Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

EECS NEWS 2014

12/29/14


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:

  1. We could not have prevented the attack - no one on Earth can.  Attacks can and will come and no one can prevent those.
  2. We could indeed have prevented the attack from doing any damage!  THAT's what really matters anyway.
  3. 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.
 

12/29/14


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

 

12/19/14 


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.

 

12/10/14 


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.

 

12/10/14 


Prof. Charles Alexander's new book

Prof. Charles Alexander's new book "Engineering Skills for Career Success," McGraw Hill is attracting international attention. See his interview on a Brazilian website.

 

12/09/14


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”.

 

12/08/14


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.

 

12/05/14


Year-end party

Year-end party at Becky's. Faculty members and industry advisers/sponsors have a small party with Mechanical engineering.

 

12/05/14 


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.

 

12/03/14


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)

 

11/10/14


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.

 

11/01/14


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.

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11/01/14


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.

 

10/30/14


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.

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10/27/14


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)

 

10/17/14


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.

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08/01/14


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.

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06/25/14


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.