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Faculty positions in ECE

ECE is recruiting for tenure-track faculty positions in the following areas:

  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Power Systems Engineering

2014 Focus on Research

ECE Focus on Research

ECE's new publication on departmental research activities is available for download. The report describes all the major areas of research, plus some featured highlights.

Spring 2015 Booklist

Required and recommended books for spring 2015 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.


ECE junior awarded ACC Creativity and Innovation grant

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Zainal Ariffin Bin Abdul Rahman has been awarded an ACC Creativity and Innovation Fellowship for his project "toward a smartphone-based functional ophthalmoscope for next-generation mobile healthcare." He will work on his project this summer, mentored by Yizheng Zhu.

William H. Tranter honored with emeritus status

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William Tranter has been named "professor emeritus" by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors. He joined ECE in 1997, and has co-authored several textbooks, and published more than 75 journal and conference papers on communications and simulation. Tranter is a Fellow of the IEEE.

ECE MEMs technology rapidly detects volatile organic compounds

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Masoud Agah has developed a credit-card-sized gas chromatography platform that can analyze volatile compounds in seconds. The portability of the system allows it to be used in difficult and remote locations at a low cost.

Boston Globe interviews Batra, Solomon

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An algorithm, developed by Dhruv Batra and graduate student Clint Solomon, that automatically determines the importance of each person in a photograph was featured in a Boston Globe story. The algorithm uses 45 factors, including where people are standing and where they are looking, to rank people in order of importance.

Cybersecurity REU opportunity accepting applications

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The IT Security Lab (ITSL) is accepting applications for four undergraduate students to participate in a summer research program at Virginia Tech. Students will work on projects such as Moving Target IPv6 Defense, Optimized Alert Systems based on Geospatial Location, and Security for the Internet of Things.


Sunday, April 19, 2015

AWC/CS Club Mixer

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Pritchard Quad
Come on out to our cookout with potluck for all CS clubs and CS students to get together and mingle while enjoying some food, games, and much more! Details.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Gilbert Strang (MIT)- CMDA Distinguished Lecture

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Davidson 281
Gil Strang, linear algebraist extraordinaire from MIT, will be giving a CMDA Distinguished Lecture: Tridiagonal Matrices and Applied Linear Algebra. All are welcome. Details.

AMP Lab Project Showcase

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM 457A&B Whittemore Conference Room
Each semester, students from the Autonomous Mastery Prototyping Instructional Laboratory (AMP Lab) present their active projects as an assessment component. Meet motivated students who can enhance your research team. Details.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

HKN Power Hour: Free Tutoring for ECE Courses

7:00 AM to 8:00 PM 320 Lavery Hall
Power Hour is back! Free tutoring sessions for ECE 2000-level courses! Details.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

VMS IEEE Meeting: IEEE Robotics Competition - Design Presentations

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Holiday Inn, Roanoke
Students will discuss their design approaches to the robotics competition, and how their robots performed. Details.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Cyber Security Club at VT

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM 350 Lavery Hall
All are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

HKN Power Hour: Free Tutoring for ECE Courses

7:00 AM to 8:00 PM 320 Lavery Hall
Power Hour is back! Free tutoring sessions for ECE 2000-level courses! Details.

Friday, May 1, 2015

IEEE Fun Friday!

8:00 AM to 11:00 AM 3rd floor of Whittemore outside of the ECE lounge
Stop by to get some juice and free doughnuts while they last!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

HKN Power Hour: Free Tutoring for ECE Courses

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM 320 Lavery Hall
Power Hour is back! Free tutoring sessions for ECE 2000-level courses! Details.