Author: Kristin Clague

MSE’s Bartlett receives DARPA Young Faculty Award

Michael Bartlett, assistant professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Iowa State University, recently received the Young Faculty Award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA. The award was given for his project entitled “Rapid, High Force Actuators through Mechanically ‘Invisible’ Heat Sinks.” According to DARPA’s website, “The objective of the DARPA Young … Continue reading MSE’s Bartlett receives DARPA Young Faculty Award

Iowa State MSE alum named 2018 Laureate of Tau Beta Pi

Tau Beta Pi (TBP), the engineering honor society, has named recent Iowa State University graduate Amy Kurr as a Laureate in the association’s annual program to recognize gifted engineering students who have excelled in areas beyond their technical majors. Kurr, a 2018 alumna of ISU’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering, is one of only … Continue reading Iowa State MSE alum named 2018 Laureate of Tau Beta Pi

ECpE’s Neil Gong receives $400,000 NSF grant for work on mitigating evasion attacks to deep neural networks

Reporting by Alli Weaver. The National Science Foundation (NSF) has granted $400,000 to Iowa State University’s Assistant Professor Neil Gong of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The grant, given by the Division of Computer and Network Systems within NSF, was awarded for Gong to investigate mitigating evasion attacks on neural networks. “Deep neural networks … Continue reading ECpE’s Neil Gong receives $400,000 NSF grant for work on mitigating evasion attacks to deep neural networks

1910 surveying notebook shows Iowa State’s campus through the eyes — and feet — of ECpE alum

“Sept. 7, 1910. Hot! C.E. McCune, Surveyor.” These handwritten words, from page seven of a century-old Keuffel & Esser Co. Field Book 360, provide a small glimpse of one day in Ames, Iowa, according to Iowa State University 1911 electrical engineering graduate Charles E. McCune. McCune’s 1910 notebook was found at a library book sale … Continue reading 1910 surveying notebook shows Iowa State’s campus through the eyes — and feet — of ECpE alum

Iowa State ECpE faculty gives seminar at Mobile Data Management conference in Denmark

On June 27, Iowa State University Associate Professor Goce Trajcevski delivered a seminar titled “Targets and Shapes Tracking” in Aalborg, Denmark. Trajcevski, of ISU’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, presented with Northwestern University Professor Emeritus Peter Scheuermann at the 19th Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Conference on Mobile Data Management. The … Continue reading Iowa State ECpE faculty gives seminar at Mobile Data Management conference in Denmark

ISU ECpE graduate and WWII Tuskegee Airmen pilot passes away at 99

Robert Martin, graduate of Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, passed away in July at age 99. Martin, a native of Dubuque, Iowa, was an ISU electrical engineering student when he applied to join the U.S. Army Air Corps and eventually was enrolled in the military’s new Black Pilot Program. Martin served in … Continue reading ISU ECpE graduate and WWII Tuskegee Airmen pilot passes away at 99

ECpE department chair gives keynote talk on wireless healthcare at Los Angeles workshop

Professor and Palmer Department Chair Ashfaq Khokhar, of Iowa State University‘s Electrical and Computer Engineering department (ECpE), was a keynote speaker at the 8th ACM Workshop on Pervasive Wireless Healthcare Workshop (MobileHealth 2018), held in conjunction with the Nineteenth International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc 2018), June 25-28 in Los Angeles. The … Continue reading ECpE department chair gives keynote talk on wireless healthcare at Los Angeles workshop

ECpE professor named editor-in-chief of Sensors and Actuators journal

Liang Dong, Iowa State University professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), has been selected as editor-in-chief of Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, a flagship journal in the area of microsensors, microactuators and microsystems. “This is indeed a true recognition of Liang’s outstanding work and research leadership in this area,” Professor and … Continue reading ECpE professor named editor-in-chief of Sensors and Actuators journal

Iowa State’s information assurance degree program ranked in top 10 by Best College Reviews

Iowa State University‘s online information assurance master’s degree program, hosted within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), recently was ranked 10th in Best College Reviews‘ ranking of Top 25 Online Master’s Degrees in Information Assurance and Security. Best College Reviews’ website cites their founding goal as competing with US News & World Report as … Continue reading Iowa State’s information assurance degree program ranked in top 10 by Best College Reviews

ECpE professor featured in Iowa Public Radio program on smart speakers and privacy

“I don’t want to say it’s dead, but privacy is on its death bed. We’ve allowed this to happen and seem to be fairly willing.” Doug Jacobson, Iowa State University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, said this on a recent episode of Iowa Public Radio‘s show “River to River.” That episode, hosted by Ben Kieffer, … Continue reading ECpE professor featured in Iowa Public Radio program on smart speakers and privacy

Iowa State engineering research highlighted in Physics Today

The work of three Iowa State University faculty members from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) and the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) was highlighted in the May 2018 issue of Physics Today. The article, titled, “A Nanovolcano Array,” appears in the “BACK SCATTER” section of the magazine, which is … Continue reading Iowa State engineering research highlighted in Physics Today

ECpE Ph.D. student receives U.S. Army Research Laboratory Journeyman Fellowship Award

Vivek Singh, a Ph.D. student with Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), recently received the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Journeyman Fellowship Award. From September 2017 to January 2018, Singh completed an internship through the ARL Research Associated Program (RAP), working on a joint team project, including researchers from Idaho National … Continue reading ECpE Ph.D. student receives U.S. Army Research Laboratory Journeyman Fellowship Award

Iowa State engineers published in Nature Communications journal for research on tribocharging

With contributions by Kate Tindall. Iowa State University faculty members from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) and the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) recently were published in Nature Communications, an open access journal that publishes high quality research from all areas of the natural sciences. ECpE and Physics Adjunct … Continue reading Iowa State engineers published in Nature Communications journal for research on tribocharging

Black History Month: ECpE’s Phillip Jones on Inclusion in Engineering

Iowa State’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is celebrating Black History Month with a series highlighting alumni, faculty and students. Click here for more Black History Month coverage. Growing up on a small farm in Maryland, Iowa State University Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) Associate Professor Phillip Jones felt at home when he first … Continue reading Black History Month: ECpE’s Phillip Jones on Inclusion in Engineering