Maite Brandt-Pearce headshot

Maite Brandt-Pearce

Professor of Electrical Engineering
Unit: Provost's Office
Department: Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost
Office location and address
Thornton Hall, A124
1709 University Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
​B.S. Electrical Engineering, Rice University, 1985
M.E. Electrical Engineering, Rice University, 1989
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Rice University, 1993

Dr. Maïté Brandt-Pearce is professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Virginia. She joined UVa after receiving her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Rice University in 1993. Her research interests include nonlinear effects in fiber-optics, free-space optical communications, cross-layer design of optical networks subject to physical layer degradations, body area networks, and radar signal processing. Dr. Brandt-Pearce is the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award and an NSF RIA. She is a co-recipient of Best Paper Awards at ICC 2006 and GLOBECOM 2012. She had served on the editorial board of IEEE Transaction of Communications, IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networks andSpringer Photonic Network Communications. She was Jubilee Professor at Chalmers University, Sweden, in 2014. After serving as General Chair of the Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems & Computers in 2009, she was selected as Technical Vice-Chair of GLOBECOM 2016.She is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, and a Senior Member of the IEEE. In addition to co-editing a book entitled Cross-Layer Design in Optical Networks, Springer Optical Networks Series, 2013, Prof. Brandt-Pearce has over one hundred and eighty technical publications.

NeTS: Small Modeling and Alleviating Physical Impairments in Translucent EONs
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Computer & Info. Sciences
September 01, 2017 – August 31, 2022
EN-EE CIF: Small: Statistical Approach to Signal Processing for Long-Haul Fiber-Optic
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Computer & Info. Sciences
August 01, 2014 – July 31, 2019
Gbps Wireless Optical Network Connection through Visible Light Communications
Source: VLNComm LLC
June 01, 2017 – April 10, 2019
SHB: Type 1 (EXP): Personalized Signal Processing for Early Diagnosis of Mobility Impairment
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Computer & Info. Sciences
October 01, 2012 – September 30, 2016
EN-EE Research on High Data Rate Visible Light Communication
Source: VLNComm LLC
July 01, 2015 – September 30, 2016
EN-EE Visible Light Communication System Design and Development
Source: VLNComm LLC
February 01, 2014 – December 31, 2014
Ultraviolet Communication: Increasing the Distance-Rate Product
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Engineering
September 01, 2009 – May 31, 2013
ECE 4907: Electrical Engineering Projects
Credits: 1–3
Under faculty supervision, students plan a project of at least one semester's duration, conduct the analysis or design and test, and report on the results. If this work is to be the basis for an undergraduate thesis, the course should be taken no later than the seventh semester. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ECE 8999: Thesis
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to master's thesis research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. May be repeated as necessary.
ECE 9999: Dissertation
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to doctoral research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. May be repeated as necessary.

UVA ECE Dept. Faculty Educational Innovation Award 2016

ASEE Best Paper Award (with H. Powell, R. Williams, and R Weikle) 2015

Chalmers University Jubilee Professorship 2014

Globecom Best Paper Award (with M. Noshad) 2012

ICC Best Paper Award (with Y. Pointurier, S. Subramaniam, and D. Tao) 2006

VLNComm, Chair of the Board, Co-Founder