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

Software engineering junior earns spot with KPCB Fellowship Program

Tyler Uhlenkamp, a junior software engineering major, was named an Engineering Fellow by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers this semester. Uhlenkamp will intern with Coursera, an online startup that offers massive open online courses (MOOCs) as part of his fellowship this summer. The KPCB Fellowship Program, which matches outstanding students with internship opportunities within its … Continue reading Software engineering junior earns spot with KPCB Fellowship Program

Computer engineering senior Cimone Wright receives achievement award and scholarship

Senior computer engineering major Cimone Wright was one of six statewide winners of this year’s Alliant Energy/Erroll B. Davis Jr. Achievement Award. The awards will be presented at the Diversity Catalyst Award Reception, Tuesday, April 15 at the University of Iowa Memorial Union. Wright, who was encouraged to apply by LeQuetia Ancar, Iowa State’s Multicultural … Continue reading Computer engineering senior Cimone Wright receives achievement award and scholarship

ECpE engineer builds instrument to study effects of genes, environment on plant traits

AMES, Iowa – Let’s say plant scientists want to develop new lines of corn that will better tolerate long stretches of hot, dry weather. How can they precisely assess the performance of those new plants in different environmental conditions? Field tests can provide some answers. Greenhouse tests can provide some more. But how can plant … Continue reading ECpE engineer builds instrument to study effects of genes, environment on plant traits

ECpE, Union Pacific announce naming rights, content partnership for multimedia wall

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering announced a $150,000 partnership with Union Pacific that includes the naming rights to the multimedia wall in Coover Hall’s East entrance. The wall was renamed as the Union Pacific Multimedia Wall during a small ceremony on Feb. 12 that included representatives from both Union Pacific and ECpE. “In … Continue reading ECpE, Union Pacific announce naming rights, content partnership for multimedia wall

A search engine for code

Kathryn Stolee’s Satsy could revolutionize the way amateur (and professional) coders search. By Michael Still Writing software is kind of like solving a puzzle,” said Kathryn Stolee, the Harpole-Pentair Assistant Professor of Software Engineering. Any programmer who has suffered long hours in search of missing code can an attest to this analogy. But now, thanks … Continue reading A search engine for code

Jacobson named a Distinguished Member of the ACM

by Michael Still Doug Jacobson, University Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, recently was named a Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He was honored, along with three other recipients in the educator category, for his accomplishments and career achievements. “To be named a distinguished educator by a group … Continue reading Jacobson named a Distinguished Member of the ACM

Song named IEEE Fellow

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 Song named IEEE Fellow