Srikanta Tirthapura recognized as Kingland Professor of Data Analytics

Iowa State University Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Srikanta Tirthapura‘s career has spanned two decades and taken him across the country and around the globe. More recently, his work in the field of big data has earned him recognition from Kingland, a data processing group based in Clear Lake, Iowa. Tirthapura was awarded a medallion and a … Continue reading Srikanta Tirthapura recognized as Kingland Professor of Data Analytics

Celebrating ECpE alumnus David Altenbernd

David Altenbernd held many titles in his lifetime: Father, Cyclone, WWII veteran, radar expert and philanthropist. But to summarize his life in just a few titles would not do justice to the great adventure that started at Iowa State University. Born in Muscatine, Iowa, in the winter of 1921, Altenbernd was destined to inherit his family construction business. But … Continue reading Celebrating ECpE alumnus David Altenbernd

Back row from L to R: Claudia Athens, Erin Elsbernd, Chandler Chockalingham, Sarah Huber, Madison Jacobsen, Smruthi Sandhanam Front row from L to R: Lauren Arner, Erica Clark, Rachel Shannon, Lindsey Sleeth

$4 million grant gives opportunities to women in STEM fields

This year, Iowa State University received nearly $10 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help improve diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Within Iowa State’s Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) department, $5 million over the next five years will go toward creating 272 individual NSF Scholarships for students from Iowa State, Des Moines … Continue reading $4 million grant gives opportunities to women in STEM fields

Iowa State Computer and Software Engineering ranked nationally

Iowa State University has a strong reputation for leading the pack nationally in engineering. Recently, that reputation was recognized by two different organizations. Guide to Online Schools, an independent online research group, ranked Iowa State Computer Engineering number one for their online master’s program. The rankings were based on affordability, academic strength and more. This placed … Continue reading Iowa State Computer and Software Engineering ranked nationally

Grace Hopper continues to inspire generations of women in engineering

Grace Hopper carries many titles: Navy admiral, computer engineer, co-creator of the term “computer bug” and most recently the posthumous recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Her biggest claim to fame might be her work on Mark I, a naval computer that ran mathematical equations, which aided in the creation of the atomic bombs used … Continue reading Grace Hopper continues to inspire generations of women in engineering

ECpE graduate student paper places second at IEEE Sensors Conference

Early this November, Iowa State University Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) Graduate Student Silu Feng was awarded the prestigious IEEE Sensors Conference 2016 Best Paper Award. Her paper, accepted as an oral presentation and entitled “Rapid Detection of Theophylline Using Aptamer-Based Nanopore Thin Film Sensor,” placed second out of 617 accepted papers. According to ECpE … Continue reading ECpE graduate student paper places second at IEEE Sensors Conference

New faculty member garners millions in grants

In August of 2015, Iowa State Electrical and Computer Engineering added Zhaoyu Wang as an assistant professor. In the short time Wang has called Iowa State home, he has acquired over $3 million in research grants from groups like the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy and industry leaders.  “I really enjoy working with Zhaoyu,” noted … Continue reading New faculty member garners millions in grants

Ratnesh Kumar wins IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering Best Paper Award

  Each year, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) recognizes the best paper on IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering. This year Iowa State University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Ratnesh Kumar was honored with receiving this award. Kumar was recognized for his paper “Fault Detection of Discrete-Time Stochastic Systems Subject to … Continue reading Ratnesh Kumar wins IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering Best Paper Award