STEM Outreach, EE/ECE/EECS Branding

Monday, March 16
10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Organizers:
   
Daniel Stancil
Daniel Stancil
Professor and Department Head
Electrical and Computer Engineering
North Carolina State University
   

Daniel D. Stancil is the Alcoa Distinguished Professor and Head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at North Carolina State University. He has spent many years as a professor both at Carnegie Mellon University and NC State. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, and a past president of the IEEE Magnetics Society. He has been Department Head at NC State since 2009.

   
Mohamed Chouikha
Mohamed Chouikha
Professor and Chair
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Howard University
   

Mohamed F. Chouikha received a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado in Boulder in 1988.  Dr. Chouikha's research interests include, among other areas, Machine learning, Intelligent control, and multimedia signal processing communications for secure networks.  Dr. Chouikha also focuses on enhancing recruitment and retention of underrepresented minorities in the STEM areas in general, engineering in particular.  He was the founder and director of the Center for Applied High Performance Computing, as well as one of the founding directors of the Washington Academy of Biomedical Engineering.  In 2004, Dr. Chouikha established a new Computer Engineering program within the Department of Electrical Engineering.

Agnieszka Miguel
Agnieszka Miguel
Associate Professor and Chair
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Seattle University
 

Agnieszka Miguel, Associate Professor and Chair of ECE at Seattle University, received her Ph.D. in EE from the University of Washington, and MSEE and BSEE from Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Miguel’s research interests involve data compression, image processing, and wavelets. Her teaching interests include MATLAB, circuits, linear systems, signal processing, digital image processing, and data compression. She is a member of the IEEE, SWE, and ASEE.

Zhihua Qu
Zhihua Qu
Professor and Chair
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Central Florida                                                                  
   

Dr. Qu received his Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1990 and currently is SAIC Endowed Professor and ECE Chair at the University of Central Florida.  His research areas are systems and controls, with applications to autonomous vehicles and smart grids.  He authored 3 books in robotics, nonlinear robust control, and cooperative control.  He is a recipient of National Science Foundation's Research Initiation Award.  Dr. Qu is a Fellow of IEEE and AAAS.

Speakers:   
   
Stella Batalama
Stella Batalama
Professor and Chair
Electrical Engineering
University at Buffalo
   

Stella N. Batalama received the Diploma degree in computer engineering and science (5-year program) from the University of Patras, Greece in 1989 and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, in 1994.

In 1995 she joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, where she is presently a Professor. From 2009 to 2011, she served as the Associate Dean for Research of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and since 2010, she is serving as the Chair of the Electrical Engineering Department. During the summers of 1997-2002 she was Visiting Faculty in the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Rome, NY. From Aug. 2003 to July 2004 she served as the Acting Director of the AFRL Center for Integrated Transmission and Exploitation (CITE), Rome NY.

   
  Laura Bottomley
Director of Women in Engineering and the Engineering Place
College of Engineering
North Carolina State University
   
Dr. Laura Bottomley originated the Women in Engineering Program at NC State University in 1997 and, since then, has worked to increase the interest and excitement of diverse young people in engineering.  Through her work with IEEE, ASEE and WEPAN, Laura has worked to bring research on women in engineering to practical implementation in every possible way.  She has been recognized for her efforts with two Presidential Awards for Mentoring (PAESMEM, 2000 for the Women and Minorities in Engineering Program and 2007 as an individual) and by IEEE in 2009 with the EAB Meritorious Achievement Award in Informal Education.
   

Kenneth Connor
Professor, Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Director, Education and Outreach
Smart Lighting ERC
 

 




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