Rose Faghih, PhD
Rose Faghih, PhD
Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Director, Computational Medicine Laboratory, University of Houston
Houston, TX

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Dr. Rose T. Faghih is an assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Houston where she directs the Computational Medicine Laboratory. Dr. Faghih has won multiple awards, including the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, an MIT Graduate Fellowship, the University of Maryland President’s Scholarship, and the University of Maryland’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Chair’s Award. In 2016, Dr. Faghih was selected by IEEE-USA and DiscoverE as one of the “ New Faces of Engineering ” for her work on neuroendocrine hormones. She has also been inducted into various honor societies including Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi, and Eta Kappa Nu. Dr. Faghih has been writing poetry since first grade, and has published two poetry books. She also enjoys creating digital arts, and has exhibited her artwork at the MIT Graduate Art Soiree.
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Postdoctoral training in Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT; Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science with a Minor in Mathematics, MIT; Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT; Bachelor of Science (Summa cum Laude) in Electrical Engineering (Honors Citation), University of Maryland at College Park.
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  • Penelope, Salt Lake City

    Added Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 1:27 AM

    Hi, I’ve decided to go into engineering but I’m not quite sure which one is right for me. I’ve been told that mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines so that’s what I’ve decided on for the moment. All the engineering disciplines sound interesting to me however I think I have a stronger interest in both computer (programming aspect) and electrical engineering. I was wondering if I chose mechanical engineering would I be able to crossover and do things involving ...
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    Rose Faghih, PhD, University of Houston
    Answered Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 1:27 AM


    Dear Penelope,

    Generally, how hands-on ME is compared to EE depends on the curriculum in the particular university you are in. Though, generally, ME might be more hands-on than EE. In EE, core hands-on courses usually include a digital circuits ...

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  • Aavion .H., Sacramento asked Rose Faghih, PhD, University of Houston

    Added Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 8:41 AM

    Hello my name is Aavion and i want to be a engineer when i grow up but what i want to do is desgin. see i have this vision when i grow up to have a foundation where i can give foster kids a second chance at life, kind of like the make a wish foundation but for foster kids around the country. and i wanted to make a town with schools and stuff by the beach but i dont know how to do that. i know i need math and sience skills but i am not good at that any more. so please help!!
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    Rose Faghih, PhD, University of Houston
    Answered Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 8:41 AM
    Dear Aavion, Based on your description, I think you should study Civil Engineering in future. If you like to study engineering, as you mentioned, you should have a strong background in math and physics. To have a strong background in those topics, you ...Read More
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