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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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Overcoming Computing Limitations

Dr. Volker Sorger is the lead principal investigator on a project to develop future nano-photonic neuromorphic processors inspired by the brain to overcome current computing limitations. He is working with Dr. Tarek El-Ghazawi and a Princeton colleague.



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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. Sorger wins Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

Dr. Volker Sorger was named recently as a winner of this very prestigious award bestowed on scientists and engineers by the US government.

Drs. El-Ghazawi and Sorger receive patent for reconfigurable optical computer

Their invention introduces a new class of reconfigurable computing devices that are capable of computing out of first principles by solving partial differential equations that are used for most simulations in science and engineering.

Samson March builds his own smart watch

ECE alumnus Samson March recently finished building his own smart watch from scratch as a do-it-yourself project.

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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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