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									        Virginia Tech
Electrical and Computer Engineering



   VT-MENA Orientation
    21-September-2005

    Cindy Hopkins, Graduate Counselor


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      Names & Abbreviations

Department:
• ECE = (The Bradley Department of)
  Electrical and Computer Engineering
Degree Programs:
• EE = Electrical Engineering (including
  Communication Area)
• CpE = Computer Engineering

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        Resources Individuals

• Cindy Hopkins, Graduate Counselor
  – hopkins@vt.edu / 540-231-8393
• Heather Robertson, Admissions Specialist
  – herobert@vt.edu / 540-231-7262
• William Tranter, Asst Department Head for
  Graduate Education
  – btranter@vt.edu / 540-231-2961
• Sedki Riad, Director of International
  Programs, College of Engineering
  – sriad@vt.edu / 540-231-4463

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        Important Resources

• Graduate Forms are available
  via ECE Web Site @
   http://www.ece.vt.edu/graduate/forms
 - University Graduate Catalog
   http://www.grads.vt.edu/academics/gcat/index.html
 - ECE Graduate Policy Manual
   http://www.ece.vt.edu/gradman/cover.html
 - Course Timetable of Classes
   Hokie Spa



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       Initial Class Advising

• Interim Advisors
  – S. Riad and W. Tranter will serve as
    Interim Advisors.
  – Utilize the course/department web
    materials to roughly prepare a Plan of
    Study. Carefully read the applicable
    parts of the ECE Graduate Policy
    Manual.


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                 E-mail
• E-Mail
  – all ECE GRADUATE STUDENTS have
    access to university e-mail and are
    listed on the graduate student listserv.

  – Students that are not receiving e-mail
    messages via graduate student listserv
    can be added by notification to Cindy
    Hopkins or Heather Robertson.

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       PhD Degree Requirements
• Plan of Study: Submit before 9 credit hrs above MS or 33
  total credits, whichever comes first.
• 90 total credits beyond B.S. degree (30 course hrs & 60
  dissertation hrs)
• A min of 27 hrs course work  5000
• 15 course hrs at VT Residency while enrolled in Ph.D.
  program at the 80 or 90 academic levels
• Advisory Committee:
   – 5 faculty members
       • 1 from another academic department at Virginia Tech
       • 1 from out-of-area research area ECE




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        Ph.D. Transfer Policy

• Ph.D. students can transfer 50% of their
  course work from a previous degree
  program; exclude courses listed on the
  B.S./B.E. transcript.
• Courses taken beyond five years must be
  revalidated; the required Revalidation Form
  is available at the ECE Form Web Site.


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            Ph.D. Exams
• Qualifying Exam – Adequate
  breadth and potential for Ph.D.
  – Ph.D. student must take the Ph.D.
    Qualifying Exam within the first two
    semesters    of   enrollment     (80
    academic level).
  – VT-MENA      students    will     be
    instructed of how exam will be
    administered once determined.

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          Ph.D. Exams Cont.

• Preliminary Exam
  – Exam is held at least 9 months prior to final
    defense.     This exam tests the student’s
    preparation to continue toward dissertation.
  – Must complete and submit Preliminary
    Examination Form to ECE Graduate Advising
    Office three weeks prior to exam date.
  – One day prior to Prelim Exam student must
    pick up Prelim Exam Card from Graduate
    School and present to committee for signature.
  – Copy of signed Prelim Exam card to ECE
    Graduate Advising Office

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          Ph.D. Exams Cont.
• Final Examination
  – Oral exam to defend dissertation

  – Must    complete    and      submit     Final
    Examination Form to ECE Graduate
    Counselor three weeks prior to oral exam.

  – One day prior to final exam student must
    pick up Final Exam Card from Graduate
    School and present to committee for
    signatures.

  – Copy of signed Final Exam card to ECE
    Graduate Advising Office                        11
   ECE Graduate Policy Manual

• The 05-06 ECE Graduate Policy Manual
  will be revised soon and an e-mail message
  will be sent to the graduate student listserv
  once it is posted.
• There will be minor changes to the 04-05
  Graduate Policy Manual that is currently
  available on the web.


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           Registration

• Drop/Add System
 – Add/Drop Course
 – Change Grade Option
 – Change Equivalent Credit Hours




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   Registration - Future Terms

IMPORTANT: Graduate students should
  register for classes during the pre-
  registration period via Hokie Spa. Pre-
  Registration enrollment figures determine
  the final course offerings. Under enrolled
  courses are CANCELLED.
Spring Semester, 2006: October 18–25,
  2005.


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     Important Date to Remember



• FRIDAY, September 30, 2005
  – Last Day to Drop Classes for fall 05
  – Last Day to Change Grade Option From A-F
    to P-F for fall 05




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        Seminar, ECE 5944

Two semesters of ECE Seminar, ECE
  5944, required for all graduate
  students.
 Seminar is one credit hour, per
  semester. P/F option only!
Course is listed on the Ph.D. Plan of
  Study under 5xxx level or higher.


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                    Graduate Enrollment
                   On-Campus Records by University Census Report


500


                                                                           1995
450

                                                                           1996

400
                                                                           1997


350
                                                                           1998



300                                                                        1999



                                                                           2000
250


                                                                           2001

200

                                                                           2002


150
                                                                           2003



100                                                                        2004



                                                                           2005
50




 0
      M as te r of Scie nce            Doctorate                   Total




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   Graduate Funding (1995-2005)
                                                     Enrollment #
Term     GTAs     GRAs   Fellow             Total    On-campus
2005     51       189    16*+1**            257        342
2004     55       198    16*+4**            273        405
2003     42.5     200    19*+2**            263.5      458
2002     45       212    19*+1**            277        456
2001     59       213    17                 289        437
2000     57       207    19                 283        388
1999     61       167    15                 243        350
1998     68       157    16*+4**            245        340
1997     50       179    14*+2**            245        356
1996     45       160    9*+20**            234        342
1995     37       141    9*+19**            206        330

*Bradley Fellowships               **Other Fellowships

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              Graduate Degrees
                          On-Campus and Extended Campus

                                                                      1995-96
160


                                                                      1996-97
140

                                                                      1997-98

120

                                                                      1998-99

100
                                                                      1999-2000


80
                                                                      2000-2001


60
                                                                      2001-2002


40
                                                                      2002-2003



20                                                                    2003-2004



 0                                                                    2004-2005
      Master of Science                                   Doctorate



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          Major Research Groups
•   Applied Electromagnetics
•   Center for Energy and the Global Environment (ARI)
•   Center for Power Electronics Systems
•   Center for Power Engineering
•   Center for Wireless Telecommunications
•   Computer Engineering
•   Control Systems
•   Digital Signal Processing
•   Fiber and Electro Optics Research Group
•   Image Processing
•   Microelectronics
•   Mobile and Portable Radio Group
•   VT Antenna Group
•   VT Information Systems Center                        20
EE Subject Areas and Research Topics

 •   Communications
 •   Controls/Systems
 •   Electromagnetics
 •   Circuits/Electronics
 •   Power
 •   School of Biomedical Engineering (NEW)



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Subject Areas and Research Topics (Contd)

• Computers
  –   Spatial Data Analysis Laboratory (SDAL)
  –   Virginia Tech Information Systems Center (VISC)
  –   Computer Vision
  –   Configurable Computing Machinery
  –   Design Languages and Tools
  –   Image and Signal Processing
  –   Networks and Protocols
  –   Real-time Computing and Control
  –   Test and Fault Tolerance
  –   Software Engineering

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CPE Subject Areas & Research Topics



 •   Computer Systems
 •   Networking
 •   Software and Machine Intelligence
 •   VLSI and Design Automation Area



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Subject Areas and Research Topics (Contd)

• Communications
  –   Center for Wireless Telecommunications
  –   Center for Commercial Space Communications
  –   Digital Signal Processing
  –   Fiber Optic Communications
  –   Mobile and Portable Radio Group
  –   Radio and Microwaves
  –   Satellite Communications
  –   Telecommunication Networks


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      Subject Areas and Research Topics
                 (Continued)
• Controls/Systems
  –   Control Systems
  –   Digital Signal Processing
  –   Motion Control
  –   Robotics
  –   Machine Learning
  –   Intelligent Control
  –   Smart Structures


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      Subject Areas and Research Topics
                 (Continued)

• Electromagnetics
  –   Antennas
  –   Electromagnetics
  –   Fiber and Electro-Optics
  –   Optical Image Processing
  –   Time Domain Techniques
  –   Microwave Measurements and Material
      Processing


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      Subject Areas and Research Topics
                 (Continued)

• Circuits/Electronics
  –   Electronic Materials
  –   Microelectronics
  –   Multichip Modules and Electronic Packaging
  –   Power Electronics
  –   Devices
  –   Radio and Microwaves



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      Subject Areas and Research Topics
                 (Continued)

• Power
  –   Power Engineering
  –   Energy Systems
  –   Precise Measurements on Power Networks
  –   Protection of Power Systems
  –   Control and Stability Analysis of Power Systems
  –   Electric Machines and Electronic Control
  –   Distribution System Engineering
  –   Alternate Energy Systems


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