ECE Department Highlights
- ECE senior student Benjamin Vincent presented a paper titled "Low-cost remote monitoring
system for small-scale UPS installations in developing countries" at the IEEE Global
Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC 2019), Oct. 17-20, Seattle, WA. This paper
is co-authored by all three members of his capstone design team.
- The IEEE student branch at CBU hosted four teams (2 from CBU and 2 from California
State University - San Bernardino) for their participation in the IEEEXtreme 24-hour
programming competition, in the Dennis and Carol Troesh Engineering Building, from
5pm Oct. 18 to 5pm Oct. 29, 2019. The IEEEXtreme is a global challenge in which teams
of IEEE student members compete in a 24-hour time span against each other to solve
a set of programming problems.
- ECE senior student Cassidy Aranda attended the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) of Women
in Computing, Oct. 1-4, in Orlando, Florida. The GHC is the world's largest gathering
of women technologists. Cassidy received a Women of Color in Tech Scholarship which
fully funded her $1000 general attendee admission.
- Since summer 2019, ECE junior students found internship at engineering companies and
organizations including Northrop Grumman, Google, Bourns, Southern California Edison,
Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) – Norco, etc.
- ECE students graduated in May 2019 found employment with engineering companies and
organizations including Raytheon, Southern California Edison, Naval Surface Warfare
Center (NSWC) - Fallbrook, Edwards Air Force Base, etc.
- The ECE advisory council had the third annual meeting in March 2019. Council members
representing industry and the US Navy had productive discussions and gave valuable
inputs for the improvement of ECE program.
- Two IEEE student officers, Seth Truitt and Timothy Gage, attended the IEEE Rising
Stars Conference, Jan. 4-6, 2019, in Las Vegas. The conference brought together the
most promising students and young professionals around the world to network and be
inspired by each other.
- Dr. Grace Ni, professor of electrical and computer engineering, gave a presentation
titled “A ROS-based Autonomous Tour Guide Robot with a NAO T14 Humanoid on a Mobile
Platform” at the Artificial Intelligence International Conference (A2IC 2018) in Barcelona,
Spain, November 21-23, 2018.
- The IEEE student branch at CBU hosted three teams (2 from CBU and 1 from La Sierra
University) for their participation in the IEEEXtreme 24-hour programming competition,
in the new Dennis and Carol Troesh Engineering Building, from 5pm Oct. 19 to 5pm Oct.
20, 2018. The IEEEXtreme is a global challenge in which teams of IEEE student members
compete in a 24-hour time span against each other to solve a set of programming problems.
- The ECE program was accredited again by ABET EAC in 2018.
- A new Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering degree program is offered
starting Fall 2018.
- Dr. Rod Foist, professor of electrical and computer engineering, presented two papers, titled "A First-Year Electronics Lab Project: Design of Basic Voltmeter plus Soldering Tutorial" and "A First-Year Computer Engineering Lab Project: Driving an LCD with an FPGA Embedded Processor", at the 2018 FYEE (First Year Engineering Experience) conference July 24-26 at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. These two papers are co-authored by Dr. Foist with Dr. Xuping Xu, professor of ECE, and three ECE students: Timothy Gage, Seth Truitt, and Matthias Schmidt.