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    E-Council Corner - Study Abroad Coffee Chats

    September 15, 2021

    Are you interested in studying abroad?  Not sure about studying abroad and want to hear from people who have been in your shoes?  Already know you want to study abroad, but want to talk to someone who’s been abroad about how great it is? Well look no further! The Engineering Student Council is hosting 1-on-1 Study Abroad Coffee Chats for this semester. These chats consist of someone who has studied abroad and someone who is considering going abroad to have a casual conversation where you can ask for advice, recommendations, what have you! We will also supply each person with a gift card to Starbucks.

    If you are interested in participating in a coffee chat, please fill out this form so we can pair up everyone properly, and once we have both groups made, we will let you two figure out a time to meet.

    Please fill it out by the end of the day on Sunday, September 19 to ensure your pairing.

    Reach out to the Study Abroad Chair, Nathan Barrington (, with any questions!


    Felix Lin Awarded NSF Computer and Network Systems Grant

    September 14, 2021

    Felix Lin, associate professor of computer science, has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant: Collaborative Research: CNS Core: Medium: Understanding and Strengthening Memory Security for Non-Volatile Memory. Persistent memory is one of promising post-Moore’s Law technology that is expected to get into mainstream computing, from internet of things devices all the way to the cloud. This research anticipates security vulnerabilities of the use of persistent memory and attempts to mitigate potential security breaches that could cause tremendous loss to the industry, defense, scientific research, health, and many other domains that will be relying on future computing devices.

    Lu Feng Awarded NSF Designing Accountable Software Systems Grant

    September 14, 2021

    Lu Feng, assistant professor of computer science and engineering systems and environment, has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant under the new Designing Accountable Software Systems program: Collaborative Research: DASS: Accountable Software Systems for Safety-Critical Applications. Feng will be collaborating with Bryan H. Choi, who holds joint appointments with the College of Law and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at The Ohio State University. The researchers aim to facilitate the design of safety-critical software systems that are accountable with respect to various regulations and to provide legal insight on how to extend or amend current regulatory approaches to enhance software accountability. The project will also include a series of interdisciplinary workshops and symposiums to bring together experts in software design and law to discuss open research questions and potential solutions to software accountability.

    Panagiotis Apostolellis and Brad Campbell Awarded NSF EAGER Grant

    September 14, 2021

    Panagiotis Apostolellis, computer science assistant professor, and Brad Campbell, assistant professor of computer science and electrical and computer engineering, have been named co-investigators on an National Science Foundation grant: EAGER: Adaptive Digital Twinning: An Immersive Visualization Framework for Structural Cyber-Physical Systems. Apostolellis and Campbell are teamed with principal investigator Devin K. Harris, associate professor of engineering systems and environment and co-investigator Jennifer Chiu, associate professor of education in UVA’s Curry School of Education and Human Development. The grant explores the use of digital twins as a method to modernize infrastructure systems for critical services like water supply, transportation, power and communications.

    Yuan Tian Awarded NSF Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Grant

    September 14, 2021

    Yuan Tian, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science has been awarded a National Science Foundation Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace grant: Collaborative Research: SaTC: CORE: Medium: Toward safe, private, and secure home automation: from formal modeling to user evaluationTian’s research aims to gain a deeper understanding of security and privacy risks from internet of things devices in smart homes and then develop methods to mitigate the threats using formal modeling and automated analysis tools. A specific goal is to calculate system attackers’ precise knowledge and influence over smart home internet of things devices in order to design warnings that help users understand their smart home systems better and avoid potential harm.

    Sixty Seconds for the School: Engineering Career Fair

    September 13, 2021

    The Center for Engineering Career Development is hosting the annual Engineering Career Fair this Friday (Sept. 17) from 10am-2pm. The fair will be held virtually through the UVA Handshake platform. Over 100 companies have signed up to recruit students for internships and full-time jobs. You must register in advance of the fair and you can schedule individual (10-minute) or group (30-minute) time slots with employers, many of whom are UVA alumni. All Engineering students are encouraged to attend the fair, connect with employers, and learn about a variety of careers. In advance of the Fair, please browse the list of employers to see the types of positions they are hiring, and sign up for sessions.


    Read the Virtual Engineering Career Fair: Complete guide to event prep to get ready for this great event!

    Virtual Engineering Career Fair: Complete guide to event prep

    September 08, 2021

    The annual Fall Engineering Career Fair is just a week away – and it’s virtual again this fall! We’ve created this guide to help you prep for and navigate the event.

    First, complete these 5 key steps BEFORE the fair:

    1. Review and sign the annual Recruiting Policy Agreement. You’ll learn about important policies for participating in events with employers.
    2. Update your Handshake profile. This will allow you to register for 1:1 chats with employers. PLUS, employers will have an opportunity to search student profiles and reach out to YOU first.
    3. Register for the Career Fair before the event.
    4. Once registered, review the list of employers participating in the fair. Build a schedule in advance of the fair by signing up for 1:1 and group sessions of interest.
    5. Make a plan for how you want to spend the 10 minutes you’d have to chat with a company rep during scheduled 1:1 conversations.

    Sixty Seconds for the School: Just Report It

    September 06, 2021

    I and all the faculty and staff are committed to creating a safe and equitable environment on Grounds. If you experience or observe an instance of sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, violence, bias or discrimination, hazing, or interference with free speech, just report it! If you see a minor being placed at risk, just report it

    If you’re unsure if what you’re seeing or experiencing qualifies as something you should report, or if it doesn’t seem to quite match the descriptions on that web site, just report it anyway.  

    You will even find a link there to COVID non-compliance reporting if you know of someone knowingly putting others at risk of infection. The friendly staff who review these reports will always follow up with you to assist or to provide referrals in order to ensure your safety or the safety of others.