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Engineering runs in the family for three generations of ISU alums

For the Cargills, engineering is a family matter. Three decades of Cargills have walked the halls of Iowa State University beginning with Patty Cargill’s father – Lyle Feisel – who studied electrical engineering in the late 1950s and early 1960s. After earning his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from ISU, Lyle went on to have [Continue Reading…]

Govindarasu takes over as interim department chair

Dr. Manimaran Govindarasu, Mehl Professor, has assumed the role of interim chair of the ECpE Department. Former Department Chair Dr. David C. Jiles left in August for a Jefferson Science Fellowship at the U.S. Department of State. Govindarasu said Jiles did an excellent job leading the ECpE Department and hopes to continue what Jiles started. [Continue Reading…]

Faculty and staff recognized during 2016 College of Engineering Convocation

On Sept. 8, Sarah Rajala, James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering, welcomed College of Engineering faculty and staff to the start of the new year with the 2016 Convocation. During the presentation, she discussed the past year’s accomplishments and goals for the next year, provided a financial update, and recognized new faculty and [Continue Reading…]

Ratnesh Kumar wins IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering Best Paper Award

  Each year, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) recognizes the best paper on IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering. This year Iowa State University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Ratnesh Kumar was honored with receiving this award. Kumar was recognized for his paper “Fault Detection of Discrete-Time Stochastic Systems Subject to [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State’s ECpE department receives Department of Energy grant for $1.3 million

Three faculty members in Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) have been awarded a grant from the United States Department of Energy (DOE)’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). The award of $1.3 million comes from the program “Solid-State Lighting Advanced Technology R&D-2016.” Ruth Shinar, senior scientist at the [Continue Reading…]

Coover Hall opens new conference room

Students, staff and faculty have been making the most of the new Brayton Conference Room since the beginning of the school year. The room was opened this past summer and is available for anyone in ECpE to use. It includes an overhead projector, smart boards and air-conditioning. The conference room is named after distinguished alum [Continue Reading…]

Vaswani, Tirthapura promoted to professors

 Namrata Vaswani was promoted to full professor in the ECpE department. Her research interests lie at the intersection of data science and machine learning for high dimensional problems and signal and information processing. Her recent research has focused on developing provably accurate online algorithms for various high-dimensional structured data recovery problems, such as online robust [Continue Reading…]

College of Engineering enrollment reaches 9,645

The information below originally appeared in a story written by Annette Hacker with University News Service. Iowa State’s enrollment continues to flourish. The university’s official fall 2016 enrollment of 36,660 is the largest in school history, an increase of nearly 1.9 percent (659) over the previous record of 36,001 in fall 2015. In the last [Continue Reading…]

McCalley receives Anson Marston Distinguished Professor title

James McCalley, London Professor of Power Systems Engineering, has received the title of Anson Marston Distinguished Professor. McCalley currently has a large research team focused on designing high capacity interregional DC transmission between the US Eastern Interconnection (EI) and the US Western Interconnection (WI), to facilitate the use of wind energy (having its best resources [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State cyber-security playground named finalist for R&D 100 Award

Iowa State researchers describe copper-induced misfolding of prion proteins