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IEEE - HKN - Induction Ceremony, Fall 2015.


WSU Academy for Effective Teaching (AET) Award
For the first time ever, 4 finalists for the WSU Academy for Effective Teaching (AET) Award were selected from one department. Please join us in congratulating EECS faculty Dr. Visvakumar Aravinthan, Dr. Murtuza Jadliwala, Dr. Huzefa Kagdi and Dr. Hyuck Kwon. Their accomplishments were recently recognized as AET members visited their classrooms.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Ali Eslami
Dr. Eslami has been awarded the Flossie West Award with a grant of $25,000, for his project, “Error Correction for the Code of Life in A New Era of Genome Editing.” Please follow this link for more information.

Wichita State Mercury Robot Challenge team and their robot, Shockanator 2 produced a top video.
While the Wichita State Mercury Robot Challenge team and their robot, Shockanator 2, did not win the 2016 Mercury Robot Challenge, they did produce the top video. Please enjoy!
Follow this link for the video.

Cybersecurity Association (CsA) would like to welcome you to the following Cybersecurity seminar
Talk Title: An Introduction to Drones, their CyberSecurity Risks, and Possible Mitigation Mechanisms

Date: April 22nd (Friday)
Time: 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM
Venue: Jabara Hall (JB-127), WSU

Please follow this link for more information.

Wichita State group recruits young computer users to Linux system
Working out of a laboratory at Wichita State University, a small but determined group of computer wizards want to help you break your Windows habit. They’re called WuLUG, shorthand for Wichita State University Linux Users Group. WuLUG will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the WSU Linux Lab, Jabara Hall, rooms 205 and 206.Weber said meetings are open to everyone and although the discussions among experienced users can get technical, they’re also happy to help Linux beginners get started. Please follow 'The Wichita Eagle' and 'Facebook' links for more information.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Pu Wang
Dr. Pu Wang (EECS dept.) Shuang Gu (ME), Anil Mahapatro (BME).has been awarded the John A. See Innovation Award, totaling $60,000.
Dr. Wang, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, won for his project, “SKYNET: A Smart Swarming Drone System for Rapid and Reliable Communications Services.” Please follow this link for more information.

The latest Engineering Innovator magazine
The latest Engineering Innovator magazine from the College of Engineering is full of exciting news for EECS. Learn about the new Experiential Engineering and Makerspace building that is coming to the Innovation Campus this fall. Read about EECS students and alumni making an impact and faculty receiving numerous research and teaching awards. Please follow this link for the digital copy of the magazine. 

Please join us in congratulating IEEE-HKN Epsilon Xi Chapter of Wichita State University
The Epsilon Xi Chapter of Wichita State University receives the 2014-2015 IEEE-HKN Outstanding Chapter Award at the 2016 ECEDHA Annual Conference & ECExpo. Please follow this link for more images.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Murtuza Jadliwala
Dr. Murtuza Jadliwala received additional funds to support undergraduate research students on his grant "CSR: Small: Surviving Cybersecurity and Privacy Threats in Wearable Mobile Cyber-Physical Systems."

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Abu Asaduzzaman
Dr. Abu Asaduzzaman will be granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor in the Fall semester.

Please join us in congratulating Motahareh Bahrami
Motahareh Bahrami (Sara) won Dwane and Velma Wallace 2016 Graduate Student Research Award. She is completing her PhD under Dr. Kagdi.

College of Engineering to train high school teachers in computer science
The College of Engineering this summer is offering grants to 20 Kansas high schools to cover the cost of training teachers in Project Lead The Way’s (PLTW) Computer Science curriculum.High schools interested in the PLTW computer science teacher training grants can apply at PLTW. Applications are due Friday, April 15. Grants for two weeks of training are valued at $2,400 each.Please follow this link for more information. 

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Pu Wang
Dr. Wang's project titled “SKYNET: A Smart Swarming Drone System for Rapid and Reliable Communication Services” has been accepted for a John A See Innovation Award.

EECS student, Andrew Trefethen, has co-created a prototyping business called ProtoBench.
A group of enterprising Wichita State University students have started a new business helping small engineering firms save time and money on research and development. Computer science major Andrew Trefethen, aerospace engineering major Zane Woltz and business management major Austin Slater opened ProtoBench in January at 2065 S. Edwards
Please follow WSU NewsThe Sunflower and Facebook links for more information.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Visvakumar Aravinthan.
Dr. Aravinthan has been selected for the WSU Leadership in Teaching Award for this year.

Please join us in congratulating Dr.Huzefa Kagdi.
Dr. Kagdi has been selected for the WSU Excellence in Teaching Award for this year.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Animesh Chakravarthy.
Dr.Chakravarthy has been selected for the WSU Young Faculty Scholar Award for this year.

WSU's Ennovar Institute gains new partner focused on big data storage solution
The Ennovar Institute at Wichita State University has a new partner that will allow students to gain unparalleled experience working with big data storage solutions.
Ennovar’s Solutions Reference Architecture Lab will provide performance bench-marking that will produce best practice guides and white papers for big data vertical markets.
Please follow this link for more information.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Hyuck Kwon.
Dr. Kwon has been selected for the 3rd time as a faculty fellow in 2016 Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program at AFRL-Space Vehicles.

A Shocker You Should Know: Ahmed Aziz
Ahmad has earned his MS in Computer Networking and now is working towards his PhD, while simultaneously using what he learns in school to help advance his company. Please follow this link to know more about Ahmed Aziz.

WSU MSCS graduate student Venkatesh Mabbu talks about iknow
His search engine that understands the searcher's intent. He presented his prototype at 1 Million Cups on Wednesday.
Dr. Abu Asaduzzaman's student Venkatesh, said he and number of other students are working on building the program's knowledge base.He expects to eventually incorporate and seek funding.
Please follow this link for more information.

Computer-maker Cybertron pledges gift valued at $2.5 million for Wichita State University
Cybertron’s pledge to the WSU Foundation, valued at $2.5 million, will place the company’s computers and monitors in every lab and learning space in the Experiential Engineering Building, set to open next January on the Innovation Campus. The gift commitment, unveiled last month at Cybertron’s Wichita headquarters, also includes five years of desktop support. Founded in 1997 by three Wichita State alumni — Aziz (WSU EECS Department graduate), Shadi Marcos and Emad Mekhail — Cybertron is Kansas’ largest personal computer manufacturer. You may follow this link for more information.

College of Engineering awards $300,000 in Wallace Scholarships
Wichita State University's College of Engineering has awarded 10 high school seniors nearly $300,000 in Wallace Scholarships. Wallace Scholars are involved on the WSU campus and within the Wichita community to promote engineering, math, science and community service. 
You may follow the KSN the  WSU for more information.

Coding outreach program brings professionals and children together
Wichita State University's College of Engineering is partnering with STEMpact2020 to launch a free new outreach program designed to identify and engage gifted, young coders in a program that allows them to build their skills by working side-by-side with professional software developers, web developers and computer scientists. The first event held in January drew 18 students from a dozen area middle and high schools. The program hopes to grow to 50 participants. Please follow the links for more information and registration.

HyperShock Hyperloop Team Video
The WSU Space-X Hyperloop student design team created an awesome 90 sec video as part of their presentation during design weekend at Texas A&M on Jan 29. Please follow the Youtube link for the video.

Join us in congratulating Seyed Ali Cheraghi on his approved grant proposal
Mr. Seyed and his adviser Dr. Namboodiri received a $2000 grant for the proposal on 'Indoor Wayfinding for the Blind and Visually Impaired'.

The EECS department would like to congratulate the second class of Koch Scholars.
These nine students, which were selected from approximately 100 applicants, will be awarded between $30,000 and $50,000 over four years. Six of the nine students will be majoring in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science. Please follow the WSU and Wichita Eagle links for more information.

Please Join us in congratulating MS Project student, Venkatesh Mabbu
Venkatesh has been selected to present his MS Project idea at “1 Million Cups Wichita” on February 24th. He will be giving a speak on “A Novel Semantic Knowledge Engine Using Automated Knowledge Extraction from World Wide Web”.
Please follow the below links for more information regarding '1 Million Cups Wichita' and 'The Wichita Eagle news article'.

Dr. Abu Asaduzzaman is to give seminar talk
Dr. Asaduzzaman is to give seminar talk on 'Fast Effective Analysis of 'Digital' Mammogram Images for Breast Cancer Treatment' in the Graduate Seminar Series at the Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia on April 1, 2016.
Please follow this link for more information.

Engineering, Software, Programming and IT Students - The All-University Career Fair is Coming Soon!
WSU engineering students have the exciting opportunity to connect with employers who are looking to hire interns, co-op positions and full-time employees at the All-University Career Fair on Tuesday, February 9. The fair will be from 2 to 6 p.m. in Koch Arena. All WSU students receive a free gift for attending (while supplies last)!
For the full list of employers attending, download the Wichita State Career Fair Plus app or visit CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER . Bring your WSU ID and copies of your resume. Business professional dress is required.
For questions or more information, contact the Career Development Center at (316) 978-3688, careerdevelopment@wichita.edu, or stop by and see us in Brennan III or our satellite office in RSC 205.

Please Join us in congratulating Dr. Huzefa Kagdi for his JSME journal papers,
Number 2 in 2014 impact factor window: Assigning change requests to software developers. Journal of Software Maintenance 24(1): 3-33 (2012)
Number 7 in most downloaded papers, reviewed in 2014: A Survey and taxonomy of approaches for mining software repositories in the context of software evolution. Journal of Software Maintenance 19(2): 77-131 (2007)

Please Join us in congratulating Dr. Huzefa Kagdi and Sara Bahrami Zanjani (PhD student in WSU) for their Journal First Presentation at ICSE 2016.
Please follow TSE and ICSE  links for more information.

Computer-maker Cybertron pledges gift valued at $2.5 million for Wichita State University
Wichita-based Cybertron International, Kansas' largest personal computer manufacturer, has pledged a gift valued at $2.5 million to provide computers, monitors and five years of desktop support for the new Experiential Engineering Building at Wichita State University.
Computer-maker Cybertron pledges gift valued at $2.5 million for Wichita State University (WSU). Ahmed Aziz, cofounder of Cybertron and the current CEO, received his BS in Computer Science (2012) and his MS in Computer Networking (2015) from WSU. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at WSU.
Please follow WSU News and The Sunflower links for more information.

Second IEEE HKN Awards Ceremony
Epsilon Xi Chapter, (WSU) of IEEE – HKN is the Honor Society of our EECS Dept., which recognizes the Scholarship, Character and Attitude of EECS students. In this spirit the chapter recognizes achievements of EECS undergraduates and graduates. The second IEEE – HKN Awards ceremony was held on December 13th 2015 at 211 Hubbard Hall. The Dept. Chair Dr. John Watkins and the recipient of 2015 “C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Teaching Award”, Dr. Preethika Kumar addressed the audience. Mr. Saeed Alsaleeb (MSEE graduate) won the Outstanding Graduating Graduate Award. Mr. Luis Maria Iglesias (BSEE undergraduate) won the Outstanding Graduating Senior Award. Faculty, Parents and students attended this event. ". For more information you may follow HKN Epsilon Xi Facebook and 2nd IEEE - HKN Awards Ceremony.

Please join us in congratulating Dr.Kwon
Dr. Kwon received his new grant from the Air Force Research Laboratory on "Optimum Boundaries of Signal-to-Noise Ratio for Adaptive Code Modulations."

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Abu Asaduzzaman and Mr. A Mummidi for the 'IEEE ICAEE-2015 Dr. Fatema Rashid Best Paper Award'.
2015 International Conference on Advances in Electrical Engineering (ICAEE) awarded Dr. Abu Asaduzzaman and Mr. A Mummidi for the paper “Improving Facial Recognition Accuracy by Applying Liveness Monitoring Technique”.

WSU honored fallen student with posthumous degree
Abduljalee Alarbash received a posthumous degree in Electrical Engineering during commencement ceremonies on Sunday afternoon, December 13. Please follow this link for more information.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Zheng Chen for his NSF EPSCoR First Award
Dr. Zheng Chen’s received an NSF EPSCoR First Award for his project “Solar Energy Storage Using Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Enhanced Water Electrolysis for Hydrogen Production.” This project aims to develop a high efficient solar energy storage system that converts solar energy into hydrogen fuel through polymer-based water electrolysis. The enabling technologies developed in this project will lead to a clean, renewable, and storable energy system with zero carbon-dioxide emission, which will essentially resolve our climate change issues.

See live feed of Experiential Engineering Building construction
The steel is going up quickly on the Experiential Engineering Building. Take a look at the building construction in real time, courtesy of the live camera feed at this link.

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.
Please follow KWCH for more information.

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.

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Richard Rierson, (BSCS, 1991) a former U.S. Marine Corps pilot, is CEO and Founder of Verum Communications. Verum Communications provides a platform for companies to deliver audio messages to employees through audio messages. Also, you may be interested in following his podcast, Dose of Leadership.

Jordan Phimmasone, Computer Engineering student, Jihan Weerasekera Panditharatna Mudiyansele Gedara, Electrical Engineering Student, and Nathan Smith, EECS Laboratory Manager, were part of the team that made mobility a reality for two special girls. Link to see the KWCH story...

Dr. Watkins, Dr. Chen, and Dr. Ding had the opportunity to meet with a delegation from the Consulate General of China. A few photos are available here...

Please congratulate Payton Morgan.  Payton, who will be a computer engineering major at WSU, has been selected as a Spirit Scholar.  The scholarship will provide $8,000 annually to cover tuition, fees, books and supplies, and is renewable for up to four years.

In the past two months, Wichita State University's Ennovar, the Institute of Emerging Technologies and Market Solutions, has engaged in partnerships that have led to 40 jobs for WSU students.

While the Wichita State Mercury Robot Challenge team and their robot, Shockanator 2, did not win the 2016 Mercury Robot Challenge, they did produce the 2nd best video.  Please enjoy! Follow this link to see the picture and this link for the video clip.

Statewide Linux conference comes to Wichita State May 21-22. Wichita State will host the 2nd Annual Kansas Linux Fest -- a statewide conference for enthusiasts of the open-source software platform -- Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22.  The event is hosted by the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and organized by WuLUG, MakeICT and devICT.  "We are pleased to be able to bring this event to Wichita," said organizer Ben Roose, advisor to Wichita State's Linux User Group (WuLUG) student organization.

Congratulations to Dr. Salinas Monroy (Topic: A Cybersecurity Testbed for Advanced Manufacturing) and Dr. Aravinthan (Topic: Seamless Large-Scale Distributed Resource Operation via Uncertainty Management Assisted by Cyber-Power Framework) for winning the URCA awards.

IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu is conducting an award ceremony on Saturday, May 14, 2016. All students, friends, and family are invited to join us in celebrating the outstanding students and faculty of the EECS department.

One PhD student researcher position in SPriTE lab. Dr. Murtuza Jadliwala has one open PhD student researcher position in the SPriTE lab, starting Fall 2016. For position description and application instructions, please visit this link.

Experimental courses for Fall 2016
EE 877X - EECS Graduate Seminar

Description: This course provides an opportunity to learn about contemporary research and technologies in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Computer Science. Students are expected to strengthen their topics of current interest and explore beyond their own research area thorough oral and written presentations.
Grading: S/U grades only
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing
Course time and day: Friday 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Credits: 1 hour
• Attendance is mandatory, 80% of attendance is required for receiving credit
• Students are expected to submit weekly progress reports
• Students work in group of two assigned by the instructor
• Each student will be expected to present to the class once.
Instructor: Dr. Aravinthan

The College of Engineering Open House Awards Banquet will be held at the Hyatt Regency
The College of Engineering Open House Awards Banquet, which will be held Saturday, May 7 at the Hyatt Regency. As the banquet is being sponsored by Westar Energy, the keynote will be given by Kelly Harrison (BSEE 1981), Westar VP of Transmission. We will also have the opportunity to hear from Julie-Ellen Acosta (BSEE 1980, MSEE 1984), VP of Boeing Defense Space and Security- Phantom Works, as she is being recognized as our Distinguished Alumni Fellow this year. More information can be found at this link.

Experimental courses for Fall 2016
CS 898AI (Alternative Computing Paradigms)

This course is to understand the present computing systems and then explore some unconventional computing technologies. Topics should include: Modern computing systems, optimization techniques for serial code, parallelism & concurrency, parallel computing, chaotic computing, quantum computing, and performance-power related research projects. Please visit below link for more information.

Experimental courses for Fall 2016
CS 797I Introduction to Bioinformatics (3 credit hours)

This course provides an introduction to bioinformatics. It introduces fundamental problems, concepts, methods, and applications in Bioinformatics. The underlying algorithms behind some widely used Bioinformatics tools and databases will be discussed.
Topics include: molecular biology databases, sequence alignment, gene expression data analysis, protein structure and function, protein analysis, and proteomics.
Prerequisite(s): Data Structures equivalent or Introduction to Biology equivalent or consent of instructor.
Audience: Upper-level undergraduate or graduate students (combined section) from Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Bio-medical Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Physics.
Instructor: Debswapna Bhattacharya

Experimental courses for Fall 2016
EE 577D Antennas for Wireless Communications

Catalog Description – (3 credits) Electromagnetic field theory and its application to antenna design. This course can be technical elective for undergraduate students.This course also listed as one of Other Communication & Signal Processing Courses in MSEE graduate program.
Pre-requisites – EE463
Course Outline - 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.
Text: Antenna Theory: Analysis and Design (3rd Edition, 2005) by C. A. Balanis

Experimental courses for Fall 2016
EE877 (EE956) Lattice Coding for Signals and Networks

Catalog Description: EE 956: Lattice Coding for Signals and Networks (3). The objective of this course is to introduce a bridge from the high dimension of Shannon’s information theory to that of digital communication techniques. This course is beneficial to the Gaussian oriented information theorist, who wishes to become familiar with network information theory from a constructive view point as opposed to the more abstract random-coding/random-binning approach. And this course will be a useful tool for (a) the communication practitioner in the industry, who prefers a geometric and signal-processing oriented view point of information in general, and multiuser problems in particular, (b) control theorist who wishes to add communication constraints into the system and find linear-additive model of dithered lattice quantization, and (c) computer networks engineers and scientist who find potential challenges in the relations to linear estimation and network coding.
Prerequisites: Probability, random variables, random processes, are required, EE754, Information theory EE856 is desirable, but not required.
Topics include: Lattices, Figures of merit, Dithering and Estimation, Entropy-coded quantization, Infinite constellation for modulation, Asymptotic goodness, Nested lattices, Lattice shaping, Side information problems, Modulo-lattice modulation, Gaussian networks, Error exponents
Text: Ram Zamir, Lattice Coding for Signals and Networks – A Structured Coding Approach to Quantization, Modulation and Multiuser Information Theory, Cambridge, 2014.

Experimental courses for Fall 2016
EE 477X : Introduction to FPGA Design

The goal of the course is to introduce digital design techniques using field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). We will discuss FPGA architecture, digital design flow using FPGAs, and other technologies associated with field programmable gate arrays. The course study will involve extensive lab projects to give students hands-on experience on designing digital systems on FPGA platforms.

Experimental courses for Fall 2016
EE 777L : Introduction to Nano-electronics
Nano-electronic devices are an integral part of our life. For instance, in every smart-phone, there are some billion-plus nano-transistors, each of which has an active region that is only a few hundred atoms in length. This course is designed to introduce students to cutting-edge developments and concepts that will prepare them for a future in nanotechnology and nano-electronics, without any prior knowledge of the underlying science (quantum mechanics). Some of the topics that will be covered are fundamental conceptual issues related to the meaning of resistance on an atomic scale, a brief description of the modern nano-transistor, quantum transport in nano-scale devices, a greater insight into the application of the Schrodinger Equation, and the basics of spintronics.
Pre-requisites: EE 492, Math 511, Math 555

Experimental courses for Fall 2016
CS 898D - Data Mining
Course Description: Studies techniques for mining of very large amounts of data; the data typically does not fit in main memory.
Topics include: MapReduce/Hadoop, finding similar items, frequent itemsets, page rank and clustering.
Other topics in the text if time permits.

Cybersecurity Association (CsA) would like to welcome you to the Smartwatch-Based Inference Attacks on Keyboards and Context-Aware Protection Mechanisms Cybersecurity seminar
Date: April 8th (Friday)
Time: 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM
Venue: Jabara Hall (JB-127), WSU
Please follow this link for more informations.

Lunch and Learn Opportunity
On Monday, April 11, a WSU alum by the name of Dawn Sheikh will be on campus to meet with students. Dawn earned her Ph.D in Psychology/Human Factors and currently is a Senior UX manager for Google. Please follow this link for more information. 

IEEE Authorship Lunch-n-Learn
Please join us on Wednesday, April 13 at 12:30 pm in Wallace 123 to learn more about how to publish with IEEE. This overview of how to write a technical paper, presented by IEEE representative Jalyn Kelley, will cover:
• Tips on how to select an appropriate IEEE periodical or conference
• How successful IEEE authors structure quality work to improve their chances of being accepted
• How to avoid common mistakes that will prevent your manuscript from being accepted
• Insights into what editors look for in a submission and why papers are rejected
• Strategies for using IEEE Xplore effectively for a literature review including how to stay up-to-date on the latest research using saved search alerts and find high impact articles using most cited by papers and patents.
• And much more!
Pizza will be served. Please bring your own drink.

Annual Code Jam Competition
Google is hosting the Code Jam Competition for the 13th time this year. The grand price is $15,000. For more information please follow Twitter, Facebook and YouTube links.

Summer Camp Enrollment
Online registration for the 2016 College of Engineering Summer camps opens at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. In addition to numerous other excellent offerings, the following camps will be taught by EECS faculty:
Introduction to Vex Robotics by Dr. Perlekar Tamtam, Cybersecurity Camp by Dr. Murtuza Jadliwala and Flying Robotics by Dr. Animesh Chakravarthy.

Please follow this link for online registration and more information.

HKN Tutoring - Spring 2016
Wichita State students, have the opportunity to receive assistance in specific Electrical Engineering and Computer Science classes from HKN tutors. Primarily the main goal of the tutoring sessions is to provide fellow students a guidance sometimes needed in difficult classes of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Tutoring sessions for Spring 2016 will Begin on the 18th of February. Sessions will be held Every Thursday from 5:00pm onwards in Jabara 260. Please follow the HKN Tutoring link for more information.

Invitation to a Cybersecurity Seminar
The Cybersecurity Association (CsA) welcomes you to the following Cybersecurity Seminar, "Channel Statistics-Dependent Frequency Hopping," from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, in 127 Jabara Hall. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP to CSA@wichita.edu by Thursday, Feb. 18. Please follow this link for more information.

New WSU coding academy will produce real work for the real world
A new coding academy launched this year by Wichita State University's Ennovar Institute will teach people of all skill levels the basics of software coding, expanding the technology talent base at WSU and in the local community. Please follow the Wichita State News link for more information.

Join us in congratulating Epsilon Xi Chapter of Wichita State University for their 2015-2015 IEEE-HKN Outstanding Chapter Award.
This award is presented to IEEE-HKN chapters in recognition of excellence in their chapter administration and programs. 2016 IEEE-HKN president is appreciating the IEEE-HKN student members, Leaders of the Epsilon Xi Chapter and their Faculty Advisor, Visvakumar Aravinthan for demonstrating exceptional accomplishment.
Award will be presented at Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (ECEDHA) annual conference on March 21 at Hilton, Torrey Pines, CA.
please follow the links for more information about Epsilon Xi Chapter of Wichita State University Facebook and HKN

Cybersecurity Association (CsA) is organizing a seminar
Mr. Anindya Maiti will give the speech on 'The Invisible Intrusion: How Side-Channel Attacks using Mobile and Wearable Devices Go Undetected".
Event Date: February 5th at 4:40 PM to 5:30 PM
Event Venue: 127 Jabara Hall.
Please follow this link for more information.

Jaleel Al-Arbash to be honored with degree, room dedication
Jaleel Al-Arbash will be honored with a posthumous degree and the electrical engineering and computer science lounge in Jabara Hall will be named and dedicated in his honor. The ceremony to unveil the plaque is set for 3 p.m. Dec. 11 in Room 255 of Jabara Hall. Please follow this link for more information.

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.