Khadijah Latiff
Khadijah Latiff
Electrical Engineer - Design Oversight Manager, Chicago Transit Partners
Chicago, IL

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Received BS in Electrical Engineering from University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. Loves math and physics. 10+ years of experience in power distribution, electrical safety, and design. Currently acting as owner representative for the coordination for mass transit construction projects, monitoring the scope and development of projects, construction and design schedules and budgets. Also a part time MBA student at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
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Latest Questions
  • Micah Scott

    Added Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 8:25 AM

    I’ve had a career in computer and electrical engineering, but it’s hard to see the upside in this stuff any more. Technologies can help people sure, but only within the massively inequitable system that powers our tech. How would an engineer use their skills to contribute positively to the world?
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    Khadijah Latiff, Chicago Transit Partners
    Answered Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 10:44 AM
    You can design and build a benevolent AI machine and let it rule humans like in the Matrix or build reusable rockets that can propel us to Mars and be used to mine asteroids. It doesn't have to be unsustainable. Living without tech is also becoming ...
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  • Tom Holmes

    Added Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 2:48 PM

    I would like to go into signal/image processing, but also want a graduate degree in electrical engineering. Should I first get another bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and then go on to graduate school for it, or should I go straight into the graduate program for it. I have read that that plenty of people go into engineering graduate programs without the undergrad but am curious about your opinion on it. My grades and GRE scores are good enough to get into Columbia, and the admit ...

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    Khadijah Latiff, Chicago Transit Partners
    Answered Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 10:16 AM
    Tom, congratulations on your decision to apply to graduate school! I think it is totally fine and reasonable to go into graduate program for electrical engineering with a bachelor's in applied mathematics. Talk to your advisors or professors later if ...
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  • Audrey Rubart

    Added Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 12:34 AM

    I am a college freshman in electrical engineering and my first year classes are pretty hard and not terribly interesting. This makes it hard to stay interested in this major. Someday I want to work in the space industry (like NASA or SpaceX), and since I really enjoyed my physics classes in high school, I thought that this major would be a good fit. I'm wondering if I made the right choice. It's hard to tell if I like this major or not because I think introduction classes don't really show what ...
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    Khadijah Latiff, Chicago Transit Partners
    Answered Friday, February 24, 2017 at 10:15 AM
    Whether you become an electrical, aerospace, or mechanical engineer, or a or an accountant, or anything for that matter... 
    work is incredibly hard and not terribly interesting - in general
    Things become fun and interesting only after you get ...
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