ECE graduate student Tahsina Sanam has been selected to receive the Chancellor’s Leadership Award at the New Brunswick Chancellor’s Student Leadership Gala. This award is given to a graduating student who exemplifies excellence in academics and truly embodies a commitment to leadership and involvement on campus and/or in the community. Tahsina is a fourth year PhD student in the ECE department working with Professor Hana Godrich. Her research focuses on device-free indoor localization using PHY layer channel state information by developing machine learning based autonomous localization methods using MIMO-OFDM systems. Her research has been published in multiple conferences including ICCASP, Asilomar, and EUSIPCO. Additionally, she is active in student organizations on campus. During 2010-2011, Tahsina was appointed Vice Chair of IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) Affinity Group, Bangladesh section. After joining Rutgers University, she has served as the Vice President, Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Graduate Executive Board. Her contributions include planning and organizing programming contests, symposia and STEM seminars focusing on achievements of women in technology. She has also served as a founding committee member of the Rutgers ECE Novice-2-Expert (N2E) Coding Club in Fall 2016, established by graduate women students with the purpose of mentoring freshman and sophomore students in different programming languages such as C++, MATLAB, JAVA, and Python.
Congratulations on this recognition, Tahsina!