Category: Electrical and Computer 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

ISU researchers to study blockchain technology to improve sustainability in food markets

Food production systems could become more environmentally sustainable and K-12 students could become more educated about it as part of a new research project. A team of Iowa State University researchers, led by mechanical engineering (ME) associate professor Mark Mba-Wright, recently received a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a research project … Continue reading ISU researchers to study blockchain technology to improve sustainability in food markets

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

Three Cyclone Engineers named Anderlik Professors

Namrata Vaswani, professor of electrical and computer engineering, Paul Durbin, professor of aerospace engineering, and Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, professor of mechanical engineering, have been appointed to Joseph and Elizabeth Anderlik Professorships in Engineering.

Iowa State’s information assurance program ranked in top five

Iowa State University’s information assurance program, led by University Professor Doug Jacobson and hosted by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), has been ranked as one of the nation’s top Master’s in Information Assurance and Security degree programs on TheBestSchools.org for 2019. The program came in ranked at number five in the nation. Iowa State’s … Continue reading Iowa State’s information assurance program ranked in top five

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