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Spring 2014 Booklist

Required and recommended books for spring 2014 courses (PDF).

ECE Tutorials Available

ECE Tutorials

The ECE Tutorials site has video demonstrations and links to help undergraduate students in ECE.

Notable ECE Alumni

Many alumni from the ECE department appear on the list of notable Virginia Tech alumni. ECE graduates have gone on to impact a variety of fields; they have served as magazine editors, CEOs of technology companies, leaders in higher education, and public servants at all levels of government.

ECE YouTube Channel

Check out a selection of videos highlighting student projects on ECE's YouTube channel.

Looking to hire an ECE graduate?

The Virginia Tech Chapter of the IEEE sponsors a job board for ECE students and alumni. Employers can post positions for students to review.

Open Source Software from the
Secure Embedded Systems lab

The IAMeter tool tests hardware against side-channel and other forms of implementation attacks.

Open Source Software from the
Systems Software Research Group

The HyFlow™ project is developing distributed software transactional memory (or D-STM) as an alternative to lock-based distributed concurrency control.

ChronOS Real-Time Linux is a real-time Linux patch designed to provide a testbed for real-time and distributed task scheduling and resource management research.

Cloud-Based Computer Vision Platform

Developed by the Machine Learning and Perception Lab, CloudCV is a free computer vision platform for analyzing visual data.


Martin receives XCaliber Award

Tom Martin and Paola Zellner Bassett

Tom Martin, ECE professor, and Paola Zellner Bassett, assistant professor of architecture, received Virginia Tech’s 2014 XCaliber Award for outstanding contributions to technology-enriched active learning. Martin and Zellner Bassett were recognized for developing and teaching an undergraduate course in smart fabric applications for architecture and design.

Wireless@VT team wins best paper at IEEE DySPAN

DySPAN logo

Wireless@VT researchers, including Jerry Park and Jeff Reed, received the best paper award at the 2014 IEEE Symposium on New Frontiers in Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (DySPAN). The paper is titled “Protecting the Primary Users’ Operational Privacy in Spectrum Sharing.”

Hume Center hosting former Microsoft director at national security symposium

Hume Center logo

The Hume Center for National Security and Technology will host Jim Simon, founding director of the Microsoft Institute for Advanced Technology in Governments, as a keynote speaker at the April 2014 Virginia Tech Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence (ICCAE) National Security Symposium.

Wireless networks optimization textbook published

Wireless networking textbook cover

ECE faculty members Tom Hou and Yi Shi, with ISE’s Hanif Sherali, published “Applied Optimization Methods for Wireless Networks.” This graduate textbook includes case studies in wireless networking and demonstrations of mathematical tools for solving optimization problems.

Parikh receives Young Investigators' Award

Devi Parikh

Devi Parikh has received a U.S. Army Research Office Young Investigators' Award for her research on reducing failures in facial and image recognition systems. She is using two-way communications between the user and the computer vision system to help minimize errors.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

VT ICCAE National Security Symposium

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Inn at Virginia Tech
Poster session, followed at 7:30pm by a keynote address by Jim Simon, founding Director of the Microsoft Institute for Advanced Technology in Govt Details.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

VT ICCAE National Security Symposium

8:00 AM to 12:00 PM The Inn at Virginia Tech
Speakers and networking with leaders from CIA, NGA, NSA, MCIA More info: Details.

Cyber Security Summit

All day Virginia Tech Research Center- Arlington
Seminars, networking, and a capture the flag competition. Registration required. Read more details:

Friday, April 25, 2014

Wireless@VT Special Event: A Perspective on the Wireless Industry

10:10 AM to 11:00 AM Randolph 129
Ed Tiedemann, senior vice president of engineering at Qualcomm, will offer some perspectives on the wireless industry. Details.

CESCA Seminar: "Control system design in power electronics converters"

2:30 PM Lavery Hall 320
by Drs. Rolando Burgos and Zhiyu Shen, Department of ECE and CPES, Virginia Tech 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM on Friday, April 25, 2014 Details.

Seminar: Nanoelectronics Beyond 2020

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM 457 Whittemore
Avik Ghosh, professor of ECE at the University of Virginia, will be the speaker. Details.

Monday, April 28, 2014

World Intellectual Property Day

5:30 PM to 8:00 PM Squires
The event will feature local artwork, student inventions and research, Blacksburg businesses, and live music. If you are interested in showcasing your work, register for free at

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

HKN Power Hour: Free Tutoring for ECE Courses

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM 345 Lavery Hall
Free tutoring sessions for ECE 1000- and 2000-level courses will be held every Tuesday this spring. Details.

Friday, May 2, 2014

CESCA Seminar: "Automated Fault Explanation for Software Regression Testing"

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Lavery Hall 320
Given by Professor Zijiang (James) Yang, from the CS Department, Western Michigan University. Details.