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  • 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

    Mar 30, 2015
    NEW Computer Engineering Apparel

    We have NEW Computer Engineering Apparel available for purchase starting Monday, March 30th!
    New Products Include:

    Short Sleeved Tee's
    Long Sleeved Tee's
    Knit Caps

    These will be sold along with the Hoodies, Quarter Zip Sweatshirts, Baseball Hats, and Mugs that we had available in the fall.
    (Items will be available while supplies last.)

    Mar 20, 2015
    Dr. Kenneth Hsu's Retirement

    Please join the Computer Engineering Department as we congradulate Dr. Kenneth Hsu (37 Years) on his retirement from RIT.

    Friday March 20, 2015
    Reception from 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Gordon Atrium, 2nd Floor
    James Gleason Hall (Building 9)

  • Feb 19, 2015

    Congratulations to CE Student Ali Batayneh and his team mates!  Their OWLr App project won the Audience Choice Award at this years RIT's iOS App Challenge.

    Feb 2, 2015

    ARM Developer Day was a full day of demonstrations and hands-on workshops for students and faculty by ARM and ARM partners covering a variety of ARM-based development platforms, environments, and tools. Meeting industry professionals, students and faculty attending gain first-hand knowledge, skills, and insight to jump-start development of their ARM-based projects.

    Feb 4, 2014

    Fully autonomous vehicles are on the horizon. The future designers of these modernistic vehicles will be participating in the annual Freescale Cup challenge in April at Rochester Institute of Technology.

    Registration is open for the regional competition, taking place April 18 and 19 in RIT’s Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies.

    The Freescale Cup is a collegiate design challenge where students build autonomous model racecars with embedded technologies, navigating their vehicles around a track at top speeds. Students are also judged on the design of the model car and their understanding of the software programming and integrated systems of hardware and sensor technologies being used.

    “This is an exciting challenge where students across the globe participate and have an opportunity to learn more about interfacing hardware components and embedded systems,” said Andy Mastronardi, director Freescale University Programs. “This same technology is being used to develop intelligent cars and these students are being prepared for careers in this emerging field.”

    This is the first year the regional challenge will be held at RIT, and hosted by the computer engineering department in the university’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering. More than 30 university teams from the Northeast are expected to attend. For more information about the event or to register a team, contact Mastronardi by email at

    Feb 4, 2014

    Rochester Institute of Technology entered into an international educational partnership agreement on Dec. 1 with National Taiwan University of Science and Technology to provide an accelerated, five-year program for students to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree from the Taiwanese university and a Master of Science degree from RIT.

    Under the agreement, students would study for three years in Taiwan, earning a bachelor’s degree in electronic and computer engineering, electrical engineering, or computer science and information engineering. They would follow up with two years in the United States at RIT, receiving a master’s degree in computer engineering from RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

    “The international BS/MS program provides opportunities for students to gain a broader and international perspective through the expedited degree program,” says Shanchieh Jay Yang, department head of computer engineering in the engineering college.

    “Computer engineering at RIT will complement the students’ education in three closely related undergraduate programs at NTUST, in not only hands-on engineering education but also research experience as part of the computer engineering MS degree requirement. This partnership can further foster research collaboration between NTUST and RIT, enabling interdisciplinary advances in both institutions.”

    The first students in the program are expected to enroll in fall 2014.

    RIT has more than 30 international educational agreements that provide student and faculty exchanges, increased educational opportunities and expanded research collaborations. A similar partnership program was initiated recently between RIT’s Saunders College of Business and Beijing Jiaotong University in China. Other agreements have been established with government organizations and agencies around the world, including Rwanda, Libya, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Japan and Malaysia, the Dominican Republic, Brazil and Peru, said Diane Ellison, assistant vice president, Part-time and Graduate Enrollment Services at RIT.

    “The agreements provide opportunities for students and faculty in Rochester to connect and interact with others globally,” she added.

    The National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, located in Taipei, is known for its applied research in engineering disciplines, science and the humanities, promotion of entrepreneurship and university-industry cooperation.

    “This program is an excellent example of faculty leadership and cross-divisional collaboration leading to international partnerships and opportunities,” says James Myers, RIT’s associate provost of international education and global programs. “Dr. Yang had the vision for the program and led its development through his connections in Taiwan. Offices in Academic Affairs and Enrollment Management have supported his vision and worked closely together to create a very innovative model. Of course, our colleagues in Taiwan have been central to the process and have excellent partners to work with throughout.”

  • Feb 4, 2014

    You can teach old dogs new technology tricks.

    Jason Kridner, co-founder of, an Open Source technology organization, will be discussing new technology, specifically the software and hardware used in embedded computing, as the keynote speaker for RIT’s fourth annual ARM Developer Day.

    The all-day event takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at RIT. Registration check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. in RIT’s Center for Student Innovation, and Kridner’s keynote address follows at 8:30 a.m. in the same location. A full schedule of the hands-on workshops and locations is available.

    The event is free and open to students, faculty and staff. Registration is required and can be done online.

    Kridner, currently the open platforms technologist at Texas Instruments, founded with co-worker Gerald Coley as a community focused on providing affordable, powerful, open hardware computers to learn about electronics and embedded systems. Its primary platform technology is the BeagleBoard, a general-purpose microprocessor that can be used to connect a variety of peripherals. Kridner’s presentation, “The Next Economy is Hardware Included,” focuses on the new product development landscape that includes low-cost, low-power ARM development boards, such as BeagleBone Black. These high-level operating systems provide Internet connectivity through a variety of interfaces and allow developers to decrease the time and cost to bring a potential product to market.

    This is the fourth year RIT has hosted the ARM Developer Day program, and it has grown from a handful of students and national companies involved to more than 250 students and a dozen companies, said Adriana Becker-Gomez, lecturer in RIT’s computer engineering department.

    “This is a wonderful opportunity for the students, it inspires them,” she said. “We bring in field engineers from companies such as Texas Instruments, Freescale, Cypress and mbed, and our students are able to talk to technical people about the microprocessors, and how they work, not sales people. These are hands-on sessions and they get to keep the boards, too.”

    Participating companies are ARM, Texas Instruments,, Freescale, Cypress Semiconductor, ST Micro, Atmel Inc., mbed, NXP Semiconductors, MathWorks, Raspberry Pi, Keil, Element14 and CadSoft EAGLE.

    Sep 27, 2013
    Designing with Freescale Seminar Takes Place Oct. 3 at RIT Inn & Conference Center

    Embedded systems solutions being developed for products such as industrial control and data networking, enhanced graphical and touch-based user interfaces and low power, battery-based systems will be featured at the 2012 Freescale Semiconductor Rochester Technology Symposium. The annual event will take place Oct. 3 at the RIT Inn & Conference Center, 5257 West Henrietta Road. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. and the first session will start at 8:30 a.m. The Designing with Freescale event is free, and participants can register online. This year keynote speaker will Internet of Things thought-leadere Kaivan Karimi.

    Internet of Things thought-leader Kaivan Karimi gives keynote address at annual event

    Embedded systems, enhanced graphical technologies and touch-based user interfaces are only a few of the intelligent systems that make up the Internet of Things.

    Kaivan Karimi will discuss the Internet of Things—considered a new era in computing technology, also referred to as the Internet of intelligent systems—at the 2013 Designing with Freescale Seminar Series in Rochester. The annual event will take place Oct. 3 at the RIT Inn & Conference Center, 5257 West Henrietta Road. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. and the first session will start at 8:30 a.m. The Designing with Freescale event is free, and participants can register online.

    Karimi has been at the forefront of defining and driving the technology, product and business strategies related to the Internet of Things for Freescale, where he is executive director of its Global Strategy and Business Development team. He has more than 19 years of experience in the semiconductor and telecommunications business and has been with Freescale for nine years serving in a variety of leadership positions.

    The Freescale seminar is open to design engineers, engineering faculty and students, industry partners and executive managers. Participants attend hands-on training, laboratory demonstrations and presentations highlighting development tools, reference designs, customer products, student applications and projects.

    Featured technologies at the symposium will include Kinetis L, Freescale’s next-generation ARM Cortex M0+ core-based microcontroller and its Vybrid A5+M4 ARM multi-core technology.

    The event has expanded considerably, says Andy Mastronardi, Global Director of University Programs for Freescale. “There are more hands-on workshops and tracks related to Freescale products, applications and tools. The series was created to enable engineers to accelerate the development of innovative end-products using Freescale technologies.”

    This is the eighth year of the symposium. More than 200 participants from businesses and universities in the Northeast are expected to attend. Computer engineering students from RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering will display research projects, and a product tradeshow takes place throughout the day.

    At the close of the seminar, participants can tour the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, located on the Rochester Institute of Technology campus. A shuttle bus will leave the RIT Inn & Conference Center at 4:30 p.m. The Golisano Institute for Sustainability conducts leading research in alternative energy, remanufacturing, nanotechnology and sustainable production. It is considered a “living laboratory” and has incorporated sustainable systems within the building including a Purecell fuel cell system, the primary energy source; a water collection and filtration system; a microgrid and geothermal system. The institute also houses one of the world’s first Ph.D. programs in sustainable manufacturing and industrial development, as well as master’s degrees in sustainable systems and sustainable architecture.


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