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Chet Pena HHM

HHM Alumni Profile: Chet Pena

Chet Pena graduated from Texas ECE in Spring 2023 focusing on Computer Architecture and Embedded Systems. Originally from Danbury, Connecticut, Chet attended high school in Cedar Park, TX.
Shahrzad Mirkhani

WHM: Alumni Profile - Shahrzad Mirkhani

Shahrzad Mirkhani received her PhD in Computer Engineering from Texas ECE in 2014. After serving as a VP of Engineering in the startup Bigstream, she recently joined Meta as a software engineer. We sat down with Shahrzad to learn more about her career in engineering and her time at UT Austin.
Metric Mate

TxEEE Software Engineer and Entrepreneur Ecleamus Ricks, Jr. Shares Story – from Morehouse College to Shark Tank – and Many Steps In-Between

Cockrell School alumnus, software engineer and Shark Tank finalist Ecleamus Ricks, Jr. has always considered himself a creator. Fascinated with his grandfather’s skills as a carpenter, Ricks knew he wanted to build things using science and numbers.
Nikhil Garg

Texas ECE alumnus Nikhil Garg Named to Forbes 30 under 30: Science

Texas ECE alumnus Nikhil Garg has been named to the Forbes 30 under 30: Science.
Maria Cortez

Alumni Profile: Maria Cortez

Maria Cortez received her BS in Electrical Engineering from Texas ECE. After holding several leadership positions at Texas Instruments, she joined Advanced Energy as the Senior Vice President, Industrial Power Products in May 2022. We sat down with Maria to learn more about her experiences in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Bei Yu

Alumnus Bei Yu Wins 2022 IEEE CEDA Ernest S. Kuh Early Career Award

Texas ECE alumnus Bei Yu has been awarded the 2022 IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA) Ernest S. Kuh Early Career Award. The award is given to recognize an individual who has made substantial contributions to the area of Electronic Design Automation in the early stages of his or her career.
Jim Derryberry

Jim Derryberry Named Cockrell School Distinguished Engineering Graduate

Jim Derryberry, alumnus of the Chandra Family Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was named a Distinguished Engineering Graduate of the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. Jim received a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1967 and an MS in Electrical Engineering in 1968.
Jerry Yang

Alumni Profile: Jerry Yang

Jerry A. Yang is a PhD student in electrical engineering at Stanford University. He received his BS in electrical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 2020.
Texas ECE Academy of Distinguished Alumni

Three Alumni Inducted into Academy of Distinguished Alumni

Texas ECE is proud to welcome the three newest members of the Academy of Distinguished Alumni of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.
Wei Ye

Alumna Wei Ye Receives 2022 EDAA Outstanding Dissertation Award

Texas ECE alumna Wei Ye has been selected to receive the 2022 EDAA Outstanding Dissertation Award by the European Design and Automation Association (EDAA) for her dissertation "Design for Manufacturability and Reliability through Learning and Optimization."