Category: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Two Cyclone engineers receive NSF grant to create a smarter aircraft and spacecraft

Piloting an aircraft is popularly described as hours of boredom punctuated by periods of terror. Similarly, a spacecraft in transit to a distant target remains largely dormant, but for periodic heightened activity required for maintenance and staying on course. Aircraft and spacecraft are complex systems of systems that must seamlessly work together, switching control through … Continue reading Two Cyclone engineers receive NSF grant to create a smarter aircraft and spacecraft

Open access paper by Somani in top five viewed in subject area

A paper published in by Arun Somani, Distinguished Professor of electrical and computer engineering, Phillip and Virginia Sproul Professor, and associate dean for research in the College of Engineering; Naga Durga Prasad Avirneni and Prem Kumar Ramesh, both former Iowa State University graduate students, is in the top five viewed papers in its subject area in the open access journal PeerJ Computer Science. 

ISU EPRC assists with development of solar power crate to transform disaster response

In times of natural disaster or emergency, the Iowa Army National Guard strives to maintain a rapid response time. In such times, access to flexible, mobile power sources is crucial. In order to provide this power, the Electric Power Research Center (EPRC) at Iowa State University has received a $172,000 grant from the Iowa Economic … Continue reading ISU EPRC assists with development of solar power crate to transform disaster response

Convocation celebrates Cyclone Engineering faculty and staff

James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering W. Samuel Easterling celebrated Cyclone Engineering 2020 faculty and staff award honorees, named faculty positions and patent recipients at the College of Engineering’s fall convocation. This year’s interactive event was offered live online. Watch a replay here.

Dubuque Regional Airport renames terminal after ECpE Hall of Fame member Robert L. Martin

The Dubuque Regional Airport is renaming its terminal in honor of Robert L. Martin, World War II combat pilot and member of the Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) inaugural Hall of Fame class. The Dubuque Regional Airport Commission voted unanimously to endorse and accept a petition filed to name the … Continue reading Dubuque Regional Airport renames terminal after ECpE Hall of Fame member Robert L. Martin

In Memory: Former ECpE Department Chair Julius “J.O.” Kopplin

The following is taken from Kopplin’s obituary, with comments from the ECpE Department added below.   Julius “J.O.” Kopplin, former department chair of Iowa State University‘s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was a much loved son, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, whose quiet strength, inquisitive mind, humor, work ethic, and abiding faith made him … Continue reading In Memory: Former ECpE Department Chair Julius “J.O.” Kopplin

New Faculty Spotlight: Berk Gulmezoglu

Berk Gulmezoglu’s dedication to his research and analysis of potential microarchitectural attacks has taken him all over the world. Now, Gulmezoglu finds himself at Iowa State University, joining the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) as an Assistant Professor. Beginning his education at Bilkent University, Turkey, Gulmezoglu earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in … Continue reading New Faculty Spotlight: Berk Gulmezoglu

In Memory: ECpE Distinguished Professor Emeritus Robert Grover Brown

The following information is from the obituary for Robert Grover Brown. Robert Grover Brown (“Grover”) passed away peacefully on Aug. 10, 2020, at 94 years old. Brown was born on April 25, 1926, in Shenandoah, Iowa, to Grover Whitney and Irene (Frink) Brown. He graduated from Shenandoah High School in 1944 and immediately enlisted in … Continue reading In Memory: ECpE Distinguished Professor Emeritus Robert Grover Brown

ECpE Assistant Professor Cheng Huang receives first major grant from NSF

Cheng Huang, assistant professor with the Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), has received his first major grant through the National Science Foundation (NSF) since joining Iowa State in 2018. Throughout his career, Huang has focused on the research and development of various types of power management integrated circuits (PMICs). He … Continue reading ECpE Assistant Professor Cheng Huang receives first major grant from NSF

EPRC Student Scoop: Yuxuan Yuan improves data analysis

Third-year Iowa State University electrical and computer engineering (ECpE) Ph.D. student Yuxuan Yuan has dedicated his research to working to improve the efficiency of the analysis and application of data to power systems. Yuan does this by taking data collected by government and power utility companies, and finding new ways to more effectively interpret it. … Continue reading EPRC Student Scoop: Yuxuan Yuan improves data analysis

Iowa State University and partners selected as a finalist for major National Science Foundation research grant focused on rural broadband

For more information contact: Hongwei Zhang, ISU College of Engineering, hongwei@iastate.edu Mike Krapfl, ISU news services, mkrapfl@iastate.edu   AMES, IA – The Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and a consortium of 35 leading wireless companies and associations, has announced that a research project led by Iowa State … Continue reading Iowa State University and partners selected as a finalist for major National Science Foundation research grant focused on rural broadband

Faculty Zoughi and Al Qaseer receive IEEE APS Prize Paper Award

Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) faculty Reza Zoughi and Mohammad T. Al Qaseer have been awarded the 2020 IEEE Harold A. Wheeler Applications Prize Paper Award for their outstanding work in their academic paper entitled, “A Compact Microwave Camera Based on Chaotic Excitation Synthetic-Aperture Radar (CESAR).” This award is presented … Continue reading Faculty Zoughi and Al Qaseer receive IEEE APS Prize Paper Award