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Veena Misra Selected as Head of NC State ECE

This article was originally posted here. Veena Misra has been named as the permanent head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at North...
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Alper Bozkurt and Team Win $4.3M Grant

A multidisciplinary team led by researchers at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) has received a $4.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems (NCS) program. NC State ECE Distinguished Professor and ASSIST Center Co-Director Alper Bozkurt is part of the team, and Baranidharan Raman, professor of biomedical engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering, is leading the study.
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Alper Bozkurt Receives NSF Rules of Life Funding for Mussels Research

The U.S. National Science Foundation has announced funding for Alper Bozkurt’s mussels research under the Using the Rules of Life to Address Societal Challenges program.
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Reflections on Ten Years of ASSIST

Ten years ago, the ASSIST team set out to create disruptive, always-on wearable devices that would enable continuous monitoring for chronic disease management. We achieved this through unique co-engineering of energy harvesting, low-power systems-on-chip, low-power sensing and integration on flexible platforms such as textiles. ASSIST built these systems to meet the requirements of several key chronic health concerns such as asthma, cardiac disease, diabetes, and wound monitoring.
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NC middle and high schoolers demonstrate the future of ASSISTive technology

The annual Wearable Device Challenge is in its eighth year at NC State, with one year off for the pandemic in 2020. Put on by the ASSIST Center, students are tasked with developing wearable health monitoring devices for humans or animals.