Singer named as Amazon Alexa Innovation Fellow

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Joseph Park, ECE ILLINOIS
9/4/2018 10:45:43 AM

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Andrew Singer
Andrew Singer
ECE ILLINOIS Fox Family Professor Andrew Singer has been awarded an Alexa Innovation Fellowship from Amazon. This fellowship is awarded to faculty members at leading universities whose "primary focus is on teaching and advising students interested in technology entrepreneurship."

The Alexa Innovation Fellowship includes funding to support entrepreneurship center activities such as courses, workshops, and grant awards to aid entrepreneurs in enhancing their technologies with voice integrations. Through this funding, Alexa Innovation Fellows will be able to help students on campus with their innovations which benefit from voice integrations. Alexa Innovation Fellows will also receive training for the Innovation Fellow and a variety of Alexa enabled devices.

Singer is also the Associate Dean for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the College of Engineering and the Director of the Technology Entrepreneur Center. He joined the ECE ILLINOIS faculty in 1998 after working at Lockheed-Martin and MIT. Singer co-founded Intersymbol Communications Inc., a fabless semiconductor IC company which was later acquired by Finsair Corporation in 2007. In 2014, he also co-founded OceanComm, a provider of Mb/s underwater acoustic modem technology for subsea industries. 

Singer is also affiliated with the Beckman Institute and Coordinated Science Lab.

 

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