3 ECE Students Chosen To Participate in CRA-W 2015 Grad Cohort Workshop

ECE PhD students Durga Suresh, Charu Kalra, and Shweta Singh were chosen to participate in this year's CRA-W Grad Cohort Workshop in San Francisco. The workshop, which took place on April 10th and 11th, invites graduate women in the first through third years of their programs to learn from 20-25 top female scientists in their field. Through the workshops, students learn valuable graduate school success skills, receive job and mentoring resources for after they graduate, and gain significant personal insight into some of the challenges and successes of women in the field of computer research.

The Workshop is organized by The Computing Research Association's Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W), a committee of the Computing Research Association that works to increase the number of senior women in computing "by building and mentoring nationwide communities of women through their graduate studies." Northeastern ECE is a member of the Computing Research Association.

Durga Suresh is a 3rd year PhD student working with Prof. Mitch Kokar. Her research addresses software defined radios, cognitive radio ontology and software communication architectures (SCA) API's. She has published three papers on this topic at the WinnForum international conference and has been awarded two best paper awards. 

Charu Kalra is a 2nd year PhD student working with Prof. David Kaeli. Her research interests include using compilers for improving performance and reliability on GPUs. She is currently on a co-op at AMD Research and Advanced Development Labs in Boxborough, MA.

Shweta Singh is a 2nd year PhD student advised by Prof. Mitch Kokar. She is working on designing a secure authentication approach for cyber-space using the concepts of information hiding and logical inference with a shared knowledge base. She is also working on mmWave communications as a part of MathWork's microgrant with Prof. Basagni.

Congratulations to Durga, Charu, and Shweta!

Related Faculty: Mieczyslaw Kokar, David Kaeli

Related Departments:Electrical & Computer Engineering