Rising Stars in EECS

The Rising Stars in EECS Workshop was hosted by the University of California at Berkeley on November 3-4.  The workshops brought together women who are interested in careers in academia for two days of scientific interactions and career oriented discussions.  It included presentations on aspects of life in academia- from finding a faculty position to parameters of success as a junior faculty member.  The workshop attendees shared their research through oral presentations and a poster session covering a wide range of research areas representative of the breadth of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

Rising Stars with Berkeley EECS Department Chair Professor Tsu-Jae King Liu
Photo Credit: Noah Berger

“This workshop is part of an annual series that was started at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in November 2012 to inform and stimulate participants to consider research and teaching careers,” says Professor Tsu Jae-King Liu who is currently Chair of the EECS Department at UC Berkeley. “Many past participants have secured faculty positions at research universities or positions at industry research labs.” Speakers included leaders from both industry and academia.  Industry leaders included Jeannette Wing who is the Corporate Vice President for Microsoft Research and William Dally who is chief scientist at NVIDIA and senior vice president of NVIDIA Research.  Academic speakers included Ran “Ron” Libeskind-Hadas who is the Chair of the Computer Science Department at Harvey Mudd College.  Ran’s talks focused on his college’s successful efforts to increase the number of women in computer science at Harvey Mudd. 

Participants included graduate students and post doctoral scholars from the following universities:
Carnegie Mellon, Clemson University, Columbia University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Pennsylvania State, Princeton University, Purdue University, Stanford University, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, University of California at Berkeley, University of California at Davis, University of California at San Diego, University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Washington


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