The 2020 Professor Narendra Puri Scholarship was awarded to Intessar Al-Iedani and Lingyi Xu. Dr. Narendra Nath Puri was a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers for 38 years. He was dedicated to excellence in Electrical Engineering and countless students, faculty and alumni have benefited from his efforts. Dr. Puri passed away on December 4, 2015 at the age of 82. Dr. Kamal Puri, the wife of Dr. Puri, has generously donated this scholarship in honor of her husband and his work.
This year's award was given to Intessar Al-Iedani and Yingli Xu, both PhD students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Here are their bio's.
Intessar Al-Iedani received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from the Department of Computer Engineering, University of Basra, Iraq, in 2003 and 2006, respectively. She worked as an assistant instructor at the Department of Computer Engineering, University of Basra, Iraq, from 2007 to 2012. After receiving a Graduate fellowship from the Higher Committee for Education Development in Iraq (HCED) in 2012, she started pursuing her PhD study at Rutgers University. Intessar received a Graduate Fellowship from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers University for the academic years of 2017-2018 and 2018-2019. She is currently a candidate Ph.D. student studying under the guidance of Prof. Zoran Gajic. Intessar’s research focuses on the order reduction of large-scale wind energy systems with double fed induction generators (DFIG) using the balancing and singular perturbation methods.
Lingyi Xu is an MS student working with Dr. Zoran Gajic as her advisor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers University. Her research is focused on control systems, computer vision and robotics. Lingyi recently received her MS at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in May 2017. Her thesis was titled, “Monocular Visual Measurement for Mobile Robot.”
Congratulations to Intessar Al-Iedani and Yingli Xu for winning the Dr. Narendra Puri Scholarship !