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

PhD student awarded SPIE Travel Scholarship

*Co-authored by Prof. Biswas   Akshit Peer, an ECpE PhD student and Ames Lab student associate, has been awarded a 2016 Travel Scholarship by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics for his potential contributions to the field of optics, photonics or related field. The scholarship application involves evaluation based on student’s research and participation in various … Continue reading PhD student awarded SPIE Travel Scholarship

Professor’s article in top 100 Scientific Reports

  Associate professor, Jaeyoun Kim’s article, ‘Microrobotic tentacles with spiral bending capability based on shape-engineered elastomeric microtubes’,  placed as one of the top 100 read Scientific Reports articles in 2015, out of almost 11,000 papers published. Kim’s article discusses a new, direct peeling-based technique for building long and thin, highly deformable microtubes and a semi-analytical … Continue reading Professor’s article in top 100 Scientific Reports

Presentations inspire students to follow STEM careers

∗Article co-authored by Joe Boldrey On April 12th, the ISU Magnetics Research Group (MRG) collaborated with the Virtual Reality Applications Center (VRAC) to give a series of presentations designed to inspire grade school students to follow a path into the STEM fields. The outreach program was funded by a grant from the American Physical Society … Continue reading Presentations inspire students to follow STEM careers

Ph.D. student receives IBM Fellowship award

ECpE PhD student, Neelam Prabhu Gaunkar, recently received the IBM Ph.D. Fellowship award in the fundamental science and technology category. The IBM Fellowship award is an internationally competitive award given to excellent Ph.D. students who have an interest in solving problems that are important to IBM and fundamental to innovation in various areas of study. … Continue reading Ph.D. student receives IBM Fellowship award

VEISHEA project could be first digital answering machine

ECpE alum, James Mitchell, P.E. (EE ‘82), may have created the world’s first digital outgoing telephone message machine during his time at Iowa State University. Mitchell displayed a working prototype of the digital outgoing message with a taped incoming system at the Iowa State University VEISHEA Engineering Open House in April 1982. Using 35 integrated … Continue reading VEISHEA project could be first digital answering machine

Former department chair wins national award

  S.S. (Mani) Venkata, a former ECpE Department Chair at Iowa State University, was awarded the prestigious Robert M. Janowiak Outstanding Leadership and Service Award at the 2016 Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (ECEDHA)  Annual Conference and ECExpo in La Jolla, California this past March. The Robert M. Janowiak Outstanding Leadership and Service … Continue reading Former department chair wins national award