Category: Electrical and Computer Engineering

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 Anthony N. Michel, inaugural member of ECpE Hall of Fame

Anthony “Tony” N. Michel, former electrical engineering professor with Iowa State University‘s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), passed away on Feb. 1, 2020, at the age of 84. Michel was a faculty member at Iowa State for 16 years, from 1968-84. “I came here [to Iowa State] in 1968, and I found out … Continue reading In memory of Anthony N. Michel, inaugural member of ECpE Hall of Fame

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

Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Sarah Baratta

Sarah Baratta Major: Electrical engineering, emphasis in VLSI (Very-large-scale integration) Minor: International studies, focus in science and technology in Asia GPA: 3.84 Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa Career goal: To be passionate and interested in what I do (and not dread going to work!) Clubs/activities: Engr 160 and Cpr E 381 teaching assistant  Awards/honors: Dean’s List, … Continue reading Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Sarah Baratta

Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Kevin Oran

Kevin Oran Major: Computer engineering and mechanical engineering GPA: 3.73 Hometown: Elkhorn, Nebraska Clubs/activities: Cardinal Space Mining, Triangle Fraternity, ISU Marching Band Awards/honors: Dean’s List, Iowa State University Honors Program, George Washington Carver Scholar, National Merit Finalist, Eagle Scout What is your overall career goal? Complete a master’s degree then work as an engineer on … Continue reading Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Kevin Oran

Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Jaclyn Ralfs

Jaclyn Ralfs Major: Software Engineering Minor: General Business GPA: 3.86 Hometown: Durant, Iowa Career goal: Overall in my career, I want to be continually challenged and given opportunities to learn. The tech industry is constantly changing and I want a career that keeps up with the newest technologies and their capabilities! Clubs/activities: Alpha Gamma Delta, … Continue reading Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Jaclyn Ralfs

4 questions with Cyclone Engineer Mette Lundsgaard

Mette Lundsgaard (’81 elec engr) retired as an engineering manager at 3M and is now an active supporter of Iowa State University’s Women and Philanthropy Workshop and Iowa State’s Women in Science and Engineering and Engineers Without Borders.   What was your experience like at Iowa State? My experience at ISU was fun and enriching. … Continue reading 4 questions with Cyclone Engineer Mette Lundsgaard

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

Dean of engineering message regarding campus climate

President Wendy Wintersteen recently sent two letters to the campus community condemning racist acts at Iowa State University. A forum was held on Nov.7 with Students Against Racism in which the ISU leadership team outlined 10 actions to help address the campus climate. I want you to know I am strongly supportive of these actions and expect our students, faculty and staff to join me in also condemning racism, white supremacy, anti-Semitism and xenophobia.

Honoring Veterans Day with Cyclone Engineers who serve

Hannah Christensen The first year of Hannah Christensen’s Cyclone Engineering journey has taken flight with her involvement in the Iowa Air National Guard. The freshman in industrial engineering was inspired to join the military in the footsteps of her three brothers, now veterans of the Air National Guard. She recently had the opportunity to participate … Continue reading Honoring Veterans Day with Cyclone Engineers who serve

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