Melsa awarded Anson Marston Medal by ISU College of Engineering

James L. Melsa, alumnus of Iowa State University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (ECpE) and Dean Emeritus of Iowa State’s College of Engineering, was awarded the Anson Marston Medal at the ISU Honors and Awards Ceremony, held during Homecoming week. The medal, named in honor of Anson Marston, former professor of civil engineering and dean … Continue reading Melsa awarded Anson Marston Medal by ISU College of Engineering

Father-son ISU alumni spend careers pioneering technology

Whenever you click the volume up and down on your earbuds, you can thank two Iowa State University Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) father-son alumni for creating that technology. Wendell Sander and son Brian Sander worked together at Apple Inc. on this earbuds project when Brian was vice president and Wendell, his father, worked for … Continue reading Father-son ISU alumni spend careers pioneering technology

Iowa State engineers help Black Sea countries fight cybersecurity threats

Iowa State University cybersecurity researchers recently presented two days of demonstrations and case studies to help four Black Sea countries fight off cyberattacks. Some 230,000 people in one of those countries — Ukraine — were left without electricity in December 2015 after a cyberattack took down dozens of power substations. The demonstrations at Iowa State … Continue reading Iowa State engineers help Black Sea countries fight cybersecurity threats

New ECpE associate professor receives Best Demo Award

Iowa State University Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) Goce Trajcevski, who came to Iowa State in August from Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering, recently won the Best Demo Award at the 15th International Symposium on Spatial and Temporal Databases. He and his Electrical Engineering and Computer Science graduate student Mas-ud Hussain … Continue reading New ECpE associate professor receives Best Demo Award

Ramamoorthy awarded NSF grant for coded caching to reduce national network traffic

Most people have watched videos, TV shows and movies by streaming them on YouTube or Netflix. If you’ve streamed video content, then you know how frustrating it can be to wait for the video to load. One researcher at Iowa State University is hoping to improve those network delays. Iowa State Professor of Electrical and … Continue reading Ramamoorthy awarded NSF grant for coded caching to reduce national network traffic

ECpE’s Wang awarded Harpole-Pentair Professorship, honoring outstanding junior faculty

Zhaoyu Wang, Iowa State University Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), recently was awarded the Harpole-Pentair Professorship, which recognizes and honors outstanding junior faculty with less than six years of academic experience at Iowa State. The award was created by Murray J. and Ruth M. Harpole in 1986 to provide supplemental support and … Continue reading ECpE’s Wang awarded Harpole-Pentair Professorship, honoring outstanding junior faculty

Adventures in Cardiff

by Caitlyn McCreight and Kristin Clague Studying overseas is an opportunity some college students are lucky to have — 1,636 Iowa State University (ISU) students studied abroad during the 2016-17 school year — but sometimes engineering students have schedules that don’t allow for extra traveling. This summer, however, four ISU engineering students applied and were … Continue reading Adventures in Cardiff

Summer cyber security training takes ISU teams on the road

Earlier in July, the Iowa State University (ISU) Electric Power Research Center (EPRC) arranged cyber security trainings at Cedar Falls Utilities, Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO) and MidAmerican Energy, all members of the EPRC. Sixty-five representatives attended the three trainings, which included not only staff from the three host utilities, but also CIPCO distribution cooperative … Continue reading Summer cyber security training takes ISU teams on the road

ECpE Distinguished Professor McCalley and team study links across US power grids

Iowa State University Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering Jim McCalley and his research team are studying United States power grids, looking at moving power to and from the country’s Eastern and Western grids. With today’s production of wind energy in the prairie states and solar energy in the desert states, McCalley, of ISU’s Electrical … Continue reading ECpE Distinguished Professor McCalley and team study links across US power grids

ECpE engineers win $2.6 million in Energy Department grants to help improve the country’s power grid

Two Iowa State University electrical engineers, Zhaoyu Wang and Venkataramana Ajjarapu, both professors with ISU’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department, have won United States Department of Energy grants totaling $2.6 million to help improve the country’s power grid. One project will develop real-time monitoring and modeling of modern power grids, including renewable energy sources, for … Continue reading ECpE engineers win $2.6 million in Energy Department grants to help improve the country’s power grid

ECpE Ph. D. student selected as IBM Fellowship Awardee

Neelam Prabhu-Gaunkar, Ph. D. student in Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), was selected as an IBM Fellowship Awardee for the second year in a row.  According to IBM’s research website, “The IBM Ph. D. Fellowship Awards Program is an intensely competitive worldwide program, which honors exceptional Ph. D. students who … Continue reading ECpE Ph. D. student selected as IBM Fellowship Awardee

Ashfaq Khokhar named Palmer Department Chair at Medallion Presentation Ceremony

Ashfaq Khokhar, chair of Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was officially named Palmer Department Chair at the College of Engineering Medallion Presentation Ceremony on March 30. Dean Sarah Rajala and Associate Dean Arun Somani presented the official medallion to Khokhar. “These medallion ceremonies have become a special tradition at Iowa State, … Continue reading Ashfaq Khokhar named Palmer Department Chair at Medallion Presentation Ceremony

ECpE’s Lu receives prestigious NSF CAREER award

Meng Lu, assistant professor with Iowa State University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) and Mechanical Engineering Departments, has received the National Science Foundation’s CAREER award for a project that aims at developing the next generation diagnostic technology using an engineered paper strip. The technology has the potential to drive down the cost of the health … Continue reading ECpE’s Lu receives prestigious NSF CAREER award