Five EECS faculty members named to career development chairs

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 3:15pm

Clockwise from top left: Professors Andreas, Belay, O'Brien, Agrawal, Reiskarimian

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Five EECS faculty members have received career-development chairs, EECS department head Asu Ozdaglar announced recently. All the chairs were made possible through generous donations.

Pulkit Agrawal has been named to the Steven G. (1968) and Renee Finn Career Development Chair. Agrawal, who received a PhD in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley, researches topics spanning robotics, deep learning, computer vision, and computational neuroscience. He joined EECS as an assistant professor in July 2019, is a principal investigator in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and an affiliate member of the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS).

Jacob Andreas has been named to an X-Window Consortium Career Development Chair. Andreas, who also received a PhD in computer science from UC Berkeley, focuses on using language as a scaffold for more efficient learning and as a probe for understanding model behavior. He joined EECS as an assistant professor in July 2019 and is a principal investigator in CSAIL.

Adam Belay has been named to the Jamieson Career Development Chair. Belay, who received a PhD in computer science from Stanford University, focuses on research in operating systems, security, and networking, and specializes in building systems that can cut across hardware and software boundaries to improve performance and security. He joined EECS as an assistant professor in July 2017 and is a principal investigator in CSAIL.

Kevin O’Brien has been named to the Emanuel E. Landsman (1958) Career Development Chair. O’Brien received a PhD in physics from UC Berkeley. His research bridges nonlinear optics, metamaterials, and quantum engineering. He joined EECS as an assistant professor in July 2018, and is a principal investigator in the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE).

Negar Reiskarimian has been named to an X-Window Consortium Career Development Chair. Reiskarimian received a PhD in electrical engineering from Columbia University. Her research interests span integrated circuits and systems, applied electromagnetics and nanophotonics, with a focus on theory, design and experimental validation of analog, radio-frequency (RF), millimeter-Wave (mm-Wave) and optical integrated circuits, metamaterials and systems. She joined EECS as an assistant professor in July 2019 and is a core member of the Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL).