Winter 2017 Commencement Ceremony
One hundred three EECS students received university degrees at the 2017 Commencement Ceremony at the Bert L. and Iris S. Wolstein on December 17, 2017. They are 71 graduate (1 DRE, 21 MCIS, 44 MSEE, and 5 MSSE) and 32 undergraduate students (11 BSCIS, 1 BSCS, 13 BEE and 7 BCE). Congratulations!
Profs. Gao and Zhao received the Distinguished Faculty Award
Profs. Zhiqiang Gao and Wenbing Zhao received the Distinguished Faculty Award for Research and Teaching, respectively, at the 2017 Commencement Ceremony at the Bert L. and Iris S. Wolstein on December 17, 2017. Congratulations, Drs. Gao and Zhao!
CSU recently completed the first test of its transfemoral prosthesis with an amputee at the VA Medical Center
The prosthesis provided motorized knee actuation to replicate able-bodied gait while consuming net-zero energy due to supercapacitor-based energy regeneration. The prosthesis project is funded by the NSF and is led by Dr. Dan Simon, Dr. Hanz Richter, and Dr. Antonie van den Bogert.
Congratulations to Seyed Fakoorian for receiving the CSU Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award
Seyed completed his master’s thesis, “Ground reaction force estimation in prosthetic legs with an extended Kalman filter,” in December 2016. He is currently a doctoral student in the EECS Department. Seyed’s thesis research could provide a key component to making prosthetic legs more practical, less expensive, and better performing than current technology.
Congratulations to Saman Khademi for receiving the CSU Excellent Achievement Award in Research
Saman is a doctoral student in the EECS Department. He has shown that it is possible to achieve prosthetic walking that is similar to that of able-bodied persons, while regenerating electrical energy in a manner similar to that used in electric and hybrid cars. Saman’s research could play a significant role in improving the lives of thousands of above-knee amputees. He has also provided theoretical advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning, which he has used in his prosthetics research.
Prof. Zhiqiang Gao and his research is featured in the Research Office webpage
Prof. Zhiqiang Gao has been developing advanced control methods for industrial applications. His research is featured in the Research Office webpage. Please see here for details.
The first EECS Distinguished Speaker Series -- Smart Cities
EECS Department and IEEE Cleveland co-sponsored the Smart City presentation as the first EECS Distinguished Speaker Series at Main Classroom 201. The speaker is Dr. Mohammad Shahidehpour, who is the Bodine Chair Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology and a member of National Academy of Engineering. This presentation introduces the components and the structures embedded in smart cities and discuss the benefits and the predicaments of implementing smart cities for promoting the global sustainability. An overview of a campus microgrid established at the IIT campus is also presented. There were about 70 people attended from institutions and industry in the region as well as CSU community.
The Cleveland State University student section of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Congratulations on the newly elected officials of ACM Student Chapter - Ziad El Ghoul (Chair), Yohannes Itanna (Vice President), Ben Brunson (Treasurer), and Dorothy Zhao (Secretary)! Prof. Pooyan Fazli is the faculty advisor.
Prof. Dan Simon and his two doctoral students won the 1st place award at the Washkewicz College of Engineering's Annual Research Day
Prof. Dan Simon and his two doctoral students, Hanieh Mohammadi and Gholamreza Khademi, received the 1st place award at the Washkewicz College of Engineering's Annual Research Day on October 27. The title of the research poster is "Toward Minimal-Sensing Activity Mode Recognition for Transfemoral Amputees”, which was selected among a record number of almost 50 poster presentations. Congratulations!
Melanie is sharing her story with her Dear World picture on Facebook
Prof. Nigamanth Sridhar received a $1M grant from National Science Foundation with Brian E Harper and Debbie Jackson to expand CSforAll Initiative
Prof. Nigamanth Sridhar received a 3-year grant from National Science Foundation of about $1M in collaboration with Brian E Harper and Debbie Jackson. The award is entitled "CSforAll RPP: Learning from a District-Wide CSforAll Implementation." Congratulations! Please see here for details.
Profs. Zhiqiang Gao and Lili Dong held 2017 IEEE 1st Workshop on Active Disturbance Rejection Control (ADRC)
Dr. Zhiqiang Gao and Dr. Lili Dong organized 2017 IEEE 1st Workshop on Active Disturbance Rejection Control (ADRC) on Aug. 10-11, 2017. The workshop was attended by about 30 people, from universities and companies in the U.S., Canada, and China. Opening remarks was given by Prof. Karlsson, the dean of engineering college at CSU. During the workshop, the historical review, theoretical development, and practical applications of ADRC were presented and discussed. At the end, the audiences came away with in-depth understanding of ADRC in terms of its design principles, the theoretical justification, and real-world applications.
Profs. Zhiqiang Gao and Wenbing Zhao received the prestigious Distinguished Faculty Award
Drs. Zhiqiang Gao and Wenbing Zhao received the prestigious Distinguished Faculty Award. Dr. Gao received the Distinguished Faculty Award for Research and Dr. Zhao receives the Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching! Congratulations!
EECS students participate in 2017 summer research
Gabriel Madison and Utkarsh Patel received an Undergraduate Research Award for the fall 2017
Prof. Hongxing Ye received a grant from NSF
Alumni Mr. Richard Veres shares his story on youtube
EECS has 179 student graduated in May 13, 2017
Dr. Nigamanth Sridhar has been appointed Dean of the College of Graduate Studies
A BSCIS student Lakiel Wade was awarded a prestigious national study abroad scholarship
Mr. Lakiel Wade, a BSCIS student, was recently awarded a prestigious national study abroad scholarship, the Benjamin A Gilman scholarship to assist with his expenses for the summer 2017 while pursuing an international internship at the University of Novi Sod in Serbia through IAESTE International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experiences. Congratulations!
A Special Event from EEC 693/793: Applied Computer Vision with Depth Cameras
HKN Induction Ceremony
HKN Epsilon Alpha Chapter at CSU held induction ceremony in Compton Lounge between 5:30pm and 6:30pm on April 14, 2017. Fifteen outstanding undergraduate and graduate students were initiated. The faculty adviser Dr. Lili Dong and HKN student officers (Yang Zhao, Prasanth Kandula, Brian Squirek, Mallory Bartolovich, and Jamal Odeh) organized this event, which was followed by a reception in Fox Den. The initiates and their guests enjoyed the ceremony and reception. Congratulations on these new members!
Prof. Charles Receives 2017 Leadership Awards
Prof. Wenbing Zhao Receives $15,000 though the 2017 I-Corps @ Ohio Program
Congrats to Prof. Ye Zhu's Patent
Prof. Hongxing Ye Receives the Faculty Research Development (FRD) Award
Profs. Wenbing Zhao and Pong Chu Receives 2017 Undergraduate Summer Research Award
Spring Open House of Washkewicz College on 1st of April 2017
2017 CSU Joint Seminar
Profs. Lili Dong and Allen Morinec coordinated the joint seminar (among IEEE Power Systems Society, IEEE Control Systems Society, and HKN honor society) on March 20 with around 40 participants. The guest speaker was Mr. Will Knapek from OMICRON electronics Corp.
Congrats to Prof. Ye Zhu's invention
Prof. Ye Zhu and the Technology Transfer Office (TTO) are currently processing a patent application for a novel login process using a 3D authentication method. Dr. Zhu’s invention, Authentication Method Using Interactive Three-Dimensional Environments, discloses methods in which a user interacts with virtual three-dimensional environments to authenticate themselves on a mobile device or similar electronic device. Please see here for details.
Congrats to Prof. Charles Alexander for Award
Prof. Charles Alexander received the Robert S. Walleigh Distinguished Contributions to Engineering Professionalism Award. This award is to honor members of the engineering profession for long-term dedicated effort and outstanding accomplishments in advancing the aims of IEEE professional activities in the United States. Dr. Alexander has been selected as 2016 Recipient for the entire USA. This is the highest award that IEEE-USA awards to its members. Please see here for details. Congratulations!
2017 CSU High School Programming Competition
Prof. Zhao led Visual programming competition during the Engineering Scholars Day on March 4. Two batches of sixteen prospective high school students participated the code.org competition. Three of the students were able to solve 2 puzzles and moved on to the third puzzle. A total five students received the awards. Congratulations!
Ohio Celebration of Women in Computing (OCWIC) 2017
Prof. Lili Dong, Ms. Sandra English (Manager, co-op program) and five CS students attended OCWIC 2017 (Ohio Celebration of Women in Computing) conference held in THE LODGE at Sawmill Creek Resort on February 22-23, 2017. It was extremely informative, interactive, inspirational, and helpful with women CS students' future career. Please see here for details.
Prof. Siu-Tung Yau joined the editorial board of Scientific Reports
Prof. Siu-Tung Yau has been invited to join the editorial board of Scientific Reports, which is an online journal of Nature Publishing group. It publishes high quality works in all areas of natural sciences. Congratulations! See here for details.
A Day Open House event
Advanced Control Research Lab (Dr. Gao) and People and Robots Laboratory (Dr. Fazli) opened their labs for prospective students and their parents during an annual Engineer For A Day Open House event. More than a hundred high school students attended and appreciated our research activities.
2017 CSU Big Data event
Congratulations to doctoral student Vahid Azimi
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Dr. Mark David Kankam, has been named an IEEE Fellow
Our Industry Advisory Committee member, Dr. Mark David Kankam, has been named an IEEE Fellow, being recognized for contributions to space and terrestrial power systems control. The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one- percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement. Dr. Kankam has been with NASA Glenn Research Center since 1990 and currently serves as the GRC University Affairs Officer in the Business Development and Partnership Office within GRC’s Research and Technology Directorate. He has oversight responsibility for GRC research community collaboration with academia, in support of the Center research programs. Congratulations!