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Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ECCS)

Welcome to ECCS

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Welcome to the Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems.  Please browse our website for more information about the ECCS Division and our ECCS ProgramsFunding Opportunities, and Career Opportunities

Thank you for visiting - Dr. Samir El-Ghazaly, ECCS Division Director. Read more about Dr. El-Ghazaly.

ECCS Program Management Chart

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Each ECCS Program is supported by a team of Program Directors (PDs) representing a diverse research portfolio. Click here to view our ECCS Program Management Chart with associated PD research areas.

ENG Leadership Opportunity

July 2015 - NSF announces a nationwide search for the next division director of the Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems. Read more.

ECCS News & Events

May 2015 - Drs. Samir El-Ghazaly and Dimitris Pavlidis (ECCS) received the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society's "Distinguished Educator Award" for 2015. The award is given annually "for outstanding contributions as a teacher, mentor, and role model for students in the microwave profession." This is the highest award given by the society for educators.

April 2015 - NSF has named Dr. Andrea Alù, an ECCS grantee and engineering professor at the University of Texas at Austin, as the recipient of this year's Alan T. Waterman Award. Dr. Alù is a leading innovator in metamaterials, or artificial materials with properties and wave interactions not found in nature, and plasmonics, the study of how light interacts with the surface of nanoscale objects. He is best known for his pioneering research in metamaterial theory and applications. Read more.

March 2015 - ECCS welcomes Dr. Chengshan Xiao to the CCSS Program as a new Program Director. Dr. Xiao is currently a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly University of Missouri – Rolla). His areas of expertise include wireless communications and signal processing, circuits and systems, and control systems.

February 2015 - ECCS welcomes Dr. Hao Ling to the CCSS Program as a new Program Director. Dr. Ling is currently a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and holds the L. B. (Preach) Meaders Professorship in Engineering. Dr. Ling's principal areas of expertise are in radar signature prediction and radar feature extraction. His recent research interests also include radar signal processing, radar sensing of humans, miniaturized and broadband antenna design and propagation channel modeling in non-line-of-sight environments.

January 2015 - ECCS welcomes Dr. Nadia A. El-Masry to the EPMD Program as a new Program Director. Dr. El-Masry is currently a professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at North Carolina State University. Her areas of expertise are in the growth, fabrication and characterization of electronic, magnetic, and photonic materials for device applications with a specific focus on materials for solar energy, solid state lighting and magnetic materials for spin-electronics.  

Programs and Funding Opportunities

Key: Crosscutting Crosscutting | NSF Wide Flag NSF-wide

Electronics, Photonics, and Magnetic Devices (EPMD)
Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems (CCSS)
Energy, Power, Control and Networks (EPCN)
Additional Funding Opportunities for the ECCS Community:
Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E)
Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes (CRISP)
Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)
Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF) Crosscutting
Enhancing Access to the Radio Spectrum (EARS)
FAILURE-RESISTANT SYSTEMS (FRS)
IUSE / Professional Formation of Engineers: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (RED)
NSF/DOE Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering
Optics and Photonics (OP) Crosscutting
Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Processes and Systems (CRISP)
Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM)
Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC)
Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace: Secure, Trustworthy, Assured and Resilient Semiconductors and Systems (SaTC: STARSS)
Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation - S2I2 (SI2-S2I2) Crosscutting
Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation - SSE & SSI (SI2-SSE&SSI) Crosscutting
Wireless Innovation between Finland and US (WiFiUS)

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Recently Announced Funding Opportunities See All

NSF/DOE Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering
(NSF  15-601) Posted August 19, 2015

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  15-597) Posted August 3, 2015

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace
(NSF  15-575) Posted June 1, 2015

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1:
(NSF  15-566) Posted May 5, 2015

Faculty Early Career Development Program
(NSF  15-555) Posted March 10, 2015


Upcoming Due Dates See All

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace
(NSF  15-575) Full Proposal: September 16, 2015, MEDIUM Projects

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace
(NSF  15-575) Full Proposal: September 24, 2015, LARGE Projects

Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering
(PD  12-8084) Full Proposal: September 30, 2015, All proposals to the Division of Chemistry - Chemical Theory, Models and Computational Methods

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
(NSF  14-573) Letter of Intent: October 5, 2015, Institutional Transformation Catalyst (IT Catalyst)

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  15-597) Full Proposal: October 26, 2015, Geosciences; Life Sciences


News See All

David Weitz A new technique to make drugs more soluble
Released August 27, 2015
News From the Field
a blue glowing device with a mouse on top Stanford engineers develop a wireless, implantable device to stimulate nerves in mice
Released August 17, 2015
News From the Field
Manijeh Razeghi Portable ultra-broadband lasers could be key to next-generation sensors
Released August 10, 2015
News From the Field
an acoustofluidic sputum liquefaction device On-chip Processor: first step in point-of-care asthma and tuberculosis diagnostics
Released July 30, 2015
News From the Field



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