Aakanksha Chowdhery

Current Young Scholars Role Finance Vice Chair
Research Area Network architectures and data analytics, including fog networking, cyber-physical systems, communications theory, wireless networks, for next-generation Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications.
Current position Associate Research Scholar, Edge Lab, Princeton University
Education PhD, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
MS, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
B. Tech, Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Young Scholar Prize Research High-speed last-mile internet connectivity through the use of Dynamic Spectrum Management (DSM) techniques for next-generation copper-access networks, allowing order-of-magnitude improvement in data-rates and stability of digital subscriber lines (DSLs) enabling millions of internet-enabled devices.
Other Honors 2012 Paul Baran Marconi Young Scholar
2010-2012 DARE Fellowship, awarded to top 16 Stanford doctoral students with potential to diversify academia
2012 Rising Stars Program
2010 Finalist for Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship
Fun Fact I have hiked up to the Mt. Rainier base camp.

Keun Yeong Cho

Education PhD, KAIST
BS, Electrical Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul
Young Scholar Prize Research Wavelength-division-multiplexed passive optical networks (WDM PON), long considered an ultimate solution for the broadband optical access network, working to overcome deployment cost limitations due to the installation and maintenance of necessary wavelength-specific lasers.

Aleksandr Biberman

Current position Co-Founder and President, Jisto, Inc.
Education PhD, Electrical Engineering, Columbia University
MPhil, Electrical Engineering, Columbia University
MS, Electrical Engineering, Columbia University
BS, Electrical and Computer and Systems Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Young Scholar Prize Research Commercializing photonic communication systems.

Salman Abdul Baset

Current Young Scholars Role Former Chair
Research Area Cloud and mobile computing innovations that allow cloud and mobile applications to be more secure, and performance of clouds to be measured in a standard, reproducible, and meaningful way.
Current position CTO Security, IBM Blockchain Solutions
Education Ph.D. Computer Science, Columbia University
MS, Computer Science, Columbia University
BS, Computer System Engineering, GIK Institute of Sciences and Technology
Young Scholar Prize Research – SPEC (Standard Performance Evaluation) Presidential Award for leading the design and implementation of first industry standard infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud benchmark
– Served as the chair of distributed and fault tolerant computing professional interest community (PIC) in IBM from 2013-2014. Organized two workshops on Cloud Computing
– IBM Extra Ordinary Accomplishment Award
– IBM Research Division, and Fourth Plateau Awards
Fun Fact I garden in Mathatten!