Category: Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Engineering mourns loss of student

Iowa State University’s College of Engineering mourns the loss of Kevin Truong, a student majoring in software engineering, who was killed in a car accident in Des Moines on July 4. Support for students, faculty, and staff impacted by this loss include the following university resources: Resources for students Student Counseling Service, 515-294-5056 Thielen Student … Continue reading College of Engineering mourns loss of student

ECpE’s Ramamoorthy receives NSF funding for work on coding theoretic ideas for distributed computation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded nearly $500,000 to a professor with Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering for “Leveraging Coding Techniques for Distributed Computing.” Aditya Ramamoorthy, funded for his work on coding theoretic ideas for distributed computation, is the sole principal investigator on the project. “Computing clusters that process huge … Continue reading ECpE’s Ramamoorthy receives NSF funding for work on coding theoretic ideas for distributed computation

Two ECpE engineers receive Miller Open Education Mini-Grant to revamp EE lab exercises

Two engineers with Iowa State University‘s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) have been awarded a Miller Open Education Mini-Grant for their proposal entitled, “Open Signals and Systems Lab Exercises.” ECpE’s Professor Julie Dickerson and Adjunct Assistant Professor Andrew Bolstad received the award to revamp the laboratory portion of the ISU course Electrical Engineering … Continue reading Two ECpE engineers receive Miller Open Education Mini-Grant to revamp EE lab exercises

Adobe awards gift funds for ongoing research collaboration with ECpE professor

Adobe Inc., an American multinational computer software company engaged in digital and cloud publishing, multimedia, advertising and more, has awarded new gift funds to Iowa State University Harpole Professor Ratnesh Kumar. The gift, in support of Kumar’s research activities of the ESSeNCE (Embedded Software, Sensors, Networks, Cyberphysical, and Energy) lab he directs, is part of an ongoing research … Continue reading Adobe awards gift funds for ongoing research collaboration with ECpE professor

ECpE student wins Best Poster Award at Midwest Machine Learning Symposium

Konstantinos Konstantinidis, Ph.D. student with Iowa State University‘s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), recently won first prize in the Student Poster Award contest at the Midwest Machine Learning Symposium (MMLS) 2019. Konstantinidis, who performed his research jointly with ECpE Professor Aditya Ramamoorthy, won for his poster titled, “Speeding up Distributed Computing through Coding.” … Continue reading ECpE student wins Best Poster Award at Midwest Machine Learning Symposium

Excellence of purpose: Faculty and staff recognized with College of Engineering awards

Cyclone Engineering faculty and staff have been recognized with college awards for excellence in inspiring future engineering leaders, pursuing groundbreaking research and celebrating diversity and inclusion.   Staff Excellence Michelle Grawe, laboratory supervisor in materials science and engineering   D.R. Boylan Award Ratnesh Kumar, professor of electrical and computer engineering   Outstanding Achievement in Teaching … Continue reading Excellence of purpose: Faculty and staff recognized with College of Engineering awards

ECpE senior awarded MPOWER global citizen scholarship

Tabitha Wacuka Kiiru, senior in electrical engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University, has been awarded MPOWER Financing’s prestigious Global Citizen Scholarship. The MPOWER Global Citizen Scholarship Program awards $5,000 to international students at supported schools. MPOWER Financing is a start-up dedicated to removing financial barriers for the … Continue reading ECpE senior awarded MPOWER global citizen scholarship

ECpE celebrates 20 years of cyber security education with NSA

Iowa State University‘s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is celebrating 20 years of cyber security education, marked with a new major in cyber security engineering, beginning this fall. Two decades ago, in May 1999, the National Security Agency launched the Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) designation program, with the goal of reducing vulnerability in … Continue reading ECpE celebrates 20 years of cyber security education with NSA

DOE awards $1.43 million grant to MRC, ECpE for OLED project

In many ways, the world is moving toward becoming more efficient and environmentally friendly. At Iowa State University, a team in the Microelectronics Research Center (MRC) and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) recently won a $1.43 million grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) for their project focusing on aiding the environment. … Continue reading DOE awards $1.43 million grant to MRC, ECpE for OLED project

Four ECpE professors receive $1M DOE award for power system resilience proposal

Four professors in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University recently received a $1 million award from the Department of Energy (DOE) for their proposal improving the efficiency of power systems and power lines across America. Zhaoyu Wang, Harpole-Pentair Assistant Professor and the PI (principal investigator) of the project, is … Continue reading Four ECpE professors receive $1M DOE award for power system resilience proposal

ECpE Spring Senior Design teams win big

For the spring 2019 semester, Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering named three winning teams for the Senior Design project, along with three honorable mentions.   First Place: Automatic Solder Dispenser Students: Samuel Willford, Jason Austin, Justin Wheeler, Zachary Bumstead, Kevin Carlson, Trent Allison. Adviser: Lee Harker Our task is to build … Continue reading ECpE Spring Senior Design teams win big

Three engineering postdocs win research and seed funding awards

Three Cyclone Engineer postdoctoral research associates won research awards and funding from the Iowa State University PostDoc Association. Azahar Ali, postdoc in electrical and computer engineering, won a Postdoctoral Scholar Research Excellence Award. Timothy Morgan, postdoc in mechanical engineering, and Fei Lu, postdoc in materials science and engineering, both have won Postdoctoral Seed Grant funding support.

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