ECE ILLINOIS welcomes 11 new faculty members
ECE ILLINOIS is honored to welcome eleven new faculty members to the department. The tremendous talent joining the ECE ILLINOIS team are exciting and impactful additions to the pioneering research and student-learning experiences that are thriving in ECE ILLINOIS.
Anu Aggarwal, Teaching Assistant Professor Anu joined ECE as a Teaching Assistant Professor in August 2019. She received her PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. She is also an MD. Her area of research is VLSI.
Simeon Bogdanov, Assistant Professor has received his Ph.D. from the group of Manijeh Razeghi at Northwestern University in 2014 and did his postdoctoral research in the group of Vladimir M. Shalaev at Purdue University. His research interests cover quantum nanophotonics, metamaterials, and semiconductor physics. His achievements include the realization of the brightest room-temperature single-photon source based on a single nitrogen-vacancy color center in diamond and the fabrication of InAs/GaSb superlattice photodetectors operating at 10 µm with the world's best sensitivity for this material system. Simeon's future research program will be focused on studying novel quantum, plasmonics and nonlinear optical phenomena at the nanoscale. This research will be applied to develop fast integrated optical devices for quantum photonics and nanosensing. He will be joining ECE ILLINOIS January 2020.
Saurabh Gupta, Assistant Professor
Saurabh has joined ECE ILLINOIS as a tenure track Assistant Professor in August 2019. Saurabh will also have an affiliate appointment with the Coordinated Science Laboratory where his office will be located. His research is in computer vision, machine learning, and robotics. He received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in Computer Science.
Nick Kani, Research Assistant Professor Nick will join ECE as a Research Assistant Professor. He will also have an appointment with the Coordinated Science Laboratory. He received his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2017. His research areas include modeling and design of emerging devices, spintronics, and machine learning.
Radhika Mittal, Assistant Professor
Radhika has joined ECE ILLINOIS as a tenure-track Assistant Professor with an affiliate appointment in both Computer Science and the Coordinated Science Laboratory, where her office will be located. Radhika received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in Computer Science. Her area of research is computer systems and networking. Radhika’s work revisits the assumptions of today’s wired networking paradigms and envisions alternative algorithms and protocols that align with practical constraints and modern trends in networking technology.
Thomas Moon, Teaching Assistant Professor Thomas Moon has joined ECE ILLINOIS as a Teaching Assistant Professor. Many of you already know Thomas as he has been a post-doctoral researcher in the department. He received his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech. Thomas has been teaching and will continue to teach computer engineering courses.
Zhen Peng, Associate Professor
Zhen has joined ECE ILLINOIS as a tenured Associate Professor this August 2019. Zhen comes to us from the University of New Mexico where he was an Assistant Professor since 2013. Zhen received his PhD from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Engineering in 2008. His research areas are Classical electromagnetism with scalable algorithms; statistical and quantum electromagnetics; and experimental electromagnetics.
Shaloo Rakheja, Assistant Professor
Shaloo joined ECE ILLINOIS in September 2019 as a tenure-track Assistant Professor. She will have an affiliate appointment with the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory where her office will be located. Shaloo has been an Assistant Professor with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New York University since 2015. She received her PhD from Georgia Institute of Technology in Electrical and Computer Engineering (2012). Her area of research is nanoscale electronic and spintronic devices.
Yang Victoria Shao, Teaching Assistant Professor
Yang has joined ECE ILLINOIS as a Teaching Assistant Professor starting in August 2019. She received her PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Chinese Academy of Science in 2008. Her area of research is electromagnetic compatibility/interference; signal and power integrity analysis; predictive models for high power microwave effects; modeling and testing of optoelectronic systems, and computational electromagnetics.
, Assistant Professor
Andrew joins ECE ILLINOIS in October 2019 as a tenure track Assistant Professor. Many of you may already know Andrew as he received his MS (2016) and PhD (2019) from ECE right here at ILLINOIS! His office will be located in the ECE Building.
Andrew’s research interest is in the power and energy systems area.
Richard Yi Zhang, Assistant Professor
Richard has joined ECE ILLINOIS from Berkeley, CA where he has held a Postdoctoral Scholar position since 2017. Richard’s research often uses domain expertise to identify problem-specific structure (e.g. sparsity, hierarchy, conditioning) that can be exploited for orders-of-magnitude improvements in speed or accuracy.
Richard received his S.M. (2012) and Ph.D. (2017) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He will be joining ECE ILLINOIS as a tenure track Assistant Professor. He will have an affiliate appointment with the Coordinated Science Laboratory where his office will be located.