Vanessa Chen received her Ph.D. in ECE from CMU back in 2013 and then joined Qualcomm to apply the low-power techniques on the 3D ultrasonic fingerprint biometrics sensing systems. Her research focuses on low-power cognitive interfaces for world-to-information computing. Her work spans the design of high-performance data converters, bio-inspired computing, ubiquitous sensory interfaces, as well as hardware-based cybersecurity.

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CMU Engineering

Engineering faculty receive CAREER awards

Four College of Engineering faculty members have been awarded CAREER awards by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Chen awarded NSF SpecEES grant

ECE’s Vanessa Chen has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant as part of the SpecEES program to develop trusted wireless transceivers for secure and energy-efficient communication.