ECpE alum recieves military awards

After coasting through the clouds on a military jet representing Iowa State, Philip Schmitz, a 2010 Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate, has now recently received the “Marine Naval Flight Officer of the Year” for his outstanding contributions to Marine Corps aviation. Schmitz was a weapons systems training officer and assistant … Continue reading ECpE alum recieves military awards

ISU engineering team working to understand the brain with magnetic stimulation

The inner workings of the brain have always been a mystery to psychologists, scientists and everyday people. Understanding brain abnormalities, such as depression or OCD, are consistently being studied worldwide. David Jiles, Distinguished Professor in Engineering; Long Que, associate professor in the of electrical and computer engineering; and Ian Schneider, associate professor of chemical and … Continue reading ISU engineering team working to understand the brain with magnetic stimulation

Idaho National Laboratory selects ECpE graduate student as research fellow

As a graduate student at Iowa State University, Jacob Ulrich, pursuing an engineering degree in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), has received an honor that many students would be thrilled to earn. Idaho National Laboratory (INL) recently granted 13 students into the highly competitive second cohort of INL graduate fellows from universities … Continue reading Idaho National Laboratory selects ECpE graduate student as research fellow

CyNet: Bridging better agriculture and transportation research

In today’s world, computing and networking is everywhere. To continue innovating, inventing and discovering new things, electrical and computer technology is crucial to furthering breakthroughs in many domains. Hongwei Zhang, associate professor at Iowa State University in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), recently received a $999,919 grant to help further technology-related research … Continue reading CyNet: Bridging better agriculture and transportation research

Chemical Engineering Graduate Seminar Series set to welcome researchers from around the nation

The Chemical Engineering Graduate Seminar Series again features a slate of highly regarded scientists in many specialties set to bring their research expertise to Iowa State University and a record 87 chemical engineering graduate students. Currently, 17 guest presenters are booked for the fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters, with more additions possible at later … Continue reading Chemical Engineering Graduate Seminar Series set to welcome researchers from around the nation

ECpE’s Neil Gong receives $400,000 NSF grant for work on mitigating evasion attacks to deep neural networks

Reporting by Alli Weaver. The National Science Foundation (NSF) has granted $400,000 to Iowa State University’s Assistant Professor Neil Gong of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The grant, given by the Division of Computer and Network Systems within NSF, was awarded for Gong to investigate mitigating evasion attacks on neural networks. “Deep neural networks … Continue reading ECpE’s Neil Gong receives $400,000 NSF grant for work on mitigating evasion attacks to deep neural networks

ECpE’s Vaswani receives NSF grant for high-dimensional structured data recovery

Whether you watch videos on a small phone screen or a large TV, minuscule structures and movements placed within each video allow it to run. Namrata Vaswani, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University, along with Chinmay Hegde, ECpE assistant professor, recently received a nearly half million three-year grant … Continue reading ECpE’s Vaswani receives NSF grant for high-dimensional structured data recovery

1910 surveying notebook shows Iowa State’s campus through the eyes — and feet — of ECpE alum

“Sept. 7, 1910. Hot! C.E. McCune, Surveyor.” These handwritten words, from page seven of a century-old Keuffel & Esser Co. Field Book 360, provide a small glimpse of one day in Ames, Iowa, according to Iowa State University 1911 electrical engineering graduate Charles E. McCune. McCune’s 1910 notebook was found at a library book sale … Continue reading 1910 surveying notebook shows Iowa State’s campus through the eyes — and feet — of ECpE alum

Iowa State ECpE faculty gives seminar at Mobile Data Management conference in Denmark

On June 27, Iowa State University Associate Professor Goce Trajcevski delivered a seminar titled “Targets and Shapes Tracking” in Aalborg, Denmark. Trajcevski, of ISU’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, presented with Northwestern University Professor Emeritus Peter Scheuermann at the 19th Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Conference on Mobile Data Management. The … Continue reading Iowa State ECpE faculty gives seminar at Mobile Data Management conference in Denmark

ECpE engineer published for Alzheimer’s-testing device

Alzheimer’s disease is a prominent concern, present in the lives of millions. Currently, the main diagnostic methods for treating this disease are neuroimaging techniques, which include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography and single-photon emission computed tomography. But these methods suffer from their high cost, requirement of skilled personnel to operate and long turnaround … Continue reading ECpE engineer published for Alzheimer’s-testing device

ISU ECpE graduate and WWII Tuskegee Airmen pilot passes away at 99

Robert Martin, graduate of Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, passed away in July at age 99. Martin, a native of Dubuque, Iowa, was an ISU electrical engineering student when he applied to join the U.S. Army Air Corps and eventually was enrolled in the military’s new Black Pilot Program. Martin served in … Continue reading ISU ECpE graduate and WWII Tuskegee Airmen pilot passes away at 99

The nine lives of Mani Mina

From student to professor, Mani Mina has always been inspired and curious when learning new things. An associate professor in industrial design and electrical and computer engineering (secondary department) at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University, Mina has a past full of learning and teaching a broad range of studies. … Continue reading The nine lives of Mani Mina