Neural Engineering LabECE faculty and students are involved in cutting-edge research in a variety of areas such as bioengineering, cryptography and network security, medical imaging, nanotechnology, ocean acoustic tomography, and wireless communications.

ECE faculty at Mason have funding from several major agencies, including the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Other research is funded by local industry.

ECE professors have doctorates from top engineering programs, and many have received awards for research and teaching. Six senior faculty members are fellows of the IEEE and other professional societies. Five assistant professors have won prestigious career awards from NSF and ONR.

Graduates of the ECE PhD program have gone on to careers in academia, industry, and government-sponsored research labs.