ECpE hosts honorary symposium for Aziz Fouad

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The life and career of Aziz Fouad (PhDEE ’56), distinguished professor emeritus of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State, was celebrated during an honorary symposium July 7 at the Memorial Union. Friends, family and colleagues joined in the Campanile Room to honor Professor Fouad and welcome him back to campus. “Whether [Continue Reading…]

Song named IEEE Fellow

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by Michael Still Jiming Song, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his contributions to algorithms in computational electromagnetics. “This is an important career achievement for me,” said Song. “Computational electromagnetics has wide applications in antenna [Continue Reading…]

ECpE’s Ratnesh Kumar featured in IEEE Control Systems Magazine

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Ratnesh Kumar, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was featured in the October 2013 issue of IEEE Control Systems Magazine. In the feature, Kumar speaks about his research interests, his experience prior to Iowa State, and his teaching style – among other topics. Download a PDF of the article here

Jacobson wins IEEE award for education innovation

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Doug Jacobson, University Professor of electrical and computer engineering and IEEE fellow, was presented with a 2012 Major Educational Innovation Award from the IEEE Educational Activities Board at a ceremony held in Austin, Texas, February 15. The award recognized Jacobson’s career in instruction and educational outreach, citing him for “creating innovative materials that support the [Continue Reading…]

ECpE grad student wins IEEE poster contest

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by Thane Himes Subhadarshi Sarkar, grad student in electrical engineering, was awarded first prize at the 2012 IEEE PES General Meeting Student Poster Contest in July for his presentation on optimal renewable energy. Sarkar presented his poster to judges, professors, students, and professionals at the general meeting. The next day, he found out that he [Continue Reading…]

ECpE alum, former professor honored by IEEE

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by Thane Himes Vijay Vittal (PhD EE ’82), former distinguished professor of electrical engineering at ECpE, has been named the 2013 recipient of the IEEE Herman Halperin Electric Transmission and Distribution Award. Vittal’s work includes a number of projects in several areas, including online dynamic security assessment, the application of a new analytical methods to [Continue Reading…]

What the power industry has to learn about cyber vulnerability disclosure

IEEE, the world’s largest professional association advancing technology for humanity, published the January edition of the IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter, which kicks off the new year with a look at what the power industry has to learn about cyber vulnerability disclosure and mitigation in software. Of equal significance are articles on ensuring interoperability amongst products [Continue Reading…]

Two ECpE professors named IEEE Fellows

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Based on their excellent contributions to electrical and computer engineering research, two Iowa State Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) professors have been named 2012 Fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Chris Chu, associate professor, and Ahmed Kamal, professor, officially join the ranks of the distinguished IEEE Fellows in January 2012. The [Continue Reading…]

Electrical engineering student selected to receive IEEE AP-S Doctoral Research Award

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 [Continue Reading…]

ECpE student receives IEEE award

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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 [Continue Reading…]

Jacobson named IEEE Fellow

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Doug Jacobson, director of the Iowa State University Information Assurance Center and a university professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Fellow is the highest grade of membership in IEEE. “It is an honor to be recognized among many other individuals who [Continue Reading…]

Features tell story of alum Sutardja

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Sehat Sutardja (BSEE’83), co-founder of Marvell Technology Group, is featured in the College of Engineering’s INNOVATEonline and in the IEEE Spectrum.