Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Matt Ruff

Matt Ruff is an assistant professor of practice at Oregon State University in the computer science cybersecurity program. Prior to joining Oregon State University, Matt worked in the Foreign Service for the U.S. Department of State as an information management technical specialist as well as in the U.S. Intelligence Community conducting technical and cyber operations. Before working for the U.S.

Catalyst for success

Photo courtesy of Javier Garcia-Ramirez

First-generation student Javier Garcia-Ramirez received a lot more from the Catalyst Scholars Program than he was expecting when he came to Oregon State University in 2020.

“I knew I’d be getting financial support, but the program offered opportunities beyond that, opportunities that helped me develop as a whole person,” said Garcia-Ramirez, a senior in computer science and member of the scholarship program’s inaugural cohort.

Wireless transceiver innovations yield IEEE achievement award for Ph.D. student

Mostafa Essawy, a doctoral student in electrical and computer engineering at Oregon State University, was one of just 26 students worldwide to receive a 2023-2024 predoctoral achievement award from the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society.

The award is granted annually to promising Ph.D. students based on their academic records and the quality of their publications.

Advancing American Competitiveness: CorMic's Pursuit of Tech Hub Funding


February 29 marked a major milestone for the Corvallis Microfluidics Tech Hub, or CorMic, as the consortium submitted their proposal to the U.S. Economic Development Administration to be considered for up to $70 million in funding as part of the Biden Administration’s Tech Hub Program. As one of the 31 Tech Hubs designated by the Biden Administration in October, CorMic has positioned itself to become a global leader in microfluidics over the next decade.

The future of biosensing: A trailblazing project with HP

Doctoral students Jacob Dawes and Debbie Chou, under the guidance of Associate Professor Matt Johnston (left), test a setup to measure small particles as they pass through a microfluidic flow cell. These beads serve as cell surrogates, but the target application is for cell counting — or flow cytometry — a commonly used tool in bio labs and for medical tests. The goal is to develop a smaller, much more integrated cell counting system using custom integrated circuits.