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

ECpE’s Ian Dobson quoted by National Geographic

It’s scary enough to envision the nation’s electrical grid collapsing under an enemy attack or because of a powerful solar radiation onslaught. But it’s even more disturbing, perhaps, to think that we might someday suffer a massive nationwide blackout because the grid simply breaks down on its own. “What happens is, a failure occurs somewhere … Continue reading ECpE’s Ian Dobson quoted by National Geographic

ECpE’s Ratnesh Kumar featured in IEEE Control Systems Magazine

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

ECpE students attend Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

The 2013 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing was held at the Minneapolis Convention Center in early October and welcomed a sold-out crowd from all over the United States. For three days, speakers provided attendees with technical sessions that covered a wide range of subjects and topics, and leading researchers presented their work in … Continue reading ECpE students attend Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

Manimaran Govindarasu receives ISU Award for Mid-Career Achievement in Research

Manimaran Govindarasu, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, received the ISU Award for Mid-Career Achievement in Research for his work in the area of cyber security. Govindarasu has been a professor at Iowa State since 1999, and is widely regarded as a pioneer and leader in the emerging interdisciplinary research area of … Continue reading Manimaran Govindarasu receives ISU Award for Mid-Career Achievement in Research

Iowa State chapter of HKN earns Outstanding Chapter Award

by Michael Still The saying goes that three’s a crowd, but the Iowa State University chapter of Eta Kappa Nu isn’t complaining after receiving its third Outstanding Chapter Award in four years. Eta Kappa Nu, the scholastic honor society for electrical and electronic engineers, gives the Outstanding Chapter Award annually to college chapters who demonstrate excellence in … Continue reading Iowa State chapter of HKN earns Outstanding Chapter Award