WNCG students

Lessons Learned: Alum Zak Kassas Shares Success and Advice on Landing a Faculty Position

When around 70 percent of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) faculty nowadays come from the top four schools, the process of securing a faculty position, particularly as a new graduate, can be grueling.

WNCG Ph.D. graduate Zak Kassas recently accepted an offer as a tenure-track Assistant Professor at The University of California, Riverside (UCR), making him the first UT Austin graduate to join UCR’s faculty. Prof. Kassas shared with WNCG the lessons he learned through the faculty search process.

Student Nicholas Estep wins Best Paper Award

WNCG student Nicholas Estep won Best Student Paper Award from the 2014 Texas Symposium on Wireless and Microwave Circuits and Systems in Waco, Texas. Estep received the award for his paper “Angular Momentum Biasing for Non-Reciprocal Radio-Frequency Components. 

WNCG Alumnus Joins Virginia Tech Faculty

WNCG doctoral alumnus and winner of the 2013 WNCG Student Leadership award, Dr. Harpreet S. Dhillon, recently accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. Dr. Dhillon received his Master of Science degree from Virginia Tech and now returns to one of his alma maters as a tenure-track faculty member.

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