DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Associate Professor Rosalind Wynne works with a student in the Lightwave Lab.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is a dynamic scholarly community of undergraduate and graduate students and faculty.

Our highly-acclaimed professors excel in both the classroom and laboratory in specialties including:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Cybersecurity
  • Electric Energy Systems
  • Electronics
  • Embedded Systems
  • High Frequency Systems
  • Microcontrollers        
  • Applied Machine Learning              
  • Signal Processing
  • Software Engineering

At a Glance

  • 20 Full-time faculty
  • 171 Computer Engineering undergraduates (27% female)
  • 127 Electrical Engineering undergraduates (17% female)
  • 18 Master’s students (Computer Engineering)
  • 47 Master’s students (Electrical Engineering)
  • 22 Master’s students (Cybersecurity)
  • 19 PhD students

The size of our department allows for a variety of hands-on research opportunities and the ability for focused faculty mentorship.

 

OUR RESEARCH

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department is associated with two of the College’s research centers:

The Center for Advanced Communications (CAC)

CAC advances the state-of-the-art in the analysis and development of wireless communications, satellite navigations, acoustic and ultrasound sensing and radar imaging.

Center for Nonlinear Dynamics and Control (CENDAC)

CENDAC is distinguished by its strong interdisciplinary teams working on real-world applications—including security, mobility and healthcare—of nonlinear dynamic systems and control theory.

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

Students at all levels are encouraged to pursue research opportunities with Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty in the areas of:

  • Advanced antenna design
  • Computer and mobile networks
  • Dc-dc converters
  • Advanced emission control algorithms for engines
  • Digital hardware and FPGA security
  • Electrical communications
  • Microgrids
  • Nanostructured, high efficiency low cost solar cells
  • Photonic fiber sensors
  • Pin diode modeling
  • Through the wall radar imaging

FEATURED FACULTY

DEPARTMENT NEWS

Dr. Mojtaba Vaezi

Dr. Mojtaba Vaezi Receives Prestigious CAREER Grant from National Science Foundation

The five-year, $600,000 award will allow the associate professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering to advance research in managing interference in cellular networks.

Villanova Engineering Launches Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering

Villanova Engineering Launches Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering

The interdisciplinary program, which will be available to students starting in Fall 2024, involves the application of engineering to address challenges in medicine and health care for societal needs.  

Electrical and Computer Engineering Hosts IEEE Student Activities Conference

Electrical and Computer Engineering Hosts IEEE Student Activities Conference

The 2024 IEEE Joint Region 1 and Region 2 Student Activities Conference featured a full day of student-oriented activities for IEEE student members from the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions.