Getting involved

We have multiple positions available

Prospective graduate students

We are always looking for self-motivated Ph.D. students in the areas of optimization theory, control theory, machine learning, and power systems. If your interests are compatible with ours, please apply to the ECE graduate program here and indicate my name in your application form. This will ensure that I won’t miss your application.

Prospective post-doctoral researchers

We are actively looking for post-doctoral researchers to join the lab. Please feel free to send me your CV along with one or two selected publications.

Virginia Tech students

Thanks for your interests. Please feel free to send me an email with your CV. We can chat about how you would like to be involved.


If you are not a current Virginia Tech student and are interested in a short-term visit, please send me your CV along with one or two selected publications.


The Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

The ECE Department has 86 tenured or tenure-track faculty members, 30 research faculty members, and external research expenditures exceeding $35 million annually. The department has programs that are among the nation’s largest and strongest in power electronics, power systems, embedded systems, wireless communications and networking, space science and engineering, remote sensing, fiber optics and photonics, and computational biology. The department has additional emerging areas of strength in cybersecurity, autonomous systems, biomedical applications, and integrated microsystems and nanotechnology. See more information about the ECE Department and the College of Engineering.

Rankings by U.S. News & World Report (2021): The Electrical Engineering graduate program is ranked #16. See more quick metrics.

ShanghaiRanking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities (2020): The Electrical & Electronic Engineering receives a national ranking of #9 and global ranking of #12.

Power and Energy Center @ VT

Power engineering research involves delivering electricity and converting it for use at its final destinations. Power systems in many industrialized countries rely on decades-old equipment, creating unique challenges in blending state-of-the-art technology with working equipment that can be half a century old. At Virginia Tech, researchers work to design, improve, and protect the world’s power grids and equipment; understand and design distributed and alternative power systems; store electricity for later use; and develop equipment that increases function with less energy. See more information.

Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is the Commonwealth’s senior land-grant institution located in Blacksburg in the scenic mountains of southwestern Virginia, about 40 miles west of Roanoke. Highly selective in admissions, the University enrolls approximately 25,000 undergraduate and 6,500 graduate students, and more than 2,600 faculty members and researchers. The university offers more than 100 bachelor’s degree programs through its seven undergraduate academic colleges: Agriculture and Life Sciences, Architecture and Urban Studies, Engineering, Liberal Arts and Human Services, Natural Resources, Pamplin College of Business, and Science. On the postgraduate level, the university offers 150 master’s and doctoral degree programs through the Graduate School, a professional degree from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, and a medical degree from the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. See more information about the university and the Town of BlacksburgStep into Blacksburg.

Virginia Tech has received accolades among 384 colleges and universities listed in The Princeton Review’s rankings for 2019, including: Best Campus Food (#3). Town-Gown Relations are Great (#2). Their Students Love These Colleges (#3). Best Quality of Life (#7). See more information.