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Dr. Jin's NSF Grant:

Brain Password: Exploring A Psychophysiological Approach for Secure User Authentication. See articles and media coverage of what Dr. Jin and his fellow researchers are calling "brainprints" here.

Update, August 2016: The team recently received official confirmation of roughly $1.2 million more total funding over four years (about $900,000 total will come to Binghamton and around $300,000 total will go to the State University of New York at Buffalo) through the National Science Foundation for the project titled: "TWC SBE: Medium: Collaborative: Brain Hacking: Assessing Psychological and Computational Vulnerabilities in Brain-based Biometrics." Read more here about the first year of the Binghamton awardThe first year of the Buffalo award



News Articles

 Getting More Energy From the Sun: How to Make Better Solar Cells - Dr. Tara Dhakal - The Conversation - May 2016


ECE Faculty Awards

Dr. David Klotzkin received the Outstanding Faculty Instructor award (by student vote) and Dr. Stephen Zahorian received the Outstanding Faculty Researcher Award! For a full list of the 9th Annual ECE Awards Ceremony Click Here


Team of  graduate students come in second in national smartphone app competition

A quartet of graduate students from the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science came in second place in the nation-wide 2016 Institute of Industrial and System Engineers CIS Division Mobile App Competition. | Read More


ECE Senior Delivers Commencement Speech

Tremayne Stewart, who received his bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering at commencement last weekend, praised his Watson classmates, calling them “the brightest and most dedicated people I’ve ever met.”

He urged the graduates not to lose momentum at the first sign of resistance.

“It doesn’t matter what path you take to get where you need to go – and odds are it won’t be the one you dreamed up when you were younger,” he said. “But it will be the one you are prepared for and it will be the one you carve.” | Watch Video


Binghamton University Engineering Students Unveil Award Winning Formula-Style Electric Racecar

A team of 13 students from the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science at Binghamton University and Broome Community College known as SUNY Bearcat Motorsports won the Electric Division of the national Formula Hybrid 2016 Competition at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. on May 5. | Read More, Watch Video


Watson seniors present design projects

What do you get when you combine PVC piping, batteries, pool noodles, a camera and some rebar?

A team of seniors from the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science answered that with their capstone project presented at the Innovative Technologies Complex at Binghamton University. The findings were part of the mechanical and electrical and computer engineering presentations on May 6, but all Watson seniors were part of a capstone project team. | Read More

Breakthrough at Binghamton furthers development of bacteria-powered energy

“Once a functional bio-solar panel becomes available, it could become a permanent power source for supplying long-term power for small, wireless telemetry systems as well as wireless sensors used at remote sites where frequent battery replacement is impractical,” said Seokheun “Sean” Choi, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering in Binghamton University’s Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science. | Read More





Dhakal named interim director of CASP

Tara P. Dhakal has been appointed interim director of the Center for Autonomous Solar Power (CASP), part of Binghamton University’s Center of Excellence. Dhakal’s research focuses on thin film inorganic and organic solar devices (video). | Read More


Portrait of a Watson student - Dylan Domenico

We sat down with an ECE sophomore to find out more about his Binghamton experience: "I'm really happy here. I think it's because you can always try something new, like even start your own club. The main thing I like is that sense limitless opportunity to do more." | Read More

Professor Jessica Fridrich elevated to IEEE Fellow | Nov. 2015

Professor Jessica Fridrich has been elevated to IEEE Fellow for "contributions to digital media forensics, steganography, and steganalysis."

Professor Seokheun Choi on Binghamton Research Discover-e. | Nov. 2015

Professor Seokheun Choi has the top two stories for 2015 on Binghamton Research Discover-e. Congratulations Professor Choi


Professor Choi received an NSF grant "An Origami Paper-Based Bacteria-Powered Battery for On-Chip Biosensors"  |  June 2015

Paper based bacterial batteryOrigami, the Japanese art of paper folding, can be used to create beautiful birds, frogs and other small sculptures. Now a Binghamton University engineer says the technique can be applied to building batteries, too.| Read More

Learn more about Prof. Seokheun Choi

Brain's reaction to certain words could replace passwords 
-Dr. Zhanpeng Jin  | Inside, JUNE 2015

brain printYou might not need to remember those complicated e-mail and bank account passwords for much longer. According to a new study by Binghamton University researchers, the way your brain responds to certain words could be used to replace passwords.
In “Brainprint,” a newly published study in academic journal Neurocomputing, researchers from the University observed the brain signals of 45 volunteers as they read a list of 75 acronyms, such as FBI and DVD.| Read More

Learn more about Dr. Zhanpeng Jin

More on 'Brain-prints' could replace fingerprints

Smart, Connected Health | Watson Review, 2015

Smart, connected health

Zhanpeng Jin, having earned a master’s in computer engineering in 2006, was poised to leave China and begin the next chapter of his education as a PhD student in electrical engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. Though he had a strong interest in computer science, he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do with his doctorate. | Read More

Learn more about Dr. Zhanpeng Jin

Congratulations to Professors Mark Fowler and Jessica Fridrich for becoming "Distinguished Professors" | May 2015

Jessica Fridrich was promoted to distinguished professor and Mark Fowler was promoted to distinguished teaching professor at the May 6 meeting of the SUNY Board of Trustees. Both members of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, they join more than 75 Binghamton University faculty who have achieved distinguished rank.

Promotion to distinguished professor is reserved for those who have achieved national or international prominence and a distinguished reputation within his or her discipline. Promotion to the distinguished teaching rank recognizes the mastery of teaching at the graduate, undergraduate or professional levels. | Read More

Learn more about Prof. Mark Fowler

Learn more about Prof. Jessica Fridrich

Outstanding faculty instructor award to Prof. Klotzkin | Feb. 2015

Dr. David Klotzkin received the Outstanding Faculty Instructor award (by student vote)

Outstanding faculty researcher to Prof. Jin | Feb. 2015

Dr. Zhanpeng Jin received the 2-14-2015 award for Outstanding Faculty Researcher

Last Updated: 9/6/16