News and Events at Electrical and Computer Engineering

News and Events

  • Despite Focus on STEM Education, Computer Science Instruction Still Lacking
  • Prof. Stankovic received donation from Synopsis in the amount of $4,532,500.00.
  • Dr. Stankovic was selected as one of the IEEE APEC 2013 Technical Presentation Winners for her paper: "A Novel Control Method for Grid Side Converters under Generalized Unbalanced Operating Conditions", co-authored with her student Yaroslav Rutkovskiy.
  • The 1,000th Student Professional Awareness Conference (S-PAC) was held at CSU.
  • A Nanobiotechnology specialization has been established for MSEE and D. Eng. programs. Please contact Dr. Yau ( for more information.
  • The CSU student branch of the IEEE traveled to Ohio State University on April 28 for the Student Activities Conference. Berney Montavon won 2nd place in the Research Paper Competition for his research paper "Adaptive Filtering for Detecting Myocardial Infarction Using Noninvasive Conducting Polymer Composite Sensors." Jon Cardinale and Luke Louder won 3rd place in the Micromouse Competition.
  • Undergraduate student Berney Montavon won a cash award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) to travel to Denver and present a poster at the International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition the week of November 14, 2011. The title of his poster is "Automatic Detection of Myocardial Infarction Using Carbon Nanotube Arrays."
  • Doctoral student Mehmet Ergezer was invited to give a presentation at Youngstown State University on November 7, 2011. The title of his talk was "ECG Heartbeat Detection and EMG and Motion Artifact Removal Using Adaptive Filtering."
  • Electrical and computer engineering students won awards in two of the competitions in the IEEE Region 2 Student Actvities Conference. Mikey McLaughlin, Ron Davis, and Berney Montavon won 1st place in Brown Bag Competition. Mikey McLaughlin, Ron Davis, Tantely Andriamasilalo, Hannah Sims and Robert Morabito won 3rd place in Bumper Sticker Competition.
  • ADRC technology, an innovation developed by Dr. Zhiqiang Gao, was just reported on the website of Ohio Polymer, "LineStream Technologies: Advanced Control, Made Simple".
  • Paul Lozovyy and George Thomas were awarded a Student Participation Grant from the 2011 NSF-CMMI Research and Innovation Conference, to be held in Atlanta, Georgia, January 4-7, 2011. They will be presenting their poster "Intelligent Robotics."
  • Rick Rarick was awarded a Student Participation Grant from the 2011 NSF-CMMI Research and Innovation Conference, to be held in Atlanta, Georgia, January 4-7, 2011.
  • Mr. David Kachmarik, CSU alumni, recently received 2010 General Electric Award in the amount of $25,000. The money will be used to support Dr. Ana Stankovic’s graduate student, Xiangpeng Zheng on a project entitled: “Power Electronics for Advanced Lighting Solutions”. In 2003. Dr. Lou Nerone, CSU alumni, received the same Award. The proceeds from this grant sponsored a CSU graduate student, Sergey Vernyuk ,who completed his thesis in the area of Power Electronics under Dr. Ana Stankovic. Dr. Stankovic, a long term collaborator with General Electric-Lighting, has already supported 8 graduate students with General Electric grants.
  • Dr. Gao’s research is featured in AWMA Newsletter, "Energy Efficiency Innovation at Cleveland State University". (Details on page 2)
  • Summary of ECE faculty achievements in 09-10 academic year. (Details)
  • Dr. Gao gave a talk with topic "Active Disturbance Rejection: An Energy Saving Next Generation Control Technology" in CES Event on Feb 24, 2010. (Details)
  • Dr. Simon has been named as an associate editor of the journal Aerospace Science and Technology.
  • Miss Hua Chai has received 2010 Outstanding Thesis award in the CE/SE area. Thesis: Performance Engineering of A Lightweight Fault Tolerance Framework
  • Mr. Yao Zhang has received 2010 Outstanding Thesis award in the EE area. Thesis: Load Frequency Control of Multiple-Area Power Systems
  • Dr. Gao, has been invited to give a short course on Advanced Control for Italian Ph.D. students at The Polytechnic University of Turin (Italian: Politecnico di Torino, POLITO). The name of the course is Control System Design: From Concepts to Practice. The course will be delivered in July.
    The Polytechnic University of Turin is an engineering university based in Turin, northern Italy. Established in 1859, Politecnico di Torino is Italy’s oldest Technical University. It is also regarded as one of the best Universities worldwide in its field. It's ranked 1st in Italy and top 50 in the world.
  • Dr. Gao will give a seminar, "The Story of an Enduring Idea - From Jean-Victor Poncelet to Active Disturbance Rejection Control", on this Friday, Nov 20, 2009. (Details)
  • 9/24/09: Coming soon! An on-line graduate-level software engineering course “EEC 623/723 Software Quality Assurance” will be offered in spring 2010. You can take this course in your home at your convenience. Register now! Read the syllabus.
  • 7/28/09: IEEE Cleveland State University Student Branch of the IEEE Cleveland Section has been selected as the recipient of the 2008 MGA Student Branch Membership Growth Award for Region 2.
  • 5/24/09, Dr. Charles Alexander received an honorary doctorate of engineering degree from Ohio Northern University in recognition of his achievements in electrical engineering and education. (pic). For details, please click on this link .
  • The ECE department has significantly increased the number of partial tuition grants to new graduate applicants with outstanding academic record this year and will continue to do so in the future.
  • 9/4/08: ADRC Technologies Inc., the company Dr. Gao and industrial-controls expert Jim Dawson of Hudson started in 2006, received $1 million in financing from a Northeast Ohio venture capital firm. ( article)
  • 7/22/08: Dr. Simon received a grant from the National Science Foundation for the project titled “Biogeography-based Optimization of Multiple Related Complex Systems” in the amount of $295,879.
  • 7/17/08: Dr. Yau received a grant from the American Diabetes Association for the project titled “Stabilization of Immobilized Enzymes for Implantable Glucose Monitoring Devices” in the amount of $100,000 for Year One of an anticipated three year award.
  • 6/30/08: Drs. Zhao, Sridhar, Yu, Fu received a grant from the National Science Foundation for the project titled “MRI: Acquisition of Equipment to Establish a Secure and Dependable Computing Infrastructure for Research and Education at CSU” in the amount of $150,000.
  • 1/23/08: Dr. Sridhar received a grant from the National Science Foundation for funding of the project titled "CAREER: Improving the Productivity of the Sensor Network Programmer" in the amount of $450,000. 5/9/08: Dr. Sridhar received from the National Science Foundation a supplemental funding for support of Research Experiences for Undergraduates in the same project in the amount of $12,000.
  • Drs Dong, Stankovic, Sridhar, Yu, and Zhao won University Faculty MeritAward, 2008 from the CSU
  • Dr. Stankovic won Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award of the Fenn college of Engineering for 2008
  • Dr. Dong has been selected to receive one of the University Library's Information Literacy Grants for 2008
  • Mr. Ke Chen has received 2009 Outstanding Thesis award. Thesis: DSPACE Implementation of A Generalized Method of Harmonic Elimination for PWM Boost Type Rectifier under Unbalanced Operating Conditions
  • The 5-year BS/MS program has been approved: Guideline, Application Form.
  • New Course in Spring 2008 by Dr. Yau: Biosensors
  • Nonthesis option of MSSE program pproved
  • Grants and Books
  • Dr. Gao is offering a new course, The Art and Science of Feedback Control, in Spring 2007.
  • A new course "Advanced Energy Conversion Systems Design" is offered in Spring 2007.
  • Professor Ye Zhu received funding from University Center for Teaching and Learning for the proposal, "Development of Network Security and Privacy Course Projects", in the current round of instructional improvement awards.
  • Professor Lili Dong received funding from University Center for Teaching and Learning for the proposal "The Development of a Multimedia Handbook for EEC 646/746: Dynamics and Control of Micro-electro-Mechanical Systems".
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