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Three EECS students awarded by Graduate Student Senate for Excellence in Graduate Research

Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week—Our graduate students are a critical and valued part of the UT community. Every year, we set aside a week in spring to show them how much we appreciate them and the work we do. This year, we’re showing that appreciation online!

Today, the Graduate Student Senate has announced the winners for their Fourth Annual GSS Awards online. This year, three EECS students have been awarded for Excellence in Graduate Research.

Please join us in congratulating all of our award winners! Although GPSAW 2020 was not celebrated in person, we are still so proud and excited for the accomplishments of our students, faculty, and staff! An excerpt from their nominations is included to celebrate accomplishments and success.

Check out a full list of this year’s winners.

Excellence in Graduate Research

The “Excellence in Graduate Research” award is presented to graduate and professional students who have received national and/or international recognition in their field and show promise in their area of research and/or creative achievement.

Shaghayegh Aslanzadeh

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Graduate Research Assistant

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

“She has exemplified excellence in research through her strong publication record. In her time here at UT, she has published 3 peer reviewed conference papers and one peer reviewed journal paper. In addition to all of this she is guiding an undergraduate researcher in developing portable devices and has volunteered to help our lab’s k-12 outreach activities. In short, I believe she has demonstrated the qualities of excellence in graduate research.”

Razieh Kaviani Baghbaderani

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Graduate Research Assistant

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

“Although she has only been in the program for less than 2 years, she has managed to publish two first-authored conference papers, both of which are IEEE flagship conferences in the areas of remote sensing and image processing. She also demonstrated a very strong leadership capability in this period, both academically and socially. For example, she serves as the secretary of a very successful student organization, Systers: Women in EECS @ UTK.”

Farshid Tamjid

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PhD Candidate

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

“So far he has made very good progress with his research objectives and published four conference papers as the first author and he is a co-author in four conference and journal papers, all since joining my research group. Also, one of his journal papers are under review in one of the most prestigious transactions in the RF and Microwave field.”