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Halloween Costume Competition

Halloween '19

Nov 20, 2019

The Electrical Engineering department hosts an annual Halloween costume competition where students and faculty dress up, and celebrate the spooky season!

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EE department's Open House '19

Open House '19

Aug 14, 2019

Open House- Spring 2019

Cal Poly's Open House is a great time for us to showcase our incredible department! Every year we hold lab tours, discussion groups, one-on-one meetings with both students and faculty, a luncheon, and more-- showing the incredible learn-by-doing and intimate environment we proudly serve our students on daily basis. 

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Week of Welcome

Week of Welcome

Aug 14, 2019

Week of Welcome 2018

Here's a glimpse of Electrical Engineering's special touch in Cal Poly's annual Week of Welcome for incoming Freshman and Transfer Students! While Week of Welcome is a campus-wide event, the Electrical Engineering Department makes the week special for our incoming students with one-on-one talks with professors, demonstrations, tours, and more! 

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EE banquet photo

EE Banquet

Aug 14, 2019

EE Banquet 2019

The annual Electrical Engineering Banquet to celebrate our department and students' accomplishments over the last year! Students, staff, and faculty get together in a large San Luis Obispo event space at the end of the year to enjoy dinner, dessert, and fun times! The EE Banquet is a great representation of our tight-knit and welcoming department environment.

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EE graduating class group photo

Electrical Engineering Graduating Class

Aug 9, 2019

EE graduating class group photo

Electrical Engineering Spring 2019 Commencement - June15, 2019

Pictured left to right

Row 1:

Karl Kohlsaat, John Bello, Nicholas Luong, Denis Pyryev, Ryan Blaalid, Chloe Eusebio, Nadir Khan, Robert Espinoza, Prof. Bridget Benson, Prof. Benjamin Hawkins, Dept. Chair Dennis Derickson, John Contovasilis, Nicholas Mah, Prof. Taufik

Row 2:

Ryan Schouten, Jonathan Wharton, Jacob Sussex, Kyman Huang, Michael Cheng, Miles Head, Aiku Shintani, Jason Zhou

Row 3:

Prof. Majid Poshtan, Tyler Couvrette, Darius Animo, Ana Escalera, Summer Rutherford, Kristen Chan, Garth Leung, Betty Yoon, Erik Alvarado, Salvador Soancatl

Row 4:

Tyler Ferre, Ean Hendrickson, Garrett Pierson, Benjamin Tan, Thomas Uchimura, Nikki Gmerek, Hue Thu Duong, Joeny Zhen, Jade Visutsiaz, Chris Adams, David Bolla, Jacob Wahl, Kun-P Lee, Arty Lau, Daniel Leon, Cheryl Tain, Hser Poe, Michael Campos, Robert Hou, Nathaniel Longino, William Dresser, Austin Kurth

Row 5:

Nathan Hatch Ashley Woods, Uriel Serna, Sabrina Mohazzabfar, Andy McKeown, Tyler Logan, Aaron Parisi, Jacob Trevithick, Patrick Granieri, Ryan Weideman, Alan Nonaka, Nicholas Kimball, Samantha Biten, Josh Ma, Ernest Lei, SamuelGuerra, Mikkari Eaddy

Row 6:

Owen McKenzie, Kelvin Cao, Alexander Roy EvansVikrant Marathe

Row 7:

Gabrielle Santamorena, Arielle Cohen, Lauren Williams, Anna Vojvoda, Garrett Maxon, Justin Jee, Niven Prasad, Jorge Rodriguez, Vahe Gyuloglyan, Richard Terre, Christian Aguirre

Row 8:

Kyle Halloran, Adam Berg, Blain Fox, Katie Coleman, Julianne Pauley, Jessica Patterson, Sam Shafer, Zachariah Bunce, Joshia Wong, Aodhan Arias, Prof. Tina Smilkstein

Row 9:

Logan Griffith, Brian Arbiv, Nick Kuntzler, Owen McDonald, Kevin Bender, Kyle Trambley, Jason Chang, Nicholas Cucinella, Carson Bertozzi, Anthony Zunino, Andrew Hollis, Derek Seaman, Robet Hulbert, Prof. David Braun, Prof. Vladimir Prodanov



Alumni group photo

Bay Area Alumni Event 2019

May 3, 2019

Alumni group photo

Thirty Five Electrical Engineering (EE) and Computer Engineering (CPE) Alumni gathered at the BowlMor Bowling facility in Cupertino, CA on Thursday March 7 to celebrate their Cal Poly Heritage.

The group had a high score of 144 and a low score of 25 and a fun time was had by all. Special trophies were given out for folks who scored 117 (Cal Poly's age in years) and for 108 (The faculty member who lived the longest, Harry Wolf). The group included students who graduated in Dec. 2018 to folks who graduated in the 1960s. The Alumni party got updates on projects at Cal Poly and traded stories about what is happening in their careers. Professor Derickson also challenged the group to come back and give a friday EE seminar and to stay involved with the department and its students.

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Winners of the GE Digital CSU Challenge

Cal Poly Students Take First Prize at GE Digital CSU Challenge

Dec 4, 2018

Winners of the 2018 GE Digital Challenge

The team members (pictured from left to right) included Yiupang Chan (Computer Science), Sonia Mannan (Computer Engineering), Huy Duong (Computer Engineering),  Larry Hu (Software Engineering), Nicholas Serres (Electrical Engineering), Jake Loveland (Computer Engineering), and team advisor Joseph Callenes-Sloan (assistant professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering).


The competition prompted Cal State University students to develop a novel approach to an important urban problem over the span of three months. As part of the challenge, students were able to take advantage of the newly implemented 3,200 streetlight nodes in the City of San Diego for their data collection. With the information at hand, it was up to the students to improve San Diego’s Climate Action Plan with innovative city solutions. It was their goal to develop an application that could conquer the urban challenges of climate change, traffic optimization, mobility and more. To make it to the top, the application had to be assessed by a panel of judges, which consisted of chief technology and data officers from GE Digital, the City of San Diego and the Port of San Diego.

Cal Poly stduents created “Treety: a pact between the people, the city, and the Earth,” a data-driven system for educating San Diego residents and policymakers about the environmental and socio-economic benefits of trees in urban settings. The application aggregated data from the city sensors to accurately quantify the benefits of planting trees at given locations. The platform modeled tree benefits by taking historical data from pedestrian, environmental and traffic sensors to predict potential impacts of having trees at the locations, such as carbon reduction, average pedestrian and vehicular traffic and property values.

The Cal Poly team included Computer Engineering students Huy Duong, Jake Loveland, Sonia Mannan; Electrical Engineering student Nicholas Serres; Software Engineering student Larry Hu; Computer Science student Yiupang Chan and Professor Joseph Callenes-Sloan.

The Cal Poly team will receive an $8,000 scholarship for placing first in the challenge.

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