Author: Sarah Hays

Namrata Vaswani and Nicola Elia named IEEE Fellows

Each year, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) recognizes outstanding IEEE members and elevates them to IEEE Fellows. This year at Iowa State University, two Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) faculty members, Professor Namrata Vaswani and Professor Emeritus Nicola Elia, both received the IEEE Fellow honor. “It is indeed a well deserved recognition in … Continue reading Namrata Vaswani and Nicola Elia named IEEE Fellows

Two ECpE students dig in to their future with John Deere

Dylan Hodge, a junior in software engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University, and Cristian George-Nanetti, a sophomore in computer engineering in ECpE at ISU, are both currently working with John Deere while pursuing their degrees. They are both working at the John Deere Technology Center at the ISU Research Park. According … Continue reading Two ECpE students dig in to their future with John Deere

ECpE’s Dr. Jiles: Honored inside and outside of ISU

David Jiles, Distinguished Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering at Iowa State University, has recently received a prestigious honor, the 2019  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Magnetics Society Distinguished Service Award. This award was established to honor outstanding service to the Magnetics Society. “I am delighted to receive … Continue reading ECpE’s Dr. Jiles: Honored inside and outside of ISU

ECpE grad students compete in Three-Minute Thesis Competition

On November 5, Bill Graves, dean of the Graduate College at Iowa State University introduced the Three-Minute Thesis Competition, an opportunity to show the unique and challenging research faculty and students are doing at Iowa State. “The challenge is for graduate students to describe their scholarly work in ways that are understandable and compelling,” Graves … Continue reading ECpE grad students compete in Three-Minute Thesis Competition

ECpE professors receive $400,000 grant for nanotexturing research

In the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University, engineers create devices that make huge impacts on people’s lives, but sometimes the devices themselves are quite small. Rana Biswas, ECpE and physics adjunct professor, and Jaeyoun Kim, ECpE associate professor, recently received a $400,000, three year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant … Continue reading ECpE professors receive $400,000 grant for nanotexturing research

HackISU: 36 hours. One project. Hundreds of students.

36 hours. Hundreds of students. One project. Every year, many students, especially students from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, attend one event in one place for 36 hours straight. This event is the HackISU hackathon, completely student-led. HackISU marked their 10th anniversary with this year’s hackathon. In groups of four people or less, … Continue reading HackISU: 36 hours. One project. Hundreds of students.

ECpE grad student wins award for paper device measuring nitrite, glucose and protein

An imbalance of certain chemicals in bodies can lead to a growth of diseases and illnesses. However, right now measuring the chemical levels of bodies is typically only possible with a trip to the doctor’s office. But now, with the work of Taejoon Kong, a graduate student at Iowa State University, it may soon be … Continue reading ECpE grad student wins award for paper device measuring nitrite, glucose and protein

ECpE alum recieves military awards

After coasting through the clouds on a military jet representing Iowa State, Philip Schmitz, a 2010 Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate, has now recently received the “Marine Naval Flight Officer of the Year” for his outstanding contributions to Marine Corps aviation. Schmitz was a weapons systems training officer and assistant … Continue reading ECpE alum recieves military awards

ISU engineering team working to understand the brain with magnetic stimulation

The inner workings of the brain have always been a mystery to psychologists, scientists and everyday people. Understanding brain abnormalities, such as depression or OCD, are consistently being studied worldwide. David Jiles, Distinguished Professor in Engineering; Long Que, associate professor in the of electrical and computer engineering; and Ian Schneider, associate professor of chemical and … Continue reading ISU engineering team working to understand the brain with magnetic stimulation

Idaho National Laboratory selects ECpE graduate student as research fellow

As a graduate student at Iowa State University, Jacob Ulrich, pursuing an engineering degree in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), has received an honor that many students would be thrilled to earn. Idaho National Laboratory (INL) recently granted 13 students into the highly competitive second cohort of INL graduate fellows from universities … Continue reading Idaho National Laboratory selects ECpE graduate student as research fellow

CyNet: Bridging better agriculture and transportation research

In today’s world, computing and networking is everywhere. To continue innovating, inventing and discovering new things, electrical and computer technology is crucial to furthering breakthroughs in many domains. Hongwei Zhang, associate professor at Iowa State University in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), recently received a $999,919 grant to help further technology-related research … Continue reading CyNet: Bridging better agriculture and transportation research

ECpE’s Vaswani receives NSF grant for high-dimensional structured data recovery

Whether you watch videos on a small phone screen or a large TV, minuscule structures and movements placed within each video allow it to run. Namrata Vaswani, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University, along with Chinmay Hegde, ECpE assistant professor, recently received a nearly half million three-year grant … Continue reading ECpE’s Vaswani receives NSF grant for high-dimensional structured data recovery

ECpE engineer published for Alzheimer’s-testing device

Alzheimer’s disease is a prominent concern, present in the lives of millions. Currently, the main diagnostic methods for treating this disease are neuroimaging techniques, which include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography and single-photon emission computed tomography. But these methods suffer from their high cost, requirement of skilled personnel to operate and long turnaround … Continue reading ECpE engineer published for Alzheimer’s-testing device

The nine lives of Mani Mina

From student to professor, Mani Mina has always been inspired and curious when learning new things. An associate professor in industrial design and electrical and computer engineering (secondary department) at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University, Mina has a past full of learning and teaching a broad range of studies. … Continue reading The nine lives of Mani Mina