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DeepBlue, a team composed of EECS students, received the People's Choice Award at the 2018 Shocker New Venture Competition on Friday, April 27. DeepBlue has developed an expandable, maintainable and highly maneuverable Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV), along with an underwater wireless communication system that will open up new possibilities for aquatic data collection.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Aravinthan for winning the AET Award! Click HERE to see the full story.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Namboodiri on winning this years Wallace Faculty of Excellence in Research Award. He was presented this award at the Engineering Banquette on May 5th. Click HERE to see a photo. 

Elementary school students take on computer coding with the help of Computer Science student, Zane Storlie.Click HERE and HERE to see the story.

Congratulations to Dr. Eslami on his recently award NSF First Award proposal, A Study of DNA Mutations through Error Control Coding Theory!

Srikanth Gampa, EECS PhD student, presented at the 15th Capitol Graduate Research Summit in Topeka, on March 27. His adviser is Dr. Rajiv Bagai. Click HERE to read the full story.

Ms. Watkins’ 4th grade class from Irving Elementary toured campus, learned about electricity in a “college” lecture, heard from college students and wired their own electric photo frame. They were hosted by the students of IEEE-HKN and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). Learn more... https://www.facebook.com/IrvingAllStars, https://www.facebook.com/HKN.EpsilonXi/ and https://www.facebook.com/wichita.shpe/

Congratulation to Dr. Yanwu Ding on her selection as an AFRL Summer Faculty

Fellow!Congratulation to Dr. Hyuck Kwon on his selection as an AFRL Summer Faculty Fellow!

Srikanth Gampa, PhD EECS student, will present "Safeguarding Patients Data for Reasonable Health Care Cost" at the Capitol Graduate Research Summit in Topeka on Tuesday, February 20. Dr. Rajiv Bagai is the research advisor. Click HERE to read more. 

Santiago Vera Torres, 2014  MSCN graduate, is now pursuing an MBA through Wichita State University and participating in an internship at Ulterius Technologies. Click HERE to read the full story.

Butler Community College and WSU have developed an engineering transfer program, to read the full story click HERE.

Please congratulate the following faculty for obtaining the WSU RTT grants shown below:
Hongsheng He: URCA Award
Real-Time Traffic Condition Perception by Using a Dual-Sensor Thermal Imager for Assistive and Autonomous Driving
Ali Eslami and Davood Askari: MURPA Award
Design and Fabrication of a Micro Communication Device for Biosensing
Mythili Menon and Murtuza Jadliwala: MURPA Award
Investigating Spread of Misinformation on the Web by Analyzing Online Sharing Behavior

Congratulations to our lab manager Nathan Smith as he will be recognized at the WSU Innovation Awards Ceremony for his work with WSU GoBabyGo! Click HERE or HERE to read more!

Computer Science professor uses personal experience to shape first year. Click HERE to read the full story! 

GoBabyGo revs up for a semester of building as a registered student organization. Click HERE to read the full story! 

Congratulations to Amin Mohsenzadeh, an EECS PhD student, for receiving the Maha "Maggie" Sawan Fellowship 2018.

Md Rakib Ur Rahman, EECS student and President of the WSU Bangladesh Student Association (BSA), discusses role of BSA on campus. Learn more... 

Kori DaCosta, computer engineering, and his wife Aileen are spending the first months of their marriage studying in Spain.  Learn more... 

Congratulations to Dr. Eslami and his collaborators in team “Shocker Controls”, including Dr. Asaduzzaman, Mohammad H. Erjaei, and Chase Weber. They received a Shocker I-Corps grant from Wichita State University for further developing and marketing their patent-pending product. This product is a a control unit with a mobile app that together enable remote control and real-time camera monitoring of industrial doors (e.g., big hydraulic and lift doors) on a mobile device from anywhere in the world.

According to the PayScale 2017-2018 College Salary Report, EECS Majors continue to have some of the highest salary potential. 

Congratulate to Dr. Vinod Namboodiri on his recent NSF award, "SCC-Planning:  CityGuide: Beacon-Based Community-Driven Inclusive Wayfinding" with Alex Chaparro, Nils Hakansson, Laura L. Walker, and Barbara S. Chaparro.

Congratulations to Dr. Kwon for the two recently issued US patens: “System and Method for Generating Exact Symbol Error Rates of Frequency-Hopped Signals,” US Patent No. 9,742,460 and “Hexaferrite Slant & Slot MIMO Antenna Element,” US patent No. 9,711,869.

Please congratulate the following EECS Graduate Students on receiving awards from the WSU Graduate School!
Alicia Keow was awarded the Ollie A. & J.O. Heskett Graduate Fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Satya Maddukuri was awarded the Ollie A. & J.O. Heskett Graduate Fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Minhao Deng was awarded the Dora Wallace Hodgson Outstanding Graduate Student Award for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Omid Keivani was awarded the Dora Wallace Hodgson Outstanding Graduate Student Award for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Amin Mohsenzadeh was awarded the Stettheimer Award for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Please congratulate Dr. Aravinthan, Dr. Chakravarthy and Dr. Kagdi!  They will receive tenure and be promoted to Associate Professor this fall.

New 2+2 agreements between Wichita State University and Cowley Community College were signed yesterday (Thursday, Aug. 3) at Cowley's Mulvane location. For more information, please follow this link...

Congratulations to Alex Mages! Alex is a finalist of the L.A. Alumni Chapter of IEEE/HKN 2016-2017 Alton B. Zerby and Carl T. Koerner Outstanding Electrical or Computer Engineering Student Award.

Congratulate to Dr. Murtuza Jadliwala! He received the College of Engineering Wallace Excellence in Teaching Award at the Open House Banquet on Saturday evening.

Joshua Garrelts, who plans to study Computer Science at WSU in the fall, was named Word 2016 National Champion at the 2017 Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Championship. Related articles in www.kansas.com and www.prweb.com.

Dr. Zheng Chen’s Career award for his project, "Artificial Muscle Based on Dielectric Elastomers for Dexterous and Compliant Prostheses," was recognized as WSU’s Grant of the Month for May 2017. Grant of the Month: Zheng Chen's CAREER grant. Zheng Chen, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, has been named a National Science Foundation CAREER Grant Award winner. He received a $500,000, five-year NSF CAREER Award for his project "Artificial Muscle Based on Dielectric Elastomers for Dexterous and Compliant Prostheses," which will begin this May. Click HERE to read the full story.

Dr. Abu Asaduzzaman is aiding university retention efforts by serving as a Retention Faculty Fellow. President's Message: Collaborative retention efforts. As we complete the academic year, I'm encouraged and grateful for the collaborative work being done across campus to boost our retention efforts. Retention is important for overall enrollment. It's not just about students choosing Wichita State -- it's about keeping them here to complete their programs well prepared for life and work. Click HERE to read the full story.

Zheng Chen, an assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Wichita State University, won a prestigious $500,000, five-year National Science Foundation grant to use a new technology to power artificial limbs. Courtesy photo Read more HERE!

The IEEE-HKN Board of Governors has conferred on the Wichita State Chapter the 2015-2016 IEEE-HKN Outstanding Chapter Award.

Congratulations to Camille Buranday! WSU names nine new Koch Scholars. Camille is one of them. Learn more...

Wichita State to begin new undergraduate research experience courtesy of National Science Foundation. The NSF awarded a grant of $324,000 to WSU’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science for a three-year program. ... “The idea is to provide these students research experience working on these projects. Eventually NSF’s goal is to provide them an idea what graduate school’s all about” Vinod Namboodiri, associate professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Principal Investigator of the program, said. ... Learn more... 

Immigration ban affected students at Wichita State University - an interview with 3KSN channel... Another interview with KSNW channel can be found here...

300,000 job openings prompts WSU to add cybersecurity programs. “The need is huge,” said Wichita State Professor and Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science John Watkins. “It’s a case where the demand has grown faster than the supply.” Learn more...

Wichita State’s College of Engineering is adding new undergraduate and graduate programs in Cybersecurity. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Department Chair and Professor John Watkins says students will learn about computer networks and infrastructure so they know how those systems can be exploited. Learn more...

A recent video from The Chung Report gives an insightful perspective of the campus. Learn more about WSU's Innovation Campus from The Chung Report. Watch it here...

Wichita State’s new engineering building opens on Innovation Campus. Read more...

GoBabyGo made the news! Engineering students, including Na (Lena) Hoang (Electrical Engineering), Brandon Nece (Computer Engineering), and Dishank Patel (Computer Science), helped three children get their perfect gift weeks ahead of Christmas. For more information about the project, please follow this link...

Congratulations to Dr. Zheng Chen on his MURPA award for the project “Investigating the Dielectric Elastomer Artificial Muscle for Exoskeleton Applications.” In this multidisciplinary project, Dr. Chen from EECS Department and Dr. Yihun from ME Department will investigate the bio-inspired actuation capability of a novel artificial muscle/tendon structure that consists of DE as artificial muscle and carbon fibers as artificial tendon. A prosthetic arm will be built with the proposed artificial muscle/tendon structure to demonstrate it capability in robotic assistive devices for humanitarian purposes.

Congratulations to Dr. Asaduzzaman (Zaman) for being selected a Retention Faculty Fellow 2016-2017!

Prof. Ward Jewell was an invited panelist at the Sloan Workshop on Electricity Distribution at the University of Chicago, October 6-7. The workshop was sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and organized by the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago and University of California Berkeley. It brought together leading economists and engineers to discuss the future of electric energy distribution as increasing levels of distributed resources, particularly rooftop solar and energy storage, are connected to the system. Prof. Jewell's panel focused on recent developments in technologies and regulations that will both disrupt the system and mitigate those disruptions. The workshop will result in long-term collaborations among the participants to address the challenges faced by the distribution system.

Congratulations to Drs. Visvakumar Aravinthan, Chengzong Pang, and Ward Jewell. They will lead the organization of North American Power System (NAPS) 2019 on behalf of Wichita State University.  NAPS is the premier student centered power system conference that brings students from North America together once a year. During NAPS 2016 hosted by the University of Denver, Wichita State University won the bid to host 51st NAPS in 2019. The typical program will include technical paper presentations, tutorials, technical tours, and panels.

Jordan Phimmasone, a computer engineering student, joins other engineering and Physical Therapy Students to modify ride-on toy cars for children with disabilities. You can find the story here...

New Collaborative Research Project Between NetApp and EECS@WSU
Congratulations to Chris ONeil (NetApp) and Huzefa Kagdi (WSU) for the new research partnership on developing automated goal oriented user interfaces for the next generation of storage management software. Learn more...

Ahmad Drou, BSEE student, recently became Vice President of the WSU chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB).  For information about a recent EWB trip to Uganda, please click here.

Congratulations to Mittaphlly, Dr. Pang, and Nathan on the selection of their project (Fire-Fighting Squad Robot) for a Shocker Innovation Corps Award.

WSU's Innovation Campus is featured in NY Times. Very interesting read. Here is the link...

WSU engineers develop improved tracking tool for animal clinic. WSU is collaborating with Spay Neuter Kansas City (SNKC) to research, evaluate and improve a technology used by the clinic to track animals. Read more ...

A New NSF Grant
Congratulations to Dr. Murtuza S. Jadliwala (PI) and Dr. Jibo He (co-PI) for their project, "EAGER:  A Cloud-assisted Framework for Improving Pedestrian Safety in Urban Communities using Crowd-sourced Mobile and Wearable Device Data," being awarded a grant of $179,843 by the National Science Foundation. To learn more, please visit this link.

Welcome A New Assistant Professor
Please welcome Dr. Debswapna Bhattacharya to the EECS department. Dr. Bhattacharya's research interests include (i) Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, (ii)  Data Science, Big Data Analytics, and (iii) Machine Learning, Data Mining.

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
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Fox Kansas is also “tracking” this story on the security of wearable devices
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KWCH highlights Dr.Jadiwala's research on wearable devices.
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For more information on cyber-security of wearable smart devices.
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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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ACM/IEEE/EECS Speaker event on Monday, April 23, 2:00-3:00 PM in RSC Room 301 * Topic: "Using Games to Solve Challenging Multimedia Problems" * ACM Distinguished Speaker: Prof. Oge Marques, PhD, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Florida Atlantic University.

Lunch & Learn: ARISTA
Feb. 28th: ARISTA
Wallace Hall, 215
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Informational table will be in JABARA Hall Lobby from 2PM-4PM

Services for Tom Wallis on Saturday, Feb. 24
Tom Wallis, 54, Systems Manager for the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics, died on Feb. 14. He was married to Connie Adamek, Senior Administrative Assistant for the Physics Department. Our thoughts are with Tom's family, friends, and colleagues. Services for Wallis will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow (Saturday, Feb. 24) at East Heights United Methodist Church, 4407 E. Douglas Ave. Click HERE for more information.

IEEE Eta Kappa Nu Tutoring. Click HERE to see more information. 

CS 898AW: Artificial Intelligence for Robotics
The course will cover most advanced topics and state-of-the-art research for robotics, including scene understanding, natural-language processing, machine learning, reasoning, and action planning.  Students will get hands-on experience in using a Nao humanoid robots and a Sawyer collaborative robot.

EE 877C: Large-Scale Systems: This course introduces various techniques of modeling, analysis and design of large-scale control systems. Aggregation and singular perturbation methods will be studied. Developing reduced-order models provides numerous advantages in the analysis and design of complex dynamic systems such as power systems and flight control systems. The course will cover systems with two-time-scale properties as well as decentralized and hierarchical control systems. Model reduction techniques will be studied with quantitative analysis of the resulting error. Stability, controllability and observability of large-scale systems will be studied. Feedback control design algorithms will also be studied, including pole assignment, optimal control and robust control. Examples and case studies of power systems will be discussed.

CS 898B: Information Retrieval: This course deals with information retrieval on the Web.
Roughly, it deals with how search engines select the desired documents, based on the query.
Topics include boolean retrieval,
inverted indexes, and their construction; ranked retrieval, term weighting, and relevance ranking.
Prerequisite: CS 560

EE877AA - Information Theoretic Security
Course description:
Presents a framework for secure communication, which makes no assumptions on the computational power of a potential adversary. Course begins with fundamental tools from information theory and cryptography, which provide the basis for modern research on security at the physical layer and secret-key generation. Various models and applications will be discussed.

"New Rules: How Cybersecurity Touches Everything, and How You Can Be Part of the Solution" - a presentation by Joel Mehler on September 21, 2017, 4:00-5:00pm, Rm101 Geology Building. Learn more...

Cyber Security Scholarship. You may follow this link to learn/apply.

Tech Talk "Never Stop Exploring" by Paycom. On Wednesday (Sept. 13) at 7:00 PM in JB-261. Free food + Raffle. Please contact Dr. Zaman for more information.

1st year graduate students and undergraduate seniors in engineering are encouraged to attend a workshop put on by the graduate school. September 7, 5-6:30, RSC 266. The topic is the National Science Foundation Graduate School Fellowships. Students should see the call for proposals before attending:

Cyber Security Forum 2017 at WSU: Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend a one day cyber security forum on Oct. 4, 2017 (7:30 AM - 6:00 PM) at WSU Eugene M. Hughes Metroplex. Registration and more information is available at this link.

EE 477YL: Introduction to Programing with MATLAB for Electrical Engineers
Objective of this course is to develop deeper understanding of electrical engineering related programing and analysis. MATLAB is a strong high-level programming language which is popular in science and engineering fields. Once a student learns to develop solutions to electrical engineering problems using MATLAB, the programming skills can be easily extended to other programming languages.  These skills are critical for both industry and graduate studies. This course will cover vitalization, developing and solving equations for electrical engineering, symbolic toolboxes and advanced programing methods for electrical engineering applications.
Pre requests: EE 282 and CS 211
Instructor: TBD

CS 898D: Data Mining
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, data streams, page rank and frequent itemsets.
Prerequisites: CS 665
Instructor: Prakash Ramanan

CS 697AG - Introduction to Intelligent Robotics
The study of intelligent robotics allows robots to gather information from surrounding environments and take actions autonomously. This course will introduce the fundamental principles and methods of manipulation, navigation and perception for intelligent robotics. Topics covered include geometry transformations, kinematics, dynamics, localization, navigation, mapping, motion planning, intelligent processing, smart sensing, decision making, and robotic intelligence. The students will explore the robot concepts and algorithms, such as dexterous manipulation, simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM), and autonomy, while working with Nao humanoid robots and Sawyer collaborative robots. Prerequisites: CS 300, MATH 511, IME 254
Instructor: Hongsheng He

Dr. Christian Bird from Microsoft Research will be giving a seminar talk on April 17 (Monday), 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM in JB 128.   Please click HERE to see the attached flyer for details.  Everyone is welcome to attend!

Dr. Zheng Chen is the second faculty member in the Department to receive the prestigious National Science Foundation Career Award.  He follows Dr. Animesh Chakravarthy, who received it in 2014.  The Control Systems Group is very proud of Dr. Chen and Dr.  Chakravarthy for continuously striving for excellence in research.

Dr. Douglas Melton, Program Director for the Kern Family Foundation and BSEE graduate, will speak on “The Habit of Making Value” at the TEDxWichitaStateUniversity event to be held Thursday, April 27 at 4:30pm in the CAC Theater. Click HERE to see the full article. 

IEEE-HKN recently received a $10,000 grant from EPICS in IEEE for the project “Ride-On Cars for Children with Disabilities.”  The team, along with its partners WSU GoBabyGo, Rainbows United, Trinity Academy, and Kansas PLTW, will focus on providing independent mobility to children under the age of 5. Click HERE for more information. You can also find a list of the partners HERE.

Novisync Inc. out of Franklin, NY will be interviewing for 4 different positions on-campus March 15th, next week.  Novisync is unique in that they will consider sponsorship, so our these are excellent opportunities for our international students.  Students can apply for the positions through handshake by clicking on the hyperlinks below:
Network Engineer - $60,000 per year – Fishkill, NY
Storage Administrator - $60,000 per year – Fishkill, NY
Systems Administrator - $60,000 per year – Fishkill, NY
Hadoop Developer - $60,000 per year – Fishkill, NY

EECS professor Dr. Debswapna Bhattacharya will be speaking at Math Department lecture at 3 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, March 3) in 372 Jabara Hall. Bhattacharya will present "Computational modeling and simulation of protein folding using data science." Join them for refreshments before. Math Department lecture tomorrow (Friday, March 3) The Lecture Series in the Mathematical Sciences presents Wichita State's Debswapna Bhattacharya at 3 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, March 3) in 372 Jabara Hall. Bhattacharya will present "Computational modeling and simulation of protein folding using data science." Join us for refreshments before.

Please congratulate Levi Lowe, freshman computer science student, on being selected as a spring 2017 Wichita State University Innovation Fellow! Click HERE to read the full story.

Professional Development events and GTA tips:
“Speak for Success: Talking About Your Research to a Wide Audience” on Feb 17th at 3:00, RSC 142.

Ramsey Jamoul, BSCS 2015 and CEO of Wichita eSports, discusses gaming convention that will be held at the Experiential Engineering Building this weekend, 2/3 – 2/5. Read more... Wichita eSports to host convention in Experiential Engineering Building

WSU seeks computer science students for summer research program: Dr. Vinod Namboodiri, associate professor in computer networking, has received a $340,000 National Science Foundation grant to fund the three-year program for research in computer networks, mobile computing, wireless communications and information security and privacy. Applications can be found here and are due March 20.

Research Experience for Undergraduates in Networked Cyber-Physical Systems: Application due date is March 20, 2017. For more details and to applt, visit this link...

CS 898AR: Machine Learning in Computational Biology
This course introduces statistical machine learning algorithms and their applications in computational biology. The course intends to achieve two major goals. The first goal is to help students understand the theories of advanced machine learning algorithms. The second goal is to teach students how to apply these cutting-edge machine learning methods to solve problems in life sciences and biomedical research. Students will be asked to read and present some selected research papers. They are also required to apply machine learning algorithms to solve real, biological problems in the context of course projects, present the results and document the findings in the form of a final report.
Prerequisites: Machine Learning (CS 697AB or equivalent) or Introduction to Bioinformatics (CS 797I or equivalent) with grade C or better
Instructor: Dr. Debswapna Bhattacharya

EE 577L.   Renewable Energy Engineering  
Tuesday/Thursday 8-9:15 am, Wallace 315
Here's what we'll cover:  
1.  Determine  where  our electric  energy  comes from now
2.  Understand how the  electric  energy  grid works
3.  Evaluate  economics and environmental issues of electricity  
4.  Analyze  and design systems for  the common renewable energy  resources available for generating  electricity: a.  Solar  (photovoltaic  and thermal) b.  Wind c.  Hydro d.  Geothermal e.  Marine f. Biomass
5.  Understand the  role  and economics of energy  storage  in the  electric  energy  grid.  
6.  Determine  the role and economics of energy  conservation and energy  efficiency  in the electric  energy  grid.

Experimental Course:
EE877Y (Nonlinear Systems)

This course will focus on methods to analyze nonlinear systems. A (tentative) course outline is: 1) Introduction to Nonlinear Systems, 2) One-dimensional nonlinear system: Bifurcations (Saddle-node, Transcritical, and Pitchfork bifurcations), 3) Two-dimensional nonlinear systems: Phase Portraits, Limit Cycles, Bifurcations (Saddle-node, Transcritical, Pitchfork, and Hopf bifurcations), 4) Weakly Nonlinear Oscillators (Van der Pol equation, and Duffing equation), Method of averaging, 5) Lyapunov analysis, 6) Describing function methods
Prerequisite: EE792 (Linear Systems) or equivalent
Textbook: Nonlinear dynamics and Chaos by Steven Strogatz

IEEE - HKN Epsilon Xi Fall Awards 2016: This past Sunday, following Fall 2016 Commencement, Eta Kappa Nu held their annual awards ceremony. You can see photos of the ceremony by clicking HERE. The awards winners were IEEE-HKN James Maxwell Award Winner: Alex Mages IEEE-HKN James Maxwell Award First Runner-up: Allen Bui IEEE-HKN Charles Wheatstone Award Winner: Taher Alharbi! Congratulations to all! 

New summer engineering program for study abroad. Classes were evaluated and will transfer to WSU as IME 255 and ME 398 so it would be a great opportunity for engineering students to complete one of their required courses abroad. They do not need to speak Italian as the classes will be taught in English. ATHENA is an organization that we are affiliated with and they worked with us to design this program especially for our engineering students since we currently do not have any summer engineering programs available. And of course, this would also count to the 2020 requirement for the study abroad option.

Boeing Global Engineering International Travel Grant for Engineering Students (September 2016-August 2017). See more information. Find application form.

WSU Graduate School is making a real effort to help us develop our graduate students. Please see the schedule to take advantage of these offerings.

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap. Reception in Ulrich Museum at 5 PM on Tuesday, September 13. Film Screening in CAC Theater at 6 PM. More...

Free Tutoring: Organized by the IEEE-HKN Chapter, on Tuesdays at 5:30 PM in 260 JB. Contact: e-mail.

Invited Talk: Oscillation Analysis of a DFIG-Based Wind Farm Interfaced with LCC-HVDC by Dr. Lin Yang, Ph.D. on Thursday, 9/15/2016, at 4:05pm in WH 310. More...

Graduate Student Welcome Back Party
You are all welcome. Sunday (Aug. 21) 6:30-8:30 PM. RSC Sports Grill & Lanes. More ...

You're invited to the GRAD Student Orientation (on Thursday, Aug. 18), Fall Party (on Sunday, Aug. 21), and other events (on Saturday, Aug. 20). More information here ...

Come on Thursday (Sept. 8) at 5:00 PM in RSC-142 to learn about the the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GFRP), which provides outstanding students a stipend of $34,000/yr for three years to attend the graduate school of their choice, plus an additional $12,000/yr for tuition and supplies. Learn more...

EE877W: Differential Games
Game theory is defined as the mathematical model of conflict and cooperation between intelligent and rational decision makers. ... Game theory is a study about the science of actions taken by each individual, with the objective of winning the game.  In this course, we will start with matrix games (wherein the action of each player is a discrete event and the set of payoffs from each action can be represented by a matrix), and then move on to differential games (which are games played over a system of differential equations).  Matrix games have applications in mathematical finance, economics, and biology, while differential games have applications in pursuit-evasion problems and robust control.
Prerequisite: Linear Systems (EE792) or equivalent.

Alicia Li Jen Keow, BSEE graduate Spring 2016 is selected as one of the three finalists for the 2015-2016 Alton B. Zerby and Carl T. Koerner Outstanding Electrical or Computer Engineering Student Award. Alicia was very active in terms campus engagement. Based on her scholarship, attitude and character she was inducted to IEEE HKN Epsilon Xi Chapter. On behalf of EECS DEPARTMENT we extend our best wishes and congratulations to Ms. Keow. Ms. Keow will be continuing her education with our department pursuing MSEE.

An information session on the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program on Thursday, September 8 at 5 PM - 7 PM,  RSC 142 (Harvest Room). More information link 1 and link 2

Research assistant positions are immediately available at Dr. Debswapna Bhattacharya’s
group. The position covers full tuition waiver in addition to a competitive academic year stipend. The student researcher will work in data science, big data analytics and their applications in bioinformatics and computational biology with a particular emphasis on cutting-edge areas in machine learning and data mining research such as deep learning, probabilistic modeling, combinatorial optimization, etc. Current WSU graduate students are encouraged to apply and are highly recommended to enroll in the “Introduction to Bioinformatics” course (CS 797I), which is being offered in the Fall 2016. A strong performance in the course will enhance the chances of securing the position. If interested, please send your CV and a brief description of your research interests and plans to Dr. Debswapna Bhattacharya.

Experimental courses for Fall 2016
CS 797I - Introduction to Bioinformatics

Description: 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.
Prerequisite: CS 300
Location: 226 Jabara Hall
Course time and days: 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm TR
Credits: 3 hours
Grading: Class Participation (5%), Homework (40%), Midterm (25%), and Final Project (30%)
Instructor: Dr. Debswapna Bhattacharya

Interested in Summer Courses? Please follow this link...

Maha “Maggie” Sawan Fellowship: Two Ph.D. students from EECS department, Uddipan Das and Mojtaba Sepehry, were awarded 11th and 12th Maha “Maggie” Sawan Fellowship respectively. Learn more...

EECS Department (IEEE-HKN) Awards: Ms. Alicia Keow, Ms. Nimanthi Nandasiri, Mr. Anton Hettiarachchige-Don, and Dr. Visvakumar Aravinthan were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments by the EECS Department (organized by IEEE-HKN Epsilon Xi Chapter). Learn more...

Graduate School Awards: Ms. Nimanthi Nandasiri, Mr. Meysam Ghanavati, Mr. Thanatheepan Balachandran, and Mr. Mohammad Heidari-Kapourchali from EECS department were recognized by the Graduate School with the most prestigious awards. Learn more...

A senior student of Dr. Zheng Chen, Connor Relph, has been selected for the Shocker Innovation Fund Award. Also, a Ph.D. student of Dr. Chengzong Pang, Uday Renduchintala, got the Shocker Innovation Corps Award.

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.