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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.


J. Scot Ransbottom named VT chief of staff for Information Technology

portrait of J. Scot Ransbottom

ECE alumnus J. Scot Ransbottom (Ph.D. 2004) has been named chief of staff and deputy chief information officer for Virginia Tech's Information Technology division. He will serve as a key adviser to Scott Midkiff, Vice President for Information Technology and former ECE Department Head.

Nikhil Jain joins Bouchet Honor Society

Nikhil Jain

ECE doctoral candidate Nikhil Jain is one of seven inaugural members of Virginia Tech's chapter of the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. Yale and Howard universities established the society in 2005, and there are currently 11 university chapters. Jain works with Mantu Hudait in the Advanced Devices and Sustainable Energy Laboratory.

ECE team awarded $2 million for small building energy savings

Students at the Alexandria Research Institute

The Department of Energy has awarded nearly $2 million to a team of ECE researchers at the Alexandria Research Institute to continue developing their Building Energy Management Open Source Software. This software brings commercial building automation systems to small commercial buildings, up to 50,000 square feet.

Wireless@VT researchers receive NSF grant to improve communications education

Wireless@VT logo

Members of Wireless@VT, including Carl Dietrich, Mike Buehrer, and Vuk Marojevic, have received an NSF grant to improve the educational experience for students studying communications. Students will have access to the Cognitive Radio and Network Testbed and will receive real-time feedback in tutorials.

ECE research featured on cover of Biomedical Optics Express

Cover of Biomedical Optics Express

The cover of a recent issue of Biomedical Optics Express features ECE research led by Yizheng Zhu. The paper, Spectral modulation interferometry for quantitative phase imaging, discusses applying a spectral-domain interferometric technique to quantitative phase imaging.


Saturday, March 28, 2015

Student Professional Awareness Experience (SPAX)

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Graduate Life Center


Monday, March 30, 2015

Astronomical Sciences Seminar: Fast Radio Bursts

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Robeson 304
Steve Ellingson (VT ECE) Details.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Cyber Security Club at VT

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

Wednesday, April 1, 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 2, 2015

IEEE General Meeting

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM 340 Lavery Hall

Friday, April 3, 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!

CESCA Seminar

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Lavery Hall 320
CESCA Seminar by Bert Huang, from CS at VT, on "Structured Machine Learning for the Complex World" Details.

ECE 5944 - Graduate Seminar

4:00 AM to 5:00 PM 190 Signature Engineering Building
Wei Gao, Assistant Professor, Dept. of EECS, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, "Exploiting System Dynamics in Mobile Cloud Computing"

Wednesday, April 8, 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.