The Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering Blog

Welcome to our department blog. Here, our students, professors, and alumni can share personal stories and insights.

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October 19, 2017

进入南加州大学之后,我积极地寻找着能够满足自己对物联网和机器人融合领域兴趣的研究机会。幸运的是,我所在的南加州大学谢明电气工程系给本科学生提供了很多进入各个实验室进行研究的机会。

August 11, 2017

There are no precedents or playbooks or standard protocol when it comes to a PhD. There’s no existing method of doing something. There’s no training new recruits in the way things are “generally” done. You do things your way.

July 28, 2017

We sometimes feel that everything we do should be engineering-related and career focused. It’s easy to forget to look around and help others, when in fact this is the most important responsibility an engineer has to society.

June 30, 2017

There is a reason professors with PhD students are called “advisors”. We have a responsibility beyond just making sure our students gain technical knowledge. We must also help them navigate the emotional and professional challenges of life as a PhD student.

June 15, 2017

As a polymath, I chose engineering because it was the best lens through which to understand many things I’m passionate about: community, problem-solving, math, music, fitness, physics, technology, and more.

John, I know you worked very hard and handled so many things with your patience, insight and intelligence. Day and night, weekend and holidays – for the school and for us. You might be a little bit tired. It’s time to take a break, get some sleep, and rest in peace.

New advancements in machine learning are getting the technology closer than ever to predicting the behavior of the most unpredictable of subjects – humans.