Welcome to the 2016 Rising Stars in EECS workshop at Carnegie Mellon University! This annual academic career workshop brings together the world’s brightest women Ph.D. students, postdocs, and engineers/scientists, for two days of scientific interactions and career-oriented discussions aimed at navigating the early stages of careers in academia. MIT launched Rising Stars in 2012 to identify and mentor such young stars. This year, the workshop is hosted and sponsored by Carnegie Mellon University‘s Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringCollege of Engineering Center for Faculty Success, and the School of Computer Science , in collaboration with the MIT EECS department.

This year’s participants will gain the opportunity to learn by doing, with sessions focused on landing a faculty job, navigating the promotion process, and building a professional support network, as well as many other sessions with topics of interest to women in academia organized and moderated by the workshop organizers. The workshop will feature presentations and discussions by participants spanning the spectrum of EECS from devices, circuits, nanosystems, to cyber-physical systems, data science, security & privacy, etc, with particular focus on making impact on society through work on energy, mobility, smart infrastructure, health and quality-of-life, etc.

The Rising Stars workshop is a great opportunity to become acquainted with the latest research, to meet future leaders in the field and to network with Carnegie Mellon faculty.

We  look forward to welcoming everyone in October in Pittsburgh!

2016 Workshop Chairs


Jelena Kovačević, Workshop Chair
David Edward Schramm Professor and Head, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University




Diana Marculescu, Workshop Co-Chair
Professor and Associate Department Head for Academic Affairs, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Director, Center for Faculty Success, College of Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University




Manuela Veloso, Workshop Co-Chair
Herbert A. Simon University Professor, Computer Science Department
Carnegie Mellon University





Emma Brunskill, Workshop Technical Co-Chair
Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
Carnegie Mellon University




Limin Jia, Workshop Technical Co-Chair
Assistant Research Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University