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  • Jun 24, 2016

    Two NXP Cup teams from the RIT Department of Computer Engineering placed third and fourth in the NXP Cup 2016 US Finals held June 8 at the 53rd Design Automation Conference (DAC 2016) in Austin, Texas.  The NXP Cup is a competition where student teams build, program, and race a 1/18-scale model car around a track for speed.  The car must navigate the track autonomously using a camera, and the winning car is the fastest to complete the track without derailing.  Cody Tinker and Chris Valerino as Team “All the Way” received third-place trophies and cash prizes, and David Lor and Kaiwen Zheng as Team “Mad Max” placed fourth.  The difference between the finish times of the two RIT teams was only one-tenth of one second (0.1 s).

    For the US Finals, NXP invited the first- and second-place teams from each of the three NXP Cup 2016 US regional competitions to participate in the finals.  The US East Coast Regional Competition was held May 7 at Imagine RIT, where Chris and Cody won first place and David and Kaiwen won second place.  Both teams began work on their NXP Cup entries as part of class projects for Dr. Ray Ptucha in the Department of Computer Engineering.  RIT’s NXP Cup organizer is Dr. Roy Melton in the Department of Computer Engineering, and he accompanied the two RIT teams to the US Finals.  Gary Valerino, father of contestant Chris Valerino, also attended the US Finals.

    The NXP Cup Challenge is a collaborative, competitive, and hands-on way to learn about embedded systems and control.  The NXP Cup began in 2003 in Korea at Hanyang University hosting 80 teams of students.  Since that time the NXP Cup has spread to China, India, Malaysia, Latin America, North America, and Europe, involving more than 500 schools and 15,000 students a year.  RIT has hosted the US East Coast Regional Competition for the last three years.

    Jun 24, 2016

    A game developed by three Rochester Institute of Technology students has been named one of the most well-designed apps of 2016, according to Apple.

    The game app, called Dividr, took home an Apple Design Award at the tech giant’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) June 13 in San Francisco. Apple gives out 12 Apple Design Awards each year—10 to professionally developed apps and two to student apps. The annual awards are meant to recognize independently developed apps that raise the bar in design, technology and innovation.

    Apple names game created by three RIT students one of the best apps of 2016

    Students win Apple Design Award at Worldwide Developer Conference for Dividr app

    The game app, called Dividr, took home an Apple Design Award at the tech giant’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) June 13 in San Francisco. Apple gives out 12 Apple Design Awards each year—10 to professionally developed apps and two to student apps. The annual awards are meant to recognize independently developed apps that raise the bar in design, technology and innovation.

    Dividr was created by Josh Deichmann, a third-year computer engineering major from Belmont, N.Y.; Patrick Pistor, a third-year web and mobile computing major from Otego, N.Y.; and Erik Lydick, a third-year mechanical engineering major from Blue Bell, Pa. Their app was selected out of 350 entries for the student award.

    The team received a trophy and international recognition. Within a week of winning the award, downloads of the Dividr app have jumped from about 400 to nearly 12,000.

    “Because Apple only gives out 12 or 13 Apple Design Awards each year, these are kind of like Oscars of iOS app development,” said Lydick. “It’s honestly just a bit fantastical—it just doesn’t seem real.”

    The student team created Dividr as part of the 2016 RIT iOS App Challenge, an Apple-sponsored hackathon hosted in February at RIT. The goal of the retro 2D arcade game is to move the main player in and out to avoid obstacles on the map and collect coins along the way. You move the player by applying more or less pressure with your finger to the screen.

    After winning first-place at the RIT competition, the team released the app on the App Store at the Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival May 7. Deichmann also entered the WWDC Scholarship to win a free ticket for the week-long event for developers.

    May 11, 2016

    Amlan Ganguly, a faculty member at Rochester Institute of Technology, recently received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award expected to total $596,512 over five years for “Energy-efficient data center with wireless interconnection networks.” The five-year grant award is being used toward further exploring the design of energy efficient data centers utilizing a communication infrastructure with wireless interconnections. Read more here.

    Feb 1, 2016
    ARM Day 2016

    Jan. 29. Students met industry professionals from more than a dozen companies, including ARM, Analog Devices, Cypress Semiconductor, ST Microelectronics, NXP Semiconductors and MathWorks. The day featured a keynote speaker, demonstrations, exhibits and workshops. ARM’s University Program and the departments of Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering sponsored the event. (Photo: A. Sue Weisler)

  • Jan 29, 2016

    The 6th Annual ARM Developer Day on Friday, January 29, is almost here! 
    So what is ARM?  ARM= Advanced RISC Machines.  Microprocessor and processor core architecture

    There will be 12 electronics and software companies with more than 20 workshops, and many are offering free microprocessor developer kits to attendees.  All events and workshops are free, including lunch.

    Register today!  There are a limited number of tickets available.
    Go to the event web site.

    Use the Workshops link to get familiar with the events and workshops offered.  Use the Schedule link to plan which workshops and events you want to attend.
    There are three sessions of concurrent workshops:  10:30, 1:30, and 3:10.  Use the Registration link to access registration on the Eventbrite web site.
    Enter quantity "1" for each event and workshop session you wish to register.  Click the Register button, and then you will be able to enter your personal information and register for a specific workshop within each session.

    Please note:   this event is restricted to current university students and faculty.

    Oct 13, 2015
    Successful Fall Grad Social

    Friday, October 9th, the Computer Engineering Department at RIT hosted the Fall Grad Social! 
    Graduate Students, Faculty and Staff enjoyed lunch and a games.  Thank you to everyone who came and made the event a success!  We look forward to our next one!

    Sep 21, 2015

    RIT is ranked number 36 on Business Insider's "50 Best Computer Science and Engineering Schools in America"

    Sep 18, 2015

    The Department of Computer Engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for a non-tenure-track lecturer position.  The position requires the candidate to have a master's degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related discipline.  Preferred candidates will have the ability and interests to:

    • Teach undergraduate courses and labs in Computer Engineering
    • Engage industry partners
    • Mentor students for extracurricular design projects
    • Function in a collaborative teaching environment, and
    • Contribute in meaningful ways to the college's continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences

    The Department of Computer Engineering is known for its outstanding career-oriented education that emphasizes design across and beyond curriculum.  Its student-centered faculty and staff and state-of-the-art laboratories and computing facilities have attracted talented, ambitious. and creative students from around the world to RIT for stimulating experiential learning experiences.  Faculty are actively engaged in research, innovative teaching, partnerships with industry, and participation in cross-disciplinary Ph. D. programs in Engineering, Computing and Information Sciences, Microsystems Engineering, Imaging Science, and Sustainability.  For more information please visit the department website:

    Apply online at, search openings, then keyword search 1940BR.  Please submit your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications, a brief teaching philosophy, and the names, address and phone numbers for three references.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is found.

  • May 16, 2015
    CE Graduation Picnic

    Saturday, May 16th we hosted our annual CE Graduation Picnic with our graduating students, alumni, staff and faculty!
    It was a day of food, fun and celebrating the accomplishments of our students who are graduating this Spring.

    Apr 29, 2015
    2015 CE Grad Social

    We look forward to celebrating a great semester with the CE Grad Students on Friday April 29th, starting at 4:00pm.

    Please meet in the Xerox Auditorium.

    Please RSVP to


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