I study the biochemistry of an organelle called the lysosome. It’s sort of like the “garbage disposal”...
Computer Science, Electrical Engineering
In Iran, where I grew up, there are many female engineers and I never really doubted my ability to...
Civil & Environmental Engineering
I’m actually a third-generation civil engineer.
MS ’81, PhD ’85
I was in Mission Control during the Columbia disaster in 2003.
We met a patient the other day who was about 3 years old.
During my junior year in college, I met a few people who had been diagnosed with HIV. I was inspired by...
Aeronautics and Astronautics
As a child, I loved watching planes and visiting busy airports.
One evening, last summer, I sat by a small fire along with about 20 high school girls from around the...
the Rajeev Motwani Professor in Computer Science
A computer scientist teaching a theater class is a bit unusual, I’ll grant you that. But is it so...
Professor of Bioengineering and of Electrical Engineering
Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering
My first computer was essentially a glorified electronic calculator that could run BASIC programs.
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