School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science EECS News
  • WSU students participate in Cyber Defense Competition at PNNL

    April 6th and 7th three WSU computer science students and one MIS student participated in a Department of Energy sponsored Cyber Defense Competition at PNNL where they had to protect power grid control systems from hackers. The competition included teams from across the country from three national labs (Argonne and Oak Ridge). Learn more 

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  • April 4: Google engineer to speak on end of Moore’s Law

    Partha Ranganathan, a distinguished engineer at Google, will speak on the “End of Moore’s Law: Or, a computer architect’s mid-life crisis” 3:10 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, in the Engineering Teaching/Research Lab 101.

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  • Voiland College appoints Pande, Dutta as school directors

    Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture has appointed Partha Pande and Indranath Dutta as school directors.

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  • Voiland College appoints Pande, Dutta as school directors

    By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture has appointed two new school directors.

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  • New facilities for growing programs

    Within the past year, Washington State University has started new programs in software engineering, data analytics, and electrical engineering to meet the high demand for engineers and computer scientists in the state. Data analytics and software engineering degrees are offered at WSU Everett and at WSU Pullman, and a master’s degree in software engineering is available online. An electrical engineering degree program is also underway at Olympic College in Bremerton, and a construction engineering degree began on the WSU Pullman campus.

    Two new buildings for programs in Everett and Bremerton have also opened for the growing programs. At WSU Everett, a new 95,000 ... » More ...

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  • Summer program offers student research opportunities

    This summer, 90 students from across the nation participated in Washington State University’s summer undergraduate research program where they worked with award-winning professors in cutting-edge facilities. For many, the experience opened their eyes to the world of possibilities research offers.

    Lucy Ward, an incoming freshman at the University of Wyoming, worked with Diane Cook, a professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science to build a robot that can work with Cook’s smart home system to assist older residents.

    The current smart home system is able to detect habits and routine activities, but it can do little to ... » More ...

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  • WSU Tri-Cities, WRPS partner to develop technology, protect Hanford workers

    By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

    WSU Tri-Cities concrete research teamRICHLAND, Wash. – Two teams at Washington State University Tri-Cities are partnering with Washington River Protection Solutions to develop tools and methods to improve worker safety and safely immobilize solid secondary wastes.

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  • Building tools to protect America’s power grid

    By August Schiess, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    PULLMAN, Wash. – When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in late September, it devastated the island’s power grid — and estimates suggest residents won’t have full power again until mid-December.

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  • WSU researchers join power grid simulation spanning two continents

    By Siddharth Vodna, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University recently took part in a live demonstration that connected eight laboratories across two continents to simulate the global electric power grid.

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  • Engineering hardware hackathon reveals students’ innovative skills

    By Siddharth Vodnala, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

    Student creates innovation in WSU Hardware Hackathon PULLMAN, Wash. – Zach Gherman carefully connected his wind turbine to a voltmeter, a device that measures electric voltage, and waited for a reading to emerge. After several nervous seconds of peering into the screen, he pumped his fists in the air and said “six volts,” while his teammate Yousef Saleh grinned broadly.

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  • WSU developing big data technology for U.S. Army

    By Siddharth Vodnala, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

    PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University and Carnegie Mellon University team has received a grant from the U.S. Army Research Office to develop a novel computing platform for emerging big data applications.

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  • Richard Knox

    Richard F. Knox, who worked as a professor of electrical engineering in Pullman from Sept. 1948 to Dec. 1984, died July 13, 2017 in Milwaukie, Ore. 

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  • Cassini spacecraft destruction bittersweet end for WSU alum    

    By Brett Stav, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

    PULLMAN, Wash. – David Atkinson knew his job would eventually end in a ball of flames.

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  • Students receive 27 Carson, Auvil undergraduate research awards

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Twenty-seven Washington State University students at Pullman and Vancouver have received two types of awards from the Office of Undergraduate Research, part of WSU Undergraduate Education.

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  • Sept. 16: WSU Tri-Cities interactive robot artwork focus of TEDxRichland talk

    Designed to pique curiosity along with uneasiness, the Huminal is about the size and shape of a large dog and covered with white plastic discs resembling scales or fur. Its four jointed legs give the appearance of walking as it rolls in an elliptical path outside its apparent den.RICHLAND, Wash. – “The Huminal,” an interactive, kinetic sculptural installation featuring an autonomous, mobile robot that senses and responds to changes in its environment, was completed this month by an interdisciplinary team at Washington State University Tri-Cities.

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  • Mehrizi-Sani receives national engineering teaching award

    By Mary Catherine Frantz, intern, WSU Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

    Mehrizi_Sani_WSU Voiland College 1PULLMAN, Wash. – Ali Mehrizi-Sani, assistant professor in WSU’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has received the prestigious Mac E. Van Valkenburg Early Career Teaching Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Education Society.

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  • $1.77M NIH grant funds WSU professors’ smart-home technology research

    By Addy Hatch, WSU Nursing

    ninr logoSPOKANE, Wash. – An interprofessional team of scientists from Washington State University has landed a $1.77 million grant to research how “smart-home” technology can monitor the health and safety of senior citizens from afar.

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  • Computer approaches human skill for first time in brain challenge

    By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

    PULLMAN, Wash. – A WSU research team for the first time has developed a computer algorithm that is nearly as accurate as people are at mapping brain neural networks — a breakthrough that could speed up the image analysis that researchers use to understand brain circuitry.

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  • WSU researchers receive $2.3M to improve U.S. power grid design

    By Erik Gomez, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have received a $2.3 million Department of Energy grant to more efficiently distribute power and better manage outages for the U.S. electric power grid.

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  • NSF grant aims to use big data to improve crops

    By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

    PULLMAN, Wash. – WSU researchers are leading a multi-university effort to improve crop management in the age of big data.

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  • WSU to lead $30M international partnership to advance power grid

    Noel Schulz Anurag SrivastavaPULLMAN, Wash. – WSU will lead a nationwide consortium of U.S. universities and industry partners in a five-year, $30 million joint research project with India to advance the development of the power grid in both countries.

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  • WSU Tri-Cities offers professional engineering exam workshops

    RICHLAND, Wash – WSU Tri-Cities is launching a series of workshops to prepare engineers for the professional engineering exam.

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  • Heo named to professorship in microelectronics

    By Zahra Debbek, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University professor Deukhyoun Heo has been named the Frank Brands Distinguished Professor in Analog Electronics in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The professorship supports faculty and programs enhancement in microelectronics at WSU.

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  • WSU online degrees rank among nation’s best

    PULLMAN, Wash. – U.S. News & World Report has ranked Washington State University Global Campus among the top 15 undergraduate online degree programs in the nation. The publication also ranked WSU’s online MBA 27th in the nation and the online graduate engineering program 28th – a nine-place improvement from last year.

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  • Cook named a fellow of National Academy of Inventors

    By Erik Gomez, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Diane Cook, a Washington State University researcher who created one of the first, fully instrumented, smart home test sites and has equipped 100 smart apartments with sensor networks in 10 countries, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

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  • Pande named interim director of EECS school

    By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Partha Pande has been named interim director of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Washington State University.

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  • Nov. 7: Power outage recovery, smart meters discussed

    By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

    chen-ching-liu-webPULLMAN, Wash. – The reliability and resilience of power distribution systems will be presented by Washington State University professor Chen-Ching Liu at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, in Goertzen Hall 21 as the free, public Anjan Bose Outstanding Researcher Lecture.

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  • Wireless data-center-on-a-chip aims to cut energy use

    By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

    partha-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University research team has designed a tiny, wireless data center that someday could be as small as a hand-held device and dramatically reduce the energy needed to run such centers.

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  • WSU students attend pink elephant unicorn cybersecurity event

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    PNNL hosted a cybersecurity capture the flag (CTF) event in the Tri-Cities on September 16th and 17th, named Pink Elephant Unicorn (PEU) x3.0. The event introduced cybersecurity topics to both beginners and experienced students. After attending workshops on a variety of techniques and getting some hands on experience, students were split up into groups and given technical challenges to solve. “The competition was friendly and really helped reinforce some of the concepts the students had just learned,” said Adam Hahn, professor at EECS. “This ... » More ...

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  • Boeing gift provides high-tech equipment for Everett building

    boeing-logo-534pEVERETT, Wash. – A $250,000 gift from the Boeing Company means Washington State University’s new building in Everett will be equipped with state-of-the art technology when it opens its doors next fall.

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  • Program encourages computer science participation

    By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

    women-computingPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University is committing to bringing 150 high school girls to campus annually to specifically introduce them to computer science.

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  • Electrical engineering program enrolls first students

    By Christina Henry, the Kitsap Sun

    BREMERTON, Wash. – Thirteen students will enter the new Washington State University electrical engineering program at Olympic College at Bremerton this fall. Completion of the four-year degree comes with a nearly iron clad guarantee of lucrative employment.

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  • Noel Schulz recognized as fellow of IEEE

    By Erik Gomez, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

    Noel-SchulzPULLMAN, Wash. – Noel Schulz, a professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer (IEEE). She was recognized for leadership in advancing women in engineering and electric ship technologies.

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  • WSU answers demand for engineers, and computer scientists

    By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture
    July 28, 2016

    se_slidePULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University will offer new engineering degrees in the fall to meet the high demand for engineers and computer scientists in the state.

    New undergraduate degrees include the first construction engineering degree in the Pacific Northwest, a software engineering degree offered at WSU North Puget Sound at Everett and at Pullman, and an electrical engineering degree offered on the campus of Olympic College in Bremerton, Wash. A new ... » More ...

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  • WSU answers demand for engineers, computer scientists

    By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

    engineering-studentsPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University will offer new engineering degrees in the fall to meet the high demand for engineers and computer scientists in the state.

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  • WSU computer science and engineering programs get underway across the state

    A student team from WSU North Puget Sound at Everett participated in an engineering competition.

    A student team from WSU North Puget Sound at Everett participated in an engineering competition.

    Washington state and industry leaders are calling for more graduates in computer science and engineering as the industry looks for workers highly skilled in technology in the Puget Sound area.

    Answering the need, and with state support, WSU is increasing its computer science and electrical engineering programs at both WSU North Puget Sound ... » More ...

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  • Schweitzer gift in memory of Professor Al Flechsig

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    By Marissa Mararac, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

    In honor of a fondly remembered professor, Edmund O. Schweitzer III and SEL are making donations of $100,000 each to the Alfred and Nancy Flechsig Fund for Laboratory Improvement at Washington State University.

    Alfred (Al) Julius Flechsig Jr. passed away in August. He was a WSU alumnus (’57 BS EE) and a professor of electrical engineering at WSU for 42 years until his retirement in 2003. Flechsig did important research in the areas of power grid ... » More ...

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  • SEL and WSU build strong partnership

    Schweitzer Engineering Laboratory logoWhen Washington’s governor came to Pullman along with Senator Maria Cantwell and Representative Cathy McMorris Rogers last year, they made two stops: one at WSU’s Energy Systems Innovation Center and the other at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratory (SEL) to learn about smart electric power grid innovation.

    Aligned from SEL’s earliest days, WSU and SEL have collaborated closely over the years, and their success has brought attention from local, national, and international policy and industry leaders. They have supported each other as they have grown in stature, developing ... » More ...

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  • Providing the chance for everybody to code

    Participants in the “Learn to Code! Programming for Girls” workshops at WSU Pullman.More than a dozen middle school girls joined in this summer’s “Learn to Code! Programming for Girls” workshops at WSU Pullman. The weeklong series of workshops was led by computer science graduate students Gina Sprint and Jessamyn Dahmen and aimed to encourage the girls’ interest in the field. WSU’s Broadening Participation in Computing Club received a grant last year to conduct the workshops from the National Center for Women & Information Technology and Symantec to introduce girls to ... » More ...

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  • Bringing more women to computer science

    WSU Students Rae Marks and Joanne Magtiby with Professor Shira Broschat.It’s no secret that while computer science offers great job prospects and interesting careers, attracting women to the field has been problematic. In fact, fewer women are entering computer science than a generation ago. Many women who initially have an interest in the field often become discouraged and quit.With continuing industry demand, especially in the state of Washington, WSU’s School of EECS is focusing efforts on bringing and keeping more women in ... » More ...

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  • WSU researchers plan for real-world test of microgrid systems

    Professor Ali Mehrizi-Sani is studying microgrids to help keep the power on during catastrophic events.

    Professor Ali Mehrizi-Sani is studying microgrids to help keep the power on during catastrophic events.

    When a natural disaster strikes, the failure of the electric power grid often makes the catastrophe even worse.

    WSU researchers were part of a team who received a $1.2 million Department of Energy grant to design a sophisticated circuit breaker for “microgrids,” or power grids that are on small, more localized scales. The researchers ... » More ...

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  • Grant funds “smart city” power grid lab at WSU

    Addressing the critical national need for a reliable and secure electric power grid, WSU researchers are building the most comprehensive “smart city” laboratory in the United States to test smart grid technologies.

    Scientists have received a $500,000 grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust to build a city of the future in WSU’s engineering buildings, complete with simulated windmills, solar panels, fuel cells, power substations, and smart meters.

    “Smart grid technology is at a critical stage with a need for successful demonstration,” said Chen-Ching Liu, director of WSU’s Energy Systems Innovation Center and leader of the project. “Large scale deployment will provide great opportunities to ... » More ...

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  • Software improves ability to catalog bacterial pathogens

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have developed a new software tool that will improve scientists’ ability to identify and understand bacterial strains and accelerate vaccine development.

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  • WSU commits funds to major research, teaching initiatives

    From the Offices of Provost and Research

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Genomics, antimicrobial resistance, clean stormwater and health disparities are the subjects of several multidisciplinary proposals awarded funding as part of Washington State University’s Grand Challenges research initiative. University officials also funded a comprehensive program aimed at supporting student resilience and growth through graduation.

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  • Smart-Sock: Monitoring ankle edema at home

    By Michelle Fredrickson for WSU News

    Washington State University researchers have developed a “smart” sock to track ankle edema, a symptom of many serious medical conditions, at home. The researchers hope the innovation will lead to a more cost effective, accurate, and easier way to track edema, an accumulation of fluids in the lower parts of the body that is often a symptom of heart or kidney failure.

    Washington State University researchers have developed a “smart” sock to track ankle edema, a symptom of ... <a href=» More ...

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  • Animal training techniques teach robots new tricks

    By Michelle Fredrickson, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University are using ideas from animal training to help non-expert users teach robots how to do desired tasks.

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  • Area students among computing award winners

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Eight high school girls from eastern Washington will be honored for their interest and success in computing and technology at a ceremony and banquet March 22 at Washington State University.

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  • Young researcher award funds data science, analysis

    By Michelle Fredrickson, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

    Assefaw-GebremedhinPULLMAN, Wash. – Computer science professor Assefaw Gebremedhin has received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award for exceptional researchers at the beginning of their careers.

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  • WSUCon 2016-the biggest yet

    By Rachel Forbes, President of the Linux Users’ Group

    con5On February 5th the Linux Users Group hosted the 14th annual WSUCon. The event took place in the CUB Sr. Ballroom, beginning at 5:00 pm, and lasted for 24 hours. WSUCon is an annual social gaming event started by the Linux Users Group as a way to get students, faculty, alumni, and Pullman-Moscow community members together for gaming in a fun and lively environment. One of the unique things about the event is that it is not just ... » More ...

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  • March 26: WSU hosts fourth annual public hackathon

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    By Marissa Mararac, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Registration is open to the public for the free, annual 36-hour Washington State University Pullman hackathon, which will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 26, in the Smith CUE.

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