Shahrzad Mirkhani received her PhD in Computer Engineering from Texas ECE in 2014. After serving as a VP of Engineering in the startup Bigstream, she recently joined Meta as a software engineer. We sat down with Shahrzad to learn more about her career in engineering and her time at UT Austin.
Cockrell School alumnus, software engineer and Shark Tank finalist Ecleamus Ricks, Jr. has always considered himself a creator. Fascinated with his grandfather’s skills as a carpenter, Ricks knew he wanted to build things using science and numbers.
Maria Cortez received her BS in Electrical Engineering from Texas ECE. After holding several leadership positions at Texas Instruments, she joined Advanced Energy as the Senior Vice President, Industrial Power Products in May 2022. We sat down with Maria to learn more about her experiences in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Texas ECE alumnus Bei Yu has been awarded the 2022 IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA) Ernest S. Kuh Early Career Award. The award is given to recognize an individual who has made substantial contributions to the area of Electronic Design Automation in the early stages of his or her career.
Jim Derryberry, alumnus of the Chandra Family Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was named a Distinguished Engineering Graduate of the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. Jim received a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1967 and an MS in Electrical Engineering in 1968.
Texas ECE alumna Wei Ye has been selected to receive the 2022 EDAA Outstanding Dissertation Award by the European Design and Automation Association (EDAA) for her dissertation "Design for Manufacturability and Reliability through Learning and Optimization."
Khadir Richie received his BS in Electrical Engineering from Texas ECE. He went on to earn an MBA from the presitigous Wharton School at Penn. He is the Chief Investment Officer at Richie Capital Group in Austin, Texas. We sat down with Khadir to talk about his time in ECE and transitioning from engineering into the business and finance world.