EE Newsletter, Winter 2018

Faculty panel at Rising Stars 2017

Professor Stephen P. Boyd

Dear Alumni:

I am delighted to share the following highlights from winter quarter!

The first few months of 2018 have brought special recognition for several of our faculty, including the ACM A.M. Turing Award to John Hennessy (see story below). Take time to read about our faculty's latest accolades: Goldsmith, Olukotun, Paulraj, Prabhakar, Soh, Tse, and Wetzstein.

In March, many of our newly admitted PhD students visited the department. The two-day event connected admitted students with current students, faculty, and staff. A highlight of the event was recognizing the work of current students; three were recognized with Research Poster Session Awards

As the days get warmer and longer, I hope to see you around campus. Feel free to drop me a line to share your personal or professional highlights.


Wishing you a plentiful spring!
Stephen P. Boyd

EE News at a Glance

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John Hennessy receives the ACM Turing Award

John L. Hennessy recieves ACM A.M. Turing Award

For pioneering a systematic, quantitative approach to the design and evaluation of computer architectures with enduring impact on the microprocessor industry. John is the James F. and Mary Lynn Gibbons Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, and Shriram Family Director, Knight-Hennessy Scholars. He was dean of the School of Engineering (1996-2000), university provost (1999-2000), and Stanford University's 10th president (2006-2016).

Read More about John's Turing Award

EE welcomed 70 EECS Rising Stars

Rising Stars 2017

Bringing together top graduate and postdoc women in EECS for discussions and sessions to navigate early stages of an academic career.

Read More about Rising Stars

Faculty, grad students acknowledged for their awesome teaching

Faculty & Grad Students' Excellence in Teaching

Juan Rivas-Davila and Gordon Wetzstein presented at Stanford's Great Teaching Showcase, which aims to take pedagogy on campus in a new direction, helping improve student learning outcomes and driving engagement, reflection, and inclusivity. Tau Beta Pi added 3 EE instructors to their Teaching Honor Roll.  

Great Teaching Showcase | Teaching Honor Roll


Genna Smith, PhD '18

EE Spotlight features Genna Smith, PhD '18

With a love for teaching, Genna plans to provide engaging research experience for undergraduate students – with an eye to helping them discover their true path.

This spring Genna will complete her PhD, and looks forward to what's next.

Read More about Genna Smith 


Issue 4, Winter Quarter 2018