Author: Sarah Hays

ECpE grad student Vivek-Kumar Singh receives best paper, best poster awards

Vivek-Kumar Singh, a graduate student at Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, recently presented his research and has received a best paper and best poster award at two separate conferences since November 2019. Singh received the best paper award at a conference known as Resilience Week, held in November. Resilience Week has been … Continue reading ECpE grad student Vivek-Kumar Singh receives best paper, best poster awards

ECpE alum Josh Hale powers equity as ISUPD Police Lieutenant and Systems Analyst 

A problem solver with a passion for justice, Police Lieutenant and Systems Analyst Josh Hale has found the place where coding and technology blend with the law at the Iowa State University Police Department (ISUPD). When first graduating from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University with a degree in … Continue reading ECpE alum Josh Hale powers equity as ISUPD Police Lieutenant and Systems Analyst 

In Memory of Glenn Hillesland

Glenn Hillesland, adjunct professor emeritus in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University, peacefully passed away on Jan. 12, 2019, in Ames.  As a young student, Hillesland attended a one-room schoolhouse in Conover, Iowa. After graduating from high school, he enrolled at Iowa State the following year, pursuing courses in … Continue reading In Memory of Glenn Hillesland

In Memory of Hsung-Cheng “Cheng” Hsieh

Hsung-Cheng “Cheng” Hsieh, professor with Iowa State University‘s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) from 1968-98, passed away on Dec. 2, 2019, in Ames, due to complications from a stroke. Hsieh was 90 years old. After attending prestigious universities and receiving a bachelor of arts in mathematics from Dartmouth College and master of science … Continue reading In Memory of Hsung-Cheng “Cheng” Hsieh

ECpE’s Kumar delivers keynote at IC3 and is “Best Paper Award” finalist at ICINCO

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) Professor Ratnesh Kumar at Iowa State University recently gave a keynote talk at International Conference on Contemporary Computing (IC3) in India. This conference has been running annually since 2008. Kumar, one of seven keynote speakers at the conference, spoke on Model-Based Safety Analysis in Cyber-Physical Systems. “This was … Continue reading ECpE’s Kumar delivers keynote at IC3 and is “Best Paper Award” finalist at ICINCO

ECpE receives $1 million DOE grant for elevating distributed wind power with new optimization and control algorithms

All across Iowa, rural communities reside. Driving between those communities, plots of land with hundreds of giant wind turbines are commonly seen from car windows. These wind turbines provide power to transmission systems and spread around the country, powering communities around America. But small-scale distributed wind turbines also can power local communities. In the Department … Continue reading ECpE receives $1 million DOE grant for elevating distributed wind power with new optimization and control algorithms

An electrical engineer and groundbreaking pilot: ECpE Veteran Robert Martin

Robert Martin, a graduate of Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was a pilot and veteran who flew 63 and a half missions during World War II as a part of the well-known and barrier-breaking Tuskegee Airmen, and later on in life became an electrical engineer by jumping over many obstacles. A … Continue reading An electrical engineer and groundbreaking pilot: ECpE Veteran Robert Martin

ECpE alum Mansoor Sarwar inspires the future as UET Vice Chancellor

Mansoor Sarwar, an alum (‘88 comp engr) from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University, has had a dream of teaching and inspiring others since high school. Now, he is doing just that — and more.  Sarwar has recently been appointed as Vice Chancellor of the University of Engineering and Technology … Continue reading ECpE alum Mansoor Sarwar inspires the future as UET Vice Chancellor

EPRC Director Anne Kimber: Generating a better world for all

Anne Kimber is an innovator and leader of electric power and energy-related fields. As the Director of the Electric Power Research Center (EPRC) within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University, her level of expertise is valuable and seemingly limitless. EPRC works to promote and expand electric power and energy-related research … Continue reading EPRC Director Anne Kimber: Generating a better world for all

ECpE professors receive $1 million NSF grant for data-driven vision of future power grids

Driving along the highway, most people have seen parts of the U.S. power grid in the form of tall, metal towers carrying power lines. These power lines are transmitting much of the electricity we use daily to power microwaves, refrigerators, washers, dryers and more. But with this vast amount of electricity and power, many components … Continue reading ECpE professors receive $1 million NSF grant for data-driven vision of future power grids

Iowa State University ranked among Best Online Master’s in Electrical Engineering

Iowa State University’s online master’s in electrical engineering program, housed within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at ISU, was recently ranked as seventh in the top 10 best online master’s in electrical engineering programs in the United States, according to OnlineSchoolsReport. OnlineSchoolsReport used six data points to judge which programs are the … Continue reading Iowa State University ranked among Best Online Master’s in Electrical Engineering

ECpE’s spark: In memory of Ginny Anderson, forever helping students succeed

Virginia (Ginny) Anderson was a spark of light always burning, a go-to person for anything in the Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) — forever known as the glue that held everything together. Ginny passed away on Aug. 6, 2019, from bone cancer, leaving behind a legacy that will never be … Continue reading ECpE’s spark: In memory of Ginny Anderson, forever helping students succeed

ECpE’s Cardinal Woman: Stacey Ross

  After a successful year of leading and connecting faculty and staff around campus at Iowa State University, Cardinal Women*, a university group specifically for people identifying as women who are cisgender, trans, of trans experience, etcetera, has selected a new team on campus with contagious and inspiring energies. Stacey Ross, Graduate Admissions Coordinator in … Continue reading ECpE’s Cardinal Woman: Stacey Ross

CprE sophomore Mwangangi sparks innovation in the tech industry as finalist for Code2040

Tumaini Mwangangi, a sophomore in computer engineering at Iowa State University, recently placed as a finalist in a fellows program for a nonprofit organization called Code2040, a program committed to the representation of Black and Latinx people in the innovation economy. “Code2040 is a program that focuses on getting Latinx and African-American students into the … Continue reading CprE sophomore Mwangangi sparks innovation in the tech industry as finalist for Code2040

ECpE’s Zheng receives NSF grant for proposing reliable HPC file system checkers to prevent data corruption

    Most likely, all of us have data that we don’t want to lose. But how do we know that data will be reliably kept? Where is it stored, and how does it stay secure? In national labs, large companies or universities, a high-performance computing (HPC) center is often needed to store large quantities … Continue reading ECpE’s Zheng receives NSF grant for proposing reliable HPC file system checkers to prevent data corruption