PhD Student Mentoring

Recently, the ECE Department has formed a PhD Student Mentoring Committee. A mentor is defined in most dictionaries as “a wise and trusted counselor or teacher.” In the context of graduate education, this definition makes it clear that mentoring is a key element in the relationship between PhD student and thesis advisor. That said, you, a PhD student in the ECE Department, might ask how a committee can contribute to the mentoring process. The primary goal of this committee is to help you get the best possible mentoring from our faculty.
If you are looking for an advisor/mentor, or advice on how to work with your advisor, the members of this committee are looking forward to helping you. While you are welcome to seek out any members of the committee, the following committee members have offered to answer questions in specific areas:
                Salim El Rouayheb (committee chair) - Information Theory, Coding theory, Data Privacy
                Waheed Bajwa   -   Signal Processing
                Kristin Dana   -   Computer Vision
                Narayan Mandayam   -   Communications and Networks
                Laleh Najafizadeh   -   Devices, Circuits, and Neuroscience
                Anand Sarwate   -   Signal Processing and Machine Learning

PhD Student Resources and Information

            Some Mentoring Advice for PhD Students

            PhD Student Research Excellence and PhD Student Development Award Application Website