Author: Sarah Hays

Information systems security ranked as #1 master’s program

Information systems security ranked as #1 master’s program Iowa State University’s online information security systems program was recently featured as the best master’s program in information systems security for 2019 by Online Masters. This master’s program, led by University Professor Doug Jacobson, is hosted by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa … Continue reading Information systems security ranked as #1 master’s program

ECpE students travel to Miami for cyber security

At Iowa State University, three innovative students from the College of Engineering’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering recently returned from Miami, Florida, from a capture-the-flag style, industrial security competition: The S4x Conference. The trio, seniors Daniel Limanowski and Adam Crosser, along with graduate student Grant Foudress, found each other through University Professor Doug Jacobson, … Continue reading ECpE students travel to Miami for cyber security

Cyclone engineers work to quicken the loop of scientific discovery

In science, there is always more to be learned. Scientists are often making new discoveries. But what would it be like if the time it took to discover these things was reduced by half? Last December, engineers at Iowa State University received an award for a proposal furthering science through artificial intelligence (AI) granted from the Defense … Continue reading Cyclone engineers work to quicken the loop of scientific discovery

ECpE’s Zambreno encouraging student’s start-up ambitions

ECpE’s Zambreno encouraging student’s start-up ambitions From the beginning of his education to now, Amar Krishna, an alumnus of Iowa State University, has always been a driven dreamer. Just recently, Krishna created a groundbreaking start-up app called Chefling, a kitchen assistant app available on the app store at no cost. Although Krishna says he may … Continue reading ECpE’s Zambreno encouraging student’s start-up ambitions

Congrats to ECpE’s four IEEE scholarship winners

Four Iowa State University students, senior in electrical engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering recently received a $2,000 scholarship each from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Power and Energy Society. These four students, Yue Chen, Zachee Saleng, Connor Smith and Rebecca Franzen were chosen based on their academic performance … Continue reading Congrats to ECpE’s four IEEE scholarship winners

ECpE Senior Design teams win big

1st Place: Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) based Sensing System for Soil Conditions Monitoring David Severson, Kyle Kehoe, Nathan Coonrod, Sok Yan Poon, Jacob Verheyen Adviser: Shuo Yang & Dr. Yang Zhang Currently, measuring changes and gathering data on soil moisture and temperature is not only expensive, but also occasionally unreliable. But this senior design t eam … Continue reading ECpE Senior Design teams win big

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