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IEEE - HKN - Induction Ceremony, Fall 2015.


Kansas Working To Increase Engineering Graduates
The Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal (11/22, Llopis) reports Kansas is working to increase the number of engineering graduates to 1,365 per year by 2021, up from 875 in 2008. The state legislature has approved more than $100 million in funding for Kansas State University, the University of Kansas, and Wichita State to improve engineering programs, attract faculty, and draw in more students. The Kansas Board of Regents says the state is on track to reach their goal. For more information you may follow The Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal

Spirit AeroSystems announces $576,000 scholarship program
Spirit AeroSystems joined the Kansas Board of Regents today to announce the company's plans to provide more than $570,000 of scholarship support for students enrolling in engineering and business programs at Wichita State University, the University of Kansas and Kansas State University. In addition, one scholarship will be earmarked for a student coming out of the Upward Bound Math Science program at Wichita State University. For more information you may follow this link,

Scholarships for engineering and business students
Spirit AeroSystems will award 12 scholarships to Wichita State students in the Colleges of Engineering and Business. For more information you may follow this link,

Wichita eSports Expo brings competitive gaming world to Wichita State over the weekend.
Morgan Willis, BSCS major, was captain of Wichita eSport’s CS: Go team. Wichita State eSports president, BSCS major, said that they are planning a $10,000 prize pool tournament in February. For more information you may follow this link,

Please join us in congratulating Austin Crane
Austin Crane, a Computer Science student, was named an Innovation Fellow by the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation. Austin is developing Startup HQ, a low-cost marketplace for startups. For more information you may follow the news article on 'The Sunflower'.

Wichita State lab earns top research designation
A high performance computing (HPC) laboratory at Wichita State University directed by Abu Asaduzzaman has been named a GPU (graphics processing unit) Research Center by NVIDIA, the world leader in visual computing. GPU Research Centers are institutions that embrace and utilize GPU technologies across multiple research fields and are at the forefront of some of the world's most innovative scientific research. Please follow this link for more information.

Be sure to congratulate
Dr. Ali Eslami on receiving a University Research/Creative Projects Award (URCA) for his project, “Developing a Network Science to Study Cascading Failures in Cyber-Physical Systems.”

Innovation Campus at WSU gets a kick-start
Richard St. Aubin, EECS student, describes “Deployable Droneswarm” concept at Innovation Campus kick-start.

New documentary CODEGIRL takes on tech's gender gap.
The film opened in select theaters on Sunday but thanks to a partnership with Google's Made With Code initiative, you can view it for free on YouTube through Thursday. Please follow 'KWCH12' and YouTube links for more information.

Be sure to congratulate
Professor Steven Skinner who won the Catalyst Award and Dominic Canare (President and founder of a makerspace in downtown Wichita, MakeICT) who received a Bright Future Award.
WSU Ventures hosted the first Innovation Celebration to acknowledge the achievements of Wichita State innovators. Please follow the link  for more information.

GoCreate launched at WSU
Koch and WSU team up on GoCreate. Details about new Experiential Engineering Building were unveiled Friday, Oct. 30. The project will be completed at the end of 2016 and will be available for full academic use of its numerous learning laboratories beginning in spring 2017. Please follow links from 'The Wichita Eagle' and 'Wichita State News' for more information.

Be sure to congratulate EECS PhD students, Haneen Aburub and Kishore Konda Chidella.
They are the latest recipients of the Maha Maggie Sawan Fellowship. Please follow the following link to find more information about 'Maha Maggie Sawan Fellowship for International Students '. Please follow this link for more information about "Maha Maggie Sawan Fellowship for International Students".

IEEE-HKN - Induction Ceremony, Fall 2015
On Saturday, October 24, 29 students were inducted into IEEE-HKN. Student members are selected on the basis of scholastic standing, character, and leadership. For more images from the event please follow this link.

WSU Career Fair for SNT Media
WSU is hosting a career fair for SNT Media on Tuesday, November 3 at 12:15 pm in the Rhatigan Student Center, Rm 262. Please come and grab a slice of pizza while listening to information about the company and the opportunities available. SNT Media will be taking resumes for all positions and holding on-the-spot screening interviews.  The info and interview sessions will be repeated starting at 4:30 pm in RSC room 257. To see current job opportunities and apply through this link

EECS engineering students on team developing high speed ground transportation pods for national competition
Wichita State engineering students meet Saturday to discuss design plans to build a Hyperloop, a human-scale pod that can be used to travel at high rates of speed. The pod will be tested in June at a national conference in California.
Please follow the link for more information.

Westar Energy CEO talks about internships, employment opportunities
CEO of Westar Energy Mark Ruelle was featured in the Executive Connect lunch series Wednesday, hosted by the Wichita State Career and Development Center. Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Admissions Office co-sponsored the event.
Please follow the link for more information.

NetApp awards scholarship to WSU freshman
NetApp awarded a full one-year scholarship to Gunnar Gassman, a freshman computer science major at Wichita State University's College of Engineering.
Please follow the link for more information.

Be sure to congratulate Dr. Vinod Namboodiri, who was selected as a 2015-2016 Wichita State Online Faculty Fellow (OLFF)
Please follow the link for more information.

NSF awards $300,000 to Dr. Pu Wang to study “Wi Fi in the Cloud.”
This research will exploit powerful Cloud computing in order to efficiently search, utilize and share limited wireless spectrum.   The ultimate goal of this research is to provide universal super-high-speed wireless connections to users.
Please follow the link for more information

Preethika Kumar will accept the 2015 C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Teacher Award in November
Please follow KWCH12 for more information.

Fox Kansas is also “tracking” this story on the security of wearable devices
Please follow Fox Kansas for more information.

KWCH highlights Dr.Jadiwala's research on wearable devices.
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For more information on cyber-security of wearable smart devices.
Please follow KSN , Newswise and The Wichita Eagle for more information.

NSF Awards $380,000 Grant To Two Wichita State University Professors To Study Cybersecurity For Wearables.
Wichita, KS (8/31, Sandefur) reports the National Science Foundation awarded two Wichita State University professors a $380,000 grant to study the security of data stored in wearable technology like Apple Watches or FitBits. Professor Murtuza Jadliwala of the university’s electrical engineering and computer science department said, “We should know more about the technology that we’re using every day. I think the threat from these devices is real.” For more information you may follow this link.

Wichita State University expands engineering faculty by 21%. 
Three of these outstanding faculty members are in EECS, Dr. Ali Eslami, Dr. Sergio Salinas Monroy, and Ms. Manira Rani. They join an award-winning faculty who create environments where engineering students learn and conduct research side-by-side with students from other disciplines, faculty, and industry. For more information you may follow this link.

Wichita State promotes local economic development with new job creation program
Wichita State is pursuing its goals of fostering local economic development and enhancing student experiential learning through a new self-funded organization called Ennovar, which recently announced a $600,000 partnership with California-based tech firm PassFail LLC, a subsidiary of Social Networking Technology Inc. The unique partnership not only creates new jobs for university grads, it also generates revenue for the school in the form of company stock for every new hire culled from the campus. For more information you may follow this link.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Murtuza Jadliwala on receiving an Extension Grant to his work at AFRL on “Surviving Cybersecurity Threats in the Era of Modern Wearable Cyber-Physical Systems.”For more information you may follow this link.

Please join us in congratulating Anindya Maiti. Anindya was awarded the 2015 Dora Wallace Hodgson Outstanding Thesis Award.

Wichita State ranked third nationally in the amount of business-funded R&D relative to metro GDP — placing Wichita ahead of traditionally touted innovation centers Austin, Texas; Boston; New Haven, Conn., and Raleigh, N.C. Click HERE to read the full story.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Visvakumar Aravinthan and Dr. Vinod Namboodiri who were recently elevated to Senior Member status in IEEE.

Congratulations to Monelle Brink!
Five National Scholars to attend Wichita State this fall. WSU offers a scholarship of $80,000-$112,000 to students in National Merit, National Achievement and National Hispanic Recognition programs. To recruit high-achieving students in these groups, this year our office hosted a National Merit Luncheon and invited students to two exclusive events: the men’s basketball game against the University of Northern Iowa in February and the Opera Department’s presentation of “Cold Sassy Tree.” For more information on our recruitment efforts for National Merit Scholars, contact Jamie Hull at Jamie.Hull@wichita.edu or visit wichita.edu/nationalmerit.
These students have declared Wichita State as their intended school:
• Monelle Brink – Olathe North – Electrical Engineering

Dr. Murtuza Jadliwala researches ethics, trust, privacy, security and computer technology at WSU’s College of Engineering. He just completed a semester of testing involving a dozen students at WSU wearing smartwatches. He found that the sensors in smartwatches could be used by hackers to steal information about bank accounts and passcodes. Read more HERE

Long Wang received his BSEE in 2013 and is currently in our MSEE program.  Apparently he has been very busy working with Dr. Jibo He in psychology.  Besides the device in THIS article , you can find numerous links to a google glass device, HERE.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Preethika Kumar!  She has won the 2015 IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) C. Holmes McDonald - Outstanding Teacher Award.

Please congratulate Dr. Zaman (Abu Asaduzzaman)! He has recently been awarded NetApp-WSU Connector Project. This project is aimed to extending NetApp’s NFS Connector for Hadoop to other analytics frameworks such as Apache Spark.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Animesh Chakravarthy on two new NASA grants!  You can find more information about the grants, including abstracts, HERE.

Congratulations to Mohammad Heidari on receiving the Ollie A. and J. O. Heskett Fellowship for Fall 2015!

This past weekend WSU held its Spring Commencement Ceremony, following the ceremony the WSU chapter of Eta Kappa Nu (HKN - IEEE) held their first ever Award Ceremony. The purpose of this ceremony is to bring students and faculty together one last time to share their experiences and also have an opportunity to socialize. A few awards were also given, as well as some special recognition. Bob Bailey, the Commencement Speaker, and an Electrical Engineering graduate also spoke at the award ceremony. You can see photos, and more about the awards that were given by clicking HERE.

Congratulations to Isaac Roehm who will graduate this Spring with his Electrical Engineering degree. He has been named one of the Class of 2015's Senior Honor Men and Women. Click HERE to read more. 

EECS faculty and students received some of the top awards given by the College of Engineering at the annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, May 9.   Please join me in congratulating the following Wallace Award winners:
• Faculty Research Award – Dr. Animesh Chakravarthy
• Graduate Teaching Award – Huabo Lu
• Graduate Research Award – Lun Li
Also, please join me in congratulating Dr. Preethika Kumar who received the Polished Professor award for EECS faculty.

WSU's Ennovar contracts with high-tech firm. See the full article HERE or HERE.

Engineering student powers car with solar panels.You can see this car today, April 22nd, at the University United Methodist Church on 21st and Yale, across the street from the Wichita State campus.Click HERE to see more information. 

Join us in congratulating Dr. Kwon, as he was recognized today as a finalist for the Wichita State University Academy of Effective Teaching (AET) Teaching Award! You can see a photo by clicking HERE.

Grad Student Hitesh Kumar interned with Microsoft last summer at the company headquaters in Redmond, Washington. He will finish his master's degree in Computer Networking in May at Wichita State. Click HERE to read the full story, or click HERE to see a short video.

IEEE will be offering tutoring every Tuesday evening from 7:15pm to 8:30pm for the following courses: EE 282, EE 284, EE 488, and EE 586. Click HERE to see the flyer for more information.  

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Kaushik Sinha on his ARCS award for the project "Smarter Public Health Solution via Social Media : Building Automatic Early Warning System for Foodborne Disease Outbreak using Twitter!"

Please congratulate Dr. Kaushik Sinha and Dr. Abu Asaduzzaman! They both received Flossie E West Foundation Awards to support their research related to the study and cure of cancer. Dr. Sinha will be developing “An Integrative Machine Learning Approach to Identify Cancer Biomarkers for Robust Prognosis and Prediction.” Dr. Asaduzzaman will be developing “An empirical application of high-performance pattern recognition and protein binding to treat cancer.”

Austin White, a member of the Renegade Innovators, is a Junior studying Computer Engineering. Read more about the Renegade Innovators by clicking HERE.

Westar Energy received the prestigious Kettering Award from the Cooperative Education and Internship Association after being nominated by the Career Development Center. The award recognizes an employer for outstanding resources and service to the cooperative education and internship field. Westar employs many Electrical Engineering students through cooperative education and internships. Read more HERE.

Congratulations to Alicia Keow. Alicia, an Electrical Engineering student, is a winner of an Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) of Wichita Scholarship.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Ward Jewell on successfully meeting the requirements for Professor Incentive Review. This is the university’s way of recognizing full professors whose performance continues to meet high standards.

Khondoker Usama, a Computer Engineering student who is involved in ACM is running for Vice President of the Student Government Association. Click HERE to see more. 

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Murtuza Jadliwala on being selected as a fellow in the 2015 Air Force Office of Sponsored Research (AFOSR) Summer Faculty Fellowship Program.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Hyuck Kwon on being selected as an Air Force Office of Sponsored Research (AFOSR) Summer Faculty Fellow for the 2nd year in a row.
Furthermore, he recently received funding on an AFRL AOARD project, “Metamaterial-enhanced magnetic materials and their applications.”

$300,000 in new Koch scholarships were awarded by WSU's Honors College. Of the 10 students in the inaugural class, four plan to major in EECS majors. R. Chase Crenshaw and Kiehn A. Foraker plan to major in computer science. Morgan K. Jarrett and Nicholas A. Perkins plan to major in computer engineering. Click HERE to see the full article.

Dominic Canare, 2008 WSU MSCS graduate and President of MakeICT, announced that MakeICT is moving to new space on East Douglas. Click HERE to see the full article.

Please congratulate Dr. Vinod Namboodiri for winning yet another teaching award. He will receive the Leadership in the Advancement in Teaching Award for the academic year 2014 – 2015 at the faculty awards ceremony on Friday, May 8.

Please congratulate Dr. Animesh Chakravarthy as he has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Wichita State University Excellence in Teaching Award.  He will be presented the award at the University Faculty Awards ceremony on Friday, May 8.

Cindy Hoover, a 1990 BS in Electrical Engineering graduate from WSU and Vice President at Spirit AeroSystems, is a 2015 STEP Award Honoree. Click HERE for the full story.

Rasel Kabir, a Co-op student who is pursuing his master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, makes big contribution to NetApp. See the article and a video HERE

The EECS department would like to congratulate the new officers of the IEEE Professional Wichita Section:
Chairman: Eric Robinson (BSCE 2013)
Vice Chairman: George Dean (MSEE 1969)
Treasure: Ken Stuerke
Secretary: Mark Olive (MSCS 2012)

Lifeboat Creative has a job opportunity. Click HERE to see more information. 

The Wichita metropolitan area recently was named the 12th best place for engineers in the country. Click HERE to see the story.

Cindy Hoover, a 1990 BS in Electrical Engineering graduate from WSU and Vice President at Spirit AeroSystems, is on the cover of the Winter 2014/2015 Woman Engineer magazine.  In the article, she indicates that “the ability you gain in problem solving and continuous learning” is a key advantage of an engineering degree. Click HERE to see more. 

The EECS department would like to congratulate all the Wallace 2015 Scholars.  In particular, they would like to congratulate, Meghan Grimes from Maize High School, a future Electrical Engineering student, and Charlotte Rippy from Wichita East High School, a future Computer Science student. Click HERE and HERE to see more. 

Conratulations to Abhignan Telakapalli who won the Capitol Graduate Research Summit Champion Award at the Capitol Graduate Research Summit that was held on Feb 11th and 12th 2015, with his paper Automatic Talk Back and Exoskeleton System Using Brain Neural Computer Interface for ALS Patients. His adviser is Geethalakshmi S Lakshmikanth Ph.D.

Where Are the Tech Jobs? Don’t Overlook Kansas and Utah. Click HERE to see the full article.

WSU graduate, undergraduate students present research in Topeka, Feb. 11-12. See the full article HERE.

Please congratulate Dr. Animesh Chakravarthy as he has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Wichita State University Excellence in Research Award.  This award is made annually to a Wichita State University faculty member who has, in the judgment of his or her peers, established an exemplary and demonstrable record of research which has not only enhanced the faculty member's career, but has also advanced the University's research mission.  He will be presented the award at the University Faculty Awards ceremony on Friday, May 8.

Congratulations Saeed on receiving the Ollie A. & J. O. Heskett Graduate Fellowship for the Spring 2015 semester.

Wichita State among 25 institutions picked for national innovation program
Wichita State University is among 25 U.S. institutions that have been selected by the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter) to join the Pathways to Innovation Program.  Dr. Steven Skinner, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Associate Dean is co-leading this project with Dr. Jim Steck. Click HERE for the full story.

Jeff Kowing, who received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from WSU in 1988, shared his story in the Shocker Spot light. Jeff works for NASA and was a part of the Orion Rocket Program. Click HERE to see the story, and HERE to see his interview with KAKE TV.

11.25 million Koch pledge advances Wichita State University. “The announcement of $11.25 million Koch pledge to Wichita State University will have a big impact on current and future students in the EECS department. Students in the EECS will be able to use the new Maker Space, which is a cross between a business incubator, a manufacturing plant and a design studio. Future EECS students who plan to enroll in the Honors College will be able to compete for scholarships of up to $7,500 per year for in-state students and $15,000 per year for out-of-state students. Future EECS students will also be able to participate in the Koch Innovation Challenge where they can compete for funding and scholarships to invent products and technologies.“ Click HERE for more information. HERE is a short video also.

Congratulations to Dr. Chengzong Pang on his NSF EPSCoR First Award for the proposal “Future Efficient Electricity Distribution Network with Distributed Resources Growth.” Click HERE for more information.

Westar Energy, Wichita State continue to forge a strong relationship.Westar Energy has become a desired destination for Wichita State students wanting on-the-job training in the electrical engineering field. And it has become a place where an innovative spirit is encouraged among interns. Click HERE to see the story.

Congratulations to Dr. Kwon on receiving your Air Force Research Laboratory grant on “Physically Protected Spread Spectrum Communications!”

Dr. Ruth David, who received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from WSU in 1975, will be presented the President's Award at Fall 2014 Commencement on Sunday, December 14 at 2:30 pm in Charles Koch Arena. Click HERE to see the story, as well as a short video.

Congratulations to Dr. Chakravarthy, Dr. Chen and Dr. Wang for receiving an NSF grant for their 3 year project entitled “Towards Effective and Efficient Sensing-Motion Co-Design of Swarming Cyber-Physical Systems.”

Project in Focus – Shocker Pocketbook App:  Mr. Atul Gaikwad developed an Android app, a “Pocketbook” for shockers, in the Mobile App Programming class offered in EECS.   It brings several tasks related to campus activities, and beyond, under the convenience of a single mobile app.  For instance, Shockers can use the “Report Issue” feature to alert the appropriate responders by submitting a short description along with an on-scene picture of an event they witnessed (the location information is automatically tagged).   The “Find My Car” feature enables shockers to track where they parked their cars on campus (or elsewhere).    The main goal is to empower shockers with easily accessible technology to enhance their experience, functionality, and safety on campus.
The Mobile App Programming class was taught this semester by Dr. Huzefa Kagdi, in the newly established Software Design Studio within the Department of EECS.   Students developed several other interesting mobile apps this class.

Dr. Pang, Dr. Song, Dr. Kagdi and Dr. Chen received WSU University Research/Creative Projects Awards (URCA).  Dr. Pang will be working on “Efficient Electricity Distribution Network with Distributed Generation Growth.”  Dr. Chen will be working on “3-D Maneuverable Robotic Fish Powered by Artificial Muscles.” Dr. Song will be working on “Enhancing Communication Performance in Cognitive Radio Networks with Directional Antennas.” Dr. Kagdi will be working on “ Mining Developer Interactions to Assign Change Requests.”

Fraud fighters offer tips to thwart ever-smarter thieves. Here’s a scary story, from an assistant professor at Wichita State University who teaches advanced computer technology, security threats and privacy challenges. Murtuza Jadliwala sometimes assigns his grad students to crack his password. Passwords are our gateway to much of life now, but also a gateway for thieves to rob us.See more HERE.

Westar Energy power systems lab to be dedicated at WSU today (Tuesday, Nov. 25)
A dedication ceremony and open house for the Westar Energy power systems lab will be held from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. today (Tuesday, Nov. 25) in Room 315/316 of Wallace Hall. Remarks will begin at 12:05 p.m. Scheduled to speak are Elizabeth King, president and CEO of the WSU Foundation; WSU President John Bardo; Kelly Harrison, vice president of transmission at Westar Energy; Royce Bowden, dean of the WSU College of Engineering; and Ward Jewell, professor of electrical engineering. A ribbon-cutting will follow remarks. Tours will be offered and students will conduct work demonstrations. The ceremony is hosted by the WSU Foundation, the WSU College of Engineering and Westar Energy. Click HERE to see a short video, and HERE to see photos. 

WSU engineering students showcase designs at Exploration Place. Our seniors will be showcasing their senior projects on Saturday November, 22nd from 11:00 to 4:00 at Exploration Place at 300 N McLean Blvd in Wichita. Admission is free. Please take the time to learn what they are doing and to support our students. Engineering 101 students, which will also include EECS majors, will be displaying their projects as well. Click HERE for the complete story!

Two Ph.D. students from EECS department, Mohammad Heidari and Zhihang Ye, were awarded 7th and 8th Maha “Maggie” Sawan Fellowship respectively. Maha “Maggie” Sawan Scholarship is awarded to Ph.D. students or M.S. students admitted to a Ph.D. program based on their academic achievement.
Maha "Magggie" Sawan Fellowship was established by her family to honor her life, her lifelong dedication to education, her service to family and community, and the respect she engendered in all who came in contact with her.
Mr. Zhihang Ye received his BS in Electrical Engineering from Shandong University in China in 2008. He got his MS in Control Science and Engineering from Tongji University in 2012. Since August 2013, Mr. Ye has been pursuing his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering at Wichita State University under the guidance of Dr. Zheng Chen. His research interests are focused on Smart Materials, Control Systems, and Bio-inspired Robotics.
Mr. Mohammad Heidari received his MS in Electrical Engineering from Azad University South Tehran Branch, Iran in 2012. Currently, he is pursuing his PhD in the Smart Grid and Reliability under the guidance of Dr. Visvakumar Aravinthan. His research interests are Smart Grid Reliability, Distribution Power System Planning and Operation, Integration of Renewable Energy. Recently he was a co-author of a paper that won first place in the best paper completion at the 46th North American Power Symposium.

Dr. Kiyun Han of the EECS department is working on a project with NIAR for NASA that has the potential to shield future composite aircraft from lightning damage. Click HERE for details.

Kelly Harrison, president of Prairie Wind Transmission and BSEE graduate, helped mark the opening of the superhighway power line in Kansas. Click HERE for the full story. 

WSU students, including EECS students Alex Truong, Eric Corey, and Austin Crane, develop shuttle buss app. Click HERE for the full article.

Wichita State University engineering students, including computer engineering student Austin White, are using a zombie attack scenario to teach math modeling concepts to area high school students. Click HERE to see the full story. 

Please congratulate Zoya Khan on her People's Choice Award at the Google Hackathon.
From Zoya: The Google Hackathon 2014 consisted of 10 teams of 5 participants each comprising of students and professionals from all over the US. The goal of the event was to come up with an idea and make it demo ready in 12 hours! My team decided to build an android app called Roommate Board. We used java and android studio to develop this app, which was aimed at helping college students collaborate with their roommates over tasks, finances and groceries.Three awards were given out at the end of the event: Overall Product Award, Engineer’s Choice Award and People’s choice award. My team went on to win the People’s Choice award for which all participants, Google Engineers and attending staff voted to pick their favorite project. It was overall a great experience since this was my first time performing in a professional setting under a severe time constraint and lot of pressure. The conversations I had with Google Engineers helped me better understand how problems are solved in the industry. I would like to thank the Google team and Society of Women Engineers (SWE) for giving me the opportunity to participate. I would also like to thank my advisor Dr. Jadliwala , EECS department faculty members and department chair Dr. Watkins for their constant support and encouragement. You can see a photo of Zoya and her team HERE.

Shuttle bus app will help students get to class!
A new mobile application designed to help Wichita State University students and visitors connect with the WSU Shuttle System is now available for Apple and Android phones and tablets.WSU student Austin Crane, sophomore in computer science, is credited with the idea for the app. “I took the bus a lot last year and was late to class sometimes because I would get to the stop right after a bus had left,” said Crane. The project was led by Jeff Fisher, research associate for the NIAR’s CAD/CAM Lab and a team of four students: Crane; Eric Corey, junior in computer engineering; Dominic Greene, senior in graphic design; and Alex Truong, senior in computer engineering and computer science.
Click HERE to see the full article!

Congratulations to EECS graduate student Ms. Zoya Khan for receiving an invitation to participate in Google Hackathon 2014. Google Hackathon is an 18 hour competition that will take place inside Google's LA office from 6 pm on Friday, 24th October to 3 pm on Saturday, 25th October and is organized as a part of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) conference. Zoya is one of the only 75 participants selected by the Google team from applications by SWE conference attendees and members all over the US. Although most of the time during this competition will be spent on idea generation, prototyping, coding, and group collaboration, all participants will also have an opportunity to meet other participants and interact with Google Employees and Engineers. Zoya is currently working with Dr. Jadliwala on her MS Thesis in the area of privacy in smart grid communications. Click HERE to see Dr. Jadliwala's webpage.

EECS student Devanshi Thakkar shares her Co-op experience in the article below along with a short video! Click HERE to see the full story and video.

New ATAI partner will strengthen data center and IT capabilities. ISG Technology and Wichita State University's Applied Technology Acceleration Institute (ATAI), announce a new partnership to provide daily end-user support, from desktop application and operating system support, to network administration and dispatch services.Click HERE to see the full story.

Abhishek Mummidi, an EECS student, presented the CAPPLab Computing System for Sustainable Energy Management at the Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium 2014 at the University of Oklahoma in Norman on September 23-24. In this project, useful electric energy is generated from freely available solar and thermal energy in the environment. Also, microcontroller and CAN bus based energy management system is introduced for automotive applications. According to the preliminary experimental results, about 21% of the required energy for a full-size car is generated. It is estimated that the one-time system cost is less than $1000; yearly gas saving is 126 gallons; and yearly CO2 elimination is 90 lb. The CAPPLab Sustainable Energy Management System has potential to be used in many household and industrial applications. You can see a photo by clicking HERE and visitng our Facebook page.

Jacob Klitzke, a sophomore majoring in computer engineering, was a featured speaker at the grand opening of the Applied Technology Acceleration Institute (ATAI). Jacob works for NetApp through ATAI and says the work experience plus regular contact with his professional NetApp mentor is an invaluable learning experience. President John Bardo, who also spoke, said that college used to be regarded as "a hiatus between childhood and the real world." Today WSU is putting college students like Jacob "in the center of the real world."

WSU applied technology institute gets new partner, creates new lab. The Applied Technology Acceleration Institute (ATAI) has a new partner that could reinvent how social knowledge is created, discovered and shared at Wichita State and across the globe. The ATAI has partnered with ANSWR, an invitation-based knowledge discovery, curation and collaboration platform. Click HERE to see the full story.

WSU plans grand opening of Applied Technology Acceleration Institute. Wichita State University is celebrating the grand opening of its new Applied Technology Acceleration Institute, which is focused on building strong industry partnerships and providing experiential learning opportunities for students.Click HERE to see the full story.

A 2-minute video clip on “CAPPLab Sustainable and Renewable Energy Management System” project for the VentureWell (formerly NCIIA) grant proposal. (We have not done a great job in making this video clip.) Click HERE to view the video.

Dr. Song received a Kansas NSF First Award for his project "Towards Energy Efficient Learning and Adaptation in Cognitive Radio Wireless Networks." Click HERE to see the full story.

Electrical Engingeering Senior Nick Cox realized his passion for EE while holding an internship with Westar Energy.
Click HERE to read the full story.

Three graduate students from EECS department, Mojtaba Sepehry, Mohammad Heidari and Avinash Banajiger won first place in best paper competition at 47th North American Power Symposium (NAPS) 2014 in Pullman, Washington. Click HERE for more information.

Dr. Jadliwala talks about internet security in a recent article in the Wichita Eagle. Click HERE to read the full article.

Please congratulate Dr. Sinha as he has had his paper, "LSH vs Randomized Partition Trees : Which One to Use for Nearest Neighbor Search?" accepted for the IEEE International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications to be held in Detroit, MI, on Dec 3-6, 2014.

William Klausmeyer, a sophomore in Electrical Engineering at WSU designed the software for NIAR's new ballistics testing lab. Click HERE to read the full article. 

Sushantn Paun, a WSU graduate student studying electrical engineering dicusses opportunities with international tech company coming to WSU. Click HERE to read the full article. 

NetApp finds source of IT talent in Wichita. Click HERE to read the full article.

EECS students working for Ulterius Technologies, which is about ready to launch their new Flat Data NetworkTM (FDNTM)  architecture.Click HERE for details. 

US News Ranks Top Ten Engineering Graduate Schools For International Students.
US News & World Report (6/17, Smith-Barrow) reports that the top ten engineering schools for international students included: University of Missouri – Kansas City; Indiana University-Purdue University – Indianapolis; University of Bridgeport (CT); University of Michigan – Dearborn; Lamar University (TX); Texas A&M University – Kingsville (Dotterweich); Illinois Institute of Technology (Armour); Wichita State University (KS); University of Texas – Dallas (Jonsson); University at Buffalo – SUNY.
Click HERE to read the full story.

Huzefa Kagdi and members of SERL presented 6 papers at the ACM/IEEE ICSE/ICPC/MSR 2014 conferences in Hyderabad, India.

Congratulations to Zoya Khan on receiving the Donald D. Sbarra Endowed Fellowship for the Fall 2014 semester! 

Please congratulate Dr. Asaduzzaman on receiving an URCA award for his project, “Discovering CUDA-Accelerated New Programming Paradigm to Address the Growing Low-Power High Performance Computing Requirements”!

Please congratulate Dr. Zheng Chen.  His project, “Auto-Tuning PID Control for Blender Automation System,” with Baker Hughes was recently approved!

Dr. Namboodiri, last year’s WSU Excellence in Teaching Award Winner, is this year’s winner of the Academy for Effective Teaching Award.  He joins a long list of faculty members in the department who have won this award including Dr. Kumar (last year), Dr. Sawan, Dr. Skinner and Dr. Ramanan. The award will be presented Friday, May 3rd, at 3:00 pm in the CAC Theater. Click HERE for more details.

The Wichita State University Center for Entrepreneurship is hosting the Shocker New Venture Competition. This is a business competition in which teams create business plans and products and compete against each other for various prizes. Half of the teams competing include Individuals from the EECS department. Those teams being “InCompass,” “The Right Step,” “Smart Water Irrigation,” and “WEPSY” please click HERE to see full details about the teams and there products.

Undergraduate student Corbin Taylor, has presented his published paper “Flexible Emulation of Photovoltaic Configurations with Grid Connection” at the 46th Annual Frontiers of Power Conference, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Wichita State networking research center has a new director. Wichita State University has hired Ken Russell, director of intellectual capital and organization strategist for Cisco Systems, as executive director of a new networking, data storage and software center. Click HERE for full details.

Wichita State announces NetApp as first partner in new tech cluster. On the heels of the Kansas Legislature's approval of $2 million to help fund a new Innovation Campus, Wichita State University announces that NetApp is the first partner for the Innovation Campus and new tech cluster. Click HERE for full details.

Dr. Jadliwala and Dr. Chen both received WSU Awards for Research/Creative Projects in Summer (ARCS).  Dr. Jadliwala will be working on “Social Puzzles: Context-Based Access Control in Online Social Networks.”  Dr. Chen will be working on “A Novel Solar Energy Storage System Using Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Enhanced Water Electrolysis for Hydrogen Production.”

Next academic year, we will have two new Associate Professors, Dr. Namboodiri and Dr. Ding! Also, Dr. Kwon who successfully completed a Professor Incentive Review!

Dr. Animesh Chakravarthy has been selected as and Air Force Summer Faculty Fellow for summer 2014! He will be working at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. Please click HERE to find out more about this program.

Dr. Hyuck Kwon has been selected as and Air Force Summer Faculty Fellow for summer 2014! He will be working at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, NM. Please click HERE to find out more about this program.

Dr. Kiyun Han has agreed to serve as the new IEEE WSU Student Branch Faculty Adviser.

Congratulations to Dr. Animesh Chakravarthy on his recent NSF Career Award. Click here for more details.

2014 Wallace Award Winners
Dr. Animesh Chakravarthy: 2014 Duane and Velma Wallace Excellence in Teaching Award
Dr. Steven Skinner: 2014 Duane and Velma Wallace Experience-Based Learning Award
Rudrayya Garigipati: 2014 Duane and Velma Wallace Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

Dr. Namboodiri wins the Academy for Effective Teaching Award!!
Established in 1996, these awards are given by WSU's Academy for Effective Teaching, a group of outstanding emeriti faculty nominated for membership by current faculty and staff at WSU. Recipients of the AET Teaching Award are chosen through a multi-stage process. After collecting nominations from current upper-division and graduate students, the 10-person AET Steering Committee creates a short list of excellent teachers, each of whom is invited to submit a teaching portfolio. On the basis of the portfolios, the AET Steering Committee recommends winners to the Provost, who makes the final award. Awardees who are full-time faculty receive a $2,000 addition to their base salary beginning the following academic year; adjunct awardees receive a one-time $2,000 award.

Graduate students Sai Saraswathy Menon and Karthik Krishnam Raju Kallepalli, along with Dr. Namboodiri, presented their research at the state capitol! Click HERE to see their presentation poster! 

Westar Energy pledges $125,000 to Wichita State University to help its College of Engineering to expand and update its laboratory for teaching power systems. Click here to read the full story!

The January meeting for the Linux User Group, WuLUG, will be on January 15, 2014, 5:00 to 7:00 P.M, in 260 JB. Sign up by clicking here!

A recent study highlighted the top metro areas for engineering jobs in demand and Wichita State University was featured! Click to read the full story!

Congratulations Dr. Vinod Namboodiri, an EECS Assistant Professor, on being a finalist for the AET Award for the 2nd year in a row!

One Experience To Change It All: Ifrah Naeem is one of many WSU students to develop this concept. Link to learn more...

Tejaswi Ketharaju, one of our MSEE students, juggles learning and teaching. Link for the full story ...

EE grad, Monica Aguirre, has started her own business. Link to learn more...

Brandon Martin, Matthew Janasek, and MdKamal Hossen presented their summer project in NetApp’s 2013 Intern Showcase in NetApp’s Wichita office on Tuesday, 8/6/2013.

ENGINEERING HOT SPOTS: San Jose, Houston, and – ready? Wichita, Kansas is the third-higest. Link to learn more...

Congratulations to EECS Students Rudrayya and Saman on winning the E.L. Cord Foundation Endowed Fellowship and the Donald D. Sbarra Endowed Fellowship, respectively. Click HERE to see a photo.

Grad student wins WSU's $6,400 Sawan Fellowship: Vijay Venkitachalam, a graduate student in electrical engineering, is the fourth recipient of the Maha "Maggie" Sawan Fellowship for Graduate Students at Wichita State University. Link for more information...

Current EECS Industrial Advisory Board consists of representatives from Data Direct Networks, Hawker Beechcraft Company, the Boeing Company, NetApp, PetroPower, etc. Follow the link to learn more...

Many congratulate to Geetha Lakshmikanth, an EECS PhD student.  She is the winner of the 2013 Dora Wallace Hodgson Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award. Click HERE to see a photo.

Vijay Venkitachalam, a graduate student in electrical engineering, is the fourth recipient of the Maha “Maggie” Sawan Fellowship for Graduate Students at Wichita State University.  The award is to be made in an award ceremony at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, June 7, 2013 at the Ablah Library, first floor, Reserve Section, Leisure Reading Room. Contact Armin Gerhard, executive director, International Education, at (316) 978-3232.

One of WSU EECS grads will be recognized by the White House. Alex Cavgalar, who has a Masters in Electrical Engineering from WSU and is founder and chief technology officer of Ulterius Technologies, was an Obama administration Champions of Change nominee. Follow the link for more ...

Congratulation to Dr. Preethika Kumar on receiving a University Research/Creative Projects Award (URCA) for her project, “Investigate Qubit Hopping as a Technique for Generative Low-Cost Quantum Circuits in Nearest-Neighbor Architectural Layouts.”

Huzefa Kagdi from EECS honored with IEEE ICPC 2013 Most Influential Paper Award

The IEEE International Conference on Program Comprehension (ICPC) recently notified that a paper coauthored by Dr. Huzefa Kagdi was voted as the Most Influential Paper from 2003.  Program and Steering Committee members selected this paper from all those published at IWPC 2003 through an anonymous ballot.  The award was formally presented on May 20-21, 2013 in San Francisco, CA.  ICPC is the premier conference in the area of program comprehension.


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EECS Senior Design Students Showcase Designs at Exploration Place
WSU’s College of Engineering features an experience-based curriculum that provides vigorous, challenging experiences through a broad spectrum of fundamental technical knowledge as well as courses in humanities, social sciences, and communications. The showcase will feature the projects of students at the beginning and end of their degree programs. Wichita State University College of Engineering students will be taking questions from the public as they show off their designs at the Engineering Student Showcase being held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, at Exploration Place 300 N. McLean Blvd. Admission to the event is free.

Offering new classes in Spring 2016
CS 898D Data Mining, EE 877-K Stochastic Control Systems, CS 898AM Cyber-Physical Systems and EE 877N Cooperative Control classes will be offered in Spring 2016. Please see the attachments for more information. CS 898D , EE 877K , EE 877NCS 898AM.

Honoring Event for Abduljaleel Alarbash
In May 2015, Abduljaleel Alarbash, 22-year-old electrical engineering student, was killed while attempting to stop a terrorist attack at a Saudi Arabian mosque. To honor his heroic acts, the College of Engineering cordially invites you to a room dedication in his honor on December 11, at 3:00 pm. Please see attached document for more information.

Wichita State University President John Bardo cordially invites you to the 'Experimental Engineering Building Ground Dedications Maker-space Announcement'.
Join us the college come together to present a dedication that will entertain as well as inform. Please folow the link for more information.

221 Innovations, Inc. intern opportunity
221 Innovations, Inc. is looking to hire a Test Engineering and LabVIEW Programmer. 
You may follow this link for more information

IEEE-HKN Epsilon xi chapter organizes tutoring sessions and a workshop with Dr. Kiyun Han.
You may follow these links for more information on tutoring and workshop.

Lunch and Learn with WESTAR ENERGY
Event to be held on October 6, 2015 in the Engineering Building, Room 210, from 12:30-2. There will be free food. See attached document for more information.

Offering a new class in the spring 2016
CS 697AF: Drone Communications and Applications class will be offred in the Spring 2016.
Please follow the link for more information

Q Investments have job openings within IT
Please follow the link for 'Web developer possition' and 'IT and Finance'.

Textron Aviation Intern Opportunities
Textron Aviation have numerous IT internships available in the areas in Engineering Systems/PLM, SAP, Customer Service applications, Digital Solutions, Infrastructure, etc.… The candidates need the ability to work full-time in the US. Please follow the link for more information.

Textron Aviation Overview and Opportunities
Cessna is looking to hire several students as interns. Event to be held on September 11, 2015 in the Hubbard Hall, Room 231, from 1-2 p.m. Please follow the attachment for more information. 

NIAR seeking 1-2 student positions
The Robotics and Reverse Engineering Lab within NIAR has 2 student positions available. Please follow this link for Robotics and Automation Lab Student Positions. Please follow this link for Reverse Engineering Lab Student Positions. If you would like to apply for the vacant positions please contact Brian Brown

First Fall 2015 Lunch and Learn with NetApp
Event to be held on September 10, 2015 in the Engineering Building, Room 210, from 12:30-2. There will be free food. You may follow this link for more information.

EE 886: Error Control Coding
When transmitting data bits from point a to point b, or recording them on a storage device, errors make the received (stored) values to be different from the transmitted ones. To detect and correct such errors in communications and data storage systems, extra bits are added to each block of data. Error Control Coding studies the design of this redundancy for each application while considering the underlying limitations.

CS 697AB - Machine Learning.
Course Description: The goal of the field of machine learning is to build computer systems that learn from experience and that are capable to adapt to their environments. Learning techniques and methods developed by researchers in this field have been successfully applied to a variety of learning tasks in a broad range of areas, including, for example, text classification, recommender systems, gene discovery, financial forecasting, credit card fraud detection, speech recognition, bioinformatics and others.

This introductory machine learning course will give an overview of many models and algorithms used in modern machine learning, including various supervised and unsupervised learning. The course will give the student the basic ideas and intuition behind these methods, as well as, a more formal understanding of how and why they work. Students will have an opportunity to experiment with machine learning techniques and apply them to a selected problem in the context of a class project.
Prerequisite: There are three prerequisites for this class. (1) Linear Algebra: MATH 511, (2) Basic Statistics and probability: STAT 460 or IME 254, and (3) Algorithms: CS 560 with a grade of C or better.

EE-877T Introduction to Smart Material Sensors and Actuators. Smart materials (e.g., piezoelectrics, shape memory alloys, and electroactive polymers) show strong couplings between the applied electric, magnetic, or thermal field with their mechanical properties. Such couplings provide built-in mechanisms for sensing and actuation. Sensors and actuators made of smart materials, called smart sensors and smart actuators, are particularly suitable for applications in bio-medical devices, bio-inspired robots, and micro- and nanosystems. This class is organized as follows. Fundamental physics of smart materials will be discussed first. Second, dynamical modeling and control of smart materials will be covered. Third, applications of smart materials, including micro-strain gauges, microgenerators, microgrippers, microvalves, and nanopositioners, will be discussed. Last, a special topic on electroactive polymer artificial muscles will be presented, in which a systems perspective will be taken, from fabrication, modeling, control, and applications to bio-inspired underwater robots. Pre-requisite classes: EE 684

EE777K Power System Protection
This course presents the fundamentals of power system protection and relaying devices. Students learn how modern computer-based relays use discrete time samples of power system voltages and currents to compute phasor quantities needed for fault detection. The focus of the class will include fundamental protection concepts, line protection, transformer protection, bus protection, and generator protection. Students will learn the fundamental concepts of overcurrent, time-overcurrent, directional overcurrent, distance, and pilot relays. Students will also learn how modern relays determine fault type and fault location in the presence of fault impedance for lines fed from two or more sources. Students completing this course will have the skills to analyze power system under fault conditions and the knowledge of current technologies of the power system protection.

EE 877A - Integration of Renewable Energy
This class addresses the issues involved with integrating variable renewable energy technologies into the electric power grid. Prerequisites are EE 598 and EE 697. To take this class you must already know all the material from 598 and 697, including power flow, fault studies, protection, and economic dispatch. Concurrent enrollment in EE 598 or EE 697 and this class is not allowed.

CS898AF Cognitive Radio Networks
Teaches the basic techniques, including spectrum sensing, spectrum decision, spectrum sharing, and spectrum mobility in cognitive radio networks. Exposes students to various cognitive radio network applications and the fundamental issues in designing and analyzing cognitive radio networks. Provides students with a perspective on the active research areas in cognitive radio networks and enhances their potential to do research in this area.
Prerequisites: CS 560 or CS736

CS 697AM – High Performance Computing Systems (3) – Fall 2015
Prerequisite: CS 394 (or equivalent)
Course Objective: Proper understanding of the building blocks and operations of contemporary multiple instructions multiple data (MIMD)-type computers is a must to design power-aware high performance computing (HPC) systems. The key objective of this course is to study how multicore/manycore processing units and multithreading help build HPC systems. Special attention will be given to team-based research activities in the related topics.

The Bloomfield Lecture on “Innovation and the Open Source Movement” will be April 2, 2015 at 6:00 pm in the Rhatigan Student Center Ballroom. The speaker, Mr. Gen Nauri, is an EECS graduate. Click HERE to see more infomation.

ATAI/NetApp¹s Colloquium Series in Beggs Hall Lobby on March 31, 2015. Click HERE to see more information.

Abhignan Telakapalli, who won the Capitol Graduate Research Summit Champion Award at the Capitol Graduate Research Summit, has been invited to present his poster at the 6th Annual One Health Summit on March 31 at Union Station. www.biokansas.org/ohs2015  His adviser is Geethalakshmi S Lakshmikanth, Ph.D. Click HERE to see more information.

This is a brief description of the course, EE 877-S to be offered in the Fall semester.
EE 877S

Introduction to Detection and Estimation Theory
Fall 2015
The Theory of Detection and Estimation deals with extracting information from observed signals. Observations are typically distorted or corrupted due to various reasons. Therefore, detection and estimation problems are formulated in a probabilistic framework, where unknown behavior is assumed to be random.
The objective is to extract information about some phenomenon related to a given random observation. Detection problems aim at deciding among a finite number of possibilities. Estimation problems aim at finding estimated values of certain quantities that are not observed directly.
Detection and Estimation Theory has a wide range of applications, including networking and communication systems, power systems and control systems.
Prerequisite: EE754 or Departmental Consent.

Dr. Khanh Pham, AFRL Program Manager, will be on campus on Monday of March 30, 2015, to give a presentation at 10:30 in RCS 261.  Information about Dr. Pham can be found HERE.

The Engineering/Science Career Fair is this Thursday on February 19, 2015 from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM in Koch Arena. See the flyer HERE.

The Colloquium Series are kicking off for the Spring! NetApp University Relations, in partnership with Wichita State University, are hosting the Colloquium Series to provide knowledge sharing between the two entities. 
On February 17th, we will have a panel of speakers that will discuss the four distinct areas of ATAI - Technology Consumption, Dynamic Data, Social Knowledge and Commercialization/Inventor Collaboration. 
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
WSU Campus - Donald L. Beggs Hall
Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Wichita, Kansas 67208

Compete in the Shocker New Venture Competition, hosted by the Center for Entrepreneurship, for an opportunity to compete for more than $30,000 in prizes. The deadline is Friday, Feb. 27. The competition hopes to inspire students to put entrepreneurial principles into practice -- to spark an idea, develop a plan, pitch to investors and launch a new venture. See more HERE

ATAI has several student positions open in marketing, technical writing, business, web development, graphic design and computer science. Please pass this information on to anyone that you think might be interested. Learn more HERE.

The Applied Technology Acceleration Institute (ATAI) invites you to a Lunch & Learn from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, in 233 RSC. Enjoy lunch while listening to a presentation about ATAI and learning about engineering internship opportunities. Go to http://www.atai.wichita.edu for more information.

The Discovery Scholarship Program from Koch Industries:

  • More than $100,000 is allocated annually through Discovery Scholarships in increments of no less than $1,000
  • Opportunities to receive mentorship from global business leaders at Koch companies
  • Obtain guidance to discover their own comparative advantages and how to leverage those capabilities
  • Gain access to the most current updates about employment opportunities at Koch companies and the long-term management philosophy of the businesses
Koch Industries will review applications based on factors such as academic achievements, relevant work experience, honors and awards, university organizations, activities and/or services. Selected applicants may receive an interview request. Finalists will be invited to attend Discovery Day at Koch’s global headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, on Friday, March 6, 2015.   Where to apply: www.kochcollegerecruiting.com Application Deadline: February 12, 2015. For more information see attached document. Click HERE to see more information.

The 2015 Mercury Remote Robot Challenge:
The Mercury Remote Robot Challenge is an international interscholastic robotics competition to design and build a robot capable of performing a mission remotely from at least 50 miles away.  The SAMPE and IEEE Student Chapters and ACM are collaborating this year to represent WSU.  Please see the attached document for more information or find the WSU Team on FB HERE.

Carnegie Mellon philosophy professor to give presentation Nov. 13. A Framework for Causal Discovery from Experimental and non-Experimental Data" will be presented by Peter Spirtes, professor, Center for Automated Learning and Discovery, Carnegie Mellon University, at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, in 142 RSC. The lecture is sponsored by the WSU Department of Philosophy, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics. For more information click HERE.

The Academy for Effective Teaching urges all eligible students to vote for most effective faculty member at WSU. To be nominated is an honor and to be selected by students is an exceptional professional accomplishment.
Please remind your students that every vote counts and to login to myWSU to vote between Monday, 10/6/2014 and ends Friday, 11/14/2014, at 11:59 p.m. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lee Ann Birdwell at leeann.birdwell@wichita.edu.

NetApp Colloquium Series: Fundamentals of Flash Technology. NetApp University Relations, in partnership with Wichita State University, are hosting the Colloquium Series to provide knowledge sharing between the two entities. This will be our 2nd event of the year and Bernard Chan, Quality Assurance Engineer at NetApp, will be discussing the Fundamentals of Flash Technology.  Networking and Catering will begin at 5:30pm and the presentation will begin at 6:00pm. We hope to see you there!
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (CDT)
WSU’s National Center for Aviation Training (NCAT)
4004 N Webb Rd
Wichita, KS 67226
Click HERE to register. (You MUST register if you want to attend the event.)

New Courses for Spring 2014!
EE 577E – Computation Methods for Power Systems

Prerequisite: EE598
Course Description:
This course will introduce the analysis techniques for power system, especially for large scale electrical systems. It will bring the students the technologies to modern power system analysis and computer methods used in planning and operating electric power systems. The main topics of this course will cover: 1) Overview of analysis of nonlinear electrical systems, including structural characteristics, large-scale nature and computational requirements; 2) Introduction of various linear and nonlinear program based optimization algorithms that are suited for the design, analysis and operation of electric power systems, power processing devices, machines and transformers; 3) Data issues related with large power system, including data sparsity, storage, data management and visualization; 4) Static system analysis, including solution of large-scale algebraic systems, power system decompositions, and power flow applications; 5) dynamic system analysis, including least-squares minimization techniques and their applications, hybrid system representation, time-scale decoupling, modal analysis of large sparse systems, model order reduction, and dominant eigenvalues and eigenvectors computations.

EE 877F – Power System Dynamics and Stability
Prerequisite: EE598
Course Description:
The course will introduce angle and voltage stability concepts and consider control strategies for improving dynamic performance. The main topics of this course will cover: 1) overview of nonlinear dynamical systems, including geometrical properties of solutions, Lyapunov methods for approximating the region of attraction, and bifurcation analysis; 2) Dynamic models of dominant dynamical devices, including synchronous machines, wind-turbine generators and tap-changing transformers, etc; 3) small disturbance stability analysis; 4) large disturbance analysis, including numerical integration, trajectory sensitivities, shooting methods, parameter estimation, etc.; 5) future grid responsiveness and model predictive control, including coordinating the response of large numbers of loads to fluctuations in renewable generation, and the use of model predictive control for alleviating cascading outages.

CS 898AG Software Visualization
Software products are constantly growing in terms of size, complexity, and application domains, among other things. To match the enormity of the problem of evolving software, a likewise support is needed for software developers and maintainers. Software Visualization encompasses the study of graphical metaphors, techniques, and tools to represent several aspects of software products, processes, and projects. The visual representations include 2D and 3D. The represented aspects include structural, behavioral, and evolutionary.
The course will be organized in the form of a research seminar. Students will be required to read, present, and review papers from the reading list prepared for the course. The instructor will provide the paper review format. Additionally, students will need to do a term project (e.g., software prototype development and in-depth literature survey) and submit a ten-page project report in the form of an IEEE two-column proceedings format. Active participation in the class discussion on papers will be also an integral part of the class.

CS 898AI – Alternative Computing Paradigms
Course Description/Objective: Computing has been changing its paradigms to fulfill various computation needs. This course is to understand the present computing systems and then explore some alternative computing paradigms. Topics should include: Modern computer systems, optimization techniques for serial code, parallelism & concurrency, parallel computers, parallel computing, quantum computing, chaotic computing, and research projects.

EE 777C - Network Programming
Course Outline: Introduces techniques for developing TCP and UDP network clients, servers, and applications. Topics covered include sockets, concurrent processes and threads, client/server design alternatives, audio/video streaming, and encryption. Programming-intensive course that assumes familiarity with C programming on Linux systems.
Prerequisite: CS 300 (or an equivalent course).

CS 898AJ : Algorithmic techniques for Big Data analysis
Course description:For decades researchers across different disciplines of computer science have envisioned the need of techniques to handle data-intensive computing.  With the boom of internet and the explosion of data in every socio-economical aspect, once what was a futuristic research, has now transformed itself into a dire requirement. Big Data comes with immense opportunity, but turning high volume, high velocity, structured or unstructured, heterogeneous, often noisy and high-dimensional data into something one can use is a huge challenge. This course aims to discuss algorithmic developments for big data analysis and exposing students to cutting edge research in this area. The course will involve some theoretical analysis with the goal of developing practical algorithms with variety of applications. The course will explore trade-offs among space, time and accuracy for algorithm design and will cover different sampling methodologies, streaming and sketching algorithms where only a small fraction of data can be stored. A primary focus of this course will be on designing scalable, sub-quadratic, often near-linear or even sub-linear algorithms. We will go through the recent progress in developing fast search algorithms including hashing methodologies involving min-hash and locality sensitive hashing. The other topics will include dimensionality reduction techniques to handle high-dimensional data comprising of random projection method, Johnson Lindenstrauss Lemma, metric embedding etc.
Prerequisites:  (1) CS 560 and (2) STAT 460 or IME 254.  Students should have basic knowledge of algorithms: running time analysis, graphs algorithms, and must be familiar with discrete probability.

The EECS department has one open position: Systems Administrator starting September 2014. Job responsibilities include managing and periodically upgrading department Linux-based network of servers and the software that runs on them. To ensure full consideration, the complete application package should be submitted online at http://wichita.edu/wsujobs by August 15, 2014. Questions only (not applications) can be directed to the search chair, John Watkins.

New Course for Fall 2014!
CS 697AD - Enterprise Storage Essentials
CRN - 17646
After completing this course, students will be able to understand a broad range of storage technologies, better communicate and understand common storage terminology, and understand the topology of a storage environment. The readings are taken from the current research literature, articles of historical significance and technical support documentation. Content will also supplement their learning in preparation for the NetApp Certified Storage Associate (NCSA) certification exam (NCSA NSO-145). The topics include, but are not limited to: Storage Technologies, File Systems, Distributed File Systems, High-Performance Storage Systems, Next Generation Storage Systems, and others. This course is suitable for those who have little to no storage knowledge.

There will be a presentation by Gen Narui of Tokyo Japan - new Business Models Which Came from the Open Source Movement. Click HERE for details.

Mahmoud Sawan will offer a new course this Fall!  EE 832, the class will meet from 4:10 – 5:25 TR in 214 Clinton Hall.

Hello, all current EECS Grad Students!  Our department has changed the degree requirements of all our MS programs (MSCN, MSCS & MSEE) for all new MS students who will start their program in the Fall 2014 semester, or later. You can look at the new MS degree requirements by clicking HERE. This change does not affect current MS students who will complete their degree in either Spring 2014 or Summer 2014.  This change also does not affect any PhD student. All current MS students, who will continue beyond Summer 2014, will have a choice of completing their degree according to either the old degree requirements of their program or the new degree requirements:
• Students who wish to complete their degree according to the old requirements must submit their Plan-of-Study to our department no later than August 11, 2014.
• Students who do not submit their original Plan-of-Study by August 11, 2014 will need to complete their degree according to the new requirements, because all original plans received after that date will be processed for approval only according to the new degree requirements.

'IEEE Tips and Tricks for Searching and Authorship'
The University Libraries and College of Engineering are hosting "IEEE Tips and Tricks for Searching and Authorship" for students and faculty from 12:30-2 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in 123 Wallace Hall. Jalyn Kelly of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) will provide tips on publishing papers in IEEE periodicals and conference proceedings and on searching IEEE Xplore, the premier database for research in electrical engineering, computer science and related disciplines. Pizza will be served. To access the database, go to IEEE Xplore. If you have questions, contact JJ Pionke, engineering liaison librarian, at jj.pionke@wichita.edu or 978-5210.

Dr. Kiyun Han will be teaching a new experimental course in the Summer 2014 semester. 
EE577D Antennas for Wireless Communications - This course introduces the fundamental principles of antenna theory and applies them to the design and analysis of antennas for wireless communications systems. Students will learn how to characterize and use antennas. Different types of antennas and their applications will be introduced, with focus on linear wire antennas, loop antennas, microstrip patch antennas, GPS antennas, antenna arrays, and the design considerations of using antennas in wireless communication systems. Several different frequency bands of commercial antennas are used to be tested and analyzed. Click HERE for a tentive syllabus.

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Dr. Huzefa Kagdi will be teaching two new experimental courses in the Fall 2014 semester. Mobile Application Programming: Mobile devices are ubiquitous nowadays. The demand for developing applications for these devices continues to grow.  This course introduces the basics of mobile application development.  The main focus will be on the Android platform.  Students are expected to work on programming projects throughout the duration of the course.  Prerequisite: CS 411 or equivalent.
Software Analysis Methodologies: This course will cover methodologies involved in analyzing large-scale software systems.  It includes classical topics such as static and dynamic analyses, and contemporary topics such as mining software archives and information retrieval.  The course will be organized in the form of a research seminar.  Students will be required to read, present, and review technical papers published in the literature.  Additionally, students will need to do a term project and submit a written report.  Prerequisite: CS 680 or equivalent.

Dr. Yanwu Ding is teaching EE877D: Signal Processing Techniques and Applications in the Fall 2014 semester. Please follow this link for the course information.

Dr. Vinod Namboodiri is teaching CS 797G: Mathematical Foundations of Computer Networking in the Fall 2014 semester. Please follow this link for the course information. 

Dr. Prakash Ramanan is teaching CS 898D: Data Mining in the Fall 2014 semester. Please follow this link for the course information.