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!
Undergraduate Research Award
Mr. Venkat Padaraju, a Computer engineering student, receives an Undergraduate Research Award in the amount of $1,000.00 for the spring 2017 semester. He will research under the supervision of Prof. Wenbing Zhao. Congratulations and best of luck with his research!
2016 Commencement Ceremony
One hundred sixty five EECS students received university degrees at the 2016 Commencement Ceremony at the Bert L. and Iris S. Wolstein on December 18, 2016. They are 127 graduate (6 MCIS, 118 MSEE, and 2 MSSE) and 38 undergraduate students (16 BSCIS, 12 BEE and 10 BCE). Congratulations! And yes, LeBron James and JR Smith were there to congratulate our graduates!
Prof. Pong Chu received the Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching
Prof. Pong Chu received the Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching at the 2016 Commencement Ceremony at the Bert L. and Iris S. Wolstein on December 18, 2016. Congratulations, Dr. Chu!
Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award in 2016
Our doctoral student, Mr. Prasanth Babu Kandula, has been selected to receive the Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award. This award is granted to graduate students who have demonstrated exceptional merit in teaching as the course instructor of record. According to the letter from Interim Dean of College of Graduate Studies, the reviewers were extremely impressed with Prasanth's teaching. Congratulations!
BSCS Students Attended a Health IT Meet–Up
BSCS students attended a Health IT Meet–Up at John Carroll University, Dolan Science Center on November 30. This opportunity is to interact and get to know some of NE Ohio’s fastest growing Health IT Companies including CoverMyMeds, IBM Watson Health, Hyland Software, OnShift, and PartsSource. This event gave students an inside look at what it is like to work in these fast paced, entrepreneurial, highly rewarding environments. A charter bus was arranged to transport CSU and CWRU students to and from the John Carroll campus.
Prof. Wenbing Zhao's Lead Research Published by IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems
Prof. Wenbing Zhao and a team of researchers from EECS, the School of Health Sciences, and the School of Nursing have written an article titled “A Human-Centered Activity Tracking System: Toward a Healthier Workplace” that has been published in the IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems. Current EECS student Connor Gordon and 2016 graduate Abou-Bakar Fofana were co-authors on the paper, and helped to develop the system through an Undergraduate Summer Research Award. Please see here for details.
News from the Global Cultural Awareness Event
Prof. Lili Dong, as the chair of Dean's Diversity Council, organized a Global Cultural Awareness event on November 3 successfully. We had over 150 attendees including the faculty and staff members, and students within and outside our college. There were around 50 students from EECS Department. Drs. Chung and Morinec, Lydia, and Melanie attended the event. Dean Karlsson gave a opening remark. The presidents of Chinese Student and Scholar Association, Indian Student Association, and Saudi Student Association made brief presentations. There were stir fried food, cultural music, and raffles. Attached please find some pictures taken during the event.
News from the Technology Transfer Office
Prof. Ye Zhu's invention for a secure mobile device connection technology is under review by the Technology Transfer Office (TTO). Dr. Zhu's invention, A Key Agreement Protocol for Wearable Devices, Medical Devices, and Mobile Devices enables two or more wearable mobile devices to communicate and share data securely via a novel key agreement protocol. The technology has been under development for over one year in collaboration with faculty from Iowa State University. Please see here for details.
Distinguished Alumni Award
Our alum (BSEE'62), Mr. James D. Heckelman, receives Cleveland State University’s Distinguished Alumni Award for his service, leadership and career achievements. Mr. Heckelman is the founder of Dan-Mar Company, Inc. in Norwalk, Ohio. As president and chief executive officer for over 40 years, he led the firm in developing custom electronic products for the medical, automotive, military, mining and automotive industries. He holds nine patents. Please see here for details.
Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching
Prof. Pong Chu receives the 2016 Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching. This is a distinct honor and the recognition of the importance of his contributions to the academic mission of Cleveland State University. We continue to devote our best efforts toward excellence in research, scholarship, and education - Profs. Simon and Yau received the 2015 and 2013 Distinguished faculty Award for Research, respectively.
Profs. Rarick, Sridhar and Stankovic receive the Golden Apple Award
Profs. Richard Rarick, Nigamanth Sridhar, and Ana Stankovic receive the Golden Apple Award, which is an initiative sponsored by the Young Alumni Council to recognize the outstanding contributions of our dedicated faculty and staff. Nominations were accepted from alumni who graduated in the past decade. Profs. Gao and Yu received the same award in 2014.
CSU's First I-Corps@Ohio Graduates
Professor Ye Zhu and doctoral candidate Jonathan Gurary recently completed the 2016 I-Corps@Ohio program. The 2016 cohort comprised 20 university teams from across Ohio. The CSU team's mobile communication authentication technology, named MobiPass, has been funded by the National Science Foundation. Please see here for details.
Prof. Dan Simon has been appointed Associate Vice President for Research
Prof. Dan Simon has been appointed Associate Vice President for Research, effective August 22, 2016. Dr. Simon will be responsible for leading and managing many aspects of the Office of Research efforts in research development, including strategic research advancement, communication of research and research opportunities, and proposal support functions. Please see here for details.
IEEE CSS Seminar
Prof. Dong organized the IEEE CSS seminar on Aug. 22, 2016. It turned out to be very successful. We have about 20 audiences including students, faculty members, and industry people. Please see the flyer for details.
Professor Nigamanth Sridhar received an award
Prof. Nigamanth Sridhar received an award with Debbie Jackson (Education) from the Cleveland Foundation to work with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District on a project to bring Computer Science courses to all Cleveland schools.
Undergraduate Research Award
Mr. Mike D'Arcy, a BSCS student, received the Undergraduate Research Award from the CSU Research Office for Fall 2016. His research is supervised by Dr. Pooyan Fazli. Please see here for details. Congratulations!
Professor Ye Zhu and doctoral candidate Jonathan Gurary along with executive mentor Aaron Bates, was selected as one of 20 teams to participate in the 2016 I-Corps@Ohio cohort. Their mobile communication authentication technology has been funded by the National Science Foundation. The I-Corps@Ohio curriculum is designed to help aspiring entrepreneurial teams understand the market for their technology, develop a compelling commercialization strategy, and attain new skills that will be useful for a long-term career in research and development. Please see this for details.
Professor Chansu Yu Obtains Patent
Professor Chansu Yu was granted a patent from the Korean Intellectual Property Office, titled Method for Tethering of Terminal and Apparatus Therefor. The patent was filed in conjunction with inventors from Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea. Please see here for details.
Cleveland State University: Spring 2016 Commencement Ceremony
One hundred forty four EECS students received university degrees at the 2016 Commencement Ceremony at the Bert L. and Iris S. Wolstein on May 14, 2016. They are 88 graduate (18 MCIS, 65 MSEE, and 5 MSSE) and 56 undergraduate students (17 BSCIS, 28 BEE and 11 BCE). Congratulations!
Best Project Award Competition for Senior Design Projects Spring 2016
The 1st Prize at the Best Project Award Competition for Senior Design Projects Spring 2016 goes to our Senior Design Project Team, Andrew Fisher, Robert Marshall, Nicholas White, Mark Heller,Titus Lungu, Brahm Powel. This project is entitled Cerebro and is sponsored by Parker Hannifin. Dr. Joseph Kovach has given a lot of support and Drs. Majid Rashidi and Dr. Pong Chu were faculty advisors. Please see here for details. Congratulations!
Professor Wenbing Zhao receives the Faculty Research Development (FRD) award
Prof. Wenbing Zhao receives the Faculty Research Development (FRD) award. The project is entitled "Enhancing Multidirectional Harnessed Mobility Training with Realtime Sensing and Feedback.” which is in collaboration with Dr. Ann Reinthal, School of Health Sciences. See here. Congratulations!
HKN Induction Ceremony
Prof. Lili Dong organized HKN induction ceremony on April 22, 2016 at Foxes' Den. 21 They initiated 21 new members for Epsilon Alpha chapter of HKN. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Prof. Razaque and a MSSE student (Master of science in Software engineering), Mr. Richard Kolk
Prof. Razaque and a MSSE student (Master of science in Software engineering), Mr. Richard Kolk, receive the Best Paper award in the Applications Track at The 2016 IEEE Long Island Systems, Applications and Technology (LISAT) Conference. The title of the manuscript is “Scalable and Energy Efficient Computer Vision for Text Translation”. Congratulations!
Prof. Pooyan Fazli's research has been featured in the Office of Research Newsletter
Prof. Pooyan Fazli, a new EECS faculty this year, and his research has been featured in the recent Office of Research Newsletter. Please see here for details.
License Agreement between CSU and ProteoSense
Prof. Siu-Tung Yau's research and his US Patent on electrochemical system and method make CSU to enter into a license agreement with ProteoSense, a Columbus, Ohio company focused on rapid food-borne pathogen detection. Please see here for details.
Batu Chalise Receives Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship
Prof. Batu Chalise receives Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship. Dr. Chalise will conduct research in radar systems at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. Please see this for details.
ProteoSense LLC has signed an agreement to support Dr. Yau's group
Prof. Siu-Tung Yau's patented technology in ultrasensitive bio-detection leads to the product in the food safety diagnosis market. ProteoSense LLC has signed an agreement to support Dr. Yau's group to conduct a sponsored project in characterization of its water purification system.
IEEE Control Systems Society and HKN Seminar
Prof. Dong, IEEE Control Systems Society and HKN jointly presented a seminar on April 1, 2016 in the Foxes’ Den (FH130). Prof. Richard M. Kolacinski from Case Western Reserve University gave a presentation entitled as "Information-Centric Sensor Networks for CPS". There was a huge audience (85). Please see here for details.
2016 Undergraduate Summer Research Award
Profs. Wenbing Zhao, Janche Sang and Haodong Wang received 2016 Undergraduate Summer Research Awards from CSU Office of Research. Their projects are "Towards a More Dependable Integrated Clinical Environment" (Zhao), "A Human-Centered Activity Tracking Service towards a Healthier Workplace" (Zhao) and "GPU-assisted High Performance Public-key Encryption" (Sang and Wang). One additional project is supported by the EECS Department. It is "FPGA Implementation of Arbitrary Waveform Generator" (Prof. Chu). EECS takes about 10 percentage of the awards. Click here for details. Congratulations!
Prof. Zhiqiang Gao, Director Center for Advanced Control Technologies, presented at the tenth edition of the International Workshop of Robot Motion and Control (RoMoCo), which was held in Poznan, Poland, on July 6–8, 2015. He made a historical survey of control methods taking advantage of a feed-back and model-based approach. Next, a control method based on active rejec-tion of disturbances (ADRC) supported by an extended state observer was in-vestigated. This story has been featured in a recent issue of IEEE Controls Systems Magazine (February 2016). Please see here for details.
Graduate Student Awards
Dr. Hua Chai and Mr. George Thomas are among 19 recipients who received the inaugural Graduate Student Awards Program. Please see here for details.
CSU Scholar News
Prof. Wenbing Zhao's research work on human motion tracking or the purpose of automated real-time monitoring of rehabilitation exercises has been featured in a recent CSU Research Newsletter. Please see here for details.
Prof. Ye Zhu's startup efforts led to his as the first team from CSU to register for the I-Corps@Ohio program. Dr. Zhu's executive summary will be reviewed by program leaders, and if approved, a full response to the RFP will be requested. In addition to receiving an award of $15,000, I-Corps@Ohio teams develop scalable business models that attract seed, angel, and venture funding to support company formation and market entry. Please see here for details.
Professors Yau, Zhou, Lam, and Fox Receive $75,000 MIRP Award
Prof. Siu-Tung Yau received a $75,000 Multi-College Interdisciplinary Research Program (MIRP) award from the Office of Research. His team proposes to develop an inexpensive, hand-held device capable of detecting extremely low concentrations of disease biomarkers in urine. The research team plans to use the MIRP award to collect preliminary results for external funding from the National Institutes of Health and the American Cancer Society. Please see here for details.
Computer Science For All
Prof. Sridhar's $1M NSF grant (CS10k) gets more attention with President Obama's new initiative called CS for All. This bold initiative was motivated by the fact that there were more than 600,000 high-paying tech jobs across the United States last year that were unfilled, and by 2018, 51 percent of all STEM jobs are projected to be in computer science-related fields. This initiative includes expanding access to prior NSF supported programs and professional learning communities through their CS10k Initiative. Note that Prof. Sridhar's $1M NSF grant makes CSU one of about 15 institutions across the country working on the CS10K initiative. Please see here for details.
Prof. Zhiqiang Gao's patent accepted by The US Patent and Trademark Office
Gao Patent: The US Patent and Trademark Office has issued a notice of allowance to Prof. Zhiqiang Gao for his patent application, which is entitled "Extended Active Disturbance Rejection Controller." Prof. Gao's motion control technology has applications in multiple fields, including motor control and factory automation. The patent is part of the intellectual property licensed to LineStream Technologies. Please see here for details.
Cleveland State University: Fall 2015 Commencement Ceremony
One hundred twenty seven EECS students received university degrees at the 2015 Commencement Ceremony at the Bert L. and Iris S. Wolstein on December 13, 2015. They are 81 graduate (1 DRE, 13 MCIS, 63 MSEE, and 4 MSSE) and 46 undergraduate students (23 BSCIS, 14 BEE and 9 BCE). Nine EECS faculty attended the ceremony to celebrate their achievements. Congratulations!
EECS faculty and staff Holiday season meeting
EECS faculty and staff shared achievements and photos celebrating the Holiday season on December 11, 2015 at the Fenn Tower Ballroom along with Dean Karlsson and our guests, Dr John Donoghue, Ms Adrienne Fox, and Ms Jan Basch. Two special guests also attended the meeting - Drs. James Burghart and Allan Warren. Dr. Burghart assumed the Chair of the EE Department in 1975 and Dr. Warren was the first Chair of the CIS Department in 1971.
Graduate Student Awards for the 2015/16
Two of our graduate students, Dr. Hua Chai and Mr. George Thomas, receive the inaugural Graduate Student Awards for the 2015/16 academic year. Out of five eligible categories, our students got two awards! Dr. Chai (DRE in Fall 14, Advisor: Dr. Zhao) receives the Dissertation award in Natural science, Engineering and Mathematics. Mr. George Thomas (MSEE in May 14, Advisor: Dr. Simon) receives the Thesis award in Natural science, Engineering and Mathematics. Congratulations to Dr. Chai and Mr. Thomas as well their advisors, Drs. Wenbing Zhao and Dan Simon! See here for details.
Senior design project
Fourteen including three multi-disciplinary projects (with mechanical engineering) have been presented at the conclusion of EEC 493 Senior design project course. Industry sponsors are Cleveland Historical Society, FirstEnergy, Eaton, Channel Products, Orbital Research, STERIS, Rockwell Automation, Lumitex, National Science Foundation and Parker Hannifin. Please see here for details.
IEEE SPAx event
Prof. Alexander organized an IEEE SPAx event. There were two interesting talks by John Paserba and Al Rosa on Career and Lifelong Learning. Please see here for details.
Cleveland Big Data and Hadoop event
Prof. Sunnie Chung hosted Cleveland Big Data and Hadoop event at Fenn Tower Ballroom. It was a huge turn out with 226 people attended from Academia and industry. The program included presentations from the IBM Watson research team and the Data Analytics teams from Explorys IBM and Progressive. Several CSU faculty and our graduate students of the Data Analytic classes from Engineering and Business College also attended the event. Please click here to know more details about the group.
IEEE HKN seminar
Prof. Lili Dong helped host a seminar organized by IEEE HKN. There were 72 people who attended the seminar. Dr. Eric Schearer was the speaker. His talk was about Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES), which is a promising technology for restoring lost function to people with high spinal cord injuries. Machine learning has begun to show promise in solving some of these flexible control problems for robots. This presentation focuses on the use of machine learning for flexible control of paralyzed human arms. See here for details.
Congratulations to team "Euclid"
Three EECS students, Michael D'Arcy, Andrew Gunnerson and Mark Thorn, did a fantastic job at the 2015 ACM Programming Contest held in Youngstown State University. The CSU team, called "Euclid", was ranked at 27th place among 130 teams. They tried 5 out of 9 problems and successfully solved 3. This performance tied our record 3 years ago. Here is the score board: https://ecna15.kattis.com/standings. See here for more details
Research Day 2015
Washkewicz College of Engineering held Research Day 2015 on October 30 in the Student Center Ballroom to showcase the cutting-edge research performed by the College’s students and faculty. The keynote speaker was Dr. Rickey Shyne, Director of Research and Engineering at NASA-Glenn Research Center. EECS presented 16 posters. Please click here for details.
Seminar - Computations by Oblivious Mobile Robots
Prof. Gokarna Sharma from Kent State University gave an invited talk. His talk is about Computations by Oblivious Mobile Robots. Please click here for details.
Senior design presentation
BEE/BCE students presented 14 senior design projects at the Senior Design Day event. They are supported and sponsored by industry partners including Parker Hannifin, Orbital Research, Channel Products, STERIS, GE Lighting, Lumitex, Eaton, FirstEnergy, Rockwell Automation, Cleveland Historical, and National Science Foundation. Thank you, seniors, for your hard work! Thank DrsBatu Chalise, Pong Chu, Lili Dong, Allen Morinec, Majid Rashidi, Abdul Razaque, Nigamanth Sridhar and Ana Stankovic, for advising student teams! Special thanks go to industry sponsors for their support! Please visit here for more details.
Prof. Dan Simon is recognized as the distinguished faculty at the 2015
Prof. Dan Simon is recognized as the distinguished faculty at the 2015 President's Convocation. Congratulations to distinguished faculty & staff including Dr. Simon!
Prof. Gao's patented technology enables the CSU spin-off company, LineStream Technologies, to make a $1.5M commercialization partnership with global conglomerate Danfoss, Inc. Prof. Gao's motion control technology has applications in multiple fields, including motor control and factory automation. Danfoss provides state-of-the-art hardware across a broad range of applications, including motor drives, compressors, pumps, and industrial automation equipment. See here for details.
Prof. Dan Simon received an NSF award
Prof. Dan Simon receives an research award from National Science Foundation along with Hanz Richter (Mechanical), Kenneth E. Sparks (Health and Human Performance), and Antonie J. van den Bogert (Mechanical). This project is entitled "Cyber-Enabled Repetitive Motions in Rehabilitation" and the amount of funding is $800k for four years. Congratulations! EECS now has 7 active NSF awards of $3.8M!
Senior design projects Kick-off meeting
Fourteen Senior design projects have been launched at the Kick-off meeting on September 11. Mr. Criag Maxwell, Vice President of Innovation and Technology at Parker Hannifin Corporation, gave a keynote speach at the event. Fifty one EECS seniors begin a year-long journey with the support by faculty advisors and industry liaison from Parker Hannifin, Eaton, Cleveland Historical, First Energy, GE Lighting, Lumitex, Channel Products, NSF, Orbital Research, STERIS, and Rockwell Automation. Please click here for details.
Senior Design Kickoff Meeting
Senior Design Kickoff meeting with luncheon will be held on Friday, September 11 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at CSU Student Center Ballroom (3rd Floor). Mr. Craig Maxwell, Vice President of Innovation and Technology at Parker Hannifin Corporation, will be our featured speaker. Click here for details.
Prof. Alexander is a hosting Co-Chair of the EnergyTech 2015
Prof. Alexander is a hosting Co-Chair of the Fifth Annual Energy and Technology conference (EnergyTech 2015) which will be held on November 30 to Dec 2, 2015. Cleveland State once again welcomes a congregation of engineers, scientists, academics, government and community stakeholders. Top sponsors include INCOSE (the International Council on Systems Engineering), IEEE (the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) and the NASA Glenn Research Center. For more details, please click here for details.
Dr. Sunnie Chung helps host the Cleveland Big Data and Hadoop User Group meetup
Dr. Sunnie Chung helps host the Cleveland Big Data and Hadoop User Group meetup on November 16, 2015 at Cleveland State University. This user group is for those interested in the distributed processing of large amounts of data, focusing heavily on the Hadoop stack. This group is industry agnostic and has a mix of classic user-group presentations as well as informative vendor sessions. Topics include networking, storage (e.g., HDFS, KeyValue storage like HBase), computation (e.g., MapReduce/YARN, graph processing), indexing/search (e.g., Solr), and analytics (e.g., Hive), among others. Please click here for details.
Prof. Pong Chu received an NSF award
Prof. Pong Chu received an NSF award for his project entitled "A Spiral Computer Engineering Lab Framework." Dr. Chu's co-investigators are Drs. Chansu Yu and Karla Hamlen (Education). Click here for details.
Prof. Simon has been appointed Interim Associate Vice President for Research
Prof. Simon has been appointed Interim Associate Vice President for Research. Dr. Simon is an accomplished researcher, teacher, and mentor of graduate students and he recently received the CSU 2015 Distinguished Faculty Award for Research. In his new role, he will serve as liaison between the Office of Research and scholarly and creative activities across the University. He will work with the vice president for research, as well as faculty, staff, and students to enhance the University's scholarly productivity and to improve the research environment. Click here for more details.
Prof. Gao gave a talk on a Plenary session at the 10th International Workshop on RoMoCo'15 in Poznan, Poland
Prof. Gao gave a talk on a Plenary session at the 10th International Workshop on Robot Motion and Control (RoMoCo'15) in Poznan, Poland. His talk title is Active Disturbance Rejection Control – From an Enduring Idea to an Emerging RoMoCo Technology. Please click here for details.
Cleveland [R]IoT Happy Hour Even
Two undergraduate students, Abou-Baker Fofana and Connor Gordon, demonstrated their summer project at Cleveland [R]IoT (Realizing Internet of Things) Happy Hour Event held at the Music Box Supper Club in the Flats. The project is entitled "Human Motion Tracking" and the main goal is to track consenting users in the Kinect sensor view and to provide them real-time haptic feedback based on their actions. The demo system consists of a smartwatch, a smartphone and a server. More than two hundreds from local industry and academia attended and there were about 20 demonstrations. Please click here for details.
Virus and Bacteria Detection
Prof. Siu-Tung Yau and Technology Transfer Office has been approached by an early stage company interested in licensing a virus and bacteria detection technology invented by Dr. Yau. Click here for details.
2015 Summer Research Projects
Summer research students, 6 undergraduate and 11 graduate students, presented their projects and shared ideas. They are supported by CSU Research Office, EECS Department, or individual faculty's research grants. Click here for 1-page summaries of all those 19 projects.
Distinguished Faculty Award for Research
Prof. Dan Simon has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished faculty Award for Research. This is a distinct honor and is given to faculty members who made a significant contribution to the academic mission of Cleveland State University. We're really proud of the fact that EECS has received 2 of the past 3 distinguished research awards!
Prof. Pong Chu received an NSF award
Prof. Pong Chu received an NSF award for his project proposal entitled "A Spiral Computer Engineering Lab Framework," with Drs. Chansu Yu and Karla Mansour (Education) as co-PIs. This award is expected to total $245,373 and starts July 1 , 2015 and ends June 30, 2018.
Prof. Lili Dong visited Cubbisson
Prof. Lili Dong and her two doctoral students visited Cubbisson and their 3D America Makes Center in Youngstown, OH for future collaborations on 3D electronics printing.
Prof. Wenbing Zhao's invention has been approved by the Patent Review Committee
Prof. Wenbing Zhao's invention titled "Discriminative Human Motion Tracking" has been approved by the Patent Review Committee to proceed for a provisional patent application filing. This invention is the underlying technology for a $246,000 study awarded from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation to evaluate and track patient handling techniques of health care workers. Please click here for details.
Prof. Pong Chu's new book
Prof. Pong Chu's new book, "Embedded SoPC Design with Nios II Processor and Verilog Examples," has been published in China. Please see this link for details.
CSU has been selected to host the 2016 IEEE Region 2 Student Activities Conference
Cleveland State University has been selected to host the 2016 IEEE Region 2 Student Activities Conference on April 8-10, 2016. Congratulations! This is a great accomplishment and represents the hard work of a great team of people within the Washkewicz College of Engineering.
New HKN officers have been elected for the coming academic year
New HKN officers have been elected for the coming academic year. Congratulations! And thank Prof. Lili Dong for her role as an advisor for HKN!
President : Michael J Cole
Vice President : Yang Zhao
Treasurer : Mallory Bartolovich
Recording Secretary : Prasanth Kandula
Corresponding Secretary: Emily Edwards
News Correspondent: Kevin Michael Miller
Presidential Assistant : Jamal Odeh
Outstanding Faculty Award
Graduating seniors voted on outstanding faculty organzied by HKN and Michael J. Cole, President of IEEE-HKN Epsilon Alpha. The results are: Dr. Pong Chu and Zhiqiang Gao as the 2015 Outstanding Faculty Award in Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering, respectively. Congratulations!
Spring 2015 Commencement Ceremonies
Cleveland State University's Spring 2015 Commencement ceremonies took place on Saturday, May 9, 2015 in the Bert L. and Iris S. Wolstein Center. The EECS department produced 240 graduates (33 BEE, 20 BCE, 29 BSCIS, 116 MSEE, 14 MSSE, 25 MCIS, 3 DRE) including those graduated in Winter 2014. We honor your academic achievement!
2015 Class Valedictorian
Our BCE student, Sarah Watkins, is the Spring Commencement valedictorian. Sarah is graduating Summa Cum Laude from the honors program in Computer Engineering. She is a member of the physics honor society Tau Beta Pi and has twice earned the Engineering Student Enrichment Program award. In addition to her exceptional academic record, she frequently volunteers as a science tutor, including at Campus International School, and she has been a youth group mentor and camp counselor at the Church in Cleveland. Please join me in congratulating Sarah!
New CSU IEEE Officers have been elected for the 2015-2016 academic year.
New CSU IEEE Officers have been elected for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Co-Chairs: John Sarrouh and Gianfranco Trovato
Secretary: Brandon Rutledge
Treasurer: Emily Edwards
Vice-Chair: Alex Snyder
Faculty adviser: Charles Alexander
Congrats to the new officers!
Merge of Computer Science programs to ECE
University approved the merge of Computer Science programs to ECE! Now the department name changes to Electrical engineering and computer science (EECS). Please welcome eight excellent faculty - Drs. Tim Arndt, Ben Blake, Vijay Konanji, Mike Lin, Victor Matos, Sanchita Mal-Sarkar, Janche Sang, and Haodong Wang!
Best Project Award Competition for Senior Design Projects Spring 2015
The 1st Prize goes to our Senior Design Project Team, Michael Conroy, Sedrick Bolden and Alex Resendes, at the Best Project Award Competition for Senior Design Projects Spring 2015. This project is entitled Wireless Water Monitoring Sensor Network and is sponsored by Cleveland Metroparks. Patrick Lorch at Metroparks has given a lot of support and Zhiqiang Gao was the faculty advisor. Congratulations! You can find their poster here.
Senior Design Day
Fifty eight BEE/BCE students presented 15 senior design projects at the Senior Design Day event. They are supported and sponsored by industry partners including DS Express, First Power, Los Alamos National Lab, Metropark, NASA, Parker Hannifin, Rockwell, SMS Meer, and Virtec. Thank you, seniors, for your hard work! Thank Drs. Pong Chu, Zhiqiang Gao and Ana Stankovic, for advising student teams! Special thanks go to industry sponsors for their support! Please visit here for their final project posters.
CSU IEEE Student Branch holds first place with a total of 44 SPAx events
CSU IEEE Student Branch holds first place with a total of 44 SPAx (Student Professional Awareness Experience, http://ieeeusa.org/volunteers/committees/spax/) events with the help from Jim Watson, IEEE SPA Support Coordinator. There are 531 IEEE Student Branches in the USA. A total of 1,243 SPAx have been completed by 293 Student Branches. Second place is held by Texas Tech with a total of 26 events. In addition to the list of SPAx events, CSU IEEE Student Branch held several social and other activities for the benefit of CSU students. Congratulations to the 2014-2015 officers and all the many volunteers who made this an outstanding year of successful activities.
Profs. F. Eugenio Villaseca and Fuqin Xiong and Ms. Adrienne Fox are retiring this year
Profs. F. Eugenio Villaseca and Fuqin Xiong and Ms. Adrienne Fox are retiring this year. They served for thirty four years, twenty five years and twenty eight years, respectively. Former students, Drs. Bharat Vyakaranam, Song Cui and Arafat Al-Dweik sent retirement wishes for them. Wishing them the best on their life after this retirement. We'll miss you! (In the picture, from top-left clockwise, Lili Dong, Murad Hizlan, Fuqin Xiong, Chuck Alexander, Eugenio Villaseca, Adrienne Fox, Ana Stankovic, Jim Burghart, Pong Chu, Lydia Demjanczuk, Zhiqiang Gao, John Donoghue, Nigamanth Sridhar, Dan Simon, and Chansu Yu. Jan Basch, where are you?)
HKN Initiation Ceremony
Prof. Lili Dong led the HKN initiation ceremony. A record high number of 36 students were inducted this year. The HKN student officers Michael Cole and Igor Rutkovskiy, and HKN member Christine Bocci helped with inducting new members and setting up the Compton Lounge.
EECS faculty and student team won the 1st Annual Faculty vs Students Charity Volleyball Tournament
Our EECS faculty and student team won the 1st Annual Faculty vs Students Charity Volleyball Tournament, which was organized by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). The EECS team consist of Zhiqiang Gao, Joanie Hundt, Bryan Hundt, Prasanth Kandula, Alchil Reddy, and Rolith. Congratulations!
HKN induction ceremony on April 24
Prof. Lili Dong, the faculty advisor of IEEE-HKN honor society, will lead the HKN induction ceremony on April 24. IEEE-HKN (Eta Kappa Nu) is recognized around the globe as the honor society that represents the highest values of our profession. Candidates are invited to join based on their academic ranking, their character and attitude. HKN president and secretary are Michael Chukwuonye and Michael Cole, respectively.
Field trip to Eaton’s Power Systems Experience Center
Our BEE students had a field trip to the Eaton Power Systems Experience Center (http://www.eaton.com/Eaton/ProductsServices/Electrical/Support/Experienc...) in Pittsburgh. Eleven students and Profs. Villaseca and Yu participated. There was a discussion on co-op and senior design project opportunities.
Order of the Engineer and Awards Ceremony
Eleven Electrical Engineering and Computer Science students received an award at the Order of the Engineer and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 9 at 5:30pm in the Fenn Tower Ballroom. They are Emily Nemeth, Matthew Winiasz, Sarah Watkins, Marie Blatnik, Christopher Isabella, Christine Bocci, Evan Dispenza, Antionio Guglielmi, Adam Zimmerman, Eric Payne, and John Schultz. Also, many BEE/BCE students will be taking the Oath for the Order of the Engineer and will be receiving their Steel Rings. Congratulations!
Prof. Dong welcomes visitors to AEMF
Prof. Lili Dong and her students had visitors to get to know about our advanced electronic manufacturing facility. They include Tim Fahey, Beth Elliot, Heidi Longaberger (TeamNeo), Tim Bruening (LCCC), and Terri Sandu (EII).
Prof. Lili Dong joins Dr. Aaron Collins, one of the national speakers in the IEEE SPAX program, to present on "Lessons Learned as a Female Engineer" at 6PM, March 25, 2015 in the Foxes Den. Our Student Branch of the IEEE is sponsoring an IEEE SPAX. Dr. Aaron Collins will present "Professional Development Through Advanced Degrees."
Field trip to Eaton’s Power Systems Experience Center
Profs. Stankovic and Villaseca and our students are invited for a field trip to Eaton’s Power Systems Experience Center, a full-scale laboratory and demonstration facility near Pittsburgh on April 10. See the latest advances in electrical power quality, energy management and safety; participate in live demonstrations and learn more about power management from Eaton experts. We will also learn more about an Eaton-sponsored Senior Design project related to the Center that will begin this Fall.
Advanced training on the top-of-the-line 3D Electronics Printers
Prof. Lili Dong and her students went through the advanced training on the top-of-the-line 3D Electronics Printers, AJ-200 from Optomec, supported by the State of Ohio. In the picture, from right, DRE student Yang Zhao, Optomec engineer Dr. Kurt Christenson, DRE student Prasanth Kandula, Dr. Dong and AJ-200. Note that 3D electronics printing is predicted by as one of IEEE's Top 10 Technologies that could change the World by 2022.
Control of Human Movement: from Physiology to Engineering
Cleveland Section of IEEE Control Systems Society, HKN Epsilon Alpha Chapter of Cleveland State and IEEE Student Chapter of Cleveland State will jointly present an academic seminar on "Control of Human Movement: from Physiology to Engineering" on April 3, 2015. The speaker is Dr. Antonie J. (Ton) van den Bogert. See this flyer for details.
2015 Undergraduate Summer Research Award
Profs. Chu, Simon, Zhao, and Zhu received a 2015 Undergraduate Summer Research Award from CSU Office of Research. Their projects are "Integrating an Android Device into Embedded Computer Systems" (Chu), "Humanoid Robot Vision and Control" (Simon), "Towards Safer Patient Handling among Workers in Nursing Homes" (Zhao) and "On Security and Privacy of 4G Communications" (Zhu). Fifty eight proposals were submitted and thirty six were funded. EECS takes more than ten percentage of the awards. Congratulations! And apply for the four summer research experience!
IEEE-HKN has new leadership
IEEE-HKN has new leadership: Advisor Prof. Dong, President and Treasurer Michael Chukwuonye and Vice President Igor Rutkovskiy. IEEE-HKN (Eta Kappa Nu) is the student honor society of IEEE and is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing excellence in the IEEE-designated fields of interest. Please see http://www.ieee.org/education_careers/education/ieee_hkn/ieee-hkn_index.html for details.
Prof. Zhu visits Iowa State University
Prof. Zhu (on the left) visits Prof. Yong Guan (on the right), Iowa State University, to explore collaborative research on security and privacy of VoIP.
William Henry Clay Compton, Jr., age 98, passed away, Feb. 25, 2015
Our alum, award-winning philatelist, industrialist, CSU benefactor, William Henry Clay Compton, Jr. (February 16, 1917 - February 25, 2015) passed away Wednesday morning at 98 years of age in Strongsville. Compton graduated from Fenn College in 1941 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He took a full-time job at Reliance Electric and then he started his own company, called The Wood Compton Company, in 1952. In 1982, he founded the Engineering Student Enrichment Program (ESEP) at CSU, a program that provides extra activities for engineering students. By 1997, more than 5,000 students had benefited from the program, for which Compton provided major financial support, directly and through the Annual Monte Carlo Fun Night. On June 15, 1997, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree by CSU.
Prof. Zhao receives a grant award
Prof. Zhao receives a grant award from Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation via the Ohio Occupational Safety and Health Research Program. The project is entitled “Safe Patient Handling among STNA’s in Nursing Homes: Compliance, Monitoring, and Continuous Quality Improvement of Best Practices.” He collaborates with Profs. Glenn Goodman, Beth Ekelman, Deborah Espy, and Ann Reinthal from School of Health Science and Prof. Joan Niederriter from School of Nursing as well as external partners such as Alma Abrams, Colleen Lavelle, Susan LoDolce, Alison Salopek (Jennings Center for Older Adults), and Steven Vojtko (Health and Occupational Prevention Solutions).
Prof. Gao welcomes visitors to CACT
Prof. Gao welcomes visitors to CACT (Center for Advanced Control Technologies). They are here to learn the latest in the ADRC research at CACT and to explore mutual interests. From the left, Han Zhang (DRE student), Prof. Gao, Gregg Calhoun (research staff), Li Sun (visiting doctoral student from Tsinghua University, China), Rafal Madonski (visiting doctoral student from Poznan University, Poland), and Prof. Ronghui Li (visiting scholar from Dalian Maritime University, China). The work at CACT is being noticed around the world in both industry and academia, thanks to the recent adoption by Texas Instruments and Freescale, two industry giants.
Prof. Gao has been invited to deliver a plenary talk at the 10th International Workshop on Robot Motion and Control (RoMoCo)
Prof. Gao has been invited to deliver a plenary talk at the 10th International Workshop on Robot Motion and Control (RoMoCo), co-sponsored by IEEE and IFAC, which will be held on July 6-8, 2015 in Poland. Dr. Gao will speak about Active Disturbance Rejection Control – From an Enduring Idea to an Emerging RoMoCo Technology. See this conference webpage for details.
National Engineers Week event
Prof. Alexander will present a webinar "Thorium, the Key to All Our Energy Needs in the 21st Century," at 9 EST on Thursday, March 19th, invited by DUO- IEEE student branch as a National Engineers Week event (see attached file).
EECS ranks among the top 100 universities in the United States for research and development in fiscal year 2013
EECS ranks among the top 100 universities in the United States for research and development in fiscal year 2013, according to the NSF's Higher Education Research and Development Survey, released last week (link - http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/srvyherd/). The NSF’s Higher Education Research and Development Survey is the primary source of information on R&D expenditures at higher-education institutions. Overall, Cleveland State University ranks at No. 174 (link - https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-advances-within-top-20-percent-national-science-foundation-rankings-funding-for-research) and College of Engineering ranks at No. 129.
Engineering A Day event
Profs. Gao and Chu hosted visitors as an Engineering A Day event.
Multiple Faculty Positions in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science invites applications for multiple faculty positions in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. The positions will all begin in August 2015. The department is the largest in the Washkewicz College of Engineering, with over 400 undergraduate students and over 250 graduate students. Current research areas include: Embedded systems, Human motion and control, Mobile computing, Network security and privacy, Programming languages, Software engineering, and Wireless sensor networks. We expect faculty to engage students at all levels in their research.
- Tenure track assistant/associate professor in computer science
- Visiting professor in computer science or electrical engineering
- Two lecturers in computer science or electrical engineering
To apply for these positions, please go to http://www.csuohio.edu/offices/hrd/employment.html.
CSU chapter of IEEE, organized Vex Robotics Competition
Our student organization, CSU chapter of IEEE, organized Vex Robotics Competition at Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center with robots designed and built by more than 40 teams of Northeast Ohio high school students. Please see link for details.
New graduate students orientation session
Prof. Zhao led an orientation session for new graduate students to the department. There are about 70 new students and 50 were attended the session. Welcome!
Dr. Steve G. Belovich, our alumni and CEO of IQware Solutions, will speak at Foxes' Den on January 22 (11:30am-12:30pm) on Cyber Terrorism
Dr. Belovich will take an in-depth look at the Sony hacking scandal, why it happened, why our current security methods won’t stop future attacks, and how our IT systems need to change to win the New Cyber War. IQware makes secure, rule-based, interoperable, data mining, content management and delivery software. Dr. Belovich earned both his Master of Science and Doctoral degrees in EECS and received the College’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2005.
Prof. Wenbing Zhao received an award from the Center for Faculty Development and Leadership
Prof. Wenbing Zhao received an award from the Center for Faculty Development and Leadership (CFD&L) in the current round of Teaching Enhancement Awards for the project entitled "Interactive Algorithm Visualization for Computer Networks”. This project will result in the following deliverables - A set of interactive visualization applications for network algorithms and protocol; A set of lab exercise instructions utilizing the visualization applications; Assessment of teaching and student learning.
Dr. Steve Belovich, our alumni and CEO of IQware, has something to say about the recent Sony's hack damage.
There's been a lot of press, speculation and intrigue regarding the recent "hack" on Sony Corporation. I have already been asked by a number of people "Could you have prevented that?" A very simple question with a complex answer. Here's the quick response:
- We could not have prevented the attack - no one on Earth can. Attacks can and will come and no one can prevent those.
- We could indeed have prevented the attack from doing any damage! THAT's what really matters anyway.
- To accomplish #2 above, Sony would have to re-architect their IT systems (the ones that they care about, de minimis) in accordance with our IQware architecture.
Prof. Charles Alexander will organize a panel discussion on Future of Engineering and Engineering Technology on February 25, 2015 as part of DVU-Online IEEE Student Branch celebration of 2015 Engineers Week.
All, please mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at 8:00 pm CT (9:00 pm ET for most of us) to participate in a panel discussion on Future of Engineering and Engineering Technology and Future of Engineering and Engineering Technology Education as part of DVU-Online IEEE Student Branch celebration of 2015 Engineers Week
Prof. Lili Dong acquires the top-of-the-line 3D Electronics Printers
Prof. Lili Dong acquires the top-of-the-line 3D Electronics Printers (two of them) supported by the State of Ohio. The model is Optomec Aerosol Jet 200. Note that 3D electronics printing is predicted by as one of IEEE's Top 10 Technologies that could change the World by 2022. See more details about 3D electronics printing here. A three-day long formal training is scheduled in January 20, 2015.
Prof. Ye Zhu purchased a top-of-line LTE Wireless Communications Test Set
Prof. Ye Zhu purchased a top-of-line equipment from Agilent, PXT E6621A LTE Wireless Communications Test Set. A field engineer from Keysight, Mr. Craig Rewerts, visited CSU to install and educate about the equipment. This purchase is supported by National Science Foundation under the award entitled "Acquisition of a 4G/LTE Wireless Communications Test Set". Please see the grant for more details.
Prof. Charles Alexander's new book
Prof. Nigamanth Sridhar receives Teaching Enhancement Awards
Prof. Nigamanth Sridhar receives Teaching Enhancement Awards, Center for Faculty Development and Leadership, CSU, for the project entitled “Hardware Updates for the Course: Wireless Sensor Networks”.
Prof. Siu-Tung Yau had visitors from Japan
Prof. Siu-Tung Yau had visitors from Japan for the discussion on collaborative R&D of an ultrasensitive biosensor for biomedical applications. From the left, they are Bruce Terry (entrepreneur and lecture at Case), Utsav Sharma (Bioenterprise), Taro Inada (Denka), Noriyuki Izutani (Denka) and Siu-Tung Yau.
Year-end party at Becky's. Faculty members and industry advisers/sponsors have a small party with Mechanical engineering.
Senior design presentations
Senior design presentations on 12-05-14. 13 teams including 9 industry sponsored made excellent presentations. Ten EECS faculty (Drs. Stankovic, Chu, Gao, Sridhar, Zhu, Zhao, Alexander, Hizlan, Simon, Yu), five CIS faculty (Drs. Wang, Mal-Sarkar, Arndt, Sang, Lin), four IAC members (Bill Thesling, ECC, Allen Morinec, First Energy, David Kankam, NASA, Will Ivanic, NASA, Fred Discenzo, Rockwell) and ten Industry sponsors (Joe Kovach, PH, Tim Smith, Virtec, Mike Sturdevant, Virtec, Daniela Stankic, DS Express, Fred Discenzo, Rockwell, Ryan McDonough, NASA, Ruth Scina, NASA, Carolyn Clapper, NASA, Timothy Gallagher, NASA, Richard Rinehart, NASA) attended. Mr. Watson videotaped students' presentations. You can find all senior design project teams and their presentations here.
Prof. Eugenio Villaseca' former doctoral student, Dr. Ahmed Rubaai was elected an IEEE Fellow
Prof. Eugenio Villaseca' former doctoral student, Dr. Ahmed Rubaai, Professor of Electrical Engineering Department at Howard University, was elected an IEEE Fellow. (see attachment)
Alumni giving story
Alumni giving stories features our graduate, George Piscsalko, President, Pile Dynamics. He said "It's hard not to, as nearly fifty percent of Pile Dynamics' engineers graduated from Cleveland State!"
Early this year (February 8, 2014), Mr. Piscsalko and his Company has decided to donate the proceeds of his award to support our EEC students, and will be coordinating with Co-Op Program to attract our own students to his Company.
Success Story: BEE Student (Double Major in Physics) NSE Award
Marie Blatnik, an Honors Program student at Cleveland State University who is majoring in physics and electrical engineering, has won the National Student Exchange's Bette Worley Student Achievement Award.
Fall Visit Day
Fall Visit Day - More than a hundred prospective students and parents attended the engineering overview on Fall Visit Day. Several research posters including five UG summer research posters were posted. Several research results were demonstrated - Robot, Kinect, and 3D LED.
Engineeting Receives Grants for Cybersecurity
The Washkewicz College of Engineering held an Alumni Speaker Series event on cybersecurity on Oct. 30. The presentation focused on cybersecurity risks due to various hacking methods. There are too many to list, said Dr. Steve Belovich, CEO of IQware Solutions. He explained that the hacking methods are increasing due to the amount of technology used on a daily basis. Cybersecurity has become a prominent issue following all the spying going on around the world on the Internet. Network hacking, automobile hacking and drone hacking were some examples he gave, along with medical device hacking. He explained that its possible for a hacker to commit murder.
IQware and Oracle partnership
Our graduate, Dr. Steve Belovich, and his company IQware made a business partnership with software giant Oracle for healthcare transformation. (see attachment)
Dr. Yu and Dr. Gao received golden apple award
Dr. Chansu Yu and Dr. Zhiqiang Gao were honorees of the prestigious Golden Apple Award. The Golden Apple Award is a new initiative sponsored by the Young Alumni Council of the CSU Alumni Association to recognize the outstanding contributions to students' lives made by dedicated faculty and staff members.
Distinguished Faculty Award for Research
Each year, Cleveland State University selects its faculty members to receive the Distinguished Faculty Research Awards. The award is intended to honor those whose research or creative work has been recognized in the scholarly or creative community as exceptional. One of the two 2013 awards went to Professor Siu-Tung Yau of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Prof. Yau has made significant achievements in research since he started working at CSU in 2006.
Prof. Siu-Tung Yau's paper entitled "Controlled glucose consumption in yeast using a transistor-like device" was accepted and published on Scientific Reports
Prof. Siu-Tung Yau's paper entitled "Controlled glucose consumption in yeast using a transistor-like device" was accepted and published on Scientific Reports, which is an online, open access journal from the publishers of Nature. In this paper, Dr. Yau showed a transistor-like device that can be used to control the kinetics of the consumption of glucose at a yeast-immobilised electrode.