When Roberto Padovani completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Padova in Italy and had the opportunity to pursue a Ph.D. at the University of Amherst in Massachusetts, the financial help of mentors made his trip to the U.S. possible.
In the nearly four decades since his arrival, Padovani was instrumental in developing the technology behind 3G communications and pioneered the concept of using the internet on a mobile device at Qualcomm, where he eventually held chief technology officer and executive vice president roles. He served as an advisor at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and garnered more than 80 patents on wireless communication technologies....more.

Alumni Newsletter, November 2017
UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering Ranked #13 in 2018 US News and World Report Graduate School Rankings
The UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering ranks #13 in the nation, up from #17 last year, in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report best engineering graduate schools rankings. The Jacobs School of Engineering ranks 8th among the nation’s top public engineering schools.
With $168M in research funding for the 2015-2016 fiscal year, the Jacobs School ranks 7th overall – and 1st among all public engineering schools – in research expenditures per faculty member, according to this same U.S. News & World Report ranking...more
Alumni Newsletter, Spring 2017
Second annual design competition showcase
Fred Daniel uses a rolling walker to get around. The device has greatly helped the 85-year-old Carlsbad man with his balance and mobility, but there’s a downside.
He can’t move very fast and it causes pain across his shoulders after just a few minutes. But when he and his wife, Shirley, shop at Costco, Daniel said he can zip quickly and painlessly around the warehouse for a half-hour using one of its oversize shopping carts....more.
Alumni Newsletter, Fall 2016
Hands-On Curriculum
Starting in the freshman year, ECE undergraduates can now take at least one experiential, project-based course or lab annually, whereas such courses were reserved for graduating seniors in previous years. To accommodate the need for more hands-on training, ECE is adding three new team-based project courses. The goal is to better equip students for industry and internships as soon as possible....more.
Alumni Newsletter, Summer 2017

From self-folders robots to computer vision: UC San Diego makes strong showing at the IROS
From self-folding robots, to robotic endoscopes, to better methods for computer vision and object detection, researchers at the University of California San Diego have a wide range of papers and workshop presentations at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (or IROS) which takes place from Sept. 24 to 28 in Vancouver, Canada. UC San Diego researchers also are organizing workshops on a range of themes during the event....more
Alumni Newsletter, Winter 2017

Electrical Engineering students at Get Launched SB!
Just a couple of years ago, electrical engineering students had a hard time figuring out which side of the soldering iron to hold. Some may say, necessity is the mother of invention and this couldn’t be truer in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UC San Diego....more.
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