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The Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Virginia Tech is conducting research in a growing variety of fields.

In the past two years, we have recruited 13 new faculty members in the areas of power systems, power electronics, operating systems, secure hardware/software systems, neuromorphic computing, wireless networks, remote sensing, and wide bandgap devices.

Our faculty now stands at 81 tenured/tenure-track members, 38 research faculty, and 12 instructors/professors of practice/collegiate faculty.

With more than 550 graduate students and 1,400 undergrads studying in the fields mentioned above and others such as computer vision, fiber-based sensing, cybersecurity, space science and engineering, nanophotonics, and computational biology, we have an extensive research portfolio that now realizes about $28 million annually.

Research Expenditures and Ph.D.'s Awarded
The ECE department ranks seventh nationally in NSF HERD Expenditures Report for 2019.