Three new faculty join ECE department

Guha Balakrishnan, Songtao Chen and Yuji Zhao started at Rice, effective July 1

Guha Balakrishnan

Three new faculty members in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering have joined the George R. Brown School of Engineering, effective July 1:

Guha Balakrishnan, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering (ECE): He earned his B.S. degrees in computer science engineering and computer engineering in 2011 from the University of Michigan, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering/computer science from MIT in 2013 and 2018, respectively. He was a postdoctoral researcher at MIT from 2018 to 2020 and an applied scientist at Amazon Web Services in 2020-21, working on fairness of AI systems. His research interests include computer vision and graphics, the theory, practical design and downstream applications of generative models for complex visual data.



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