Three ECE Students Named Outstanding Graduate Assistants

ECE graduate assistants Shahriar Aghaeimeibodi, Usman Fiaz, and Aneesh Raghavan are three of approximately 80 winners of the University of Maryland Graduate School’s 2017-2018 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.

Shahriar Aghaeimeibodi is advised by Prof. Edo Waks (ECE/IREAP/JQI). His area of research is at the intersection of engineering and quantum physics, with emphasis on strongly interacting light and matter and Quantum photonic structures. He is a member of the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics (IREAP) and the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI).

Usman Fiaz is advised by Prof. John Baras (ECE/ISR). His research interests are in Robotics and Control Systems, with emphasis on autonomous multi-agent systems. He is affiliated with the Autonomy, Robotics, and Cognition (ARC) Lab and the Institute for Systems Research (ISR).

Aneesh Raghavan is advised by Prof. John Baras (ECE/ISR). His research interests are in control and networked cyber-physical systems. He focuses on understanding the value of information, the application of non-commutative probability models and the effects of order in measurements in decision problems involving multiple agents. He is affiliated with ISR.

The awards will be given at the Annual Fellowship and Award Celebration on May 8.

Published May 3, 2018