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 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

Team VUDURU M.A.E. credits Emily Dupervil ’22 VSB for her artistic contributions to the mission logo.

Shooting for Mars: Villanova Team Named Finalist in NASA RASC-AL Challenge

In its first year in the competition, a team of students from Villanova, Drexel and Rutgers universities has been named a finalist in NASA’s Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts—Academic Linkage (RASC-AL) program. Led by Villanova Engineering graduate student Nicholas Florio ’20 EE, ’21 MSEE, the team developed the Jemison Crewed Ascent Vehicle, honoring the first African American female astronaut, Mae C. Jemison. In June they will present their concept to NASA and other aerospace leaders.

Dr. Moeness Amin Awarded Signal Processing Best Paper Award

Dr. Moeness Amin Awarded Signal Processing Best Paper Award

The 2021 Best Paper Award in Signal Processing, an Elsevier journal, is given to "DOA estimation exploiting a uniform linear array with multiple co-prime frequencies." Co-authored by Villanova College of Engineering’s Dr. Moeness Amin, director of the Center for Advanced Communications, the paper designs the optimum array configuration for direction finding of targets, as well as radio frequency emitters.

How will blockchain act in space? Villanova is blasting it into orbit to find out | Technical.ly Philly, Sept. 2, 2021

How will blockchain act in space? Villanova is blasting it into orbit to find out | Technical.ly Philly, Sept. 2, 2021

Technically Philly interviewed Villanova Engineering adjunct Hasshi Sudler about his efforts to test how blockchain technology will behave in the new space technology. Unfortunately, the Firefly Alpha rocket carrying his experiment exploded shortly after launch a few days later.