The research festival has offered me the unique opportunity to present my work to a broader audience. I found it extremely fruitful to share my ideas with faculty, particularly those who are not in my field. I had the opportunity to think outside the box, practice my presentation skills for a broader audience and above all, share the enjoyment of research.
Fatemeh Alishahi, PhD student and MHI Scholar
I enjoyed serving as a judge because I was able to interact with so many of our PhD students whom I would not have met otherwise. I got to see the amazing breadth of research in our department firsthand.
- Naveen Katam, ECE Post Doc and Research Festival Judge
"I was proud to present my recent research at the MHI 10th annual research festival. The event helped me to develop my presentation skills as PhD student and meet a network of incredibly driven people from industry who helped show me the directions my research can follow."
- Haleh Akrami
The research was so good that department chair Richard Leahy had to take a minute and sit down!
Students and Faculty had a chance to get to know industry leaders and speak more personally over lunch.
“Electrical and Computer Engineering is one of the most diverse disciplines in any field of study. Our students’ research reflected just how many areas of society are being touched by our department and I was especially proud we were able to share our work with USC and our industry guests.”
- Professor Shri Narayanan, Director, Ming Hsieh Institute