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The Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications (CESCA) is a research center within the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. CESCA addresses the major challenges in the conception, design, and implementation of next-generation embedded systems. CESCA bundles the efforts of eight faculty and their students in a cross-disciplinary setting. CESCA generates know-how, expert advice, and skilled researchers who tackle the needs of tomorrow's industry and academia.

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  • CESCA Newsletter : October 2014 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications (Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications, 2014-10)
    Dr. Haibo Zeng has joined the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering as an assistant professor. Zeng will work with the department’s Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications. His research ...
  • CESCA Newsletter : October 2015 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications (Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications, 2015-10)
    CESCA is now on Twitter. If you have a twitter account, we invite you to follow us! If do you do not have a twitter account, you may still view our news feeds on twitter.com/vt_cesca . We plan to make regular updates on ...
  • CESCA Newsletter : April 2014 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications (Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications, 2014-04)
    Dr. Chao Wang and his Ph.D. student, Hassan Eldib, received the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Formal Methods in Computer Aided Design (FMCAD) in November 2013 for a paper titled “An SMT based method ...
  • CESCA Newsletter : March 2012 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications (Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications, 2012-03)
    Two CESCA members, Dr. Chao Wang and Dr. Yaling Yang, have received Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards from the National Science Foundation. These prestigious awards are given to creative junior faculty who ...
  • CESCA Newsletter : September 2013 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications (Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications, 2013-10)
    Dr. Chao Wang received the prestigious Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program (YIP) award in May 2013. The title of his proposal is “Automated Software Model Generation for Identifying and Mitigating ...
  • CESCA Newsletter : February 2013 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications (Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications, 2013-02)
    On 15 March 2013, the Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications is organizing a public event to present its ongoing research projects.. The theme of the symposium is Embedded Security. During the one-day ...
  • CESCA Newsletter : January 2011 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications (Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications, 2011-01)
    In today’s day and age, cyber space provides us with a platform for almost real-time, communication and dissemination of information. Since the last newsletter was published, CESCA has created a Facebook group to create a ...
  • CESCA Newsletter : October 2012 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications (Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications, 2012-10)
    The projects carried out by CESCA Faculty and their students represent a valuable resource of intellectual property. CESCA has a model in place that helps industry to benefit from this knowhow and these results - CESCA's ...
  • CESCA Newsletter : September 2009 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications (Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications, 2009-09)
    Within a short few months since our inaugural newsletter, several research grants have been awarded to CESCA members. The hard work of all CESCA members has laid the foundation for these new projects. Many of the projects ...
  • CESCA Newsletter : January 2010 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications (Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications, 2010-01)
    New projects ranging from new evolutionary design of routing algorithms, to secure embedded systems, to fingerprint sufficiency assessment, in addition to several other new projects, have been awarded during the fall ...
  • CESCA Newsletter : September 2010 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications (Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications, 2010-09)
    A new academic year is upon us, and we are at full steam through the fall 2010 semester. Soon the picturesque yellow, red, green foliage will show up on the mountains around Blacksburg. As I was pondering what to write in ...
  • CESCA Newsletter : May 2010 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications (Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications, 2010-05)
    The Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications (CESCA) held its annual workshop titled “CESCA Day” at the Owens Banquet Hall in Blacksburg, Va., on May 6, 2010! Events included keynote, tutorials, poster sessions, ...
  • CESCA Newsletter : April 2009 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications (Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications, 2009-04)
    Congratulations on the inaugural issue of the CESCA newsletter! A handful of faculty members scrambled together and proposed a research group in the summer of 2003 to be a part of the College’s then new research center, ...