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.
Join a conversation with Department Chair Nikos Sidiropoulos, Associate Chair for Graduate Studies Zongli Lin and Computer Engineering Program Director Barry Johnson
Scott Acton, professor of electrical and computer engineering, specializes in biological image analysis problems. His research emphases include tracking, segmentation, representation, retrieval, classification and enhancement.
Mool Gupta, Langley Distinguished Professor and founding director of the NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Lasers and Plasmas, leads research in high power laser applications for solar cell manufacturing, thermal solar, thermophotovoltaics, quantum dots based solar concentrators and laser microtexturing of surfaces.
Mircea Stan is the Virginia Microelectronics Consortium Professor at UVA and leads the High-Performance Low-Power lab. He teaches and conducts research in high-performance low-power VLSI, temperature-aware circuits and architecture, embedded systems, spintronics and nanoelectronics. Additionally, Mircea is an associate director of the Center for Automata Processing and sits on the leadership council for the Link Lab.
Research highlight: CRISP research on 3-D chip architecture, thermal and power optimization, and circuit design
Avik Ghosh, professor of electrical and computer engineering and professor of physics, leads the Virginia nano-computing research group to understand non-equilibrium properties of nano-scale material structures using high performance computational resources.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.