Anish Dutta, MS '15

"The Department's concern towards the well-being of its students is one of the most valuable aspects of UB Electrical Engineering. Couple that with a vibrant classroom of students from different parts of the world, distinguished professors working on advanced research projects, giving you a chance to take part, gradually teaching you core professional values, forms a winning combination."

Hometown: Duliajan, Assam, India

Why did you choose to study electrical engineering?

After finishing my bachelors in electronics and communication, I knew  that I wanted to study more and explore domains that I have been introduced to, in my bachelors, especially wireless communication. I wanted my work to be reflected in the society, and in today's fast paced world, connecting millions worldwide and bringing everyone together, was a dream I wanted to see become a reality. I chose this discipline and it gave me adequate tools, today which I am using to realize the dream I hold close to my heart.

Why did you choose UB?

A vibrant campus, distinguished Professors, and the idea of doing my masters in just about three semesters, helped me in  my decision. We all know how important time is, and if the University is inspiring you to understand the significance of time and encourage you to make the most out of it, that is something to appreciate dearly.

What are your favorite aspects of or areas of interest in EE?

My areas of interests are: Wireless communication Computer Networks and Embedded systems.

What makes UB Electrical Engineering special?

After I joined UB, I was amazed to see how welcoming the Department was to its students. The Department's concern towards its well being of its students is one of the most valuable aspect of UB Electrical Engineering. Couple that with a vibrant class room of students from different parts of the world, distinguished professors working hard on advanced research projects and giving you a chance to be a part it, gradually teaching you core professional values, forms a winning combination. 

Any notable memories?

UB gave me the gift of some amazing classmates, work colleagues who now have become friends I can bank upon for the rest of my life. I am thankful to UB for all the fond memories, and the values learnt in UB that today is helping me to start my professional life with a concrete foundation.

What career have your pursued? How did your time as a student here prepare you?

I am currently working in Qualcomm, San Diego as a Software Engineer in the camera team. We develop and implement advanced Image processing modules in the Qualcomm Chip sets.

How did your time as a student here prepare you for your career?

Courses such as MIMO and Principles of Networking helped me crack interviews in my domain, and I am grateful to the professors. I however, would like to emphasize on the two new courses that were introduced, with me being one of the very first students to take them for the first time: Network systems Design and Implementation (with lab) and Digital communication system design and lab.

The work we did on the Intel de2i-150 boards gave us valuable hands on experience and I directly saw the value of it, once I was attending interviews. I can only speak for myself,and I truly am grateful for taking the course. Even though it was a brand new course, it was very well structured and the lab experiments especially, helped us get a good hands-on experience. When I was interviewing for full time job opportunities, I noticed that the employers were interested in knowing more about the projects we did with the boards. Also, Professor Elena Bernal Mor gave us the freedom to choose a project to bring out the full potential of the board. I personally benefited a lot from these courses and would like to thank the department and the professor for making it available to us. Now when I am in the middle of transitioning from my student life to the professional phase, the values learnt in UB is being a great help.