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Faculty positions in ECE


ECE is recruiting for a tenure-track faculty position in Cyber-Physical System Security

Fall 2015 Booklist


Required and recommended books for fall 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.


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

Machine learning researchers receive Google Research Award

Google Research Award

Devi Parik and Dhruv Batra, assistant professors of ECE, have won a $92,600 Google Research Award to develop a new approach to teaching computers to understand images. Their approach uses millions of question-answer examples on images of common scenes to endow computers with natural-language visual question answering (VQA) capability.


Mohammadi places second at IEEE International Microwave Symposium

Laya Mohammadi

Laya Mohammadi won second place in the Student Paper Competition at the 2015 IEEE International Microwave Symposium in Phoenix, Arizona. Mohammadi, a Ph.D. student in the Multifunctional Integrated Circuits and Systems (MICS) Lab, was one of 35 finalists — out of 315 who submitted papers — asked to participate in the conference’s student paper interactive forum competition. Her paper was titled, “Integrated C-Band (4-8 GHz) Frequency Tunable & Bandwidth Tunable Active Band-Stop Filter in 0.13-µm SiGe BiCMOS.”


ECE alumni work on NASA New Horizons mission

an image of pluto from the New Horizons mission

NASA's New Horizons Pluto mission team includes ECE alumni Chris DeBoy (BSEE 1990), RF Telecommunications lead engineer, Chris Haskins (BSEE 1997, MS 2000), lead engineer for the New Horizons uplink receiver, and Ron Schulze (BSEE 1989), lead antenna engineer.


Former ECE researcher named director of Auburn University Wireless Engineering Research and Education Center

photograph of Shiwen Mao

Former ECE post-doctoral researcher and research scientist Shiwen Mao has been named Samuel Ginn Endowed Professor and appointed Director of the Wireless Engineering Research and Education Center at Auburn University.


ECE alum promoted to assistant professor at Mayo Clinic

photograph of Chen Wang

Chen Wang (PhD 2011) was recently promoted to Assistant Professor of Medical Informatics at the Mayo College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota. Wang's research uses bioinformatics to identify aberrant changes in diseases.

Events


Friday, August 28, 2015


Thesis Defense -- Daniel Keith Ridenour

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM 400 Whittemore Hall
Masters thesis on "Examination of Power Systems Solutions Considering High Current Direct Voltage Transmission" will be defended by Daniel Keith Ridenour. All are welcome to attend. Details.
Contact: pep3@vt.edu


Wireless@VT Seminar

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Goodwin Hall 135
Wireless@VT Seminar by Prof. Allen B. MacKenzie. Title: Some Thoughts on Future Wireless Networks. Details.
Contact: hdhillon@vt.edu


CESCA Seminar

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM 330 Lavery
CESCA Welcoming Seminar + Cake and Coffee Details.
Contact: leyla@vt.edu


Graduate Seminar

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM 190 Goodwin Hall
Leslie Pendleton, Director of Student Services, ECE, “Nuts and Bolts of Your ECE Graduate Program”
Contact: pep3@vt.edu


Friday, September 4, 2015


Graduate Seminar

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM 190 Goodwin Hall
John Stankovic, BP America Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Virginia “Technical Solutions Underlying Wireless Health Systems" (Bradley Distinguished Lecture) Details.
Contact: pep3@vt.edu


Friday, September 18, 2015


Graduate Seminar

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM 190 Goodwin Hall
Larry Thompson, Engineering Librarian, University Libraries, Virginia Tech, “Library Resources for ECE Graduate Students"
Contact: pep3@vt.edu


Tuesday, September 22, 2015


NIST Seminar: Peter Bajcsy

11:30 AM to 2:00 PM VTRC-Arlington, Room 3-024
Arrival at 11:30am, presentation at 1pm. NIST seminar by Peter Bajcsy, Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) at the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), on "To Measure or Not To Measure Terabyte-Sized Images?" Details.
Contact: yug@vt.edu