Eliot Winer has been named director of the Virtual Reality Applications Center (VRAC) effective July 1. He has served as an associate director of VRAC since 2009, and is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Winer replaces James Oliver, who was named director of the Student Innovation Center earlier this year. In addition … Continue reading Eliot Winer named director of the Virtual Reality Applications Center (VRAC)
Two teams from Iowa State University placed in the top 10 at the 2019 International Data Mining Cup. A team of Iowa State students from the industrial and manufacturing systems engineering (IMSE) and statistics departments took the top spot at the competition which just celebrated its 20th year. The team consisted of Qihao Zhang (Statistics), … Continue reading Iowa State teams finish 1st, 8th at international data mining competition
Iowa State University’s College of Engineering mourns the loss of Kevin Truong, a student majoring in software engineering, who was killed in a car accident in Des Moines on July 4. Support for students, faculty, and staff impacted by this loss include the following university resources: Resources for students Student Counseling Service, 515-294-5056 Thielen Student … Continue reading College of Engineering mourns loss of student
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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded nearly $500,000 to a professor with Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering for “Leveraging Coding Techniques for Distributed Computing.” Aditya Ramamoorthy, funded for his work on coding theoretic ideas for distributed computation, is the sole principal investigator on the project. “Computing clusters that process huge … Continue reading ECpE’s Ramamoorthy receives NSF funding for work on coding theoretic ideas for distributed computation
Brian Steward, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, is the lead mentor of Team Neutrino, a FIRST Robotics Competition team for high school students. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded by Dean Kamen to inspire young people to pursue education and careers in STEM-related fields.
Two engineers with Iowa State University‘s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) have been awarded a Miller Open Education Mini-Grant for their proposal entitled, “Open Signals and Systems Lab Exercises.” ECpE’s Professor Julie Dickerson and Adjunct Assistant Professor Andrew Bolstad received the award to revamp the laboratory portion of the ISU course Electrical Engineering … Continue reading Two ECpE engineers receive Miller Open Education Mini-Grant to revamp EE lab exercises
Adobe Inc., an American multinational computer software company engaged in digital and cloud publishing, multimedia, advertising and more, has awarded new gift funds to Iowa State University Harpole Professor Ratnesh Kumar. The gift, in support of Kumar’s research activities of the ESSeNCE (Embedded Software, Sensors, Networks, Cyberphysical, and Energy) lab he directs, is part of an ongoing research … Continue reading Adobe awards gift funds for ongoing research collaboration with ECpE professor
Konstantinos Konstantinidis, Ph.D. student with Iowa State University‘s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), recently won first prize in the Student Poster Award contest at the Midwest Machine Learning Symposium (MMLS) 2019. Konstantinidis, who performed his research jointly with ECpE Professor Aditya Ramamoorthy, won for his poster titled, “Speeding up Distributed Computing through Coding.” … Continue reading ECpE student wins Best Poster Award at Midwest Machine Learning Symposium
A recent Forbes article focused on the impact that virtual reality (VR) has on training forklift operators features research by IMSE Associate Professor Rick Stone. The article cites Stone’s study of welding VR simulations which found a 41.6% increase in certifications and a 23% decrease in overall training time. “VR and AR technology has amazing … Continue reading IMSE professor’s research featured in Forbes
Focus. Focus on what you want and go for it. These are the first two lines of Jocelyn Jackson’s personal mission statement. And as the new national chair for the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) as of May 1, focus is Jackson’s top priority. When it comes to NSBE, Jackson treats focus as an acronym … Continue reading Strength in numbers: New national chair leading NSBE with purpose