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

2013 – 14 MHI Ph.D. Scholars:

Sergul Aydore
Research Interest: Signal Processing
Advisor: Richard Leahy
Office: EEB 424 CV

Yuchi Che
Research Interest: Nanoelectronics, Nanotechnology
Advisor: Chongwu Zhou
Office: RTHB 118

Mohammad Reza Chitgarha
Research Interest: Optical Communication
Office: EEB 524
Advisor: Alan Willner CV

HarshaHarsha Honnappa
Research Interest: Networks
Advisor: Rahul Jain
Office: EEB 335 CV

Saeid Jafari
Research Interest: Control Systems
Advisor: Petros Ioannou
Office: EEB 322 CV

Yanzhi Wang
Research Interest: Computer-aided design, low power circuit/system design
Office: EEB 338
Advisor: Massoud Pedram 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