Three recent Electrical Engineering Alums, Caroline Lai (Ph.D. 2011), Maria Gorlatova (Ph.D. 2013), and Jiasi Chen (B.S. 2010), were among the top 40 female graduate students and postdoctoral scholars invited to participate in the 2013 MIT Rising Stars in Electrical Engineering Computer Science, the annual workshop unites the top women in EECS for two day of research presentations and informal panels and is aimed at those navigating the initial stages of their academic career.
During the workshop, held in MIT in early November 2013, Dr. Caroline Lai, who conducted her Ph.D. research in Prof. Bergman's Lightwave Research Laboratory and is currently a postdoctoral scholar with the Photonic Systems Group at Tyndall National Institute, gave a talk titled "Energy-Efficient Colorless Photonic Technologies for Next-Generation Wavelength-Division-Multiplexed Metro and Access Networks". Dr. Maria Gorlatova, who conducted her Ph.D. research in Prof. Zussman's Wireless and Mobile Networking Laboratory and is currently a postdoctoral scholar with the Wireless and Mobile Networking Laboratory, presented a poster titled "Energy Harvesting Active Networked Tags (EnHANTs) for Ubiquitous Object Networking". Jiasi Chen, who is currently a Ph.D. student at Princeton University, presented a poster titled "Quota-Aware Video Adaptation".