Lecturer, Lab Coordinator
2002 B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Utah
2004 M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
2011 Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University
Deepa Ramachandran has been with Rice University since September 2015, serving as Lecturer and Lab Coordinator for several ECE undergraduate core and elective courses in the specialization area of Systems. She serves as a Departmental Advisor and Associate to Will Rice residential college, and is a member of the departmental Undergraduate Advising Committee. Prior to this appointment, she worked in the oil and gas industry as an R&D engineer, designing subsea and downhole electronics for permanent well monitoring applications. She also served as primary engineering support to manufacturing and field customers across several product lines. Her doctoral research at Rice University expanded a large-scale nonlinear model of the human cardiovascular-respiratory system using various computational methods and data fitting techniques to investigate highly clinically relevant questions pertaining to cardiac tamponade, left ventricular diastolic and systolic dysfunction, and LVAD treatment for systolic heart failure. The work led to novel insights on complex cardiac chamber interactions and respiratory effects. She earned her Masters degree at Carnegie Mellon University, researching and fabricating RF-MEMS circuits and developing filter design methodologies. She worked as a Design Engineer at Intel Corporation as a member of the Advanced Circuits and RF Technology team, her work entailing circuit design, device definition, and wafer testing. She got her B.S. degree at the University of Utah, and worked as a student researcher in the Human Genetics department, identifying candidate genes and genetic locations of inherited neuromuscular degenerative disorders.