ECE Newsletter – February 5, 2024

Newsletter • February 5, 2024



News from Ozcan Lab

Ozcan Lab presented more than 20 papers, including keynote and invited talks, at the SPIE Photonics West Conference in San Francisco, which is the leading optics and photonics conference globally.

Distinguished Professor Yahya Rahmat-Samii and colleagues in Berkeley published in Advanced Functional Materials by Wiley

“Charge-Programmable Photopolymers for 3D Electronics via Additive Manufacturing”, Advanced Functional Materials published by Wiley, 1-12 pages, Jan. 2024,

Z. Wang, J. Wang, Z. Xu, R. Hensleigh, H. Lu, M. Sowers, M. A. Worsley, Y. Rahmat-Samii, and X. (Rayne) Zheng
This is a collaborative research project with our colleagues in Berkeley.

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Asad Madni Elected To National Inventors Hall of Fame

Distinguished UCLA Engineer Elected to National Inventors Hall of Fame

Distinguished Adjunct Professor Asad Madni has been selected to join the 2024 class of the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

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ECE 297 Seminar – Evolution of Communications Satellites
Guest Speaker: Jim PetranovichFebruary 5, 2024 from 12-2pmShannon Room

Towards Optical Interconnects for In-package Communication

Guest Speaker: Nicolas Pantano

February 5, 2024 from 3pm

Tesla Room

Multi-dimensional Computational Microscopy for 2.5D and 3D Imaging of Biological Specimens

Guest Speakers: Ingyoung Kim and Yewon Kim

February 6, 2024 from 11:30am-12:30pm

Tesla Room

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Augmenting Humans

Guest Speaker: Misha Sra

February 9, 2024 from 1:30-3pm

Shannon Room

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Upcoming PhD Oral Defenses

February 23, 2024 from 1-3pm

Jeffrey Jiang (Maxwell Room)

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Job Opportunities
Army Educational Outreach Program – Undergraduate Internship

AEOP Undergrdaute Internship program invites you to elevate your STEM knowledge and experience and take part in the research that is shaping the future of our nation. If you are interested in pursuing a career in STEM or want to take the next step in your STEM education, an AEOP Undergraduate Internship may be right for you.

CERN – Junior Electronics Engineer

Opportunity to work at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland for a B.S. or M.S. electronic engineering student who are just graduating ro recently graduated.

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Apple Internship

Apple is looking for a Control Systems Engineer Intern with strong background in modeling, simulation, and learning algorithms. While the preferred start date is in Spring 2024, applicants interested in the Summer 2024 term are also encouraged to apply. Research background in online learning and data analysis is preferred and a strong candidate should have a solid software implementation experience. Please reach out to Eric Huang if you are interested or you have any questions.

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Qualcomm Internship

Qualcomm is looking for a summer intern with a background in SoC/Computer Architecture, performance modeling, architectural exploration, digital hardware design, programming (C/C++), and scripting (Python) to join the SoC Performance and Analysis team. Their team is responsible for performance modeling and analyzing performance tradeoffs of our next-generation system-on-chip (SoC) products

Qualcomm Internship

Qualcomm is looking for qualified Master’s or Ph.D. candidates in E.E or ECE with an emphasis in Wireless Communications for a summer 2024 internship opportunity in WR&D System Integration and Test Engineering team. Potential candidates should be graduating between December 2024 and August 2025 and are seeking summer 2024 internship opportunities. Please apply for this Job at the posting below and share your resume with Onur Senel, part of the Qualcomm Wireless R&D System Integrations and Test Engineering team. 

At Qualcomm Wireless R&D, they are working on building the cutting-edge end-to-end prototype systems for 5G NR Sub6/mmW and WLAN. As an intern, the candidate will be responsible for integration and verification of complex prototype communication systems. Candidates with relevant coursework in the following areas are highly preferred: Digital Communication, Wireless Communication, Communication/Wireless Networks, Information Theory, Signal Processing, AI/ML, Random Processes, etc.

Detailed summer 2024 internship description with preferred qualifications can be found here:

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Volunteer Opportunities

Bruin Shelter

Interested in joining your fellow UCLA students in combating student housing insecurity? Bruin Shelter, a shelter for college students experiencing housing insecurity, is recruiting for new volunteers this winter quarter! While we are in a transitional period and overnight shift positions are not currently available, volunteers will have the opportunity to contribute to our amazing community projects through committee and advocacy work that seek to educate and combat housing insecurity in Los Angeles. Some of our current projects include research on college student housing insecurity, food sustainability mutual aid events at UCLA and within the broader LA community, and creating podcast episodes on diverse groups facing housing insecurity.Our second info session is in-person on 1/23 @ 6PM in Math Sci 5128!Applications are due on Friday, January 26th at 11:59 pm ( For more information about Bruin Shelter and the application process, check out our website (, DM us through our instagram @bruinshelter, or email us at

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El Segundo Defense Tech Hackathon

8VC, Entrepreneur First, and Apollo Defense are co-hosting a defense tech hackathon in an emerging hub of American hard tech — El Segundo — on February 17 and 18 to connect America’s brightest young minds with engineers from cutting-edge startups (Anduril, Palantir, SpaceX), venture capitalists (Founders Fund, 8VC, Sequoia), and U.S. military leadership.

In collaboration with mission partners around the world, the U.S. Department of Defense and the National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) have secured problem sets around counter-UAS, AI/ML, and RF/Electronic Warfare for students to hack on over a 24 hour period. Equipped with the resources, equipment, and guidance necessary to develop and deploy solutions on the battlefield, attendees are encouraged to work on additional open-ended problem sets within defense technology. 

Equipment, educational resources, and food will be provided to all attendees, and anyone with a technical background and interest in hardware technology are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please apply by Feb 1 at, and contact if you have any questions.

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The Society of Women Engineers

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at UCLA’s Outreach committee is dedicated to promoting diversity within the field of engineering by introducing local youth to fundamental engineering principles.

SWE is excited to inform you about an upcoming free event, ‘Hi Engineer!,’ specifically designed for middle and high school girls. The event is scheduled for Saturday, February 17th, 2024, from 9 am to 3 pm on UCLA’s campus. Our program includes two engaging engineering activities, a keynote speaker, a panel discussion featuring current UCLA engineering students, an engineering club fair, and a complimentary lunch. Additionally, they have planned activities for adults attending, such as a campus tour and a college preparation presentation.

To secure a spot at the event, they kindly request a Venmo signup deposit of $20, which will be fully refunded upon attendance. This deposit is merely to ensure that attendance aligns with sign-ups. If this poses a financial challenge, please reach out to them at, and they’d be happy to assist with a waiver. In the event of a cancellation, full refunds will be provided with a 24-hour notice.

If you are considering organizing this event as a field trip for a larger group, we encourage each participant to sign up individually.Please click here for the sign-up link and share with anyone you know within the specified age range. ‘Hi Engineer!’ presents a fantastic opportunity for girls to discover the exciting and enjoyable aspects of engineering.

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Newsletter Submissions

To be included in future newsletters, please send the latest news, awards, publications and any upcoming PhD oral defenses to the Chair’s assistant, Winda Mak, at Please include “newsletter submission” in the subject line. The ECE newsletters will be sent biweekly on the first and third Mondays of the month. Please ensure all submissions are received by the Wednesday before distribution to be included in the newsletter.

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