Each year, a select group of top Ph.D. students from the Electrical Engineering Department are selected as Ming Hsieh Institute Ph.D. Scholars. This set of students are chosen carefully by a faculty committee on the basis of their research accomplishments and desire for an academic career beyond the Ph.D. MHI Ph.D. Scholars are considered the top students in the department and prove to be leaders.

To help scholars in their career development, each of them receives:

  • a cash award
  • mentor-ship and recommendations from department faculty (eg. one-on-one faculty lunch meetings)
  • research presentation critiquing and filming – view scholar research videos
  • funding for travel to give talks at other institutions where they can develop collaborations, increase visibility and receive feedback on their work
  • funding to develop and organize a workshop/project to encourage student collaboration, initiate innovative ideas and demonstrate remarkable research

2012-13 Scholar workshop funding was used for the Ph.D. Student Seminar Series

2015 – 16 MHI Ph.D. Scholars:

Ahmad Abbas
Ahmad Abbas
Research Interest: Nanotechnology
Advisor: Chongwu Zhou
Ahmad Abbas CV

Danny Bone
Daniel Bone
Research Interest: EE, Signal Processing and Machine Learning for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Advisor: Shrikanth Narayanan
Daniel Bone CV

Navid N
Navid Naderializadeh
Research Interest: Network Information Theory and Wireless Communications
Office: EEB 505
Advisor: Salman Avestimehr
Navid Naderializadeh CV

Yongxiong Ren
Yongxiong Ren
Research Interest: Optical Communications
Advisor: Alan Willner
Office: EEB 500
Yongxiong Ren CV

Di Zhu
Di Zhu
Research Interest: Computer aided design
Advisor: Massoud Pedram
Office: EEB 338
Di Zhu CV

MHI Ph.D. Scholar Information:
– News article:7/15/14 MHI Ph.D. Scholar Harsha Honnappa to Teach at Purdue University
– News article:12/3/13 Kartik Audhkhasi – was part of team that won INTERSPEECH 2013
– News article:10/20/13 Past MHI Scholar Moh Amer’s paper gets accepted to Nano Letters Journal
– News article:7/26/13 Lead-author Chuan Wang creates first user-interactive sensor network on flexible plastic
– News article:6/21/13 Scholars talk about benefits at an information luncheon
– News article:4/16/13 Past and Present Scholars
Past Scholars
Current Scholars
Scholar application