Virginia Tech Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

ECE Electrical & Computer Engineering ECE Banner
Virginia Tech | College of Engineering
Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Web Highlights

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 modeling approach aids Georgetown breast cancer researchers

Bill Baumann

Studying breast cancer as an information processing system is yielding promising results for a Virginia Tech collaboration with Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. ECE’s Bill Baumann, working with a team from Tech's Tyson Computational Cell Biology Lab, developed a rudimentary mathematical model of a breast cancer cell. The model has enabled Georgetown researchers to identify a molecule (IRF1) involved in the development of drug resistance in breast cancer.

Hou gives keynote at IEEE MSN conference

Hou giving keynote

Tom Hou was the Keynote Speaker at the 10th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks (MSN) in Maui, Hawaii. His talk was titled "Advances in Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks for Cyber Physical Systems."

EE Grad/WWII Vet in the news on 93rd birthday

Don Scott

Don Scott recalls getting shot down and held prisoner for nearly a year during WW II in a Marietta Daily Journal article published on his birthday. On Christmas Day, Scott celebrated his 93rd birthday with his wife of 58 years and other family members, including four grandchildren, at his home in Marietta, Ga.

Ravindran, Hou named ACM Distinguished Scientists

ACM logo

Binoy Ravindran and Tom Hou have been named ACM Distinguished Scientists “for their individual contributions and their singular impacts on the vital field of computing.” This year, ACM named 42 Distinguished Scientists, two Distinguished Engineers, and five Distinguished Educators. ACM’s current worldwide membership exceeds 100,000.

Ngo named IEEE Fellow

Photograph of Khai Ngo

Khai Ngo has been named an IEEE Fellow for contributions to unified synthesis and modeling of switched-mode converters. His research includes power electronic circuits and control; packaging and integration; and power passive materials and components.


Thursday, February 5, 2015

Speaker Larry Zitnick - Commonsense, Vision and Language

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM 310 Kelly Hall
This talk will explore the relation between computer vision, language and commonsense reasoning through the application of image caption generation. Details.

Remote Sensing of Ionospheric Disturbances with Radio Telescopes

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Space@VT Seminar Room (1901 Innovation Drive, Suite 1000)
This talk will describe in detail the ionospheric impact on radio telescopes, and how this issue is being "flipped" to produce detailed specifications of fine-scale ionospheric disturbances. The talk focuses on two telescopes in particular, the Very Large Array (VLA) and the first station of the Long Wavelength Array (LWA1), both located in central, western New Mexico. Details.

IEEE General Meeting

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

VTLUUG Meeting

7:30 AM to 8:30 PM 145 Goodwin Hall

Friday, February 6, 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!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

VTLUUG Meeting

7:30 PM to 8:30 PM 145 Goodwin Hall

Thursday, February 19, 2015

VTLUUG Meeting

7:30 AM to 8:30 PM 145 Goodwin Hall

Thursday, February 26, 2015

CareerFest - Spring Engineering Career Fair

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Squires Commonwealth Ballroom
Every year, more than 100 companies come to recruit our talented engineering students. Details.

VTLUUG Meeting

7:30 PM to 8:30 PM 145 Goodwin Hall