ECpE’s Neil Gong receives $400,000 NSF grant for work on mitigating evasion attacks to deep neural networks

ECpE’s Neil Gong receives $400,000 NSF grant for work on mitigating evasion attacks to deep neural networks

Reporting by Alli Weaver. The National Science Foundation (NSF) has granted $400,000 to Iowa State University’s Assistant Professor Neil Gong of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The grant, given by the Division of Computer and Network Systems within NSF, was presented to Gong for his 2017 article, “Mitigating Evasion Attacks to Deep Neural Networks … Continue reading ECpE’s Neil Gong receives $400,000 NSF grant for work on mitigating evasion attacks to deep neural networks

John Kaiser eager to boost real world knowledge as CBE’s new lecturer

As a member and chair of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s (CBE) Advisory Council, John Kaiser was always a very popular visitor whenever he’d come to Sweeney Hall. As a longtime employee of Mars Chocolate, Kaiser, who some nicknamed “The Candy Man,” would bring samples of his employer’s products to hand out to … Continue reading John Kaiser eager to boost real world knowledge as CBE’s new lecturer

Romal joins ISU CCEE as environmental engineering laboratory and safety manager

John Romal is the environmental lab and safety manager at Iowa State University’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE). In his current duties, Romal is responsible for research and teaching laboratory operations, including sample preparation for undergraduate students, equipment maintenance, user supervision and training, safety inspections and general operations. He also collaborates … Continue reading Romal joins ISU CCEE as environmental engineering laboratory and safety manager

Abdelkhalik, Kim, Lee join Aerospace Engineering faculty

Teaching and research expertise in several important areas will be enhanced in the Iowa State University Department of Aerospace Engineering with the arrival of three new faculty members. Ossama Abdelkhalik comes to the department as an associate professor from Michigan Technological University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Mechanics. His research specialties include space trajectory design, spacecraft dynamics and control, … Continue reading Abdelkhalik, Kim, Lee join Aerospace Engineering faculty

APEX-E program expands to include hands-on research experience

A new research opportunity for incoming Iowa State engineering students allows them to experience the life of a Cyclone Engineer before their first semester on campus even begins. APEX-E, or the Academic Program for EXcellence for Engineers, is “designed to increase the success rate of incoming multicultural, first-year engineering students.” APEX-E is a component of the university-wide Academic Program for EXcellence (APEX) and is a collaboration between the College of Engineering and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs. APEX-E  launched in the College of Engineering in 2013, and this summer it expanded to include a new hands-on research experience in real-world applications of engineering.

ECpE’s Vaswani receives NSF grant for high-dimensional structured data recovery

Whether you watch videos on a small phone screen or a large TV, minuscule structures and movements placed within each video allow it to run. Namrata Vaswani, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University, along with Chinmay Hegde, ECpE assistant professor, recently received a nearly half million three-year grant … Continue reading ECpE’s Vaswani receives NSF grant for high-dimensional structured data recovery

IE student’s summer involved singing in Norway and engineering in Virginia

One industrial engineering student was busy this summer with two of his biggest passions: music and engineering. Samuel Low, a senior in industrial engineering (I.E.), started his summer off by touring Norway with the Iowa State Singers, a 72-member mixed choral ensemble consisting of students from various majors across campus. The group visited a handful … Continue reading IE student’s summer involved singing in Norway and engineering in Virginia

1910 surveying notebook shows Iowa State’s campus through the eyes — and feet — of ECpE alum

“Sept. 7, 1910. Hot! C.E. McCune, Surveyor.” These handwritten words, from page seven of a century-old Keuffel & Esser Co. Field Book 360, provide a small glimpse of one day in Ames, Iowa, according to Iowa State University 1911 electrical engineering graduate Charles E. McCune. McCune’s 1910 notebook was found at a library book sale … Continue reading 1910 surveying notebook shows Iowa State’s campus through the eyes — and feet — of ECpE alum

ME alum named to Board of Directors for Leggett & Platt

A mechanical engineering alum has been named to the governing board for a Missouri-based manufacturing company. Srikanth Padmanabhan (PhDME’91) has been appointed to the Board of Directors for Leggett & Platt, “a 135-year-old diversified manufacturer that designs and produces engineered products found in most homes and automobiles.” The company consists of “14 business units, 22,000 employee-partners, and … Continue reading ME alum named to Board of Directors for Leggett & Platt

Iowa State ECpE faculty gives seminar at Mobile Data Management conference in Denmark

On June 27, Iowa State University Associate Professor Goce Trajcevski delivered a seminar titled “Targets and Shapes Tracking” in Aalborg, Denmark. Trajcevski, of ISU’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, presented with Northwestern University Professor Emeritus Peter Scheuermann at the 19th Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Conference on Mobile Data Management. The … Continue reading Iowa State ECpE faculty gives seminar at Mobile Data Management conference in Denmark

ABE collaborates with Georgian Technical University

ABE collaborates with Georgian Technical University

ABE’s Steve Mickelson and Ardith Maney, along with the Rector of the Georgian Technical University, Archil Prangishvili and Dr. Lali Gogeliani, met on July 31, 2018 with the Minister of Education and Science, Mikheil Chkhenkeli, in Tbilisi, Georgia. The purpose of the meeting was to brief Minister Chkhenkeli on the joint activities of Georgian Technical … Continue reading ABE collaborates with Georgian Technical University

ECpE engineer published for Alzheimer’s-testing device

Alzheimer’s disease is a prominent concern, present in the lives of millions. Currently, the main diagnostic methods for treating this disease are neuroimaging techniques, which include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography and single-photon emission computed tomography. But these methods suffer from their high cost, requirement of skilled personnel to operate and long turnaround … Continue reading ECpE engineer published for Alzheimer’s-testing device