Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) has a strong tradition of research excellence. From developing the encoding process used in nearly all fax machines to inventing the world’s first infant respiratory augmentor to help babies breathe, our faculty and graduate students have made major advancements that impact the technology people all over the world use every day. Today, our faculty and students continue the department’s tradition of research excellence.
2012 Research Highlights
Read about how ECpE faculty have:
- Developed new techniques with deep brain transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial ultrasound stimulation for use in patients with traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and depression – notably veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.
- Used advanced models and simulations to develop risk analysis methods for the national power grid and study rare interactions between variables that can cause cascading failure.
- Applied ergodic theory of dynamical systems to design complex systems that are robust to uncertainty
- Developed and tested exascale-level computer architecture ideas, while developing a true CPU-GPU hybrid chip.
- Written an algorithm for an analog-to-digital INL/DNL test that is hundreds of times faster and for more precise than the standard histogram test
Research Highlights magazine The ECpE department publishes a biennial Research Highlightsmagazine that features several of our faculty and students’ recent research achievements. Download PDF copies of past issues below.