Spotlight Profiles

Adrian Alabi, B.S. '16, M.S. '17

Communications Systems (
2016
)

Recalling Professor Pauly's lab, Adrian was captivated by being able to pick up a radio station from a signal that seemed to be static and noise. Adrian's interest in electronic devices and signal processing continues to grow, propelling him to pursue B.S. and M.S. degree in the coterm program. 

Completing his M.S. in spring, his plan to help people connect is taking shape.

David Tse

Information Theory & Applications (
2016
)

"My love of talking and always having an audience, helped cement my decision to become a professor," jokes David Tse.

Passionate about information theory, his research is solving massive problems that incorporate software and mathematics. David was recently announced as the 2017 Claude E. Shannon Award recipient.

Iliana Bray, B.S. '17

Signal Processing & Multimedia (
2017
)

Realizing her fascination with neuroscience in the 8th grade, Iliana is laying a strong foundation to pursue her dreams. As an EE major, Iliana finds balance through the arts, and helping other undergraduates have a great Stanford experience. She's president of Fuse, the EE undergraduate student group, and she is involved with several other student groups and committees.

Benjamin Tee, M.S. '07, PhD '13

Biomedical Devices and Sensors and Systems (
2013
)

Benjamin Tee, (MS '07, PhD '13), is listed in the MIT Technology Review's 35 Innovators Under 35, a prestigious listing of exceptionally talented technologists whose work has great potential to transform the world.

Audrey Bowden

Biomedical Devices and Sensors and Systems (
2016
)

Choosing electrical engineering as an undergraduate, Audrey Bowden knew it would give her a strong technical foundation to be successful in any career. Combining her EE foundation with optics and biomedical engineering has resulted in her ideal environment. Today, Audrey's teaching and research reflects her commitment and passion to address critical societal challenges.

Andrea Montanari

Information Systems & Science (
2016
)

Pursuing a PhD in theoretical physics, Andrea Montanari pursued his passion of understanding how things work at a fundamental level. Today, his research aims to understand patterns in complex, high-dimensional data. He also helps students find pleasure in figuring out something new, or creating something from scratch!

Maneeshika Madduri, B.S. '13, M.S. '15

Energy (B.S.); Computer Hardware (M.S.) (
2015
)

Alumna Maneeshika Madduri (B.S. ‘13, M.S., ’15) embodies Stanford Engineering’s Mission through her research and work. Focusing her undergraduate studies on Energy, and her graduate studies on Computer Hardware, she is able to apply her knowledge to reach and help people in areas without a fully developed infrastructure.

Kartik Venkat, PhD '15

Information Theory & Applications (
2015
)

While an undergrad, Kartik noticed that many leading scientists in EE were affiliated with Stanford. As a Stanford student, he recognized Stanford's focus on deep theoretical innovations and applying theory to solve important practical challenges of the future. In October 2015, Kartik was presented with the 2015 Marconi Society Young Scholars Award.

Eric Pop

Physical Technology and Science (
2015
)

During his freshman year, Professor Eric Pop wanted to be an astrophysicist. Then he took his first semiconductor course and was hooked. Today, Professor Pop continues to explore nanoscale semiconductors from applications to far-out ideas.

Himanshu Asnani, PhD '14

Information Systems & Science (
2014
)

Alumnus Himanshu Asnani, PhD, is passionate about Electrical Engineering. Fascinated by physics in high school, he began developing his expertise in communication systems, and eventually chose it as his doctoral research area. In addition to completion of his PhD, Himanshu also received the Marconi Society Young Scholars Award in 2014.

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