2018 MIE Grad Symposium: Highlights

(MIE Grad Symposium; photo credit to MIE department)

On June 27th, MIE held its 9th Annual Graduate Research Symposium. Throughout the event, there were more than 90 research poster and oral presentations.

The TIAM was pleased to sponsor the event and see all of the important research areas that MIE students are working on, including Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Engineering. Prof. Hani Naguib , Director of TIAM, was invited to be part of the Symposium judge panel.

A keynote lecture was also given by Professor John N. Tsitsiklis, Clarence J Lebel Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Congratulations to all of this year’s best poster and oral presentation winners !


(Second from left: Prof. Hani Naguib, Director of TIAM, participating as Symposium judge; photo credit to MIE department)



(Prof. John N. Tsitsiklis keynote; photo credit to MIE department)




This year’s best poster and oral presentation winners are:

First Place – Oral Presentation: Xueting(Christina) Mei
Second Place – Oral Presentation: Andrew Wong
Third Place – Oral Presentation: Pranay Shrestha

Best Poster Presentation – Human Factors: Elisa Kwon
Best Poster Presentation – Operations Research: Maryam Daryalal
Best Poster Presentation – Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Engineering: Yasamin Kazemi
Best Poster Presentation – Applied Mechanics and Design: Mohsen Rahmani & Charlie Katrycz
Best Poster Presentation – Energy and Environmental Engineering: Pavani Cherukupally
Best Poster Presentation – Robotics, Mechatronics and Instrumentation: Xian Wang
Best Poster Presentation – Thermal and Fluid Sciences Engineering: Khalil Sidawi
Best Poster Presentation – Biomedical Engineering: Daniel MacDonald

People’s Choice Award – Oral Presentation: Naeem Farooqi

People’s Choice Award – Poster Presentations: Hao Yi, Joyita Chakraborty, Pavani Cherukupally, Tahera Yesmin, Mosfera Chowdury and Francis Cruz.