Black History Month: ECpE’s Phillip Jones on Inclusion in Engineering

Iowa State’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is celebrating Black History Month with a series highlighting alumni, faculty and students. Click here for more Black History Month coverage. Growing up on a small farm in Maryland, Iowa State University Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) Associate Professor Phillip Jones felt at home when he first … Continue reading Black History Month: ECpE’s Phillip Jones on Inclusion in Engineering

Black History Month: ECpE’s first African-American graduate

Iowa State’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is celebrating Black History Month with a series highlighting alumni, faculty and students. This is the first in a multi-part series. Click here for more Black History Month coverage. It’s hard to imagine Iowa State University’s campus without Parks Library or the Memorial Union in the early 1900s. It’s … Continue reading Black History Month: ECpE’s first African-American graduate

ECpE’s Ramamoorthy delivers keynote talk at Australian Communication Theory Workshop

Iowa State University Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Aditya Ramamoorthy gave a keynote talk at the 2018 Australian Communication Theory Workshop at the University of Newcastle Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, 2018. This workshop, held annually, brings together Australian researchers in the areas of telecommunications, signal processing, coding and information theory. The workshop featured three keynote talks, one of … Continue reading ECpE’s Ramamoorthy delivers keynote talk at Australian Communication Theory Workshop

Honoring Roy Zingg

Roy James Zingg, alumnus and former professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University, died Jan. 30, 2018, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, Iowa, at the age of 86. Zingg was born on Sept. 12, 1931, to Emil and Martha (Biekert) Zingg in Charles City, Iowa. Upon … Continue reading Honoring Roy Zingg

Remembering David Dow Robb

David “Dave” Dow Robb died Dec. 21, 2017, in Salina, Kansas, at the age of 95. Robb was a former professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at the University of Kansas. Robb was born on Feb. 13, 1922, … Continue reading Remembering David Dow Robb

ECpE professor wins USDA award

Liang Dong, associate professor of Iowa State University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department, was part of the team that recently won a $472,363 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) award for the project titled, “Miniature, Low-Cost, Field Deployable Sensor To Advance High-Phenotyping For Water Use Dynamics.” Dong works with Project Director Michael Castellano,  Iowa State associate … Continue reading ECpE professor wins USDA award

ECpE’s Jiles completes Jefferson Fellowship in D.C., working to secure electric power: Reflections of a Jefferson Science Fellow

Iowa State University’s David Jiles, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor, Palmer Professor in of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) and Stanley Chair in Interdisciplinary Engineering, recently returned from Washington D.C., where he spent 12 months as a Jefferson Science Fellow with the United States Department of State (DOS) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID). … Continue reading ECpE’s Jiles completes Jefferson Fellowship in D.C., working to secure electric power: Reflections of a Jefferson Science Fellow

Remembering Clayton Christensen

Clayton L. Christensen died Jan. 15, 2018, at the age of 95 in Storm Lake, Iowa. Christensen was an alumnus and former professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University. Christensen was born on July 7, 1922, in Moorhead, Iowa, to Tenus and Meddie (Losh) Christensen. Christensen was preceded … Continue reading Remembering Clayton Christensen

Cryptocurrency-funded STEM education

Two Iowa State University students went on a cryptocurrency-funded adventure overseas to inspire their dream project. August Domanchuk and Xander Apponi, computer engineering freshmen with the Department of  Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State, and technical communications freshman Jacob Hemmerich recently created a cryptocurrency-funded project with the goal of developing student-led communities in … Continue reading Cryptocurrency-funded STEM education

ISU named finalist for best cybersecurity program

ShieldX Networks (ShieldX) named Iowa State University a finalist in the 2018 SC Award for Best Cybersecurity Higher Education Program in the Professional Award category for its innovative use of the ShieldX APEIRO cloud security platform. The SC Awards are recognized as the industry gold standard of accomplishment for cybersecurity professionals, products and services. Iowa … Continue reading ISU named finalist for best cybersecurity program

Hacking an easier way to understanding quantum theory

Brendon Geils and Victory Omole, seniors with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University, make up two of the four-person team awarded the Hacker Prize at HackHarvard, at Harvard University, on Oct. 20-22, 2017. “I participated in my first hackathon (HackISU) in the fall of 2014, and I’ve been in love … Continue reading Hacking an easier way to understanding quantum theory

ECpE graduate students compete in thesis event

Graduate students from Iowa State University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) department competed in the Graduate College’s Three-Minute Thesis  (3MT) event on Nov. 6, 2017. These students volunteered to share their research in a compelling way in language understandable to those from outside of their disciplines, and they were restricted to three minutes and one … Continue reading ECpE graduate students compete in thesis event

In memory of Richard Stanley

Richard H. Stanley died Nov. 17, 2017, at University Hospitals in Iowa City, Iowa. He was an alum of the Iowa State University Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and recipient of the Iowa State College of Engineering Anson Marston medal and namesake of the Stanley Chair in Interdisciplinary Engineering. The Stanley Chair was established to … Continue reading In memory of Richard Stanley

Ph.D. student wins “Best Dissertation” at IEEE International Test Conference

Doctoral candidate at Iowa State University’s Electrical Computer Engineering Department (ECpE), Yuming Zhuang, won the award “Best Dissertation” at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Test Conference (ITC). ITC is the world’s premier conference dedicated to the electronic test of devices, boards and systems, covering the complete cycle from design verification, test, … Continue reading Ph.D. student wins “Best Dissertation” at IEEE International Test Conference

Steve Koenck and Joe Musil: Cyclone engineers and patent powerhouses

Two Cyclone engineers. More than 200 patents. A hands-on Iowa State learning experience that started it all. Steve Koenck (elec engr ‘73, MS ’74) and Joe Musil (mech engr ’72) met as Iowa State engineering students in 1970 when they both were working in the College of Engineering’s fabrication machine shop. “Pretty much every hour … Continue reading Steve Koenck and Joe Musil: Cyclone engineers and patent powerhouses