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February 2022 Five10 Report


Dear Friends of the School of Engineering,

It may have taken us a little longer to get back to campus after the New Year, but we are so happy to be back in-person now to finish out the winter quarter. February is an exciting time for us. We started out the month with the celebration of the Lunar New Year and Black History Month, and we keep the momentum going through the end of the month as we celebrate National Engineers Week. 

This winter quarter has already brought us some inspiring news. Read below about Assistant Professor Ying Liu’s grant and how two of our Engineering Graduate Program alumni/ae are making us proud! Also, make sure to check out our Engineering Lightning Talks from a few of our professors in case you missed it last time.

Best wishes for a great winter quarter and a happy and healthy 2022,


Elaine P. Scott, Ph.D.
School of Engineering

School News

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National Engineers Week (eWeek) is coming up and we are excited to celebrate our amazing engineers on campus and in our community. Activities are continuously being added so check the schedule of activities often. #eWeek2022 will be held from February 20-26. Find out more here.

Student News

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In-Person classes are here! Campus is buzzing with excitement as classes began back in person on January 31. Students and staff alike have been eager to reconnect for in-person learning, and we are finally all in the classroom and labs together.

Faculty News

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Ying Liu (Computer Science and Engineering) has received a $196,211 grant award from the National Science Foundation. These funds will support her project "ERI: Generative Adversarial networks for Video Coding." Congratulations, Dr. Ying Liu! Learn more about her grant and research here.

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Faculty lightning talks. The School of Engineering has started a datablitz, where you can find short videos from our faculty regarding some of their current research. Check out the first group of these talks which include "Biowearables" by Dr. Emre Araci, "Power and Energy" by Dr. Maryam Khanbaghi, "Bioinnovation and Collaboration" by Dr. Prashanth Asuri, and "Bias in Venture Capital" by Dr. Maya Ackerman. Additional lightning talks will be added throughout the school year. Visit our YouTube playlist to watch.

Alumni News

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Elise Johnson graduated from Santa Clara's Engineering Management and Leadership Masters Program with distinction in 2011. This January, she was named a Woman of Influence in Construction, Architecture, and Engineering. Congratulations, Elise!

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Congratulations to Vishnu S. Pendyala, Ph.D. '18 (Computer Science and Engineering) on being named Chair of the IEEE Computer Society Silicon Valley Chapter. This is the largest technology society in the world and a hub for engineering innovation. Read more about Vishnu's accomplishments here.

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