Get to Know Us Better

Congratulations on your admission to our program. We are disappointed that we could not meet face-to-face, but hope you will use this opportunity to engage with our faculty and graduate students as you take this next step in your academic journey.

From the optical fibers that connect the world, to deep space exploration, many of humanity’s greatest achievements would have been unthinkable without electrical and computer engineers. Our department has played an important role in many of these advancements. You can add to our legacy in world-class photonics, high-frequency diodes, and materials science research; contribute to our long-standing tradition in computer engineering, medical imaging, and signals, systems, and communications; and leverage our investments in machine learning research to ride the AI wave.

Meet and Greet with Department Leadership

Commitment to Mentorship

Our incoming chair Scott Acton is passionate about opening doors for students traditionally underrepresented in engineering.

Negotiating the EE Graduate Program Admissions Process

Meet our Research Teams

  • Mona Zebarjadi Research Group, 11:30 a.m. ET

    Mona Zebarjadi Research Group, 11:30 a.m. ET

    Q&A with the E-SNAIL research team

    Our research group designs materials with altered thermal and elecrical properties. We also design new hybrid energy conversion devices for thermal management and solid-state energy conversion technologies.

    Zebarjadi Research Group | Tour the Lab | Faculty Profile 

  • Mool Gupta Research Group, 12:30 p.m. ET

    Mool Gupta Research Group, 12:30 p.m. ET

    Meet researchers pursuing high-power laser applications

    We conduct research in high-power laser applications for solar cell manufacturing, infrared detectors, thermophotovoltaics, quantum dots, laser microtexturing and more.

    Mool Gupta's Research Group | Faculty Profile 

  • Mircea Stan Research Group, 1:30 p.m. ET

    Mircea Stan Research Group, 1:30 p.m. ET

    Meet Researchers in Stan's High-Performance Low-Power Lab

    We conduct research in AI hardware and edge IoT, including processing-in-memory, low-power hardware accelerator design and smart dust as well as explorations in spintronics and nanoelectronics.

    High-Performance Low-Power Lab | Faculty Profile | Watch the Session


Connect with our Graduate Students

  • Art Lichtenberger (right) and colleague at IFAB microfabrication instrument

    Explore Art Licthenberger's playground at UVA: Get a sneak peek into the newly renovated Innovations in Fabrication (IFAB) facility and hear about research opportunities in superconducting and millimeter and submillimeter materials, devices and circuits. Watch the video.

  • PhD student Farjana Ferdous Tonni (left) and Mona Zebarjadi in lab

    Support adoption of clean, renewable energy: Mona Zebarjadi demonstrates her group's research at the intersection of materials and devices. They manipulate materials' thermal and electrical properties to find new ways of converting waste heat into electricity. Watch the video

  • Cong Shen and student in lab for intelligence communications and networking

    Help society make the most of 5G and prepare for what's next: Cong Shen introduces you to his research group and their Lab for Intelligent Communication and Networking. See how ECE excels in machine learning methods for communication and networking. Watch the video

Multidisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems Research

Link Lab offers collaborative research opportunities in computer engineering, control, and communications.

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Mark your calendars for March 18!

There will be a live session for Link Lab from 11:00 a.m. to Noon ET on March 18. Pre-registration is not required.

Join the session at
Meeting ID: 993 5434 5686 / Passcode: 429001. 

Additionally, UVA's School of Engineering and Applied Science Office of Graduate Programs and Office of Diversity, Equity and Engagement are hosting two virtual sessions on March 18.

Join the morning session from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. ET
Meeting ID: 979 4826 8564  Passcode: 606978

Join the afternoon session from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. ET
Meeting ID: 916 9117 2602  Passcode: 721917


Highlighting ECE Students Research Achievements

The Charles L. Brown Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering provides thought leadership via award-winning research, out-of-the-box solutions and turning-point ideas.

We aspire to be an inclusive and welcoming place for all, and a hub of innovation where research and teaching go hand-in-hand. Our mission is to prepare the next generation of electrical and computer engineering leaders to solve society’s grand technological challenges and improve quality of life.