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UT Electrical Engineering Ph.D. Student Awarded Student Travel Grant

Picture of Samira Shamsir  28 promising graduate-level student engineers from around the world were recently awarded stipends for travel to and from the conference ISSCC 2018.  Among them was UT Electrical Engineering Ph.D. student Samira Shamsir.  She received the IEEE SSCS Student Travel Grants to attend this year’s conference in San Francisco.

Student Travel Grants + Women in Circuits Travel Grants

The IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Student Travel Grant Award (STGA) program recognizes and promotes early career accomplishments in all solid-state circuits fields by supporting graduate student travel to SSCS-sponsored conferences: ISSCC and A-SSCC.

With the help of the STGA program, up-and-coming young engineers:

  • may network with researchers from industry, academia, and government from all over the world
  • learn about IC design breakthroughs, and about challenges that have not yet been solved or need to be addressed, in-person and in advance.

STGA applicants must be SSCS members, enrolled for at least a year in a PhD program, and be recommended by one professor. (A dissertation topic needs not yet to have been selected.)

Samira Shamsir received her B.Sc. degree (with honors) in electrical and electronic engineering from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in 2015. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her research focus lies on the implementation of advanced biomedical sensors and systems and semiconductor device modeling. Samira has co-authored in several international journals and conference proceedings including International Journal of High Speed Electronics and Systems (IJHSES), IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering (RBME), and 2017 USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting (NRSM) in Boulder, CO. In addition, she presented her works on IEEE 60th Midwest Symposium of Circuit and System in Boston, MA and in IEEE Region-10 Humanitarian Technology Conference (R10HTC) in Bangladesh in 2017. She has achieved the J. Wallace and Katie Dean Fellowship and Department Excellency Fellowship in 2016 and the Min H. Kao Fellowship in 2017. She has been awarded the outstanding teaching assistant award in the year 2016-17 from her department and the chancellor’s citation award for extraordinary professional promise in 2017. In addition, she achieved several travel awards from Graduate Student Senate in UTK, PowerAmerica, and IEEE SSCS.

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