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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.


Saad chosen for Navy Young Investigator Program

Walid Saad

Walid Saad has been selected by the Office of Naval Research for its 2015 Young Investigator Program. The grant will fund further research into the optimization of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications in tactical wireless networks for the battlefield or other mission-critical communication scenarios.

Rahman to serve on Governor's Executive Committee on Energy Efficiency

Photo of Saifur Rahman

Saifur Rahman will serve on the newly-formed Governor's Executive Committee on Energy Efficiency. This 12-member committee will develop strategies and recommendations to reduce Virginia's retail electricity consumption by ten percent by 2020.

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.


Thursday, June 4, 2015

IEEE General Meeting

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