Academics and researchers at Iowa State University have developed a cyber test bed that can simulate all sorts of Internet-based attacks on computer networks, and will soon begin using this test bed to simulate attacks on portions of the national electricity grid. With the help of $500,000 in seed money from the U.S. Department of [...]
Electrical and Computer Engineering Assistant Professor Liang Dong’s paper titled “Multichannel Detection Using Transmissive Diffraction Grating Sensor” is featured on the December 2011 cover of the Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics. In the paper, Dong and electrical engineering PhD students Peng Liu and Depeng Mao present a new transmissive diffraction grating pH [...]
Iowa State University was home to the first computer which was completed back in 1942. But professors there say it wasSteve Jobs’ vision many years later that turned the computer from a novelty into a product the general public found useful. “Apple has really had a major role in that evolution,” said Dr. Doug Jacobson, [...]
This academic year, the College of Engineering is welcoming 12 new faculty members within several departments, including civil, construction, and environmental engineering; electrical and computer engineering; industrial and manufacturing systems engineering; materials science and engineering; and mechanical engineering. Check out Innovate for profiles of the 10 newest members who started this fall. Two additional faculty [...]
Yang Li, a PhD student in electrical engineering, has been selected to receive an IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Doctoral Research Award for the 2011-12 academic year. This prestigious award includes a $2,500 fellowship and is given annually to up to ten PhD students pursuing research in the area of electromagnetics. Li was selected to [...]
Electrical engineering PhD candidate Yang Li has been selected to receive an IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Doctoral Research Award for his proposal “Design of a Non-Metallic, Low-Loss Metamaterial Planar Superlens at Microwave Frequency.” The award includes a $2,500 fellowship. Li’s proposal involves creating a planar lens for super-resolution imaging (a ‘superlens’) by three-dimensional arrays [...]
Rick Hanton, the chair of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) USA, was recently featured on the Planetary Society’s Planetary Radio. He discussed what organization does and how other students can join them. Hanton is a senior in ECpE.
After making it to the quarterfinals in last year’s RoboGames with their very first competition robot, the Iowa State Robotics Club’s BattleBots team worked even harder this year to improve the performance of their robots at the 2011 RoboGames’ Combat Robot competition in San Francisco, Calif., April 15-17. This year, the BattleBots team is taking [...]
Wei Du (PhDAerE’10), Emily Kinser (BSPolS’04/MSMSE’05), Amit Pande (PhDCpE’10), Jodi Prosise (BSME’03), and Andrew Riha (BSCpE’05/MSCpE’08) have been named Iowa STATEment Makers. The honor recognizes the early personal and professional accomplishments and contributions to society of Iowa State University’s young alumni (graduates under 32 years of age). Read more about them and the other 2011 [...]
During a recent Viewpoints segment about Google, Doug Jacobson, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the Information Assurance Center, discussed how Google can seemingly know where you are located during searches by evaluating the address your computer uses when it connects to the Internet. He also discussed how companies can’t tie your [...]
Chaudhary’s quest to improve organic solar cell efficiency gains traction with new approach and funding
An engineering professor’s plan to introduce ferroelectrics into the organic layers used to fabricate polymer solar cells may be the ingredient that could make the technology available to consumers in the very near future. Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Sumit Chaudhary says ferroelectric materials, which act like dipoles with a positive and negative [...]
Ames, Iowa — For the fifth time in the past seven years, IBM has awarded PhD fellowships to Iowa State ECpE students. This year, two computer engineering PhD students—Cory Kleinheksel of Wilton, Iowa, and Joseph Idziorek of Duluth, Minn.—each have been awarded an IBM PhD Fellowship for the 2011-12 academic year. The awards come [...]
Since November, thousands of people have downloaded the iAnimal series, Zombie Strategies: Prepare, and D&D Helper iPhone applications. Users of those apps may be surprised to learn that the apps were created by Iowa State University computer engineering students. The students developed the apps as part of a course assignment in a new embedded systems [...]
Soldiers carrying sophisticated communication and navigation devices into the field have the same battery headaches as civilians working their smart phones at the airport. One way to assure that soldiers have an adequate power supply for their electronic tools has been to strap extra batteries to their backs. But Ayman Fayed, an Iowa State assistant [...]
Iowa State University doctoral programs in electrical engineering, statistics, chemistry, agricultural sciences, physics, and economics earned high marks in data-based rankings released today by the National Research Council. Read the full story.
Joseph Idziorek has found his place in cloud computing, and IBM has noticed. A doctoral student in electrical and computer engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University, Idziorek was recently awarded an IBM PhD Fellowship. The award comes with a $20,000 stipend and $10,000 education allowance, and marks the fourth time in the past six years [...]
Ames, Iowa — The ECpE department is establishing a new core area of research and graduate study: bioengineering. This is the 10th core area the department offers. “This new core area is expected to broaden the engineering skills of our students, helping them solve biologically relevant problems. The integration of various engineering streams and basic [...]
An Iowa State robot and Alexander Stoytchev, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, recently met Josh Zepps (left in photo), host of the Science Channels Brink show. Brink visited the Developmental Robotics Lab at Iowa State. See the feature here .
Ames, Iowa – Figuring out how to meet the computing challenges of the future is a tough task for engineers, and it requires researching and developing solutions no one has tried before. One Iowa State computer engineer, Associate Professor Chris Chu, is conducting innovative research to improve integrated circuit (IC) designs used in computers and other [...]