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

US Department of Energy’s computing facility features Iowa State research on silicon solar cells

Research led by Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Adjunct Professor Rana Biswas recently was featured in an article on the website for the United States Department of Energy high-performance computing facility National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center. The research piece, titled “Nano-Photonic Structures for Light Trapping in Ultra-Thin Crystalline Silicon Solar … Continue reading US Department of Energy’s computing facility features Iowa State research on silicon solar cells

Racing to the future: Students collaborate to design vehicles using augmented reality

When most of us drive our cars, we’re busy thinking about what’s on the radio, what we’re making for dinner and, hopefully, the other drivers and pedestrians around us. Most likely, we aren’t thinking about the elaborate computer systems keeping our vehicles running smoothly and safely. And thankfully, we don’t have to think about the … Continue reading Racing to the future: Students collaborate to design vehicles using augmented reality

Iowa State ECpE researchers to collaborate on cybersecurity defense research

This month, researchers from Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) will work with a team from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to conduct cybersecurity defense research, thanks to a contract from U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), awarded to the National Strategic Research Institute (NSRI). The two universities will collaborate with cybersecurity industry consultants … Continue reading Iowa State ECpE researchers to collaborate on cybersecurity defense research