Formula Sun Grand Prix

This week the University of Texas (UT) Solar Vehicle Team is participating in the Formula Sun Grand Prix 2015, which is taking place at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas.

IEEE Photonics

Francesco Monticone, doctoral student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering has received the Graduate Student Fellowship established by the IEEE Photonics Society for the academic year 2015-2016.

Samsung GRO

Prof. Lizy Kurian John along with Prof. Andreas Gerstlauer have received a grant for their project titled, ‘Adaptive Energy-Efficient Designs for Next Generation Smart Phone CPUs’ from Samsung Electronics through its 2015 Global Research Outreach (GRO) Program.

Christine Julien

Professor Christine Julien will be awarded the prestigious 2015 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards this August. It is considered to be the highest teaching honor bestowed by the University of Texas System Board of Regents.

Perceptual Fog Density Assessment and Image Defogging

Prof. Alan Bovik along with Lark Kwon Choi have developed a no-reference perceptual fog density prediction model and a perceptual image defogging algorithm that are based on natural scene statistics (NSS) and fog aware statistical features.


The Cockrell School of Engineering has received $1 million from Qualcomm Incorporated, furthering the company’s support of Texas Engineering over the past two years.


Nan Sun and David Pan received a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Computing and Communication Foundations for their research project titled, ‘Automation for Synthesizable and Scaling Friendly Analog and Mixed-Signal Circuits’.