ECE Department Highlights

  • Two IEEE student officers, Seth Truitt and Timothy Gage, attended the IEEE Rising Stars Conference, Jan. 4-6, 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. 

  • 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. 

  • ECE students graduated in May 2018 found employment in engineering companies and organizations including Boeing, Raytheon, Southern California Edison, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) -Norco, ViaSat, etc. Four ECE students are currently pursuing  graduate degrees.

  • Members of ECE capstone design team PEDSS: Cedrick  Nkurunziza, Yvette Quattrocchi, Bernard Uwineza, and Kuncheng Du, advised by Dr. Seunghyun Chun, presented a poster of their research work titled "Peak Energy Demand Shaving System" at the Inaugural Energy Storage Technologies and Applications Conference at the UCR Winston Chung Global Energy Center, on April 13, 2018.

  • Dr. Seunghyun Chun, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, presented at the 2018 ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education) Zone IV Conference at the University of Colorado, Boulder on March 26. The co-authored paper with Dr. Mark Gordon, Dr. Xueyan Zhao, Dr. Michael Nalbandian, Dr. Mi Kyung Han and Dr. Mario Oyanader is titled  "Design Course for First-Year Students in Multiple Engineering Disciplines".

  • The ECE advisory council had the second annual meeting on March 5th, 2017. Council members representing industry and the US Navy had productive discussions on ECE curriculum, student outcomes, design experience, equipment, etc.

  • Dr. Rod Foist and Dr. Xuping Xu, professors of electrical and computer engineering, successfully completed their research work on the three-year NSF grant project "A Spiral Computer Engineering Lab Framework" in December 2017. The PI of this project is Dr. Pong Chu, professor at Cleveland State University.

  • Dr. Grace Ni, professor of electrical and computer engineering, presented a paper titled “A Robotic Tour Guide Using a NAO T14 Humanoid with a Wheeled Mobile Platform” at the 2017 International Conference on Robotics and Automation Engineering (ICRAE 2017) in Shanghai, China, December 29-31, 2017. This paper is co-authored by Dr. Ni with two ECE graduates, Cameron Schaefer and Tyler Buntin.