ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING RESEARCH AND FACILITIES

In the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, exciting opportunities exist for students and faculty at all levels to address some of the Earth's greatest challenges. We consider it our mission as engineers to serve the common good, encompassing humanity and the natural world. 

 

AREAS OF FOCUS

Research includes the use of radar for commercial and defense sensing, biomedical signals and systems, interference mitigation in broad-band communication platforms, innovative antenna design, wireless communications (5G networks) and functional near-infrared spectroscopy.

Affiliated Faculty: Dr. Moeness Amin, Dr. Ahmad Hoorfar, Dr. Meltem Izzetoglu, Dr. Stephen Konyk, Dr. Bijan Mobasseri, Dr. Mojtaba Vaezi

With a focus on sustainability, research areas include solar energy and other alternative energy harvesting schemes, performance measurement and characterization of batteries and other electrochemical power sources, power electronics and microgrids.

Affiliated Faculty: Dr. Pritpal Singh, Dr. Nisha Kondrath

Faculty research includes microwave and electromagnetics, embedded systems, augmented and virtual reality, computer architecture, fiber optic sensor development and applying machine learning to Internet-of-Things devices.

Affiliated Faculty: Dr. Robert Caverly, Dr. Danai Chasaki, Dr. Xun Jiao, Dr. James Peyton-Jones, Dr. Mark Jupina, Dr. Sarvesh Kulkarni, Dr. Richard Perry, Dr. Maggie Wang, Dr. Rosalind Wynne, Dr. Jiafeng Xie

 

 

CENTERS AND LABS

CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE

Center for Advanced Communications is advancing wireless communications, satellite navigations, acoustic and ultrasound sensing and radar imaging for human health and security

Center for Nonlinear Dynamics and Control is working on real-world applications—including security, mobility and healthcare—of nonlinear dynamic systems and control theory


 


 

RESEARCH FUNDING

Electrical and Computer Engineering research funding comes from:

Electrical and Computer Engineering research funding comes from:

Comcast Corporation

EnerSys

Humboldt Foundation

National Institutes of Health

National Science Foundation

Office of Naval Research

U.S. Army

RESEARCH REPORT

Publication on Machine Learning to Predict Hardware Failure Recognized as Best of SELSE

Publication on Machine Learning to Predict Hardware Failure Recognized as Best of SELSE
 
“An Input-aware Learning-based Error Model of Voltage-Scaled Functional Units” by Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Dr. Xun Jiao and his PhD student Dongning Ma was named “Best of SELSE” at the Silicon Errors in Logic – System Effects workshop. It will be presented virtually during a special session of the Dependable Systems and Networks 2020 conference and will appear in IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems.

 

College of Engineering Initiatives Among Those Awarded Manufacturing PA Grants

College of Engineering Initiatives Among Those Awarded Manufacturing PA Grants

Villanova faculty are leading efforts on a smart brain imager (Dr. Meltem Izzetoglu), wetting of binder solution on porous bed of microparticles (Drs. Bo Li and Qianhong Wu) and optimization for microelectromechanical systems devices (Dr. Rosalind Wynne). These projects are among the 43 funded recently by the Department of Community and Economic Development’s Manufacturing PA initiative.

Hasshi Sudler '92 EE

ECE Faculty Lead Blockchain Project to Track Electronic Medical Records in Response to COVID-19

Hasshi Sudler ’92 EE, an adjunct faculty member in Electrical and Computer Engineering, is spearheading an effort to track electronic medical records over a blockchain to help stem the spread of the COVID-19 virus. He and Assistant Professor Xun Jiao recently presented this work to the US House Energy and Commerce committee.