Author: Sarah Hays

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

ECpE alums receive NSF Fellowship

Two alums from Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Michael Davies and Tara Mina, recently received prestigious fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Davies, currently a student in his first year of pursuing a doctorate in computer architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Mina, a second-year student pursuing a master’s … Continue reading ECpE alums receive NSF Fellowship

ECpE’s Vaswani receives prestigious ISU Mid-Career Achievement in Research Award

Professor Namrata Vaswani from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University was recently named a recipient of the ISU Award for Mid-Career Achievement in Research. Vaswani has also recently received the ECE Distinguished Alumni Award from her alma mater University of Maryland, College Park. With 14 years in ECpE at … Continue reading ECpE’s Vaswani receives prestigious ISU Mid-Career Achievement in Research Award

Thirty-seven years of doughnuts with Doug

  Thirty-seven years, 1,924 Fridays, 44,400 doughnuts. Doug Jacobson has spent his entire career at Iowa State University donating delicious doughnuts to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE). Back in 1982, University Professor Jacobson was pursuing a doctorate in computer engineering at Iowa State. One morning, after playing racquetball with a fellow graduate student, … Continue reading Thirty-seven years of doughnuts with Doug

ECpE’s Liang Dong receives $300,000 NSF grant for “Fitbit-like” plant sensor

Water can be a costly resource for farmers, but Liang Dong, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University, is in the process of developing a device with the potential to lower the amount of money farmers put toward water — resulting in economical farming methods and cheaper foods … Continue reading ECpE’s Liang Dong receives $300,000 NSF grant for “Fitbit-like” plant sensor

Celebrating the future: Cyber Security catalysts

  The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University has dedicated over a decade to the advancement of cyber security. From cyber defense competitions to a new Cyber Security Engineering major launching in the fall of 2019, cyber security is fueling the future at Iowa State. This year, ISU’s Information Assurance … Continue reading Celebrating the future: Cyber Security catalysts