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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.


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.

ECE alum to speak to Corps of Cadets

Frank Huber holds Virginia Tech flag

Col. Frank Huber (BSEE 1985) will speak at the Corps of Cadets Spring 2014 Gunfighter Panel on April 10. He will share his combat deployment experience, leadership challenges, and lessons learned through his time as a cadet.

Hume Center hosts summer program in electronic warfare

Hume Center logo

The Hume Center is hosting a summer program for applied research and prototyping of RF technologies for electronic warfare and network security. Undergraduate and graduate students from any university many apply for the program, which will occur during summer session 1 (May 27-July 3) at the Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington, Va.


Friday, April 18, 2014

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Info Session

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM 302 Whittemore
Michael Newkirk, chair of the ECE Industrial Advisory Board, will discuss opportunities for jobs and internships in radar and communications systems development.

Spring Undergraduate Research Conference

All day Graduate Life Center
Applications are due March 14:

Saturday, April 19, 2014


All day Claytor Lake Water's Edge Meeting Facility
Marilyn Wolf, from Georgia Institute of Technology, will be the keynote speaker. Details.

Tuesday, April 22, 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.

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

CESCA Seminar Talk: “Control system design in power electronics converters”

2:30 PM to 3:45 AM Lavery Hall 320
by Dr. Rolando Burgos and Dr. Zhiyu Shen (CPES) Details.

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.