Posted September 9, 2012 Atlanta, GA
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Four Ph.D. students from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering–Greg Droge, Zachary Lochner, Temi Olubanjo, and Carol Young–have been awarded fellowships from the Achievement Rewards for Academic Scientists (ARCS) program.
The ARCS Scholars Awards recognize outstanding doctoral students who have records of past achievement and who show exceptional promise of making a significant contribution to the worldwide advancement of science and technology.
The research performed by Greg Droge and Carol Young is in the general area of robotics and unmanned systems, and they are advised by ECE Professor Magnus Egerstedt and ECE Assistant Professor Fumin Zhang, respectively. Mr. Droge works on distributed decision making, with a focus on controlling modular robots, and has been a part of Dr. Egerstedt's group, the Georgia Robotics and Intelligent Systems Lab, for three years. Ms. Young is involved in making unmanned systems trustworthy to be partnering with humans and has been a part of Dr. Zhang's group, the Lab for Autonomous Mobile Networks, for a year.
Ms. Olubanjo first worked with the GT-Bionics Lab under the supervision of ECE Associate Professor Maysam Ghovanloo as a SURE Program Fellow in 2010 and then rejoined his group as a Ph.D. student earlier this summer. She now works on a wireless and wearable technology that can help patients to comply with taking their prescription medications as directed by their doctors.
Mr. Lochner is advised by ECE Professor Russ Dupuis and does research in the Center for Compound Semiconductors focused on high-efficiency and high-frequency electronics and ultraviolet laser diodes for bioagent detection. Mr. Lochner started as an M.S. student in Dr. Dupuis' group in 2007 and will complete his Ph.D. this year.
About the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is one of eight schools and departments in the College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. All ECE undergraduate and graduate programs are in the top 10 of the most recent college rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Over 2,500 students are enrolled in the School’s graduate and undergraduate programs, and in the last academic year, 723 degrees were awarded.
Over 110 ECE faculty members are involved in 11 areas of research, education, and commercialization – bioengineering, computer systems and software, digital signal processing, electric power, electromagnetics, electronic design and applications, microsystems, optics and photonics, systems and controls, telecommunications, and VLSI systems and digital design.
About the Georgia Institute of Technology
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities and the eighth best engineering and information technology university in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities, Georgia Tech’s more than 20,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Business, and Sciences. Tech is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Institute offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute.