ECE Department Welcomes Four New Faculty Members
Join us in welcoming the four new NC State ECE faculty members!
July 7, 2022 By Isabella Mormando
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is very pleased to announce four new additions to our faculty for the upcoming semesters. As the College of Engineering continues to expand, it is imperative to meet these demands with more professors who can aid the growth of our department and the development of our students.
Suresh Venkatesh will be joining ECE as an assistant professor in August. Venkatesh received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Utah in 2017, advised by David Schurig, previously an Assistant Professor at NC State. Since 2018 he has been a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University. His research interests include metamaterials and surfaces at GHz-THz frequencies, massive mm-wave phased arrays, 5G Communication, physical layer security, antenna and waveguide theory and design, and advanced electromagnetic simulations.
Samira Mirbagher Ajorpaz will be joining ECE as an assistant professor in August. Ajorpaz received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Texas A&M University in 2019, and is currently a postdoctoral scholar at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of California San Diego. Her research is at the intersection of computer architecture, security and machine learning with a focus on designing predictive microarchitectural units with small-scale and tight-timing margins.
Abraham Vázquez-Guardado will be joining us in January 2023 as an assistant professor. Vázquez-Guardado received his Ph.D. in Optics and Photonics from the College of Optics and Photonics (CREOL) at the University of Central Florida in 2018. He comes to us from Northwestern University, where he has been a postdoctoral Fellow. His research interests include implantable battery-free devices for biomedical and neuroscience applications.
Aritra Mitra will be joining ECE as an assistant professor in January 2023. Mitra received his Ph.D. from Purdue in 2020, and is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include control and optimization, machine learning, statistical signal processing, distributed algorithms, multi-agent systems, sequential decision-making under uncertainty, and resilience and security.
The NC State Electrical and Computer Engineering Department offers its congratulations to each new faculty member and is excited to welcome them as a valuable addition to our faculty!