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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.


Yang receives two NSF awards to improve communication on land and at sea

Photograph of Yaling Yang

Yaling Yang received a total of $950,000 for two separate grants. The first focuses on ways to protect user privacy when the FCC makes the shift to a shared spectrum, and the second looks to fill the void of wireless communications at sea by developing self-powered ocean mesh networks.

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

Theresa Mayer headshot

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.


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Senior Capstone Info Session

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Surge Space Building 104C
Information for students interested in enrolling in this two-semester industry-sponsored class in the Fall of 2016. Details.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Torgersen Leadership Summit

9:00 AM to 3:30 PM Torgersen Hall
A one-day leadership immersion experience geared toward uncovering your leadership strengths and exploring different branches of leadership. Registration closes Friday, February 12th. Details.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

IEEE General Meeting

6:30 PM to 9:00 PM Holiday Inn 3315 Ordway Drive Roanoke VA 24017
Electrical Engineering and Electronics Technology Education at VWCC By Mr. George Studtmann, Engineering Instructor at Virginia Western Community College Details.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Graduate Seminar: Bradley Distinguished Lecture

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM 190 Goodwin Hall (Quillen Family Auditorium)
Prof. Joe Campbell, Lucien Carr III Professor of ECE from the University of Virginia, will be delivering a Bradley Distinguished Lecture.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Graduate Seminar: “Autonomous Information Gathering with Robotic Sensors"

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM 190 Goodwin Hall (Quillen Family Auditorium)
Chen-Ching Liu, the Boeing Distinguished Professor from Washington State University, will be delivering a seminar on "Resilient Distribution Systems: State-of-the-Art and the Future."

Friday, April 29, 2016

Graduate Seminar: Bradley Distinguished Lecture

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM 190 Goodwin Hall (Quillen Family Auditorium)
Prof. Venkat Anantharam, EECS Professor from the University of California Berkeley, will be delivering a Bradley Distinguished Lecture.