Weekly Meeting - ECE Course Feedback Forum from ECE Chair Prof Hemami, Prof McGruer, Prof Meleis

  • Posted on: 8 April 2014
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When: April 2nd, 2014 at 11:45am
Where: 308 Snell Engineering

Greetings All,

This week IEEE is hosting the ECE Course Feedback Forum! We have ECE Chair and professors sitting in to hear your comments, suggestions, and criticism on courses you feel require some praise or improvements. If you have anything to say, now will be the time do to so! It is a chance for you to let the faculty know what works and what doesn't work in certain courses!

As usual, there will be pizza and drinks!


ECE Chair, Professor Sheila Hemami
Dr. Hemami's research interests broadly concern communication of visual information from the perspectives of both signal processing and psychophysics. She was elected a Fellow of the IEEE in 2009 for her for contributions to robust and perceptual image and video communications. Dr. Hemami has held various visiting positions, most recently at the University of Nantes, France and at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland. She has received numerous university and national teaching awards, including Eta Kappa Nu's C. Holmes MacDonald Award. She was a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Signal Processing Society in 2010-11, and has held various technical leadership positions in the IEEE.

Professor Nicol McGruer
At Northeastern University, Professor McGruer has worked in a variety of microfabrication-related areas including plasma-source ion implantation for semiconductor doping in multiple-process systems, fabrication of 0.1 to 2 micron-scale gated field emission devices, gated field emitter reliability physics, fabrication of microrelays and MEMS sensors, fabrication of 3-D microelectronic circuits, and fabrication of monolithic ferrite devices. Current projects include design of microrelay contacts, fabrication of MEMS testbeds for nanoscale materials testing, design and fabrication of magnetic sensors, and development of microfabricated surface-energy driven nanoscale alignment systems. To carry out this work, Professor McGruer directs the Microfabrication Laboratory and the Scanning Electron Microscopy Facility.

Professor Waleed Meleis
Professor Meleis joined the Computer Engineering Group of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University in 1996. His research is on developing and evaluating algorithms and bounds for combinatorially difficult optimization problems. He is researching in the following areas: Combinatorial optimization, Algorithm design and analysis, Scheduling, Machine Learning, Parallel computing, and more.