Back row from L to R: Claudia Athens, Erin Elsbernd, Chandler Chockalingham, Sarah Huber, Madison Jacobsen, Smruthi Sandhanam Front row from L to R: Lauren Arner, Erica Clark, Rachel Shannon, Lindsey Sleeth

$4 million grant gives opportunities to women in STEM fields

This year, Iowa State University received nearly $10 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help improve diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Within Iowa State’s Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) department, $5 million over the next five years will go toward creating 272 individual NSF Scholarships for students from Iowa State, Des Moines … Continue reading $4 million grant gives opportunities to women in STEM fields

ISU researchers work to develop a better system to manage traffic incidents

Iowa State traffic researchers are developing technology that will take the huge amounts of data collected by the Iowa Department of Transportation, sort through it all and identify problems. The goal is early detection of traffic incidents and better traffic management. That would improve safety and mobility on Iowa’s roads and highways. To read the … Continue reading ISU researchers work to develop a better system to manage traffic incidents

ECpE’s Jacobson consulted on safety of Bitcoin

Iowa State University’s electrical and computer engineering Professor Doug Jacobson was featured in article published on WalletHub.com. The article, which discussed whether Bitcoin is safe or not, features several professional opinions, including Jacobson’s. Bitcoin is a type of digital currency that uses encryption techniques to regulate the units of currency and verify the transfer of … Continue reading ECpE’s Jacobson consulted on safety of Bitcoin

Senior in ECpE is selected for 2017 Future Founders Fellowship

Each year, the non-profit organization Future Founders select the top student entrepreneurs in the nation. Iowa State University’s very own Brendon Geils, senior in electrical engineering, has been named one of the 17 entrepreneurs who were selected to participate in the 2017 fellowship. Geils co-founded Sodima Solutions, which is a chat technology company with a … Continue reading Senior in ECpE is selected for 2017 Future Founders Fellowship

Two from ECpE elected IEEE Fellows

David Weiss and Manimaran Govindarasu recently were elected Fellows of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE). The two became the 14th and 15th ECpE faculty members to be named IEEE Fellows. Weiss, Professor of Software Engineering, was elected for his contributions to software measurement and product line engineering. “I am very pleased to … Continue reading Two from ECpE elected IEEE Fellows

Tirthapura wins second-straight IBM Faculty Award

Srikanta Tirthapura, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been selected as a recipient of the 2014 IBM Faculty Award, his second-straight selection. The IBM Faculty Award is an annual, worldwide competitive program intended to foster collaboration between researchers at leading universities, and those at IBM. “It’s a competitive process,” Tirthapura said. “Every year … Continue reading Tirthapura wins second-straight IBM Faculty Award

Upgrading to a wireless age one student and one circuit at a time

Ever since he built his first AM radio kit in high school, Nathan Neihart has held an interest in electronics and radio waves. Neihart now teaches classes and conducts research at Iowa State University as an assistant professor in electrical and computer engineering. “My primary area of interest is circuit design, which can be very … Continue reading Upgrading to a wireless age one student and one circuit at a time

Bigelow, Raman selected for National Academy of Engineering symposium

At the end of October, a select group of 73 engineering educators from around the country will be gathering in Irvine, Calif., to discuss innovative approaches to teaching during the National Academy of Engineering’s fifth Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium. Iowa State’s Tim Bigelow, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and mechanical engineering, and … Continue reading Bigelow, Raman selected for National Academy of Engineering symposium

Dickerson named to Biotechnology Council

Julie Dickerson, professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been selected to serve a three-year term on Iowa State University’s Biotechnology Council. She joins Cathy Miller, associate professor of veterinary microbiology and preventive medicine, and Edward Yu, professor of chemistry and of physics and astronomy as the newest members of the council, which is responsible for making … Continue reading Dickerson named to Biotechnology Council

Cyber test lab at Iowa State University will simulate threats on national grid

Academics and researchers at Iowa State University have developed a cyber test bed that can simulate all sorts of Internet-based attacks on computer networks, and will soon begin using this test bed to simulate attacks on portions of the national electricity grid. With the help of $500,000 in seed money from the U.S. Department of … Continue reading Cyber test lab at Iowa State University will simulate threats on national grid

Faculty member’s research featured on journal cover

Electrical and Computer Engineering Assistant Professor Liang Dong’s paper titled “Multichannel Detection Using Transmissive Diffraction Grating Sensor” is featured on the December 2011 cover of the Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics. In the paper, Dong and electrical engineering PhD students Peng Liu and Depeng Mao present a new transmissive diffraction grating pH … Continue reading Faculty member’s research featured on journal cover

Engineering expert reflects on Steve Jobs’ contributions to computer engineering

Iowa State University was home to the first computer which was completed back in 1942. But professors there say it wasSteve Jobs’ vision many years later that turned the computer from a novelty into a product the general public found useful. “Apple has really had a major role in that evolution,” said Dr. Doug Jacobson, … Continue reading Engineering expert reflects on Steve Jobs’ contributions to computer engineering

Twelve join CoE faculty

This academic year, the College of Engineering is welcoming 12 new faculty members within several departments, including civil, construction, and environmental engineering; electrical and computer engineering; industrial and manufacturing systems engineering; materials science and engineering; and mechanical engineering. Check out Innovate for profiles of the 10 newest members who started this fall. Two additional faculty … Continue reading Twelve join CoE faculty

Electrical engineering student selected to receive IEEE AP-S Doctoral Research Award

Yang Li, a PhD student in electrical engineering, has been selected to receive an IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Doctoral Research Award for the 2011-12 academic year. This prestigious award includes a $2,500 fellowship and is given annually to up to ten PhD students pursuing research in the area of electromagnetics. Li was selected to … Continue reading Electrical engineering student selected to receive IEEE AP-S Doctoral Research Award