MLK Scholar Valencia Koomson: Research and Reflections

Wednesday, December 1
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

10-105 or via Zoom

MLK Visiting Professor Valencia Koomson discusses her journey to a career in electrical engineering, her research in bioelectronics and mobile health technology, and her commitment to broadening participation in engineering.

About the speaker:

Dr. Valencia Koomson is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Tufts School of Engineering. Prior to joining Tufts, she held an appointment as a VLSI research engineer at the University of Southern California’s Information Sciences Institute (USC/ISI), where she performed research on the design of radiation-hardened analog/mixed signal VLSI systems in CMOS for military and space applications. Koomson is a former Marshall Scholar, Intel Foundation Scholar, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, and recipient of the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award.


This event will feature ASL interpretation. Please email with accessibility requests.

The event is hosted both in person and via zoom. Select an option when you register. In-person space is limited.

Attendees who will be joining us for an in person experience must adhere to MIT COVID-19 safety protocols. We will be using Tim Tickets for contact tracing purposes.


  • Date: Wednesday, December 1
  • Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Location: 10-105 or via Zoom
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