To help scholars in their career development, each scholar receives mentor-ship and recommendations from department faculty, including research presentation critiquing and filming. View four minute high level research talks by scholars below.

2014-15 MHI PhD Scholars




Speaker: Shermin Arab, MHI PhD Scholar, Electrical Engineering Department, USC
Title: Optoelectrical Characterization of 1D and 2D Nanostructures for Energy Applications
Advisor: Stephen Cronin




Speaker: Kunal Datta, MHI PhD Scholar, Electrical Engineering Department, USC
Title: High-Power mm-Wave Wireless Communication for beyond 5G
Advisor: Hossein Hashemi




Speaker: Ningfeng Huang, MHI PhD Scholar, Electrical Engineering Department, USC
Title: Nanophotonics for Photovoltaics and Light Assisted Self-Assembly
Advisor: Michelle Povinelli




Speaker: Vasilis Ntranos, MHI PhD Scholar, Electrical Engineering Department, USC
Title: Disturbed Interference Management in Large Cellular Networks
Advisor: Giuseppe Caire




Speaker: Yan Yan, MHI PhD Scholar, Electrical Engineering Department, USC
Title: Space-Division Multiplexing in Communications Utilizing Orbital Angular Momentum (OAM)
Advisor: Alan E. Willner

2013-14 MHI PhD Scholars




Speaker: Sergul Aydore, MHI PhD Scholar, Electrical Engineering Department, USC
Title: Measuring Functional Connectivity of the Brain from Electrophysiological Signals
Advisor: Richard M. Leahy




Speaker: Yuchi Che, MHI PhD Scholar, Electrical Engineering Department, USC
Title: Carbon Nanotube Electronics
Advisor: Chongwu Zhou




Speaker: Mohammad Reza Chitgarha, MHI PhD Scholar, Electrical Engineering Department, USC
Title: Reconfigurable High-Capacity All Optical Signal Processing
Advisor: Alan Willner




Speaker: Harsha Honnappa, MHI PhD Scholar, Electrical Engineering Department, USC
Title: Strategic and Transitory Queueing Models: A new paradigm in Queueing Theory
Advisor: Rahul Jain and Amy R. Ward




Speaker: Saeid Jafari, MHI PhD Scholar, Electrical Engineering Department, USC
Title: Adaptive Vibrational Control in Laser Beam Pointing
Advisor: Petros Ioannou




Speaker: Yanzhi Wang, MHI PhD Scholar, Electrical Engineering Department, USC
Title: Design, Control, and Applications of Photovoltaic Systems
Advisor: Massoud Pedram

2012-13 MHI PhD Scholars




Speaker: Moh Amer, MHI Ph.D. Scholar, Electrical Engineering Department, USC
Title: Exploring the Electronic Properties of Pristine Suspended Carbon Nanotube Field-Effect Transistors (CNT-FETs)
Advisor: Stephen Cronin




Speaker: Kartik Audhkhasi, MHI Ph.D. Scholar, Electrical Engineering Department, USC
Title: A Computational Framework for Ensembles of Diverse Experts
Advisor: Shrikanth S. (Shri) Narayanan




Speaker: Hao Huang, MHI Ph.D. Scholar, Electrical Engineering Department, USC
Title: High Capacity and Spectrum-Efficient Data Transfer Using Orbital Angular Momentum
Advisor: Alan Willner




Speaker: Osonde Osoba, MHI Ph.D. Scholar, Electrical Engineering Department, USC
Title: Noise Enhanced Expectation-Maximization
Advisor: Bart Kosko




Speaker: Daphney-Stavroula Zois, MHI Ph.D. Scholar, Electrical Engineering Department, USC
Title: Tracking and Resource Allocation in Heterogeneous Sensor Networks
Advisor: Ubli Mitra


2011-12 MHI PhD Scholars




Speaker: Sunil Kumar, MHI Ph.D. Scholar, Electrical Engineering Department, USC
Title: “Critically Sampled Wavelet Filterbanks on Graphs”
Research Interest: Analyzing graph structured datasets using digital signal processing tools; current focus is on designing critically sampled two-channel wavelet filterbanks for arbitrary weighted graphs.
Advisor: Antonio Ortega




Speaker: Chenxi Lin. MHI Ph.D. Scholar, Electrical Engineering Department, USC
Title: “Optical absorption enhancement in nanotextured silicon thin film solar cells”
Research Interest: Structural absorption engineering of nanophotonic structures for photovoltaic applications.
Advisor: Michelle Povinelli




Speaker: Srinivas Yerramalli, MHI Ph.D. Scholar, Electrical Engineering Department, USC
Title: “Underwater Acoustic Communications”
Research Interests: Wireless communications with an emphasis on underwater acoustic communications, Signal Processing, Optimization and Game theory.
Advisor: Urbashi Mitra




Speaker: Bardia Zandian, MHI Ph.D. Scholar, Electrical Engineering Department, USC
Title: “Improving Processor Life Expectancy by Runtime Monitoring and Mitigation of Circuit Wearout”
Research Interests: Design and evaluation of architectural and microarchitectural solutions for dealing with circuit reliability issues.
Advisor: Murali Annavaram