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.



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.


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



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.

Communicating with Frankie: Progress on a Nova Solution

Communicating with Frankie: Progress on a Nova Solution

After a crowdfunding campaign helped raise more than $40,000 from Villanova donors, Computer Engineering seniors Michael DiGiacomo and Christian Berger made significant progress on a system to help Villanovans with spastic cerebral palsy communicate more independently.

Drs. Xun Jiao and Dr. Mojtaba Vaezi

CAC Awarded Industry Contract to Study Machine Learning’s Role in Radio Frequency

L3Harris Technologies, Camden, NJ, has awarded Villanova’s Center for Advanced Communications (CAC) a one-year contract of $180,000 for “Machine Learning-based RF Signal Detection and Classification,” in which researchers will investigate the role of machine learning in radio frequency (RF) sensing.