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Welcome to the CESCA Group!


The Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications (CESCA) was formed in 2003 with the initial seed funding from the Virginia Tech Institute for Critical Technologies and Applied Sciences (ITCAS).  CESCA currently bundles the efforts of seven full-time faculty members in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, with an ensemble research spending of over $2M per year as of 2011.

CESCA graduates approximately 5 to 10 doctorate students and 10 to 15 Masters students every year.  These students have know-how and hands-on experience with research projects done for governement sponsors (NSF, SRF, AFOSR, NIST, NIJ, DoD, Air Force Labs) as well as private sectors (Intel, Samsung, ETRI, National Instruments, among others).

CESCA concentrates on cross-disciplinary research subjects in three aspects of Embedded Systems: Critical Applications, Design and Artifacts, and Design Tools.  A common thread in our research projects are Security, Reliability and Integrity.  We invite you to explore these pages, and learn about the CESCA faculty and their students.

A few good starting points are the following.

CESCA acknowledges its sponsors.


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CESCA Day 2016
April 23 (Sat)
Brush Mountain Room
Squires Student Center

Pictures:  main, posters

CESCA Student Awards
2016 Awardees

For New Graduate Students