Accomplishments: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

May 19, 2020
Anjala S. Krishen (Marketing & International Business) had a paper, "Harnessing the Waiting Experience: Anticipation, Expectations, and WOM," accepted in Journal of Services Marketing. This interdisciplinary work was conducted in collaboration with the Shark Reef Exhibit at Mandalay Bay and co-authored with Brian Robison and two UNLV doctoral alums, Orie Berezan, assistant professor at California State University, Dominguez Hills, and Shaurya Agarwal, assistant professor at University of...
April 17, 2020
Andrew Thomas Reyes, Judzia Bombard, and William Gangozo (all Nursing), Tirth Bhatta (Sociology), and Venkatesan Muthukumar (Electrical & Computer Engineering), published an article, “Promoting Resilience Among College Student Veterans Through an Acceptance-and-Commitment-Therapy App: An Intervention Refinement Study,” in the Community Mental Health Journal.
April 7, 2020
Andrew Thomas Reyes, William Gangozo (both Nursing), Tirth Bhatta (Sociology), and Venkatesan Muthukumar (Electrical & Computer Engineering), published an article, “Testing the Acceptability and Initial Efficacy of a Smartphone-app Mindfulness Intervention for College Student Veterans with PTSD.” This article is published in the April issue of the Archives of Psychiatric Nursing.
March 23, 2020
Brendan Morris (Electrical and Computer Engineering) is the winner of the 2020 College of Engineering Distinguished Teacher Award.
March 20, 2020
Pramen P. Shrestha (Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Construction), Shae Deschutter (Engineering) and Jennifer Reff (Electrical and Computer Engineering) recently were honored for their service to College of Engineering. Shrestha is a professor and graduate coordinator. Deschutter is assistant director of academic advising for retention, progression, and completion. Reff is an administrative assistant III.
June 21, 2019
Yang Jiao (Electrical and Computer Engineering) recently presented a paper at Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition 2019 about object tracking in 3D fluorescence volumes. The paper is based on work done by Jiao in collaboration with Mei Yang (Electrical and Computer Engineering) and Mo Weng (Life Science). This work targets the challenge of 3D subcellular structures tracking because, unlike cells and macro objects, 3D subcellular structures perform rapidly expansion and shrinking as well as...
April 4, 2019
Reimund Serafica (Nursing) is the lead author of the article “The Use of Social Media and mEMA Technology in Comparing Compliance Rate Among Users" in The Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal. Serafica co-published with Brendan Morris (Electrical and Computer Engineering). The article reports the results of two approaches to dietary monitoring using social media and mEMA technology and the lessons learned from the two studies for improving participant compliance. 
April 1, 2019
Robert Schill (Electrical and Computer Engineering) was awarded a patent for his “Auto-Triggered Methods and Systems for Protecting Against Direct and Indirect Electronic Attack.” Since plasma, at a high enough density, can be used to disrupt a high power electromagnetic pulse or continuous wave, by controlling the density, one could prevent electronic attacks on battlefield equipment, industrial equipment, or satellites protecting our cyber infrastructure.
March 15, 2019
Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering is proud to announce that three of its engineering graduate programs have been ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News is a global authority in university rankings whose criteria include graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, alumni giving, and graduate rate performance. The programs recognized are: Environmental Engineering - #81 Civil Engineering - #102 Electrical/Electronic/...
September 7, 2018
Brian Hedlund, Kelly Ai-Sun Tseng (both Life Sciences), Dharini Bhammar, Arpita Basu (both Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), and Sarah Harris (Electrical and Computer Engineering) participated in the annual statewide Nevada-INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) meeting at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno last month. The faculty members, supported by NV-INBRE, presented lectures on their research. Additionally, nine UNLV undergraduates presented posters highlighting their...
June 8, 2018
Reimund Serafica (Nursing), Kelly Webber (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), and Brendan Morris (Electrical and Computer Engineering) received a Faculty Opportunity Award in the collaborative interdisciplinary research category for their project “Food App for Tracking and Identifying Dietary Biculturalism in Southern Nevada,” which will examine the feasibility of using a food app to determine the phenomena of dietary biculturalism.
March 23, 2018
The Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering is proud to announce that four of its engineering graduate programs have been ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News is a global authority in university rankings whose criteria include graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, alumni giving, and graduate rate performance. The programs recognized are: Civil Engineering- #89 Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engineering- #144...