Author: Sarah Hays

EPRC Student Scoop: Innovator and communicator Cody Newlun

EPRC Student Scoop: Innovator and communicator Cody Newlun Cody Newlun, a graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University from Hastings, Nebraska, is a true innovator in the power world. With a degree in physics from Hastings College, Newlun has an expansive background on mechanics and motion. While … Continue reading EPRC Student Scoop: Innovator and communicator Cody Newlun

Entrepreneur, ECpE alum: Bailey Steinfadt succeeds at building her own brand

Entrepreneur, ECpE alum: Bailey Steinfadt succeeds at building her own brand Running your own remote business can be hard, but Bailey Steinfadt, a 2010 graduate in computer engineering from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University, is always up for a challenge. Driven and constantly learning through multiple facets, she … Continue reading Entrepreneur, ECpE alum: Bailey Steinfadt succeeds at building her own brand

Managing and engineering collide for ECpE alum Brenda McDermott

Managing over 100 employees and two departments is no easy responsibility. But Iowa State University alum Brenda McDermott, from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is driving new champions at her position as Director of Design and Construction at Xcel Energy in Minnesota, an investor-owned utility across ten states. McDermott has eight direct managers … Continue reading Managing and engineering collide for ECpE alum Brenda McDermott

ECpE Professor Vaswani gives keynote at image processing conference

On Dec. 22, 2019, Anderlik Professor Namrata Vaswani in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University attended the seventh national conference on computer vision, pattern recognition, image processing and graphics (NCVPRIPG 2019) as a keynote speaker. The conference was held at Hubballi, Karnataka, India. Vaswani was one of six keynote speakers at NCVPRIPG. She … Continue reading ECpE Professor Vaswani gives keynote at image processing conference

Past, present, future of space exploration: ECpE alum Lewis C. Hill II of NASA

As an outer space fanatic since grade school, Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering alumnus Lewis C. Hill II is living his dream as a software developer at NASA Johnson Space Center’s Space Vehicle Mockup Facility. In Hill’s position, he helps to enable space exploration and works on many aerospace innovations, working … Continue reading Past, present, future of space exploration: ECpE alum Lewis C. Hill II of NASA

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