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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

Mollenkopf inducted into VT's Academy of Engineering Excellence

Photo of Ed Tidemann, Luke Lester, Steve Mollenkopf, Richard Benson, and Sanjay Raman

ECE alumnus Steve Mollenkopf was inducted into the Virginia Tech Academy of Engineering Excellence. He joins 135 members out of more than 60,000 living engineering alumni. Mollenkopf was named CEO of Qualcomm in 2014.


ECE junior awarded ACC Creativity and Innovation grant

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Zainal Ariffin Bin Abdul Rahman has been awarded an ACC Creativity and Innovation Fellowship for his project "toward a smartphone-based functional ophthalmoscope for next-generation mobile healthcare." He will work on his project this summer, mentored by Yizheng Zhu.


William H. Tranter honored with emeritus status

photo of William Tranter

William Tranter has been named "professor emeritus" by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors. He joined ECE in 1997, and has co-authored several textbooks, and published more than 75 journal and conference papers on communications and simulation. Tranter is a Fellow of the IEEE.


ECE MEMs technology rapidly detects volatile organic compounds

Photo of Masoud Agah

Masoud Agah has developed a credit-card-sized gas chromatography platform that can analyze volatile compounds in seconds. The portability of the system allows it to be used in difficult and remote locations at a low cost.


Boston Globe interviews Batra, Solomon

Photo of people interacting, indicating their importance

An algorithm, developed by Dhruv Batra and graduate student Clint Solomon, that automatically determines the importance of each person in a photograph was featured in a Boston Globe story. The algorithm uses 45 factors, including where people are standing and where they are looking, to rank people in order of importance.

Events


Tuesday, April 28, 2015


Cyber Security Club at VT

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


Wednesday, April 29, 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


Invitation to ECE Capstone Events

All day Various
Would you like to acquire industry project experience in your senior year? Would you like to develop your professional, business, and technical skills? Would you like to work on a student team supported by a subject matter expert, your industry customer, and instructor? If any of the above appeals to you please attend the following two events! Details.
Contact: ginom@vt.edu


Friday, May 1, 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!


PhD Defense of Mahesh Nanjundappa

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM NVC 207
Mahesh Nanjundappa will defend his thesis "Formal Techniques for Design and Development of Safety Critical Embedded Systems from Polychronous Models" Details.
Contact: shukla@vt.edu


Wednesday, May 6, 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


Thursday, May 7, 2015


IEEE General Meeting

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


Tuesday, May 12, 2015


Cyber Security Club at VT

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


Thursday, June 4, 2015


IEEE General Meeting

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