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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.


Martin, Hines develop vest to warn construction workers of imminent collisions

Photo of Kristen Hines, the vest, and Tom Martin

ECE faculty member Tom Martin and PhD candidate Kristen Hines have developed a smart vest that could reduce the number of highway work-zone injuries by warning roadside construction workers of incoming vehicles that ignore cones, flags, or other warnings. Eventually, the vest could become part of a network that would also warn the driver.

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.


Thursday, September 3, 2015

VTCSEC CTF Preparation Meeting

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM WLH 320
Come out for our capture-the-flag preparation meeting! Details.

VTLUUG First Meeting

7:30 PM to 8:30 PM Torgersen 1080
First meeting of the semester! This meeting will mostly be used to discuss and plan for Gobblerfest and Installfest, but you are always welcome to show up and discuss cool projects or Linux problems you might have. Details.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Wireless@VT Seminar

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Goodwin 135
Wireless@VT seminar by Dr. Javier Schloemann on "Tractably characterizing hearability and geometry in cellular network positioning" Details.

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.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

VTLUUG Installfest

12:00 PM to 5:00 PM TBA
At the Installfest, experienced Linix users will be on hand to assist with the installation and configuration of your new install or existing system. Details.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

VTCSEC Meeting

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM WLH 320
Meetings are every Thursday this semester. Details.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Info Session: CyberSprint and CodeBreaker Challenge

5:00 PM to 7:30 PM 1991 Kraft Drive, Room 2013
Information session being held for the NSA CyberSprint and CodeBreaker Challenge this fall. Pizza will be provided for those who attend. Details.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Engineering Expo

All day Squires Student Center
More than 250 companies and government agencies will be available to discuss job and internship opportunities. See more details: Details.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Engineering Expo

All day Squires Student Center
More than 250 companies and government agencies will be available to discuss job and internship opportunities. See more details: Details.