Saeed Manshadi

Dr. Junfei Xie, Assistant Professor

Dr. Junfei Xie received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), Chengdu, China, in 2012. She received an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2013 and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from University of North Texas, Denton, TX, in 2016. Before joining San Diego State University, she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computing Sciences at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. She was the recipient of multiple awards including the Wanda J. Schafer Graduate Scholarship from Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) and the Master’s/Doctoral Fellow Award from University of North Texas. She has also received multiple research grants from NSF, TAMUCC and TEES. Dr. Xie has served as a reviewer for over 30 journals and international conferences. Her current research interests include large-scale dynamic system design and control, managing and mining spatiotemporal data, unmanned aerial systems, distributed computing, airborne networks, complex information system, and air traffic flow management, etc.



P_Kaveh_CESC_Award2019 Favorite Faculty Member Award

Professor Parisa Kaveh is the recipient of the College of Engineering Student Council (CESC) 2019 Favorite Faculty Member award.
CESC is the umbrella student organization for multiple engineering clubs that provide engineering students experiences for their careers.  The CESC allows a voice for all students' needs and acts as a liaison between students and the College of Engineering Dean's Office.

Professor Kaveh is a lecturer for the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department.


Favorite Faculty-KavehFavorite Faculty 2018-2019 Award

Professor Parisa Kaveh is the recipient of the Favorite Faculty 2018-2019 award given by the Residential Education Department.  The Favorite Faculty award is a result of the residential students recognizing their Favorite Faculty member.



  Congratulations Professor Kaveh on both awards!!

Barry Dorr w Awards2019 Most Influential Faculty Award
Best Faculty 2016-2017 Award

Professor Barry Dorr was awarded the 2019 Most Influential Faculty award in recognition as the most influential faculty member in the academic career of Chenxi Chu (Computer Engineering, 2019 College of Engineering Outstanding Graduate).  Professor Dorr was also the recipient of the Associate Engineering Student Council (AESC) Best Faculty 2016-2017 award.  AESC is a student organization whose mission is to get students involved, and prepare them for successful careers as professional engineers.

Professor Dorr is a lecturer for the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department.

  Congratulations Professor Dorr!!

Chenxi-BarryChenxi "Henry" Chu
2019 College of Engineering Outstanding Student

Chenxi "Henry" Chu is the 2019 College of Engineering Outstanding Student. This honor is not only based on Henry's academic performance but it is a culmination of Henry's character, professionalism, integrity, and drive for excellence.

Henry came to the United States from China as a freshman.  As a junior, he took Professor Dorr's EE330 Microelectronics class, which the Matlab/SPICE project that semester was the analysis of a multistage guitar amplifier. Henry expressed he wanted to get some practical experience by building and testing the amplifier in the lab. Henry and his team worked in the Senior Design lab, learning and applying the practical skills needed to create a working prototype from a schematic diagram. When they were done, with the help of an excellent guitar-playing student, they demonstrated their amplifier to the class.  Throughout the years Henry was often seen working in the Senior Design lab on other projects.

The year before Henry graduated, he again had an opportunity to work with Professor Dorr.  That same year, for his English class, Henry was asked to interview a working engineer and prepare a report so he interviewed Professor Dorr.  Henry interviewed Professor Dorr at length and when the interview was over, Professor Dorr asked Henry if he could get a copy of the completed report.  In the words of Professor Dorr, "I was impressed by his understanding and interpretation of what he had heard. I was also pleased that this young man, who does so well in classes and builds projects to challenge himself, also had a parallel ability to observe the world around him, listen to others, and articulate his observations.  The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the College of Engineering have chosen to honor a student who not only has an excellent academic record, but is also a soulful young man who will, no doubt, use his academic gifts to move technology and his other equally-important gifts to help mankind."

Congratulations Henry! We wish you all the very best this world has to offer you and every success in whatever endeavor you choose to embark on.

Donald G. Wilson Scholarship 2019Donald G. Wilson Scholarship Awards $$60,000

The College of Engineering announced that the Donald G. Wilson scholarship has awarded a total of $60,000 for the 2018-2019 school year.

Click here to access the news release online.


BigData Hackathon 20192019 BigData Hackathon Winners!

On March 9 and 16, 2019, SDSU hosted the BigData Hackathon here on campus in Peterson Gym 153.  The BigData Hackathon is a free event open to both students and community members from all disciplines.  The idea of the hackathon is to bring these people together to work in teams to solve real problems here in San Diego.

We are proud to announce, the first-place winners in the "Aging Independently" category of this year's hackathon were our own students from both the Computer and Electrical Engineering programs, team F.A.M.E - Find And Manage Elderly.  F.A.M.E received a prize award of $500 sponsored by SDSU ZIP Launchpad.  Their project was to predict daily activities of an Alzheimer patient using a machine learning algorithm.  This algorithm sends a text message to the patient about their next activity in order to remind them of the daily things they need to be doing.  F.A.M.E's team members were Omar Aljedani (undergrad-EE), Kinjal Gala (grad-EE), Gurami Keretchashvili (undergrad-CompE), Nika Nizharadze (undergrad-CompE), and Saipriyati Singh (grad-EE). 

Congratulations to the F.A.M.E team!!

For more information on the BigData Hackathon, please visit these sites:


M SarkarCreating Alternative Communication Highways

SDSU Researcher Mahasweta Sarkar. Click to read the article in the SDSU NewsCenter. 




M Sarkar

2nd Place Award - IEEE Power Electronics Society

Drs. Fei Lu and Hua Zhang - Project Demonstration on Emerging Technology Award: "Long Distance 
Capacitive Power Transfer with one Pair of Metal Plates"



    Computer Engineering rated No. 86 in 2017 U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Graduate Schools

         Our Computer Engineering program was recognized in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Graduate Schools
         and ranked No. 86. Click here to read the article in the SDSU NewsCenter.

     Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty Awards

  • Dr. Parisa Kaveh - CESC 2019 Favorite Faculty Member Award
  • Dr. Parisa Kaveh - Favorite Faculty 2018-2019 Award
  • Mr. Barry Dorr - 2019 Most Influential Faculty Award
  • Mr. Barry Dorr - AESC Best Faculty 2016-2017 Award
  • Dr. fred j. harris received the Industrial Service Award for Contribution To Software Defined Radio
  • Dr. A. E. Engin and S. R. Narasimha - Winner of the 2017 IEEE EMC-S M. Kanda Award for the most cited paper in 
    the last five years (2013-2017), IEEE Transcations on Electromagnetic Compatibility: "Modeling of Crosstalk in Through Silicon Vias"
  • Dr. Sunil Kumar received the Best Paper Award at the National ACS meeting
  • Dr. Satish K. Sharma - Monty Award
  • Drs. Fei Lu and Hua Zhang (Dr. C. Mi's Doctoral Students) - Best Paper Award IEEE Transaction on Power Electronics
  • Drs. Fei Lu and Hua Zhang (Dr. C. Mi's Doctoral Students) - 2nd Place Award - Project Demonstration on Emerging
    Technology Award: "Long Distance Capacitive Power Transfer with One Pair of Metal Plates"
  • Dr. Ashkan Ashrafi received the Best Associate Editor Award from IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Part-I: Regular
    Papers in 2013
  • Dr. Gordon Lee received the Life Time Achievement Award by World Automation Congress
  • Dr. Lal Tummala received the Outstanding Engineering Award, San Diego Engineering Council. He has also received the Outstanding Research Contributions To Manufacturing Management, GCMM

     Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty Grants

  • Dr. Baris Aksanli - CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation; National Science Foundation
  • Dr. Arif E. Engin - Sumitomo Corporation
  • Dr. Madhu Gupta - U.S. Army; Minority Serving Institutions STEM R&D Consortium
  • Dr. Ke Huang - CSU Office of the Chancellor; Innophase Inc.; Qualcomm Inc.
  • Dr. Sunil Kumar - U.S. DOD Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Dr. Saeed Manshadi - Global Energy Interconnection Research Institute, North America
  • Dr. Chris Mi - Argonne National Laboratory; Global Energy Interconnection Research Institute, North America; Gotion Inc.; Kia Motors;
    Nanjing Golden Dragon Bus Mfg. Co., Ltd.; Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI); Rutgers University; Snova Intelligent Technology LTD;
    University of Michigan
  • Dr. Duy H. N. Nguyen - U.S. DOD Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Dr. Yusuf Ozturk - I-Corps; National Science Foundation; University of California at San Diego; University of Central Florida
  • Dr. Christopher Paolini - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Dr. Reza Sabzehgar - TransPower
  • Dr. Mahasweta Sarkar - ViaSat Inc.
  • Dr. Sridhar Seshagiri - University of Central Florida
  • Dr. Satish K. Sharma - FuseIntegration, Inc.; Space Micro, Inc.; U.S. DOD Office of Naval Research; U.S. DOD Space and Naval Warfare
    Systems Command
  • Dr. Hakan Töreyin - National Science Foundation
  • Dr. R. Lal Tummala - Department of California Highway Patrol


Innovation Center

Innovation center

Zahn Innovation Platform Launchpad

  • Apply to the $50K Zahn Challenge for SDSU students, faculty and staff with an idea for a commercial enterprise, social enterprise or project resulting in a social impact.
  • The Zahn Innovation Center is a commercial and social incubator that supports San Diego State University innovators and aspiring entrepreneurs—students, faculty and staff from any major or department on campus—as they transform their ideas into companies.
  • Zahn Innovation center at San Diego State University College of Engineering is an incubator that support students, faculty and staff as they transform their ideas into products and companies. Read More About Zhan Innovation Center...




Design Day 2019

  • Please join us at our annual College of Engineering Design Day! View photos of the event.
  • The San Diego State University senior engineering Design Day presents a collection of projects from graduating seniors.
  • The San Diego State University College of Engineering will host its annual Design Day on May 8, 2019 from 1:30pm-4:00pm in Montezuma Hall, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union. The event will feature project demonstrations from graduating seniors in the engineering program, as part of a capstone design class.
  • Design Day exhibits a collection of projects from graduating seniors from Electrical and Computer engineering majors. This event is well attended by representatives from local industry, parents and faculty from other departments.

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