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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.

News

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.


MICS team receives $1 million DARPA award to develop power-efficient ICs for multifunctional millimeter-wave sensors

KJ Koh

A team of ECE researchers led by K-J (Kwang-Jin) Koh have obtained a $1 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a more power-efficient millimeter-wave phased array transmit and receive architecture and integrated circuits in advanced silicon technologies. An additional $500,000 will be provided by DARPA for silicon chip fabrication.


Smart grid progress made on several fronts

Saifur Rahman

As the IEEE Smart Grid International Conference gathers this week in Washington D.C., ECE's Saifur Rahman is featured in an article on SmartGridNews.com. Rahman discusses progress in utility adoption of smart meters, heightened awareness, and Virginia Tech load monitoring technology


Buehrer named VT Scholar of the Week

photo of Michael Buehrer

Michael Buehrer has been recognized as a Virginia Tech Scholar of the Week. His research includes wireless communications, ultra-wideband communication and sensing systems, cellular and personal communications, multiuser detection, "intelligent" antennas, and cognitive radio.


ECE Technology Detects Hacking in Miliseconds

Bloomberg logo

Technology to rapidly detect hacking, developed by ECE's Jeffrey Reed and Carlos Aguayo Gonzales (Ph.D. '11), was featured in a Bloomberg Business article. The technology detects attacks by monitoring power consumption.

Events


Tuesday, March 3, 2015


Cyber Security Club at VT

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


Wednesday, March 4, 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.
Contact: www.hkn.ece.vt.edu


Thursday, March 5, 2015


IEEE General Meeting

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


Friday, March 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!


ECE 5944 - Graduate Seminar

4:00 AM to 5:00 PM 190 Signature Engineering Building
Rosalyn Moran, Assistant Professor, ECE and VTCRI, http://research.vtc.vt.edu/: "Understanding and Measuring Brain Connectivity in Health and Disease"
Contact: pep3@vt.edu


Tuesday, March 17, 2015


Cyber Security Club at VT

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


Wednesday, March 18, 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.
Contact: www.hkn.ece.vt.edu


Friday, March 20, 2015


ECE 5944 - Graduate Seminar

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM 190 Signature Engineering Building
Harpreet Dhillon, Assistant Professor, ECE, http://www.ece.vt.edu/dhillon/: "Fundamentals of Heterogeneous Cellular Networks"
Contact: pep3@vt.edu


Wednesday, March 25, 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.
Contact: www.hkn.ece.vt.edu