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Welcome to Rising Stars

An Academic Career Workshop in EECS

October 27-28, 2022
The University of Texas at Austin

Rising Stars is an intensive workshop for graduate students and postdocs with historically marginalized or underrepresented genders who are interested in pursuing academic careers in electrical engineering, computer science, and artificial intelligence and decision-making. Launched at MIT in 2012, the annual event has since been hosted at the University of California at Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Eligibility:
Rising Stars is open to graduate students and postdocs of underrepresented genders, including cisgender women, trans people of any gender, non-binary people, and all people with historically marginalized or underrepresented genders. Applicants should be within about 1-3 years of graduating with a PhD at the time of the workshop, or have obtained a PhD no earlier than 2019 and do not currently hold a faculty position. All applications are required to be submitted by June 10, 2022 (AOE or anywhere on earth). Letter of recommendation can be submitted by June 17.

Application Materials:
1) Research statement (maximum 1 page excluding references, 12pt font, 1-inch margins, PDF)
2) CV (no page limit, PDF)
3) One letter of recommendation

Location: This will be a hybrid event (in person with accommodations for remote attendees)

Application Deadline: June 10, 2022 (AOE or anywhere on earth)
Notification: August 1, 2022
Rising Stars Workshop 2022: October 27-28, 2022

Workshop Chairs

  • Christine Julien

    Christine Julien

    Workshop Co-Chair
    Annis & Jack Bowen Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering - UT Austin
    Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Cockrell School of Engineering, UT Austin
  • Dana Moshkovitz

    Dana Moshkovitz

    Workshop Co-Chair
    Associate Professor of Computer Science - UT Austin

Organizing Committee

  • Eunsol Choi

    Eunsol Choi

    Assistant Professor of Computer Science - UT Austin
  • Jean Anne Incorvia

    Jean Anne Incorvia

    Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering - UT Austin
    Fellow of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Chair in Computer Engineering - UT Austin
  • Amy Pavel

    Amy Pavel

    Assistant Professor, Computer Science - UT Austin
  • Neeraja Yadwadkar

    Neeraja Yadwadkar

    Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering - UT Austin

Workshop Advisors

  • Don Fussell

    Don Fussell

    Department Chair, Computer Science - UT Austin
    Trammell Crow Regents Professor in Computer Science - UT Austin
  • Diana Marculescu

    Diana Marculescu

    Motorola Regents Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering #2 - UT Austin
    Cockrell Family Chair for Departmental Leadership #5, Electrical and Computer Engineering - UT Austin
    Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering - UT Austin

Rising Stars Workshop 2022

Oct. 27-28, 2022

Hosted By

The University of Texas At Austin
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Department of Computer Science