Thursday, May 17, 2007

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Jan 30

My first visit to WPI for their annual IEEE Networking Dinner. Before the event, Outgoing Branch Chair, (now graduate advisor) Vivek Varshney gave me the grand tour and showed me why WPI kept him as a master's candidate.

Check out WPI's media site for great photos of their activities -- SPARK Party, Pi a Prof, Paintball...

Three of the young PhD students at my dinner table: Ferit Ozan Akgul, Nayef Alsindi and Mohammad Heidari -- all IEEE authors, as well!

Virginia Tech SPAC, January 25-26, 2007

Virginia Tech's IEEE Student Branch Officers after a successful Student Professional Awareness Conference (SPAC)

Showing Josh and I some of the sights of Blacksburg, VA.

Branch advisor Dr. Amy Bell, me, Joshua Bartlett (guest speaker, former U Mich IEEE Branch Chair) and Virginia Tech Branch Chair Brian Crosby.

Amy received an IEEE Outstanding Branch Advisor award in 2006 --