Chakraborty, Seneviratne, and Zou Named Outstanding Graduate Assistants

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Abhishek Chakraborty, Nadee Seneviratne, and Shenli Zou

Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) graduate assistants Abhishek Chakraborty, Nadee Seneviratne, and Shenli Zou have been awarded the Graduate School’s 2019-2020 Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award. The award recognizes the outstanding contributions that graduate assistants provide to students, faculty, departments, administrative units, and the university as a whole. Recipients of the award are among the top 2 percent of GAs on campus in a given year.

Abhishek Chakraborty is advised by Professor Ankur Srivastava (ECE/ISR). His research interests include high performance computer architecture, secure hardware designs, logic obfuscation, side channel analysis, and electronic design automation.

Nadee Seneviratne is advised by Professor Carol Espy-Wilson (ECE/ISR). Her research focuses on multiple problems in the domain of speech signal processing such as acoustic-to-articulation speech inversion, speech based emotion recognition and depression detection. She is using machine learning models to improve the performance of solutions.

Shenli Zou is advised by Professor Alireza Khaligh (ECE/ISR). His research interests include design, control, modeling and system communication of power electronics converters for plug-in electric vehicle applications, as well as thermal management and magnetics analysis.

The awards will be given at the Annual Graduate School Fellowship and Award Celebration on May 13. 

Published January 9, 2020