WinECE Fall Dinner

WinECE Fall Dinner

Starts at: November 12, 2014 4:30 PM

Location: Rangos 3, Cohon University Center

Refreshments provided: Yes


WinECE is an organization encompassing all female undergraduate students,  graduate students and faculty within the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. This dinner traditionally brings in an illustrious scholar as a representative from academia. It’s a forum to address and interact with student members with keen interest in pursuing a career in engineering. The keynote speaker has the chance to share her own experiences with students and offer advice that they wish they would have had as a student.

This year's keynote speaker is Dr Jelena Kovačević, ECE Department Head.

Dr Jelena Kovačević is the David Edward Schramm Professor and Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and the Director of the Center for Bioimage Informatics at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research interests include biomedical imaging as well as multiresolution techniques such as wavelets and frames.

She received the Dipl. Electr. Eng. degree from the EE Dept., Univ. of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, in 1986, and the MS and PhD degrees from Columbia University, New York, NY, in 1988 and 1991, respectively. From 1991-2002, she was with Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJ. She was a co-founder and Technical VP of xWaveforms, based in New York City, NY. She was also an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University. In 2003, she joined Carnegie Mellon University.

She is a Fellow of the IEEE and EUSIPCO and a coauthor (with Martin Vetterli) of the book Wavelets and Subband Coding (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1995) as well as a coauthor (with Martin Vetterli and Vivek K Goyal) of Foundations of Signal Processing (Cambridge University Press, 2014) and Fourier and Wavelet Signal Processing (Cambridge University Press, 2015). She coauthored a top-10 cited paper in the Journ. of Applied and Computational Harmonic Analysis, a top-100 downloaded paper on IEEE Xplore and the paper for which Aleksandra Mojsilović received the Young Author Best Paper Award. Her paper on multidimensional filter banks and wavelets (with Martin Vetterli) was selected as one of the Fundamental Papers in Wavelet Theory. She received the Belgrade October Prize in 1986, the E.I. Jury Award at Columbia University in 1991 and the 2010 CIT Philip L. Dowd Fellowship Award from the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.