Get to know us better

Welcome to the UVA ECE Virtual Visits Program. We look forward to getting to know you and hearing about your interests.


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 and contribute to our long-standing tradition in computer engineering, medical imaging, and signals, systems, and communications. Machine learning and artificial intelligence now influence everything we do, including the design and operation of engineered systems; you can leverage our investments in machine learning research to ride the AI wave.

Zoom Chats with Faculty

Join an open-ended conversation with ECE faculty members; bring your questions about the curriculum, your course plan and research opportunities on Grounds and with our partners.

Reach out to your future advisors, professors and mentors

ECE currently has 39 FACULTY MEMBERS.Over 80% of the faculty are tenured or tenure track, including 13 assistant professors. Collectively, our faculty have earned many awards and honors.Twelve have earned NSF CAREER Awards; five others have earned young investigator, inventor or faculty awards. Thirteen are Fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Over the past three years, on average, the department has obtained $13.3 million in external funding. ECE faculty frequently serve as editors and program or conference chairs, and regularly publish at top conferences and journals.

Community Connections

UVA ECE's culture is outward looking and entrepreneurial. We actively engage in cross-disciplinary research and provide many opportunities to find mentors and make connections beyond our Department. We know that work-life balance is important to you, and encourage you to take advantage of all that Charlottesville has to offer.

Why Hoos Love to Call Charlottesville Home

“The cultural scene here is way bigger than something a town of this size should have.”

Be Entrepreneurial

Charlottesville is a vibrant community of high-tech entrepreneurs, most of them associated with UVA, with the supporting ecosystem, talent and culture conducive to further growth. Seven ECE faculty members have founded or co-founded successful startups.

Crossing Borders

ECE aspires to be an inclusive and welcoming place for all, and a hub of innovation where research and teaching go hand-in-hand. We support and promote a culture of excellence through diversity in everything we do.

  • 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. Plus a potential trip to Hawaii! Watch Art's tour.

  • UVA's Mona Zebarjadi

    Join the search for clean energy solutions: Take a deeper look into Mona Zebarjadi's Energy Science Nanotechnology and Imagination Lab and learn about opportunities at the intersection of materials and devices. 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

Network with Distinguished and Energetic Alumni

As a member of ECE's extended community, you can network with energetic and distinguished alumni. Our department benefits from alumni representation on the board of trustees, a strong record of stewardship and financial support, and thought leadership within our discipline.

  • Bio photo of John M. M. Anderson

    The most recent UVA ECE alumnus to earn a leadership post is John M. M. Anderson, a 1992 Ph.D. graduate of the Charles L. Brown Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, who is the newly appointed dean of Howard University’s College of Engineering and Architecture. UVA Engineering connected with John to discuss his UVA experience and career. Read the interview.

  • Photo of Dudley and Barbara White

    Longtime supporters Dudley (Engr ’76, ’77) and Barbara (Engr ’81) White have made an extraordinary $6.1 million commitment to the school, supporting the Science and Technology Policy Internship Program, as well as the creation of an endowed professorship honoring engineering professor Stephen G. Wilson in the Charles L. Brown Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Learn more about their gift.

  • Ghosh and Elahi with physical model of transistor

    Mirza M. Elahi is lead author of a top paper on device physics published by Applied Physics Letters. Elahi earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 2019, advised by Avik Ghosh, professor of electrical and computer engineering and physics. Elahi, Ghosh and their co-authors discuss the challenges and opportunities of Graphene Klein Tunnel transistors, a device concept initiated at UVA. Their research provides a guideline for designing electro-optics inspired high-speed analog and digital switches in graphene. Read the paper.

Highlighting ECE Students Research Achievements