ECpE faculty honored at college convocation

Two Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) faculty were recognized on Sept. 7 at the 2017 College of Engineering (COE) Convocation. Professor David C. Jiles and Assistant Professor Meng Lu received awards for their accomplishments within the department. Anson Marston Distinguished Professor Jiles received the titles of Palmer Professor in Electrical … Continue reading ECpE faculty honored at college convocation

An indispensable resource: Lee Harker

Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) Electronic Technician Lee Harker was awarded the Dean’s Staff Excellence Award at the 2017 College of Engineering Convocation on Sept. 7. The Dean’s’ Staff Excellence Award as a recognition of “Professional & Scientific and Merit staff members who have exhibited contagious dedication and superior service … Continue reading An indispensable resource: Lee Harker

Engineers help agronomists develop a new test to optimize nitrogen fertilizer inputs

Navreet Mahal, a 4th-year PhD student co-majoring in Soil Science and Sustainable Agriculture, is currently researching corn stalk sap nitrates to evaluate a new test to optimize nitrogen fertilizer inputs. Mahal’s work is part of a collaboration between Iowa State University Agronomy Department and Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (ECpE). ECpE’s Associate Professor Liang Dong’s group … Continue reading Engineers help agronomists develop a new test to optimize nitrogen fertilizer inputs

ECpE Assistant Professor Wang wins seventh federal grant in two years

Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) Harpole-Pentair Assistant Professor Zhaoyu Wang received a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his project entitled “Data Generation for Interdependent Natural Gas and Electrical Power Systems Based on Graph Theory and Machine Learning.” This is Wang’s second NSF award since he began … Continue reading ECpE Assistant Professor Wang wins seventh federal grant in two years

ECpE’s Kumar and Dickerson named professors at college convocation

Two Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) faculty were recognized on Sept. 7 at the College of Engineering Convocation. Professors Ratnesh Kumar and Julie Dickerson were named Harpole Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Northrop Grumman Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, respectively. ECpE Palmer Department Chair Ashfaq Khokhar said … Continue reading ECpE’s Kumar and Dickerson named professors at college convocation

Ed McCracken: from Silicon Valley to “Faces of Iowa State”

Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) alumnus Ed McCracken is featured in the “Faces of Iowa State” portraits painted by artist Rose Frantzen at Iowa State University Brunnier Art Museum. The exhibit opened Aug. 21 and will remain a permanent collection at the Brunnier Art Museum. McCracken said he enjoyed working … Continue reading Ed McCracken: from Silicon Valley to “Faces of Iowa State”

Moving Fast: Tirthapura wins NSF grant on mining from massive data streams

In today’s technology-driven world, the need to have information instantaneously is growing. Big data can be of large “volume,” meaning the number of bytes required to store the data, as well as high “velocity,” or a high rate of change. The field of analyzing such massive, fast-changing data is called “streaming analytics.” Iowa State University … Continue reading Moving Fast: Tirthapura wins NSF grant on mining from massive data streams

ECpE associate professor and his teams win two awards over the summer

Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) Associate Professor Liang Dong has collaborated on two projects recognized this summer at the 17th Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Conference on Nanotechnology (Nano 2017) in Pittsburg, Pa., and the 19th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (Transducers 2017) in … Continue reading ECpE associate professor and his teams win two awards over the summer

Professor named finalist for Technology Association of Iowa award

Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Diane Rover was recognized as a finalist for the Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) award in the Diversity Champion category on Thursday. The TAI awards recognize and celebrate women who are leaders in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. Rover has been an … Continue reading Professor named finalist for Technology Association of Iowa award

Iowa State project advances topological phases of matter

Iowa State University’s Magnetic Research Group is investigating topological electromagnetic sensors, a subject related to the recent Nobel Prize for physics for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter. The Nobel Prize was awarded half to David J. Thouless at the University of Washington, Seattle, and half to F. Duncan M. … Continue reading Iowa State project advances topological phases of matter

Holland continues success in cybersecurity

Current Iowa State University Computer Engineering Ph.D. student Ben Holland is always willing to take on a cybersecurity challenge. Holland has participated in Automated Program Analysis for Cybersecurity (APAC) and Space/Time Analysis for Cybersecurity (STAC), the two largest grants Iowa State’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department has received in the last several years. He was … Continue reading Holland continues success in cybersecurity

Vaswani, Tirthapura promoted to professors

 Namrata Vaswani was promoted to full professor in the ECpE department. Her research interests lie at the intersection of data science and machine learning for high dimensional problems and signal and information processing. Her recent research has focused on developing provably accurate online algorithms for various high-dimensional structured data recovery problems, such as online robust … Continue reading Vaswani, Tirthapura promoted to professors