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Faculty and students in GW's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) work together in classrooms and laboratories to develop technology-oriented solutions to many of today's real-world challenges.



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Individualizing Cybersecurity

Drs. Tian Lan and Guru Venkataramani are developing a way to keep computer systems safer from would-be hackers with a new approach that would eliminate security loopholes before they can be exploited.

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Creating a Highly Efficient Solar Cell

Research Scientist Dr. Matthew Lumb is leading a research effort to develop a new, high performance concentrator photovoltaic module that is fully integrated with conventional flat plate photovoltaic technology and able to produce an extremely high efficiency solar module.

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Dr. Sorger Wins PECASE

Dr. Volker Sorger was named recently as a winner of a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), a very prestigious award bestowed on scientists and engineers by the US government.



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ECE Labs

The ECE Laboratories provide our students with real world evaluation, design, and test experience.

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Science and Engineering Hall

GW’s Science and Engineering Hall (SEH) is the largest academic building dedicated to these fields in the nation’s capital. 




Dr. Lan receives new patent

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued Patent No. US 10,547,681 B2 to Dr. Tian Lan and his colleagues for “Functional Caching in Erasure Coded Storage.”

Dr. Roger Lang has received a $35,000 NASA grant

The goal of the project to explore the use of radar to measure the presence of ice under the Marian Regolith.

Dr. Gina Adam with collaborators from NIST and WD have received a one-year $450,000 ONR/DARPA grant

The goal of the project is develop memory-efficient hardware for neural network training acceleration.



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The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering degrees. Within each academic program, students have the opportunity to tailor the curriculum to suit their interests and needs through a variety of electives.




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