Yasaman Ghasempour, a Ph.D. candidate in electrical and computer engineering (ECE) at Rice University, is among the 50 women invited to participate in the 2019 Rising Stars in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, held this year at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Rising Stars is a workshop for female graduate students and postdocs interested in academic careers in computer science, computer engineering and electrical engineering.
“The gathering of Rising Stars gives me the opportunity to meet and form connections with the next wave of world-class researchers in these fields,” Ghasempour said.
Launched in 2012 at MIT, the event is hosted each year by a different university. The Rising Stars are chosen from among promising researchers in the early stages of their academic careers. Ghasempour is the first from Rice ECE to take part.
Ghasempour is conducts research in the Rice Networks lab of Edward Knightly, the Sheafor-Lindsay Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and of Computer Science. She earned her master’s degree from Rice and her B.S. from Sharif University of Technology in Iran in 2016 and 2014, respectively.
Ghasempour’s research focuses on wireless communication and sensing, with an emphasis on solutions for high-density wireless and mobility management in diverse spectrum, from millimeter-wave networks to terahertz and visible light. Her work has appeared at conferences in wireless networking, including ACM MobiCom and ACM MobiHoc, and in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. She is the recipient of the Texas Instruments Distinguished Fellowship and Young Researcher Fellowship.