Holland continues success in cybersecurity

Current Iowa State University Computer Engineering Ph.D. student Ben Holland is always willing to take on a cybersecurity challenge. Holland has participated in Automated Program Analysis for Cybersecurity (APAC) and Space/Time Analysis for Cybersecurity (STAC), the two largest grants Iowa State’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department has received in the last several years. He was [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State’s ECpE External Advisory Board members share advice for students

On Oct. 14, 18 External Advisory Board (EAB) members for Iowa State University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) department, along with faculty and staff, attended the annual EAB fall meeting held on campus in Coover Hall. The ECpE EAB is a board of experts, including some alumni, in the electrical and computer engineering industries. The [Continue Reading…]

ECpE Department receives major external research awards

During the months of July through September 2016, Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) received many external research awards from the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Science Foundation (NSF) and other groups. Major grants from the DOE include an award of $1,162,477 for a project entitled “Autonomous Tools for Attack [Continue Reading…]

Sarah Rajala receives James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering medallion

Sarah Rajala, dean of the Iowa State University College of Engineering, has been named the James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering and received her medallion at a campus ceremony Sept. 29. This deanship enables the college to leverage human and financial resources to increase the impact of education, research and engineering programs. [Continue Reading…]

New faculty member garners millions in grants

In August of 2015, Iowa State Electrical and Computer Engineering added Zhaoyu Wang as an assistant professor. In the short time Wang has called Iowa State home, he has acquired over $3 million in research grants from groups like the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy and industry leaders.  “I really enjoy working with Zhaoyu,” noted [Continue Reading…]

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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…]