

Gaurav Garg (BSEE 1988, BSCS 1988, MSEE 1990) was named Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist of the Year at the Technology Fast 500.

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Faculty Profile

Matthew D. Lew
Matthew D. Lew
Assistant Professor
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Washington University in St. Louis School of Engineering & Applied Science, Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering

Green Hall, CB 1042, 1 Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, MO, USA 63130
Phone: (314) 935-5565, Fax: (314) 935-7500

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