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.
The College of Engineering is offering several high impact courses during the Summer 2020 session. We encourage current and prospective students to check the summer session schedule and consider enrolling in courses offered during summer session. The courses offered in summer session are strategically chosen to allow students to get ahead and stay on track with graduation. The courses offered in summer session are high impact courses serving as prerequisites to many other courses in the program. Enrolling and passing a high impact course in the summer qualifies the student to be enrolled in more advanced topics in the Fall semester. Enrolling in summer semester courses also allows the engineering students to balance their schedules and improve their GPAs. Both online and on-campus courses include upper division and sophomore engineering courses. During Summer 2019 the enrollment for summer courses reached 1200, that is 1200 course requirements that were cleared in the summer and these students were already ahead in the following Fall 2019 semester.
We also have several online courses which should allow you to complete the course without taking time from your work or other commitments. Please check the summer schedule (https://sunspot.sdsu.edu/schedule/search?mode=browse_by_college&category=browse_by_college) for a list of online course offerings and contact the professor for questions related to the online course delivery and assessment.
Financial aid and on-campus housing options are available to students who enroll in summer session.
Students can choose between two six-week sessions and one 12-week session. They can enroll in just one session or both. For more information on the summer session schedule please visit https://registrar.sdsu.edu/students/registration/summer_session.
Dr. Andrew Y.J. Szeto Makes Gift to the College of Engineering (10-18-19)
The College of Engineering announced that Dr. Andrew Y.J. Szeto has made a $50,000 gift to the Rehabilitative Engineering and Assistive Technology Program at SDSU to support travel, senior design projects, stipends, and etc. in the program. Click here for the full article.
Dr. Andrew Y.J. Szeto is an Emeritus Professor for the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department.
2019 IEEE Power Electronics Emerging Technology Award
Dr. Chunting "Chris" Mi is the recipient of the IEEE Power Electronics Society 2019 IEEE Power Electronics Emerging Technology Award for contributions to wireless power transfer technologies.
Dr. Mi is a Professor and Department Chair for the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department.
Congratulations Dr. Mi on your award!!
2019 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.
Congratulations Professor Kaveh on your award!!
2019 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!!
Favorite 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 your award!!
Chenxi "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.
2019 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:
2018 IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics Prize Letter Award
Dr. Chunting "Chris" Mi is the recipient of the IEEE Power Electronics Society 2018 IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics Prize Letter Award for the paper entitled "A Two-Plate Capacitive Wireless Power Transfer System for Electric Vehicle Charging Applications," co-authored by Drs. Fei Lu and Hua Zhang, published in the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 33, no.2, pp. 964-969.
Congratulations Dr. Mi on your award!!
Donald 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.
Dr. Mahasweta Sarkar is a Researcher, Professor, and MSEE Graduate Advisor for the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department.
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"
Congratulations Drs. Lu and Zhang on your award!!
Our Computer Engineering program was recognized in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Graduate Schools and ranked No. 86.
Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty Awards
- Dr. Chris Mi - 2019 IEEE Power Electronics Emerging Technology Award
- Dr. Parisa Kaveh - CESC 2019 Favorite Faculty Member Award
- Mr. Barry Dorr - 2019 Most Influential Faculty Award
- Dr. Parisa Kaveh - Favorite Faculty 2018-2019 Award
- Dr. Chris Mi - 2018 IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics Prize Letter 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
- 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.
- 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 6, 2020 from 11:00am-12:30pm via Zoom. Please register for the event at https://SDSU.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wjQznYzTQ1-uWs6O9eCEFw
- 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.
- Please continue to check our Engineering Design Day website for further information and this site also lists all of our past Design Day events.