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

McCalley receives Anson Marston Distinguished Professor title

James McCalley, London Professor of Power Systems Engineering, has received the title of Anson Marston Distinguished Professor. McCalley currently has a large research team focused on designing high capacity interregional DC transmission between the US Eastern Interconnection (EI) and the US Western Interconnection (WI), to facilitate the use of wind energy (having its best resources … Continue reading McCalley receives Anson Marston Distinguished Professor title

ECpE alumnus wins PACE award

Steven Specker (PhD 1970) has been selected for a Professional Achievement Citation in Engineering (PACE) Award by Iowa State University College of Engineering. This citation recognizes alumni known for their professional competence and creativity. Sandbulte professor and Chair of the ECpE Department Awards committee, Ian Dobson sent in the nomination for Steven Specker. In Specker’s … Continue reading ECpE alumnus wins PACE award

University recognized as one of the “Highly Regarded CyberSecurity Programs”

Iowa State University was recently recognized as one of the “Highly Regarded CyberSecurity Programs” on Online Engineering Programs’ blog. The list is comprised of five outstanding professors and universities in online cybersecurity programs. Iowa State was commended for its online master of science degree in information assurance, focusing largely on cybersecurity. This degree is offered … Continue reading University recognized as one of the “Highly Regarded CyberSecurity Programs”

Professor wins Best Paper Award from IEEE Signal Processing Society

Professor  Namrata Vaswani and her student, Wei Lu won the prestigious Best Paper Award from IEEE Signal Processing Society for their paper “Modified-CS: Modifying Compressive Sensing for Problems with Partially Known Support,  IEEE Trans. Signal Processing, Vol. 58, No. 9, September, 2010.” Lu was Vaswani’s Ph.D. student when this work was done; he graduated in 2011 … Continue reading Professor wins Best Paper Award from IEEE Signal Processing Society