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Codelucida founders David Decerlq, Shiva Planjery and Bane Vasic; photo by Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch ArizonaCodelucida, a startup co-founded in 2014 by UA Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering alumnus Shiva Planjery and professor Bane Vasic, has secured $700,000 in a round of angel investment funding.

The company aims to commercialize error-correction technology for data storage and communications. The tech was jointly developed by Planjery and PhD advisers Vasic and David Declercq, a professor at the University of Cergy-Pontoise, France, during Planjery's doctoral studies.

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Salman Asadullah, right, advises some ECE students on their software design project.
Cisco Systems Distinguished Engineer Salman Asadullah – on a recent visit to his alma mater from San Jose, California – spoke candidly with University of Arizona engineering students about his experiences while rising through the ranks at Cisco over two decades.  

“I’ve witnessed the dramatic shifts in the networking industry in real time, and I’m here to tell you: Software leads the world,” said Asadullah, a Cisco chief technology officer, on Nov. 17. He received his UA bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering in 1995 and in 2009 became a Cisco Distinguished Engineer, a leadership title given to less than 1 percent of all Cisco engineers.

Sunil Kishen and Bala KrishnanGuest speakers and honorees at the College of Engineering’s 2016 Homecoming on Oct. 28 and 29 captured the essence of the profession: forward-thinking problem solvers with heart. 

Among the award winners recognized at the Engineers Breakfast were ECE alumni Sunil Kishen and Bala Krishnan.

Kishen, who earned an MS degree in electrical engineering in 1991, received the Professional Achievement Award. 

Kishen works in Silicon Valley transferring vast quantities of proprietary information for clients from their networks to the cloud.

Krishnan, who earned an MS degree in electrical and computer engineering in 2003, was given the Young Professional Achievement Award. 

Krishnan’s Silicon Valley company, Peel Technologies, offers an app that turns smartphones into personalized, interactive remote control devices for connecting TVs and other home electronics.

Richard Ziolkowski with Queen Margrethe II of Denmark
The American Physical Society has named Litton Industries John M. Leonis Distinguished Professor in electrical and computer engineering Richard W. Ziolkowski one of its 2016 fellows.

A physics-trained professor of electrical engineering who researches and develops antennas for medical implants, space communications and more, Ziolkowski sees the fellowship as a return to form.

“Because all my degrees are in physics, the APS fellowship makes me feel I’ve come full circle,” said Ziolkowski, who became a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in 1994 and of the Optical Society of America in 2006.


Photo: Ziolkowski, right, said it was a joy meeting Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, left, when he received an honorary doctorate from Technical University of Denmark in 2012. (Photo courtesy of Technical University of Denmark)

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