Yazicigil speaks on the IEEE World Forum on IoT Panel

Professor Rabia Yazicigil spoke on the Women in Engineering Panel at the IEEE Virtual World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT) on Sept. 23. 

Headshot of Dr. Rabia Yazicigl
Rabia Yazicigil

The two-hour long webinar explored IoT devices on a broader scale by discussing the opportunities and challenges in the field. Some of these questions include: where is the IoT as a field right now in its arc of development, is 5G an enabler of the IoT technology, what are the impacts of IoT as a driving force of innovation in development of medical devices, materials, and hardware development, how will the IoT interact with safety-critical industries, and what are the particular technological, ethical, and societal challenges of IoT in terms of  privacy and security. 

Yazicigil served as a panelist with several distinguished women from the academic and industrial fields: Dr. Ruth Bergman — the Chief Technology Officer for GE Healthcare, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene — representative of Washington’s First Congressional District, Dr. Deborah Estrin — the Robert V. Tishman Founder’s Chair, the Associate Dean for Impact, and professor of computer science at Cornell Tech,  Dr. Aphra Kerr — professor in the Department of Sociology at Maynooth University, Dr. Janise McNair — professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Florida, Nancy Shemwell — the Chief Operating Officer of Trilogy Networks, and Dr. Ruoyi Zhou — the Director of IBM Research in Ireland. The panel was moderated by Dr. Muriel Medard,  the Cecil H. Green Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Department at MIT.  

Yazicigil earned her PhD from Columbia University in 2016. She has received numerous awards during her PhD, including the “Electrical Engineering Collaborative Research Award” for her PhD research (2016), second place at the Bell Labs Future X Days Student Research Competition (2015), and 2014 Millman Teaching Assistant Award of Columbia University. She recently served as the Vice Chair of the Rising Stars 2020 workshop at the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) and she is a member of the 2015 MIT EECS Rising Stars cohort. She serves as the principal investigator at the Wireless Integrated Systems and Extreme Circuits (WISE-Circuits) Laboratory.