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Iris Mok

Women's History Month: Alumni Profile - Iris Mok

Iris Mok graduated from Texas ECE in 2003 with an MS in Electrical Engineering.  In celebration of Women's History Month, we sat down with Iris to learn more about what she is doing now and how Texas ECE helped lead to her success.  


I currently manage worldwide patent portfolios for Intel in the


Texas ECE Student and Alum Startup Named Finalist for SXSW Pitch

Texas ECE alum Jimmy Mahon and Texas ECE student Siddharth Thakur developed FireBot, an unmanned ground vehicle that can be deployed into burning buildings, in place of firefighters, for rescue operations.
Amit Zavery

Alumni Profile - Amit Zavery

Amit Zavery graduated from Texas ECE in 1993 with a BS in Electrical Engineering. We sat down with Amit to learn more about what he is doing now and how Texas ECE helped lead to his success.
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.