2 ECE Graduate Students Win SRC Awards


June 23, 2003

ECE Graduate students Shelley Chen and Padmini Gopalakrishnan were selected from nationwide contests held by the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) for outstanding academic achievement and microelectronics research. Chen will receive a Master's Scholarship and Gopalakrishnan a Graduate Fellowship; their awards include full tuition and fee support, a living stipend of $1,800/month beginning with the Fall 2003 term, an annual gift of $2,000 to the Department, a link with industry advisors, opportunities for internships in SRC member companies, and travel expenses to the Graduate Fellowship Program (GFP) Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas. This year's program will be held August 25-27 in conjunction with TECHCON 2003, including more than 150 student-presented papers and related posters, a recruiting event, and awards presentations.

Chen's advisor is Babak Falsafi, Assistant Professor of ECE and CS, while Larry Pileggi, Professor of ECE and Director, Center for Silicon System Implementation, advises Gopalakrishnan.

Other ECE SRC Fellows, the dates of their fellowships, and their advisors include: Nick Zamora (2002), advised by Radu Marculescu, Assistant Professor of ECE; Michelle Kruvczuk (2001), advised by L. Richard Carley, ST Microelectronics Professor of ECE and Director of CHIPS; Benjamin Levine (2001), advised by Herman Schmit, Associate Professor of ECE; and Shipra Panda (1996), advised by Randal Bryant, President's Professor and Department Head, and Professor of ECE. (Source: SRC.)