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

Xiaofang (Maggie) Wang, PhD, and Rosalind Wynne, PhD

Villanova Engineering Launches Associate Professor Research Fellowship Program

The fellowship, awarded to Xiaofang (Maggie) Wang, PhD, and Rosalind Wynne, PhD, assists faculty to become more active within the research community, broaden their professional network and develop more competitive proposals with hopes to result in awarded projects. 

Dr. James Peyton Jones Wins Faculty Service Award, Fulbright to Morocco

Dr. James Peyton Jones Wins Faculty Service Award, Fulbright to Morocco

The professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, who was recognized for his work through the Faculty Congress, will spend his fellowship teaching and researching on the topic of embedded systems and the Internet of Things.

Taylor McDermott ’23 CpE

Student Spotlight: NovaRacing’s Taylor McDermott ’23 CpE Is Driven to Succeed

“I never grew up wanting to work on cars,” says McDermott, one of NovaRacing’s team captains, “but I came into Formula SAE because I saw it as an opportunity to do hands-on engineering as an undergraduate. There’s really no other club like it on campus.”