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Faculty positions in ECE


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

  • Power Systems Engineering
  • Nanoscale Electronics and Photonics

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.

Fall 2014 Booklist


Required and recommended books for fall 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.

News

Reed featured in CTIA's Multimedia Library

Jeff Reed

Jeffrey Reed, the Willis G. Worcester Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is featured in the CTIA Multimedia Library "Wonder of Wireless" campaign this week highlighting a speech he gave titled "An Experts View on the Net Neutrality Debate."


Poon named Fellow of the Institute of Physics

T.-C. Poon

T.-C. Poon, professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Physics for his “outstanding contribution to the profession.” Poon has conducted pioneering research in applied optics and holography, perfecting a real-time holographic technique based on active optical scanning.


SAIC donates $750,000 to Hume education, excellence efforts

Hume center

Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) has committed to donating $750,000 to Virginia Tech's Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology over the next five years. SAIC's gift will support the Hume Center's education programs and the center's Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence. An ICTAS Center, Hume Center education programs are administered through the ECE department.


Hsiao uses swarm intelligence for verification and validation

Michael Hsiao

Michael Hsiao has received a grant from the NSF to use swarm intelligence, which is based on the behavior of ants, to solve a major challenge in electronics design: validating and verifying that the design meets its specifications.


Blacksburg named #15 in cities to study computers and technology

Fall campus

Blacksburg, home of Virginia Tech, was named the #15 top city in the country to study computers and technology by ComputerScienceDegreeHub.com. The computer engineering program and nearby technology job opportunities were listed as major factors in the high ranking.

Events


Monday, November 24, 2014


Natural Language Processing & Machine Learning Seminar

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM 654 Whittemore
Topics to be discussed: The work done on using Web-based knowledge features for improved syntactic dependency and constituent parsing, learning various types of dense, continuous, task-tailored representations (aka embeddings) for improved syntactic parsing, and current work on using other modalities as knowledge, e.g., cues from speech prosody and from visual recognition. Details.
Contact: ttic.uchicago.edu


Wednesday, November 26, 2014


General HKN Member Meeting

7:30 PM to 8:30 PM Randolph 210


Tuesday, December 2, 2014


VTCSEC Meeting

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM SEB 155


Thursday, December 4, 2014


HKN Power Hour: Free Tutoring for ECE Courses

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM 330 Lavery Hall
Free tutoring sessions for ECE 1000- and 2000-level courses The Power Hour will be held every Thursday through the rest of the semester.
Contact: www.hkn.ece.vt.edu


IEEE General Meeting

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


Tuesday, December 9, 2014


VTCSEC Meeting

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM SEB 155


Thursday, December 11, 2014


HKN Power Hour: Free Tutoring for ECE Courses

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM 330 Lavery Hall
Free tutoring sessions for ECE 1000- and 2000-level courses The Power Hour will be held every Thursday through the rest of the semester.
Contact: www.hkn.ece.vt.edu


IEEE General Meeting

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

Contact: pkass@vt.edu


Tuesday, December 16, 2014


VTCSEC Meeting

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM SEB 155