Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Spotlight on our ECE Graduate Students

Especially for International Students

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Get to know our students from India.
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Get to know our students from China
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Get to know our students from Korea

Mohammad Mousavi

Mohammad Mousavi - Low-Cost Way to Monitor Snow and Ice Thickness

Specialty: Remote sensing
Honor: Weisnet Medal (Eastern Snow Conference 2016)

Mohammad has developed a new way to remotely measure the thickness of ice and snow with a technology he calls wideband autocorrelation radiometry (WiBAR), offering lower cost, lower power, and more flexibility than competing methods.

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Armin Jam

Armin Jam - Award-Winning Radar System for Navigation

Specialty: Sub-millimeter-wave radar
Honor: Best Paper Award

Armin Jam built an antenna, weighing only 5 grams, that will be part of a radar system 100 times smaller than industry standard. These devices will have very high detection resolutions and wide fields of view, and can work in autonomous vehicles and drones.

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Muhammed Faisal

Muhammad Faisal - Entrepreneur in the Internet of Things

Specialty: RF circuits
Company: Movellus Circuits

Muhammad is a recent graduate with an electrical engineering PhD. His research in RF circuits for the Internet of Things attracted enough attention from industry that he founded a company to market it - Movellus Circuits. Muhammad credits his early success to the research and entrepreneurial resources offered to him by Michigan.

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Nathan Roberts

Nathan Roberts - Enabling the Internet of Things

Specialty: Ultra-low-power receivers
Honor: Best Paper Award

Nathan left a good job in industry to return to graduate school. He is now ready to make an impact by joining the startup company, PsiKick, specializing in miniature devices that power the Internet of Things.

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Elizabeth Cloos

Elizabeth Cloos - Ambassador for Optics

Specialty: Optics
Advisor: Prof. Stephen Rand
Honors: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship; Rackham Merit Fellow 

Elizabeth founded the student chapter of OSA and the Int. Society fo Optics and Photonics. She is pursuing a certificate in Science Technology and Public Policy in addition to her PhD.

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Luis Gomez Luis Gomez- An Expert in Computational Electromagnetics and Teaching

Specialty: Computational Electromagnetics
Honor: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Leadership: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Luis likes to teach, and enjoys a variety of activities in his free time. He stresses the importance of communication skills, and community involvement.

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Chris Boyd

Christopher Boyd - From Robotics to MEMS Inertial Sensors

Specialty: Chip design and control for MEMS inertial sensors
Honor: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Christopher grew up in Detroit, MI, and graduated from Michigan with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering.

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Mai Le

Mai Le - Finding a Better Way to Diagnose Breast Cancer with MRI

Specialty: Magnetic Resonance Image (MRI) Reconstruction
Honor: CoE Distinguished Leadership Award

Mai grew up in Texas. She enjoys being able to combine her interests in biological sciences and medicine with image processing.

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Tal Nagourney

Tal Nagourney - Exploring Navigation

Specialty: MEMS

Tal is researching fabrication techniques for a micro rate-integrating gyroscope, using a vacuum mold and blowtorch. He earned his bachelor's degree from Rochester Inst. of Technology and his masteri's degree from Cornell.

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Patrick Sheridan

Patrick Sheridan - Memristors and the Brain

Specialty: Memristor Devices for Neuromorphic Computing

Patrick earned his undergraduate degree at Virginia Tech  with bachelor’s degrees in computer engineering and mathematics.

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Gyouho Kim

Gyouho Kim - A Big Talent for Creating Tiny Devices

Specialty: Ultra-low power VLSI design
Honors: Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship; Best Student Poster Award at the Annual MuSyC Review; DAC/ISSCC Student Design Contest winner; Arjun Chandran Memorial Scholarship; KLA-Tencor Corporate Scholarship

Gyouho travelled to the United States from Korea as a high school student. He earned his undergraduate degree at Michigan.

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Saniya Deshpande

Saniye Deshpande - Taking it One Photon at a Time

Specialty: Nanowire and quantum-dot based quantum light sources, LEDs and lasers
Advisor: Pallab Bhattacharya, Charles M. Vest Distinguished University Professor and James R. Mellor Professor of Engineering
Honors: Research highlighed in Semiconductor Today

Saniya grew up in India, and arrived at Michigan in 2010 after receiving her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.

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Brian Buss

Brian Buss - Controlling MARLO

Specialty: Control Systems, Robotics
Advisor: Jessy Grizzle, Jerry W. and Carol L. Levin Professor of Engineering
Honor: NSF Gaduate Research Fellowship

Brian came to Michigan after receiving his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Brigham Young University. He's happy applying Systems to real-life problems.

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Thomas Frost

Thomas Frost - First generation college grad goes all the way

Specialty: Solid-State Optoelectronics
Advisor: Prof. Pallab Bhattacharya
Honors: NSF Graduate Student Research Fellowship
Activities: HKN, Tau Beta Pi

Thomas is a first-generation college graduate, and received his bachelor's and master's degrees at Michigan.

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Nick Asendorf

Nick Asendorf - Matrix Musician

Specialty: Machine Learning and Statistical Signal Processing
Advisor: Prof. Raj Nadakuditi
Honors: U-M Graduate Symposium Best Poster Award (2012, 2013); U-M Rackham Merit Fellowship 
Activities: President of ECE Graduate Student Council, Carillonneur

Nick received his bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland in computer engineering.

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Kyusang Lee

Kyusang Lee - A Leader in Flexible Solar Cell Technology

Specialty: Solid-State Optoelectronic Devices, Flexible Electronics
Advisor: Prof. Stephen Forrest
Honors: Best Student Presentation Award at the 2012 IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists conference

Kyusang Lee is on the leading edge of flexible electronics, building lightweight, flexible and semitransparent devices not possible with conventional silicon. Kyusang received his bachelor's degree from Korea University and his master's degree from Johns Hopkins University.

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