College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Cyclone Engineers lend expertise to data-driven irrigation research

Cyclone Engineers are part of a $5 million, five-year U.S. Department of Agriculture project to develop new data-driven irrigation systems that the encourage use of alternatives to fresh water while protecting crop health.

Iowa State researchers formulate InterchangeSE project to study interactions between different modes of travel

Researchers explore stress levels of people interacting in traffic systems through use of augmented reality techniques When you drive through an accident scene, do you feel nervous? Perhaps stressed by the cars swerving in and out, slowing to a crawl and then speeding up. And does your stress affect the traffic situation around you? Researchers …Continue reading “Iowa State researchers formulate InterchangeSE project to study interactions between different modes of travel”

Two MSE and ISU Startup Factory Companies Receive IEDA Innovation Funding

Two startups from cohort one, Sep-All and SAFI-Tech, are led by Dr. Martin Thuo, Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Sep-All is co-founded by Christophe Frankiewicz, and SAFI-Tech is co-founded by Ian Tevis. Both Frankiewicz and Tevis are Affiliate Assistant Professors in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Six Ames-Based …Continue reading “Two MSE and ISU Startup Factory Companies Receive IEDA Innovation Funding”

Darr: Big data presents big opportunity

Matt Darr, an Iowa State University professor of ag and biosystems engineering, sees new opportunities in digital agriculture. “It’s about using precision information to help farmers do things better, more efficiently and profitably.”

Darr: Big data can add farm profits

Iowa State University agricultural and biosystems engineering professor Matt Darr said the constant change in ways of farming, technology and data has helped farmers add value to operations. “I’m guessing there aren’t any 40-year cover crop users or you may be applying nitrogen differently than you used to, and now you are using more data to …Continue reading “Darr: Big data can add farm profits”

Howe: Making sense of big data

Adina Howe was a postdoctoral fellow at Michigan State University with C. Titus Brown (now Associate Professor of Genetics at the University of California, Davis) when she found herself trying to assemble bacterial genomes from metagenomics data sets so large—nearly 400 billion bases worth—that the assembler software couldn’t keep up. “They would require hundreds of …Continue reading “Howe: Making sense of big data”

Managing big data with efficient algorithms and software

Electrical and computer engineering professor devises technology that helps transform data into usable information. Over the past 10 to 15 years, there has been a big change in the ecosystem of software and hardware for data processing. Srikanta Tirthapura, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, says this change is being driven by favorable economic …Continue reading “Managing big data with efficient algorithms and software”

Aluru invited to White House Big Data Workshop

As research in Big Data continues to gain momentum at the national level, Srinivas Aluru is among those recognized as a key stakeholder in the field. Aluru, the Ross Martin Mehl and Marylyne Munas Mehl Professor of Computer Engineering, has been invited to participate in the White House Big Data Workshop, being held May 3, …Continue reading “Aluru invited to White House Big Data Workshop”

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