Things I Wish I Knew* as a Grad/Post-Doc/First-Year Assistant Professor

Things I Wish I Knew* [...]
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Allen 101X
Eric Pop (Stanford)
Abstract / Description: 

Professor Eric Pop will share about his journey through the late years of grad school, postdoc, and early academia, including an honest discussion of mistakes, missteps and misconceptions (many that he has personally had to overcome). He received his PhD in EE from Stanford (2005) and three degrees from MIT (MEng and BS in EE, BS in Physics). He did a post-doc at Stanford, worked at Intel, was Assistant then Associate Professor at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and joined the EE faculty at Stanford in 2013. His honors include the 2010 PECASE from the White House (the highest honor given by the US government to early-career scientists and engineers), and Young Investigator Awards from the ONR, AFOSR, DARPA, and NSF-CAREER. He is a former DJ at KZSU 90.1 FM, and more info about his present activities can be found at


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