The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association
October 2021
Special Announcement
Research. Technology. The Future of ECE.
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Join us for the new ECE TECH TALKS Podcast Series!

Throughout this series, host Barry Sullivan sits down for casual conversations with thought leaders in ECE – across both academia and industry – to hear their perspectives on the latest in research, technology, and their vision of the future of ECE.

Featured Articles
On the Future of ECE Education in a Rapidly-Transforming World, Based on Recent Lessons from the Pandemic
By: Badri Roysam, University of Houston

The foundational core of the ECE undergraduate program has not changed significantly for multiple decades, going back to the days when I was an undergraduate student myself. While I am certainly not suggesting that we need to completely revamp our long-successful discipline that is rooted in well-established physical laws and mathematical principles, the pandemic and many other global “jolts” that we have experienced over the past year have certainly brought many fresh imperatives into focus. I feel that it is certainly an opportune time to examine these factors and start a discussion.

Quantum 'Fingerprints' Made Smaller and Delivered Faster
By: Matthew Tierney, University of Toronto

Suppose you and a distant cousin are about to inherit some money, and you each have a version of the will on your computer. What is the least amount of information your computers must share to determine whether the versions are the same?

What you have on your hands is a communication complexity problem.

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A Conversation with our Board Members
We sat down with Mingyan to tap into her mindset on career paths, the future of ECE, and life in general. Here is what she shared...
Mingyan Liu
Peter & Evelyn Fuss Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
University of Michigan
Secretary, ECEDHA
Board of Directors
Q. Why is ECEDHA important to you?

A. ECEDHA is a great source of community and information on ECE programs across the country

Q. What have you found to have been most rewarding in your experience with ECEDHA?

A. Getting to know other fellow chairs, sharing experiences and learning from them

Association Announcements
NEW! Now Accepting Nominations for the 2021 ECEDHA Awards

ECEDHA is now accepting nominations for its 2021 Awards. Nominations are due by Friday, November 21, 2021. All awards will be presented at the 2022 ECEDHA Annual Conference and ECExpo in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Outstanding Leadership and Service Award

Innovative Program Award

Diversity Award

Industry Award

CHECE Canadian Leadership and Service Award

ECE Technology Integration Award
Now Renewing: 2021-2022 ECEDHA Academic Membership

Renew your membership today to continue receiving ECEDHA member benefits, including:

  • Access to the 2021 ECEDHA Summit Series, a virtual program
  • The opportunity to attend the 2022 ECEDHA Annual Conference & ECExpo set for March 25-28, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • The opportunity to participate in the ECEDHA Annual Survey, a valuable tool in benchmarking data
  • Complimentary job posting service via the ECEDHA website
  • And much more!

Looking for your membership packet? Please contact Sydney Devitt at [email protected]
ECEDHA Member and Partner News
Rising Stars in EECS: A Virtual Event
October 14-15, 2021

This intensive workshop at MIT brings together top graduate and postdoc women in EECS for scientific interactions and discussions about navigating the early stages of careers in academia.

The program includes invited presentations on targeting the academic search process, giving effective job talks, and developing and refining research and teaching statements. Panel discussions will focus on the first years of an academic career. There will be time for participants to get to know each other and form lasting connections.

A Little Engineering Humor

An electrical current joins the air force...
He was too afraid to fly over enemy ohmland because he was worried he'd be grounded.