Yasaei Chosen for Rising Stars in EECS 2022 Program

Electrical engineering and computer science doctoral student Rozhin Yasaei is named a 2022 Rising Star in EECS.

Aug. 29, 2022 – UC Irvine electrical engineering and computer science graduate student Rozhin Yasaei has been selected as a 2022 Rising Star in EECS.

Launched in 2012 by MIT, Rising Stars in EECS is an intensive workshop for graduate students and postdocs with historically marginalized or underrepresented genders who are interested in pursuing academic careers in electrical engineering, computer science, and artificial intelligence and decision-making.

Yasaei, who is working on her doctorate under the advisement of Professor Mohammad Al Faruque, conducts research on cyberphysical systems data-driven modeling. She applies machine learning, such as graph neural networks, to hardware and embedded systems for security and design automation. She will present at this year’s Rising Stars in EECS program, hosted by the University of Texas at Austin, Oct. 27-28.

The workshop will bring together 76 of the world’s brightest young researchers in EECS for two days of scientific interactions and discussions about navigating the early stages of careers in academia. It will include invited presentations on targeting the academic search process, giving effective job talks, and developing and refining research and teaching statements as well as research presentations from participants. The program is open to cisgender women, trans people of any gender and nonbinary people.

– Lori Brandt