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Electrical & Computer Engineering Department - Annual Affiliates Day


The Annual Rice University ECE Affiliates Day provides a great opportunity to interact with the next generation's ECE innovators and learn about new research and trends in electrical and computer engineering.

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“3 ships - Leadership, Internship and Entrepreneurship”
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Duncan Hall, Rice University

8:00 AM Registration and Morning Coffee 
9:00 AM ECE Affiliates Program Update 
Ashutosh Sabharwal, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Chair, ECE Affiliates Program
9:10 AM ECE Department Highlights (pdf)
Behnaam Aazhang, J.S. Abercrombie Professor
Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ray Simar, Professor in the Practice of Digital Signal Processing Architecture
Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science
9:50 AM Break
Jacob Robinson, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
10:35 AM Recruiting 3.0 - Panel Discussion 
Tony Elam - Moderator
Nicole Van Den Heuvel - Rice CCD Director
Elaine Chung - Rice Undergraduate Student
Aamir Virani - DropCam (Startup Representative)
Kyle Bryson - National Instruments 
Shannon Freeze-Flory - Texas Instruments
Samantha Summerson- Graduate Student Rep
Chaitra Rai - Graduate Student Rep
11:40 AM ECE Affiliates Luncheon (Registration Required) at Grand Hall, Rice Memorial Center 
1:00 PM Demo and Posters 
Featuring the work of ECE Students
Undergraduate Research Projects
Affiliate-sponsored Senior Design Projects
Startups by Rice Alumni and ECE Faculty
Isabell Thomann, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
2:50 PM Experiences in going from lab to market
Alumni talk on Entrepreneurship 
Stephen So (Rice BSEE '03, MS '05, PhD '08), President, Sentinel Photonics
3:10 PM Best PhD Presenter Award 
3:30 PM Break
Tim Durniak, IBM Systems and Technology Group, CTO for Government, Smarter Cities and Education
5:00 - 5:15 PM People’s Choice Awards 
Reception immediately following awards ceremony
Brockman Hall Portico