This panel shares the leadership experience of past IEEE branch chairs with the next generation of student leaders at IEEE University Partnership Program summit.
Kristen Maccartney, Yi Li, Ajay Suresh, Sean Zimmerman, Aakanksha Chowdhery, Stuart Bottom, Vijay Narasimhan, and Frank Nothaft
Aakanksha Chowdhery received her B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 2007, and her MS degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2009, where she will complete her PhD with Prof. John M. Cioffi by June 2013. Her research interests include multi-user communications, networking, signal processing, and information theory, with applications to next-generation wire-line and wireless networks. Aakanksha received the Marconi Society’s Paul Baran Young Scholar Award in 2012 in recognition of “superior academic performance and the potential to make significant contributions to the science of communications.” She is a recipient of Stanford’s Diversifying Academia and Recruiting Excellence (DARE) fellowship in 2010-12 and Stanford’s School of Engineering fellowship in 2007-08. She was also a silver medalist at IIT Delhi in 2007.