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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.

ECCS News & Events

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 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:
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)
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

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

Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation - S2I2
(NSF  15-553) Posted March 6, 2015

Enhancing Access to the Radio Spectrum
(NSF  15-550) Posted March 2, 2015

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
(NSF  15-542) Posted February 5, 2015


Upcoming Due Dates See All

Enhancing Access to the Radio Spectrum
(NSF  15-550) Full Proposal: June 2, 2015

Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation - S2I2
(NSF  15-553) Full Proposal: June 3, 2015, Implementation Proposals

Innovation Corps Sites Program
(NSF  14-547) Full Proposal: June 9, 2015

Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships
(NSF  14-600) Full Proposal: June 16, 2015

Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program
(NSF  13-594) Letter of Intent: June 26, 2015


News See All

a metamaterial hyperlens This Slinky lookalike 'hyperlens' helps see tiny objects
Released May 22, 2015
News From the Field
photo of the prototype device New device could greatly improve speech and image recognition
Released May 11, 2015
News From the Field
copper and porous surfaces Plugging up leaky graphene
Released May 8, 2015
News From the Field
view of the back of the robot HARMONY Rehab robot HARMONY introduced by UT Austin engineers
Released April 30, 2015
News From the Field



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