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(From left) Thuan Nguyen, Alex Esparza, Joe Christman, and A.J. Whitaker with their new invention, the Xi Sport-Cyclist Training Device. Photo by Joe Hartup.

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Dr. Gamal Weheba and Dr. Huzefa Kagdi receive a grant from International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) for the project entitled " Audit-Calc: A Software System for Audit Day Calculation According to the 9104-001 Standard". The grant is for a year with an expenditure budget of $55,000."

Venkata Praveen Annam, Timothy O. Mertz, Krishna Vattipalli, Vinay Nagaraj and Shalini Prasad received the Best Paper Award in IEEE NANO 2011, Portland, Oregon conference for their paper "Nanotechnology Enabled Platforms for Trace Detection of Pharmaceuticals".

Farid Al Zoubi, a Master of Science student in Electrical Engineering, talks about what’s different about studying in the US.

Jobs for Engineering Students. Mobile applications and cloud computing are driving demand for new engineering grads. Please read: Where the Jobs Are in 2011: Software Engineering By Prachi Patel (September 2011).

EECS students Joe Christman, Alex Esparza, A.J. Whitaker and Thuan Nguyen may have thrust themselves into the career lane with their invention of the Xi Sport-Cyclist Training Device.

Congratulations to Dr. Bin Tang and Dr. Neeraj Jaggi on their recently funded NSF NeTS project:  "Adaptive Data Preservation in Intermittently Connected Sensor Networks: A Unified Storage-Energy Optimization Approach!"

EE, CE, and CS  are among the top 10 college majors that lead to high salaries.

Computer Studies Made Cool!

Congratulations to Dr. Asaduzzaman and his nominee, Tahir Farooqui, who received the Ollie A. & J.O. Heskett Graduate Fellowship 2011-2012 Award!

Congratulations to Dr. Yanwu Ding and her graduate student Zuojun Wang. Zuojun's thesis received the Outstanding Master's Thesis Award!

Congratulations to Isaac Roehm and George Swartzendruber for being awarded Wallace Scholarships by the College of Engineering! Each will receive a four-year renewable scholarship for a total of $20,000.

Congratulations to Dr. Hyuck Kwon, Dr. Preethika Kumar, and Mr. Trevor Hardy, for winning the College of Engineering Excellence in Research Award, Excellence in Teaching Award, and Graduate Teaching Assistant Award!

Congratulations to Dr. Vinod Namboodiri for winning the College of Engineering Strategic Engineering Research Fellowship for 2011! This is the second year in a row (Dr. Yanwu Ding last year) that faculty from EECS has received the award.

Congratulations to Dr. John Watkins, Chair of EE&CS Department, for being awarded Co-op Faculty Advisor of the year!

LSI's Engenio, which employs many EECS students, is being acquired by NetApp.

Congratulations to Zane Sumpter and Lucas Burson, undergraduate students of EE&CS, who are selected to join the NSF REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) summer program, to work with Dr. Bin Tang for projects related to sensor networks and climate change.

Congratulations to Dr. Vinod Namboodiri, WSU Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, who will have some of his research work presented to the U.S. Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu. This was also featured in WSU's Sunflower newspaper.

Congratulations to Dr. Kwon and Dr. Ding's Communications Systems Group, whose paper authored by Kanghee Lee, Hyuck M. Kwon, Yanwu Ding, Yazan Ibdah, and Zuojun Wang, titled "Noncooperative Distributed MMSE Relay Schemes under Jamming Environment and Node Geometry in Wireless Relay Networks", was recognized as the best graduate student paper in Wireless Telecommunications Symposium 2011, held in New York City in April.

Dr. Rajiv Bagai, Associate Professor of EE&CS, and Dr. Bin Tang, Assistant Professor of EE&CS, received the Best Paper Award of The 25th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA-2011) held in Singapore, March 2011, for their paper titled "Data Caching for Enhancing Anonymity". Congratulations!

Asad Jahangir, an Electrical Engineering student, is starting to see the value of all his engineering classes at WSU in his co-op position at LSI Corporation.

A $300,000 gift from Professor Ed Sawan, Wichita State University professor emeritus in electrical engineering and computer science, will fund the largest, single general graduate fellowship at WSU, with a preference for international students.

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The Graduate Assistantship application is now available. You can pick it up in the main EECS office, 249 Jabara Hall, or download it from this website. Application deadline is 12/2/11 at 5:00 p.m.

NetApp will be visiting WSU for an informational and recruiting session. NetApp has been ranked among the top companies to work for by Fortune magazine and recently purchased the Engenio External Storage Business located in Wichita from LSI Corporation. NetApp also supports various SAN research projects at WSU through the Center for Storage Research in the Advanced Networking Research Institute. This event is a great opportunity to learn more about the field of storage systems and software and everyone is encouraged to attend.  Event date: Friday, September 23, 1:30 to 5:00 Location: Hubbard Hall, room 208.

Cisco representatives will be coming to WSU to showcase the Cisco Cius tablet and provide two workshops on App development. Everyone is encouraged to attend one of the Cisco Cius workshop sessions. There is limited space, so you must RSVP to ANRIWorkshop@wichita.edu if you plan to attend. Event dates: Tuesday, September 20, 1:30 to 5:00 and Wednesday, September 21, 1:00 to 4:30 Location: Media Resource Center Flexible Learning Space (FLS).

Congratulations to Drs. Rajiv Bagai and Steven Skinner. Dr. Bagai has agreed to serve as the MS in Computer Science Graduate Coordinator in addition to the MS in Computer Networking Graduate Coordinator position he currently holds.  Dr. Skinner will continue to serve as the Graduate Coordinator for the MS and PhD programs in Electrical Engineering.  [Date Posted: August 18, 2011]

Multiple GRA positions with Dr. Kagdi.

Research Assistant is needed. Please read above link and contact Dr. Vinod Namboodiri by July 10, 2011.

Computer Architecture and Parallel Programming Laboratory (CAPPLab) Group Meetings organized by Dr. Zaman will be held on Fridays from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon in CAPPLab (room 245 Jabara Hall). Everyone is welcome!

Need an online course? The following courses have been switched to the online format for the fall semester: CS 460 (17394) Algorithm Design Methodologies, CS 736 (15550) Data Communication Networks, and EE 832 (17401) Discrete Event Systems I.

NIAR position available: The Environmental Lab is interested in hiring a student to work in the Electrical/Electromagnetic parts of the lab. They are looking for electrical engineering majors. If you are interested, please see the announcement on the CoE Blackboard to see the qualifications and instructions for applying. Because of ITAR restrictions they can only accept candidates who are U.S. Citizens.

On May 9th Monday the students of EE 777E "Nanotechnology and Sensors" will be presenting their class project posters in the lobby of the Engineering Research Building from 12:30 pm-1:45 pm. Please stop by to view the posters.

Applications for EECS Graduate Teaching Assistantships are available. If applying, please print and fill out the application and return to the EECS office, room 249 JB, by May 9th 2011.

The MS Exit Exam for the Spring 2011 semester will be held on Friday, April 29th, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Please click the above link for detailed information.

Capitol Research Summit in Topeka will be held on Thursday, February 17, 2011.

Think about an EECS summer class, see the tentative schedule for Summer 2011

The EECS department is excited to be offering several brand new courses in this spring: Modern Computer Architecture and Programming, Network Flow with its Applications , Nanotechnology and Sensors and Integration of Renewable Energy.

Multiple faculty positions for Fall 2011 are available.

All are welcome to join the controls group for our weekly seminars on Friday from 2:00 to 3:00 pm in JB 260.

Interested in power and energy jobs? Are you looking for a job or internship now (or in the next year or two) in the electric power and energy engineering field? Would you like to get visibility with industry members of the Power Systems Engineering Research Center (www.pserc.org)? Then consider submitting a profile and a one-page resume so that we can distribute them directly and via the PSERC website. We need to get your submittal by Oct. 11 so we can get your information out soon.

Thinking about a minor to improve your job prospects, consider Computer Science.