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

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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 Three from ECpE named IEEE Fellows

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 Jacobson featured on Iowa Public Radio

Iowa State awarded NSF Global City Teams Challenge project

Part of $40 million White House Smart Cities Initiative A team of researchers from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University was awarded one of 12 Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) research projects by the National Science Foundation this week. The GCTC, a joint initiative of the National Institute of Standards … Continue reading Iowa State awarded NSF Global City Teams Challenge project

Kumar elected IEEE Control Systems Society Distinguished Lecturer

Ratnesh Kumar, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State, was elected a Distinguished Lecturer for the Control Systems Society of the IEEE. Kumar is one of 12 IEEE CSS Distinguished Lecturers, selected by a team of distinguished leaders of the discipline. Kumar will hold this position for next three years … Continue reading Kumar elected IEEE Control Systems Society Distinguished Lecturer

Iowa State cyber security experts make virtual lab available for classrooms, competitions

“The red team is watching,” warns the web brochure about the Cyber Defense Competitions at Iowa State University. The red team is typically made up of industry professionals and graduate students. Their goal for an eight-hour cyber competition is to hack into the computer networks set up by as many as 200 students divided into … Continue reading Iowa State cyber security experts make virtual lab available for classrooms, competitions

Two from ECpE elected IEEE Fellows

David Weiss and Manimaran Govindarasu recently were elected Fellows of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE). The two became the 14th and 15th ECpE faculty members to be named IEEE Fellows. Weiss, Professor of Software Engineering, was elected for his contributions to software measurement and product line engineering. “I am very pleased to … Continue reading Two from ECpE elected IEEE Fellows

Tirthapura wins second-straight IBM Faculty Award

Srikanta Tirthapura, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been selected as a recipient of the 2014 IBM Faculty Award, his second-straight selection. The IBM Faculty Award is an annual, worldwide competitive program intended to foster collaboration between researchers at leading universities, and those at IBM. “It’s a competitive process,” Tirthapura said. “Every year … Continue reading Tirthapura wins second-straight IBM Faculty Award

Dalal named Anson Marston Distinguished Professor

Vikram Dalal, Thomas Whitney Professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the Microelectronics Research Center (MRC) was named an Anson Marston Distinguished Professor by Iowa State Senior Vice President and Provost Jonathan Wickert in a ceremony on Sept. 22. Dalal, who has directed the MRC since 1999, has been working in the solar energy … Continue reading Dalal named Anson Marston Distinguished Professor

Jiles elected to Royal Academy of Engineering

David C. Jiles, Palmer Endowed Chair in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State, has been elected to the Royal Academy of Engineering, the United Kingdom’s national academy for engineering. Jiles is the ECpE department’s first RAE Fellow. He was cited for his seminal contributions to the scientific understanding and engineering applications … Continue reading Jiles elected to Royal Academy of Engineering

ECpE hosts honorary symposium for Aziz Fouad

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 ECpE hosts honorary symposium for Aziz Fouad

ECpE students earn NSF graduate research fellowships

by Michael Still The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) was started in 1952 to ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States. Today, this program continues to recognize and support outstanding graduates in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. Iowa State University students … Continue reading ECpE students earn NSF graduate research fellowships

SmartAmerica Challenge spurs heightened cyber-physical systems security focus for ECpE

Iowa State University’s participation in the SmartAmerica Challenge has instilled a renewed focus on cyber-physical systems security for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. As part of the challenge, which was organized by the White House Presidential Innovation Fellows program, a team of Iowa State researchers teamed up with several industry and university partners to form the Smart … Continue reading SmartAmerica Challenge spurs heightened cyber-physical systems security focus for ECpE

Iowa State expands Information Assurance Graduate Program, Cyber Defense Competition, with Smart Grid CPS Security focus

Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Information Assurance Center will expand their Information Assurance Graduate Program and Cyber Defense Competition to include a Cyber-Physical System (CPS) Security focus beginning in the fall 2014 semester. The expansion will improve two premiere components of the department’s cybersecurity and information assurance education initiatives. … Continue reading Iowa State expands Information Assurance Graduate Program, Cyber Defense Competition, with Smart Grid CPS Security focus