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Westar Energy pledges $125,000 to Wichita State Univeristy College of Engineering.

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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#(316) 978-3232.

One of WSU EECS grads will be recognized by the White House. Alex Cavgalar, who has a doctorate 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.

The paper entitled "An XML-Based Lightweight C++ Fact Extractor" introduced src2srcml - A selective parsing based source code to srcML translation tool, which enabled an efficient, robust, and scalable foundation for lightweight static analysis.  It has been adopted in academic research and commercial applications, across the world, for a wide range of tasks in software engineering.  src2srcml  is available under both open source (GPL) and proprietary licenses, through a technology transfer company founded by the authors. This research was a joint work with Dr. Michael Collard at The University of Akron and Dr. Jonathan Maletic at Kent State University.

MANY thanks to Dr. Sawan (Emeritus), Professor of EECS department for his contributions to Wichita State University. He was recently honored as a lifetime member of the Fairmount Society. Follow this link to learn more...

Congratulations to Dr. Pendse. He was named a Distinguished Gentlemen by the WSU Women’s Association. Link for more...

CS student Khondoker Usama is one of the recipients of University awards grants for undergraduate research projects. More ...

CNNMoney Report Finds Top-Paying Jobs in the Engineering Sector. Computer Engineering #2 ($72K/Year), Computer Science #4 ($65K/Year), and see more.

Congratulations to Jenice Duong, one of Dr. Ravi Pendse's students, who presented her work in Kansas Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol in Topeka. This is the link for information about the student abstracts.

 

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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.

Click HERE to view the tentative 2014 Summer Course Schedule

Student Job Opportunities
Dr. Zaman (Abu Asaduzzaman) is looking for 2 to 4 students interested in working for ‘embedded systems’ projects supported by two local companies. Applicants should agree to follow the company’s policies and to go through company’s screening process. Key considerations include:
* Knowledge of microprocessor based embedded systems design and programming
* Skills of programing in C/C++ on Linux operating systems.
Interested students are requested to send transcript (or mark-sheet) and resume (or CV) to Dr. Zaman via e-mail at: Abu.Asaduzzaman@wichita.edu. In the e-mail, students are suggested to write about their past work experiences, current activities, and future goals in not more than 100 words.
 

IEEE STUDENT BRANCH at Wichita State University is having elections for year 2014-2015.

Elections will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2014, from 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm at Jabara Hall 260.

We are looking candidates for following positions:
President
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Any student (Graduate or Undergraduate) from Electrical Engineering or Computer Science or Computer Networking disciplines can be part of this new committee.Working for IEEE STUDENT BRANCH AT WICHITA STATE gives you great networking experience with faculty, students and professionals from industries around wichita. It is great way for learning or polishing your leadership skills.There will be presentation from last year committee.

A new graduate course to be offered in the Spring of 2014!! Sustainability & Energy! A review of the planet Earth’s material and energy limits; implications of population growth and global technological advances on global climate change; engineering ethics for design and manufacturing; product life cycle analysis; our ecological (carbon) footprint. Click here to view the full flyer!

The 5th award of the Maha "Maggie" Sawan Fellowship for International Graduate Students will be given to Motahareh "Sara" Bahrami Zanjani, a doctoral candidate in computer science, at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13, in the Ablah Library's Leisure Reading Room. All are invited.

Dr. Chengzong Pang is teaching EE 877P: Competitive Power Systems Economics and Markets in Spring 2014 semester. Please follow this link for the course information.

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

Dr. Zheng Chen is teaching EE877T: Introduction to Smart Material Sensors and Actuators in Spring 2014 semester. Please follow this link for the course information.

Congratulations to Ryan Brown, a recent Computer Science graduate, on being a co-recipient of the Harold and Melba Sullivan Award, which is given during the spring commencement to the graduating student with the highest cumulative GPA in the College of Engineering.

The IEEE Power & Energy Society - Scholarship Plus Initiative. The scholarship program benefits undergraduate students who may be interested in careers in power and energy engineering. Find out more about scholarship eligibility.

Professor of EECS department, Dr. Kaushik Sinha, is to discuss data mining research at the IEEE event on Thursday (4/25) at 5:30pm in Hubbard Hall 209. Link for more information.

Congratulations to Abu Asaduzzaman. His Kansas NSF EPSCoR First Award 2013-2014 proposal has been selected for funding.