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Nakamura – A Part of the Millennium Technology Prize Story

Nakamura – A Part of the Millennium Technology Prize Story

The Nobel Prize might be better known, but time and again, the Millennium Technology Prize has been one of the first international awards to recognize great innovation

DenBaars – More efficient incandescent lightbulb replacements

DenBaars – More Efficient Incandescent Lightbulb Replacements

Because LEDs come in various shades, ECE Prof. Steven DenBaars, says customers “need to understand what color temperature they want.”

Bowers – Intel’s New Integrated Photonics Research Ctr

Bowers – Intel’s New Integrated Photonics Research Ctr

The multiple university center to pave the way for the next decade of compute interconnect. ECE Prof. John Bowers will investigate issues w/ integrating InAs quantum dot lasers w/ conventional silicon photonics

DenBaars "SmartKem joins SSLEEC"

DenBaars "SmartKem joins SSLEEC"

UCSB's Solid State Lighting & Energy Electronics Center that advances SSL and energy efficient power switching, led by Profs. Steven DenBaars and Shuji Nakamura – gains a new collaborator U.K.-based electronics company SmartKem

Mostofi – Crowd Counting with WiFi

Mostofi – Crowd Counting with WiFi

ECE Prof. Yasamin Mostofi interviewed by BBC – Digital Planet podcast about her research on counting people with WiFi (14:00–22:30)

Camsari – Randomness for Probabilistic Computing

Camsari – Randomness for Probabilistic Computing

Kerem Camsari, an ass't. prof. of ECE, and colleagues conceive a device usually associated with stable information storage can be modified to be extremely sensitive to thermal noise, offering a source of randomness for probabilistic computing