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        
  • Multimedia               
  • Signal Processing
  • Software Engineering

At a Glance

  • 21 Full-time faculty
  • 159 Computer Engineering undergraduates
  • 122 Electrical Engineering undergraduates
  • 19 Master’s students (Computer Engineering)
  • 42 Master’s students (Electrical Engineering)
  • 42 Master’s students (Cybersecurity)
  • 14 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 six 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

Hasshi Sudler

E-Crypto News Talks To Hasshi Sudler On Space Blockchains

Adjunct Professor Hasshi Sudler ’92 EE and his team will be launching the world’s first private blockchain outside the Earth’s atmosphere, ushering in space commerce by allowing direct satellite-to-satellite transactions.EE Communications Magazine.

Villanova Formula SAE Implements COVID-Safe Teaching Methods

Villanova Formula SAE Implements COVID-Safe Teaching Methods

This year, like all clubs, NovaRacing has needed to respond to the ever-changing campus-scape. Nearly 30 freshmen have shown interest in joining the Formula SAE team—which builds a race car from the ground up every year—but the garage cannot safely accommodate that many students for training. In order to introduce the freshmen, team president Chris Auslander ’21 CpE and his senior officers creatively implemented a series of online training modules on how to use SolidWorks.

Dr. Deeksha Seth

Engineering Unleashed Fellowship Honors Professor for Her Creative Approach to Integrating Entrepreneurial Mindset into Teaching

As a 2020 Engineering Unleashed Fellow, Mechanical Engineering Assistant Teaching Professor Dr. Deeksha Seth’s goal is to update how design is taught and incorporated in engineering education and to emphasize integration and connections within engineering and other academic disciplines.