Zhaoyu Wang: Seizing the opportunity

Although Dr. Zhaoyu Wang did not plan to become a professor in power systems and renewable energy, he is grateful for the opportunities that have lead him to Iowa State University. “I only planned to stay in the U.S. for less than a year but I took this offer because I thought it was a [Continue Reading…]

Iowa State engineers build cyber security testbed to help protect the power grid

It’s easy to think of the electrical grid as the power plants, the high voltage lines, the transmission towers, the substations and all the low-voltage distribution lines that bring power to our homes and businesses.An attack on that grid would involve getting out and cutting lines or dropping towers.

ECpE mourns the loss of Jim Nilsson

James W. Nilsson, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor Emeritus for the Iowa State Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, passed away December 26, 2015 at Green Hills Health Care Center. He was 91. Nilsson, one of the most prominent and celebrated teachers in ECpE annals, earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Iowa (1948), and [Continue Reading…]

Jiles to serve as Jefferson Science Fellow for U.S. State Department

AMES, IA — David C. Jiles, Palmer Endowed Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University, has been selected as a Jefferson Science Fellow as a scientific adviser to the Department of State. “I feel very honored to represent Iowa State University as a Jefferson Fellow,” Jiles said. “I am grateful [Continue Reading…]

Three from ECpE named IEEE Fellows

Election of Chen, Rover, and Wang gives the ECpE Department 18 IEEE Fellows Three faculty members from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University were elected fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for 2016. Degang Chen, Jerry R. Junkins Chair; Diane Rover, University Professor; and Zhengdao Wang, [Continue Reading…]

Tunc Doluca, president and CEO of Maxim Integrated, elected SIA vice chair

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, announced the SIA Board of Directors has elected Tunç Doluca, President and CEO of Maxim Integrated, as its 2016 Vice Chair.

Jacobson featured on Iowa Public Radio

Doug Jacobson, University Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was interviewed by Iowa Public Radio’s Ben Kieffer on the December 9 edition of River to River. Jacobson and ISU associate professor of information systems Brian Mennecke, give their takes on the latest news regarding privacy, data collection, and cyber-security at the link below. The Illusion of Privacy in [Continue Reading…]

Engineering college names student marshal, outstanding seniors for fall 2015 commencement

Twelve seniors will be honored at this semester’s commencement ceremony

Brittany Duffy: Paving a path for future engineering students

Growing up in northeast Iowa, Brittany Duffy, a senior in electrical engineering, is about to embark on the next part of her adventure as a chip integration engineer with IBM.

Iowa State student cyber analysts win national competition

AMES, Iowa – A security breach is detected at a small business. Teams of cyber analysts are briefed about the situation and given five hours to answer three questions: Are the cyber-attacks connected? Whose account was used to access the server? And did anyone open the malicious email?

University students build their own bike share

Iowa State University received an honorable mention in today’s Bicycle Friendly University awards. In the Fall 2015 issue of our American Bicyclist magazine, we showcased an inspiring story from ISU. Mark Kargol, a Lecturer in the Department of Industrial design at ISU, shared the evolving story of Cybike — a campus bike share system conceived and created entirely by students.

2015 alumni awards conferred at Homecoming

Five with ties to engineering were recognized on October 30 At the 2015 Honors and Awards Ceremony, five  engineering alumni were recognized by Iowa State University Alumni Association, the College of Business and the College of Engineering. The event, which celebrated its 84th year, was held at Benton Auditorium in the Scheman Building on Friday, [Continue Reading…]