EE Newsletter, Fall 2017

One of many student project presentations in Packard atrium

Professor Abbas El Gamal

Dear Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and Students:

In the months since the Winter quarter newsletter, we've had plenty to celebrate: In June, we held our commencement ceremony in record-setting heat of 103°F! We also hired two outstanding new faculty—Dorsa Sadigh and Priyanka Raina—please join us in welcoming them to the department.

In September we welcomed the most diverse PhD class to date. In November we hosted the Rising Stars academic workshop for women. And now in December, I will complete my tenure as department chair. I am pleased to introduce Stephen Boyd as EE's next chair. More details and highlights of the entire year are available in my annual chair letter.

We are very proud of the accomplishments made by our students, faculty and staff. I invite you to spend a few moments browsing our news pages. Sadly, two emeritus faculty passed away earlier this year. They are acknowledged on our In Memoriam page.

Please share your news and celebrations—we'd love to know. And from all of us at Electrical Engineering, we wish you a peaceful holiday season and new year!

All EE News at a Glance

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Professor Andrea Goldsmith

Accolades to Goldsmith

Professor Andrea Goldsmith was recognized by several professional societies in 2017—please join us in acknowledging her contributions to electrical engineering and Stanford.

Congratulations Andrea!

EE267 teaches tech behind VR and AR

Teaching the Tech behind VR and AR

EE 267: Virtual Reality teaches the convergence of software and hardware for virtual reality and beyond. The goal of the course is to build a head mounted display from scratch and create your own virtual environment. Taught by Prof. Wetzstein, whose research includes computational imaging and display systems.

Read More about EE 267

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EE students do Great Research!

The practice of speaking about ideas, research, and projects to various audiences is a quality we encourage and cultivate. We acknowledge electrical engineering students throughout the year as they receive awards for their outstanding presentation, poster, or paper.  

Read More about Student Awards


Orly Liba, EE PhD '18

EE Spotlight features Orly Liba, PhD '18

Orly's research focuses on developing computational and optical tools for medical imaging with optical coherence tomography (OCT). Orly is an active participant in WEE and Stanford's OSA. Her work has been featured in Stanford Medicine News, and she is the lead- or co-author of more than 30 papers.

Read More about Orly Liba 


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