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Faculty positions in ECE

ECE is recruiting for tenure-track faculty positions in Cyber-Physical System Security, Mobile Computing Systems, Machine Learning, and Autonomic Systems.

Postdoctoral positions in ECE

ECE is accepting applications for postdoctoral research associates in all areas.

2015 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.

Wide Bandgap Generation Fellowship

The Center for Power Electronics Systems (CPES) and the Center for Power and Energy (CPE) have implemented a fellowship program focusing on Wide Bandgap semiconductor technology.

Spring 2016 Booklist

Required and recommended books for spring 2016 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.


Parikh wins NSF CAREER Award for Visual Question Answering

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Devi Parikh has received an NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award to develop a method of using images to teach a computer to respond to any question that it might be asked. VQA is a step toward enabling machines to understand visual content and respond effectively.

ECE Alum joins Tech as Research VP

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Theresa Mayer (BSEE '88) has returned to Virginia Tech as vice president for research and innovation and a member of the ECE faculty. Mayer was a distinguished professor of electrical engineering and the associate dean for research and innovation in the College of Engineering at Penn State.

Martin to develop emergency shelters for refugees

New grants

In collaboration with professors from across Virginia, Tom Martin was awarded a grant to develop emergency shelters using tension membrane fabric to improve conditions in refugee camps. The lightweight fabric is easily transported and assembled, but durable enough to provide insulation and weather protection.The grant was awarded by the 4-VA program, an inter-university partnership funded by the state legislature to promote STEM research.

Online Masters of Information Technology program ranked #2

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U.S. News & World report has ranked Virginia Tech’s online Master of Information Technology (MIT) program second in its online education rankings. The MIT program is coordinated by ECE, the Department of Computer Science, and the Pamplin College of Business.

Alum named IEEE Fellow

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Noel Schulz (B.S. 1988, M.S. 1990), associate dean for the Kansas State University College of Engineering, has been named IEEE Fellow. Schulz was recognized for leadership in advancing women in engineering and electric ship technologies.


Friday, February 12, 2016

CESCA Seminar

2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Whittemore 457
Mr. Chris Shenefiel, Technical Lead - Advanced Security Research, CISCO Systems Inc. Details.