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:

  • 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

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.


VT team awarded STARSS grant for semiconductor protection project

A side-channel attack evaluation board (SASEBO) used for tamper resistance research.

Patrick Schaumont and Leyla Nazhandali won one of nine research awards under a $4 million NSF/SRC program focused on Secure, Trustworthy, Assured and Resilient Semiconductors and Systems (STARSS). The Virginia Tech team will develop FAME, a collection of hardware techniques for microprocessor architectures to detect these fault injection attacks, and to mitigate fault analysis through an appropriate response in software.


Hou named Bradley Distinguished Professor of ECE

Y. Thomas Hou

Y. Thomas Hou has been named Bradley Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors. The Bradley Distinguished Professorship of Electrical and Computer Engineering recognizes faculty excellence. Hou will hold the professorship for five years and is renewable.


Parikh receives Google Faculty Research Award

photo of Devi Parikh

Devi Parikh recently won a Google Faculty Research Award for her work on learning from visual abstractions. The award provides Parikh with $92,000 of unrestricted funds, and she and her graduate students will be able to work directly with Google researchers and engineers.

Events


Friday, October 31, 2014


CESCA Seminar

11:15 AM to 12:05 PM Lavery Hall 320
by Krishnaraj Ravindranathan, "Exploiting Heterogeneity in Distributed Software Frameworks" Details.
Contact: hbzeng@vt.edu


Wireless@VT Seminar

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM SEB-135
Our next Wireless@VT seminar will be delivered by William Christopher Headley of Wireless@VT and the Hume Center for National Security and Technology. The title of the seminar is: A Statistical Spectrum Sensing Approach for Asynchronously Received Digital Amplitude-Phase Modulated Signals. Details.
Contact: hdhillon@vt.edu


Wednesday, November 5, 2014


GPG Keysigning Party Attendance Survey

All day
We are in the planning stages of a GPG Keysigning party in conjunction with Rackspace. Tentative date is December 4th. Details.
Contact: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1DtNXj6olxodud2lgXqBItJCItzIoxYjUeHA8N4HYZyI


Thursday, November 6, 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


2015 VMEC Summer Scholar Program

All day
Apply for summer 2015 intern positions. Deadline to apply is November 10th. Site for application: http://www.vmec-scholars.org/app.htm Details.
Contact: www.vmec-scholars.org


Wednesday, November 12, 2014


General HKN Member Meeting

7:30 PM to 8:30 PM Randolph 210


GPG Keysigning Party Attendance Survey

All day
We are in the planning stages of a GPG Keysigning party in conjunction with Rackspace. Tentative date is December 4th. Details.
Contact: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1DtNXj6olxodud2lgXqBItJCItzIoxYjUeHA8N4HYZyI


Thursday, November 13, 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