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Six ECE Students Named Future Faculty Fellows

Six ECE Students Named Future Faculty Fellows

Six graduate students from the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department have been selected to participate in the Clark School's Future Faculty Program (FFP). FFP was introduced to increase the number of Clark School Ph.D. graduates who obtain academic positions, and in particular, faculty positions in prestigious engineering schools. The program is also intended to improve the preparation of students for academic careers so that they can better succeed once they obtain such a position.

The six ECE students who will enter the FFP program are: Graham Alldredge (advised by Prof. P.S. Krishnaprasad), Mustafa Beyaz (advised by Prof. Reza Ghodssi), Matteo Mischiati (advised by Prof. P.S. Krishnaprasad), Yongqiang Wang (advised by Prof. Steve Marcus and Prof. Michael Fu), Yongle Wu (advised by Prof. K. J. Ray Liu), and Chenjie Yu (advised by Prof. Peter Petrov).

The program is highly selective. Fellows are chosen by an anonymous committee based on the applicants' motivation for becoming a faculty member and potential for securing a tenure-track faculty position at a top-50 engineering school. Students admitted to the program are designated as Future Faculty Fellows and receive a supplementary stipend of $2,000 for each semester in the program, totaling up to $10,000 over the course of the program, in addition to other financial support they may receive.

The FFP consists of a sequence of three one-credit training seminars, a teaching practicum and a research mentoring practicum. The program takes between three and five semesters to complete depending on the timing of the practicums.

The following ECE faculty served on the FFP committee: Andre Tits (chair), Ed Ott, and Rajeev Barua.

Additional ECE graduate students who are already participating in the Future Faculty Program include:

Alfred Haas

Masoumeh Haghpanah

Wan-Yi Lin

Nicole Nelson

David Sander

Aswin Sankaranarayanan

Karim Seddik

Deepak Sridharan

Ashwin Swaminathan

Jayakar Thangaraj

Steven Tjoa

Sergiy Tkachuk

Avinash Varna

Beibei Wang

Enlu Zhou

February 17, 2009


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