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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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Dr. Xuan ‘Silvia’ Zhang joining the ESE faculty this summer

Dr. Xuan ‘Silvia’ Zhang will join 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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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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T.J. Tarn awarded the Chen Han-fu Award for 2015

The award was given to Dr. Tarn by the Chinese Association of Automation for his significant contributions to control and system science.

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Nehorai’s group works to make energy distribution smarter

Prof. Nehorai and his group have worked to advance the development of smart technologies and efficient energy distribution.

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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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EE/SSE major Reed Dalton wins national swimming title at 2015 NCAA Championship

Dalton’s record-breaking final time of 46.97 seconds won first place in the 100-yard butterfly at the 2015 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships in Shenandoah, Texas.

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Engineering Students and Faculty Make a Difference in Ethiopia

The Washington University Engineers Without Borders chapter, which renovated an Ethiopian school’s electrical system last year, travelled there this winter and found both evidence of success and room for improvement.

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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: Kerry Bernstein, Program Manager with DARPA

Mr. Bernstein (BS EE 1978) joined DARPA in September 2012 as a program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office.

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Alumnus Profile: David Corman of the National Science Foundation

Dr. Corman (MS SSM & ME 1978, BS SSM & AMCS 1977) is the Program Director leading the Cyber Physical Systems Program for the NSF, and is a Research Associate Professor in the Preston M. Green Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis

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Alumnus Gaurav Garg named Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist of the Year

Mr. 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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Alumnus Profile: Cedric Yu’s Gammapod invention may reduce the need for surgery to treat breast cancer

Cedric Yu (MS EE 1985, DSc EE 1989) started Xcision Medical Systems, LLC to develop the Gammapod treatment system, and was awarded the University of Maryland system Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2010.

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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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