ECE News

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Bai receives Automatica Paper Prize at World Congress

Wednesday, August 2, 2023
A longtime professor, Er-Wei Bai at the University of Iowa College of Engineering has been honored for outstanding contributions to the theory and practice of control engineering and science as documented in a paper published in Automatica.

ECE professor developing tool to detect Parkinson’s disease

Friday, June 23, 2023
Soura Dasgupta, a University of Iowa (UI) Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is collaborating on a multidisciplinary research project to improve detection and treatment of Parkinson’s disease (PD).  
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Ann McKenna named College of Engineering dean

Thursday, June 1, 2023
Ann F. McKenna, vice dean of strategic advancement at the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University and professor of engineering in the Polytechnic School, has been named dean of the University of Iowa College of Engineering. She will begin on Aug. 16.

University of Iowa researchers establish high-performance computing node for quantum processing of medical images

Thursday, October 27, 2022
University of Iowa (UI) researchers have set up a high-performance computing core named “Quantum” to simulate a quantum computer and perform medical image analysis using quantum-inspired science.
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UI engineering professor honored for innovation and as a leader in the field of optics and photonics

Friday, August 12, 2022
Fatima Toor was announced as one of 77 new senior members of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. The professional organization profiled Toor as one of the optics and photonics women leaders.

ECE Prof. Christensen among three new UI AIMBE fellows

Friday, February 18, 2022
Donald Anderson, professor of orthopedics and rehabilitation in the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine; Gary Christensen, professor of electrical and computer engineering; and Harriet Nembhard, dean of the College of Engineering and University of Iowa and Roy J. Carver Professor, have been named members of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows. Read full article here.
Noah Brown in grey and gold Iowa sweatshirt at a desk with computer monitor and a lot of wires

From Club to Career

Thursday, December 9, 2021
University of Iowa graduating senior Noah Brown was a fifth-grader in a science club in Wilton, Iowa, when he was invited to participate in a special project. Little did he know, his involvement—and particularly the person he met—would lead to his post-graduation job.
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Milan Sonka named to National Academy of Inventors

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Milan Sonka has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), the organization announced on December 7, 2021. He is the third UI faculty member ever named an NAI Fellow.
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UI Colleges of Engineering and Liberal Arts and Sciences receive accreditation for computer science and engineering joint program

Thursday, September 9, 2021
The University of Iowa's Computer Science and Engineering major has received its inaugural accreditation from ABET, the worldwide gold standard for producing graduates ready for technical fields. It is one of only 13 programs nationwide and one of two in the Big 10 conference.

Jumpstarting Tomorrow grant winners announced

Monday, July 19, 2021
Five research teams at the University of Iowa have been awarded funds in the first round of the Jumpstarting Tomorrow initiative, a pilot grant and community-building program supporting innovative and collaborative research. Each team received $150,000 to explore strategic research investments, made possible through funding from the UI utility public-private partnership. The projects cover a range of interdisciplinary topics such as addressing biases in AI healthcare models, positioning Iowa as an energy exporter, studying cultural artifacts using advanced imaging technologies, advancing quantum simulation, and assessing the role of public libraries in disaster resilience.
Qing Zou

ECE PhD student's paper detailing ‘innovative’ cardiac MRI model wins best paper award at international conference

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Qing Zou, a PhD candidate at the University of Iowa's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has received the Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (IEEE-ISBI) 2021. Zou's winning paper introduces a deep learning approach called the "Gen-SToRM" model, which improves free-breathing cardiac MRI scans, allowing doctors to make informed decisions and improve treatment plans for patients who cannot hold their breath during the examination.