ECpE’s Ramamoorthy delivers keynote talk at Australian Communication Theory Workshop

Iowa State University Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Aditya Ramamoorthy gave a keynote talk at the 2018 Australian Communication Theory Workshop at the University of Newcastle Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, 2018. This workshop, held annually, brings together Australian researchers in the areas of telecommunications, signal processing, coding and information theory. The workshop featured three keynote talks, one of … Continue reading ECpE’s Ramamoorthy delivers keynote talk at Australian Communication Theory Workshop

ECpE’s Jiles completes Jefferson Fellowship in D.C., working to secure electric power: Reflections of a Jefferson Science Fellow

Iowa State University’s David Jiles, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor, Palmer Professor in of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) and Stanley Chair in Interdisciplinary Engineering, recently returned from Washington D.C., where he spent 12 months as a Jefferson Science Fellow with the United States Department of State (DOS) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID). … Continue reading ECpE’s Jiles completes Jefferson Fellowship in D.C., working to secure electric power: Reflections of a Jefferson Science Fellow

ECpE Professor Dong develops wearable sensors for plants, enabling measurements of water use in crops

Read the full coverage from Iowa State’s News Service here. Iowa State University’s Liang Dong, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, is leading development of graphene-based, sensors-on-tape that can be attached to plants and can provide data to researchers and farmers about water use in crops. The technology could have many other applications, including … Continue reading ECpE Professor Dong develops wearable sensors for plants, enabling measurements of water use in crops

ECpE’s new Assistant Professor Chen receives Outstanding Paper Award

Yongxin Chen, assistant professor with Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), received the George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award for papers published in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Transactions on Automatic Control journal. Chen wrote the paper, “Optimal Steering of a Linear Stochastic System to a Final Probability … Continue reading ECpE’s new Assistant Professor Chen receives Outstanding Paper Award

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