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Guangyu Xu has been appointed to the prestigious Dev and Linda Gupta Professorship in the College of Engineering for a five-year term. The purpose of the Gupta Professorship is to encourage risk-taking and entrepreneurial pursuits by supporting faculty who bring fresh ideas to the department of electrical and computer engineering.

This summer the College of Engineering collaborated with the Colleges of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS), Information and Computer Science (lead), and Natural Sciences, along with the Massenberg Foundation, on a one-week program to engage and excite 16 students from high schools in Massachusetts and New Jersey about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Doctoral student Georgios Provelengios of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department has won the Stamatis Vassiliadis Best Paper Award at the 2019 International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL). His paper was selected as the best paper out of 151 paper submissions. FPL is the top European conference for the reconfigurable computing research field and one of the top four conferences held annually in the field. The paper was titled "Characterizing Power Distribution Attacks in Multi-User FPGA Environments."