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2004 Annual Report


Head Letter

Chair Letter

Features
Campus Tansformation

Beyond Imaging

Photonic Biomedicine

Cell Behavior

No-Kill Sensors

Laser Scanning

Hokie Suit

Software Design

 
ECE Research Update

Research News
 

Cognitive Radio

Network Game Theory

Hardware Middleware

UWB Lab

High-Temp Sensor

Cell phone detector

Optical Cryptography

Shoot-Through Failures

IPEMs

Die-Attach

R&D 100 Award

Electronic Noses

Distributed Generation

USG

$1000 Elevator

Embedded Systems

Defect Tolerance

Efficiency Tools

Pervasive Networks

Video Networks

Networked Testbeds

Real-Time Solutions

2002/2003 Ph.D.s

2003 Patents

 

 

 
Special Report:
ECEs and Biomedicine

April 2004

53-page Printer-Friendly version (8.5 MB)

In This Issue:

From the
Department Head

From the Chair of the Advisory Board

Features


Engineering a campus transformation
ECE alumnus Harold Martin (Ph.D. ’80) has been selected to receive Virginia Tech’s 2004 Graduate Alumni Achievement Award. Martin is chancellor of Winston-Salem State University (UNC) and is credited with guiding WSSU through a remarkable transformation.

Developing no-kill sensors for live cell monitoring
As researchers in many fields seek to understand cellular function, there is a growing need for nondestructive, real-time measurement of chemicals in living cells. Kathleen Meehan's team is pursuing several methods of using light for live cell monitoring...

Beyond equipment and imaging: ECE expertise is critical to biomedical research
ECEs will make a tremendous contribution in advances against devastating diseases, according to ECE’s Yue (Joseph) Wang. Wang leads a $5.5 million research effort to improve the outcome for breast cancer patients and is developing projects exploring factors that influence diseases such as diabetes.

One scan pass: three optical images
Undergraduate researchers in the Optical Image Processing (OIP) Laboratory have developed a multi-output laser scanning system that will be used in research on holographic microscopy, optical cryptography and optical image recognition of 3-D objects...

Photonic early warning systems for cancer, biothreats
The Center for Photonics Technology (CPT) is using light in an effort to diagnose early-stage cancer and is developing optical biosensors that can detect traces of the bacteria and viruses that cause diseases such as tularemia, anthrax, and plague.

When style and comfort are not enough: computer engineers developing clothes that monitor health
Mark Jones and Tom Martin are developing clothes that can monitor chronic illness through body temperature, blood pressure, heart rates, breathing and even the way we walk. They dream of garments that can trigger paralyzed limbs to move and that can smooth the motions Parkinson’s Disease or Multiple Sclerosis...

What does a host cell do when a virus comes calling?
ECE Professor Amy Bell is applying signal and image processing techniques to microscope images in an effort to understand how viral and host cells interact. The research goal is to develop a procedure that may be used to rapidly identify viruses...

Software design courses boost corporate operations
A series of ECE graduate-level software engineering courses has become a model for joint university/industry ongoing education. Object-Oriented Software Development I and 2 (ECE 5575 and ECE 5576) are taught ...

Research Update


Computer Engineering

VLSI & Design Automation
Research Overview

News

Networking

Research Overview

News

Computer Systems
Research Overview

News

Software & Machine Intelligence
Research Overview

Communications
Research Overview

News

Electromagnetics
Research Overview

News

Electronics
Research Overview

News

Power Engineering
Research Overview

News
Real-time control of distributed generation

Systems & Controls
Research Overview

News


Ph.D. Degrees Awarded 2003/2004

2003 Patent Awards

 
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