Urbashi Mitra
Urbashi Mitra
Professor, USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Los Angeles, CA
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  • Miranda, Edwardsville, IL asked Urbashi Mitra, USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Added Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 1:07 PM

    I am a third year undergraduate electrical engineering major and I want to get my PhD but I am nervous about selecting a specialization to study. You seem like you are very passionate about your research in communications, how were you so certain that a PhD was the right choice for you? What made you first consider getting your PhD in the first place? Do you have any advice for young EE majors who are debating what area to study? My university doesn't have an undergrad research program so ...
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  • Shariah, Abu Dhabi, UAE asked Urbashi Mitra, USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    Added Friday, March 30, 2012 at 4:28 AM

    I finished high school a few months back and scored high grades for both maths and physics during my a-levels. I am thinking of pursuing a career in engineering. I am wondering which engineering degree is better suited for women, in terms of field work (working outside in the sun or open field frequently, or having to travel alot)? Because it is not always easy for women to travel frequently outside, such as for civil engineering. I am thinking of pursuing electronics and telecommunication ...
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    Urbashi Mitra, USC Viterbi School of Engineering
    Answered Friday, March 30, 2012 at 4:28 AM
    I do not believe that one form of engineering is better or worse for women, since every woman is an individual. Each engineering discipline is quite varied and diverse even within that discipline. I can think of mechanical engineers, chemical ...Read More
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