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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.

News

2-Semester Capstone Design Course Featured

 Nathan McCloskey, Zack Bubb, Cameron Spiller, and Christopher Dorick presented their project, a mobile, single sign-on app that they developed over the last two semesters.

Sixteen teams of upper-level undergraduates completed a new 2-semester ECE capstone design course. The course, developed by professor and department head Luke Lester and the ECE Industrial Advisory Board, paired teams with industry sponsors that included Lockheed Martin, General Electric, General Motors, Northrop Grumman, and Johns Hopkins. The course provided students with a technical design experience, combined with an industry-like environment, to strengthen students’ business, project management, and teamwork skills.


Joseph Baker receives the W.S. “Pete” White Award in Engineering Education

Joseph Baker

Joseph Baker has been awarded the W.S. “Pete” White Award in Engineering Education from the College of Engineering. A research lead on the SuperDARN HF Radar Group, Baker receives high ratings from the students who take his challenging two-semester undergraduate electromagnetic fields sequence class.


Michael Ruohoniemi named College of Engineering Faculty Fellow

Michael Ruohoniemi

Michael Ruohoniemi has been awarded a faculty fellowship from the College of Engineering. He will receive $5,000 annually for three years to support his research in high-frequency radar development, magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling, ionospheric physics, and space weather.


Devi Parikh named Outstanding New Assistant Professor

Devi Parikh

Devi Parikh received an Outstanding New Assistant Professor Award from the College of Engineering. Her research in computer vision has earned her two Google Faculty Research Awards, an Army Research Office Young Investigator Program Award, and, in 2014, she was named an Allen Distinguished Investigator in artificial intelligence by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation.


Dhruv Batra named Outstanding New Assistant Professor

Dhruv Batra

Dhruv Batra received an Outstanding New Assistant Professor Award from the College of Engineering. His research in machine learning has earned him an Army Research Office Young Investigator Program Award, a Google Faculty Research Award, and a National Science Foundation CAREER Award.

Events


Thursday, May 28, 2015


Public Talk: Enigma Inside Out

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM Rackspace, 1691 Innovation Drive Blacksburg VA, at the VA Tech C
A public talk on the famous encryption tool and the man who broke its secrets. By Steven Swenson. Details.
Contact: midkiff@vt.edu


Thursday, June 4, 2015


IEEE General Meeting

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