Officers

Name       Li Hsuan Lu

Position   Student Branch Chair

Year        Senior

Major      BS, Electrical Engineering; BA, Mathematics

E-mail      lihsuanl@usc.edu

Bio      Li Hsuan is happy and proud to serve as the Student Branch Chair for 2014, and aims to take the organization a further step forward while setting the foundations for future boards. A Taiwanese that studied in Singapore pretty much his entire life, he is proud to be a Trojan and extremely grateful for the opportunities he has received during his time here. Apart from IEEE USC, he is also on the board for Remedy Through Music. When not running between classes or meetings, he plays the piano at Norris Cancer Hospital and also supports the Trojans at their various sports games. Feel free to contact him if you have any questions or suggestions for the organization and he looks forward to seeing you at our upcoming events.

Name       Tiffany Young

Position   Vice Student Branch Chair

Year         Junior

Major      BS, Electrical Engineering

E-mail      tiffanty@usc.edu

Bio      Tiffany Young is a junior studying Electrical Engineering with a minor in Business Law. Tiffany was born and raised in Southern California and calls Hacienda Heights her hometown. In her free time, Tiffany likes to play her flute, saxophone, or piano or head out to sea for some sports fishing. She joined the IEEE board last year as Director of Communications and is excited to now serve as its Vice Chair.

Name       Richelle Smith

Position   Treasurer

Year         Sophomore

Major      BS, Electrical Engineering

E-mail      smithrl@usc.edu

Bio      Richelle is a sophomore, majoring in Electrical Engineering. At USC, she is also involved in Society of Women Engineers and Viterbi Merit Research. Outside of engineering, she is a starter on the USC Horse Polo Team, and enjoys playing electric guitar/bass. Richelle is excited to join the IEEE Board as Treasurer. Feel free to contact her with comments or questions.

Name       Ashley Iu

Position   Director of Communications

Year        Sophomore

Major      BS, Electrical Engineering; Minor in Business Administration

E-mail      aiu@usc.edu

Bio     Ashley is a sophomore studying electrical engineering and minoring in business administration. This is her second year in IEEE and she is excited to join the board as the Director of Communications. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and nature, playing the piano and violin, looking out for the latest technologies, and eating her favorite ice cream! Ashley also loves communicating, networking, and making new friends so feel free to contact her.

Name       Alvin Wong

Position   Corporate Affairs Chair

Year         Sophomore

Major      BS, Electrical Engineering

E-mail      alvindwo@usc.edu

Bio      Alvin Wong is a sophomore majoring in Electrical Engineering who aspires to conduct research in advanced artificial intelligence. Serving as USC IEEE's Corporate Affairs Chair, he hopes to foster networking opportunities via company info sessions, tech talks, and industry nights. Besides coursework and working for the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Alvin likes to listen to indie/alternative music, workout, play basketball, and swim on his meager free time. Feel free to contact him for information about upcoming networking opportunities or to suggest information sessions to hold, or even enthralling indie artists to check out.

Name       Thomas Choi

Position   Academic Chair

Year         Senior

Major      BS, Electrical Engineering

E-mail      choit@usc.edu

Bio     Thomas Choi (TC) is a proud Korean American majoring in electrical engineering with emphasis in communications/DSP. He has strong interests in space technology such as deep space communications, spacebourne antennas, and constellation of spacecraft. Aside from IEEE, he works at Jet Propulsion Laboratory working on inflatable antenna project for Telecommunications Group. He also loves going to Lakers games, watching movies, swimming, eating, and travelling. If you want to talk to me or visit K-town for actual Korean food, please let me know.

Name       Nitika Aggarwal

Position   Graduate Advisory Chair

Year        Graduate Student

Major      Computer Science

E-mail      nitikaag@usc.edu

Bio      Nitika Aggarwal is a Computer Science graduate student with research directed towards computer graphics. She works in the Geometric Capture Lab at USC. She loves board games, sudoku, recreational mathematics, Doctor WHO, logical puzzles and reading books. These days you can catch her trying to solve *sudoku cube (which she could not for the past 1 month), (her valiant effort towards) learning Ukulele or buried deep into her laptop or ipad trying to make sense out of some graphics algorithm or paper. Fun Fact: She tried to learn French twice. The only far she could reach is Boujour and Merci.

Feel free to contact her, If you have any questions regarding graduate studies at USC or transition from electrical to CS, suggestions/feedback about IEEE events or have a puzzle/trivia to share/ a good book to recommend. * those who don't know what a sudoku cube is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudoku_Cube.

Name       Stanley Cheng

Position   Philanthropy Chair

Year         Senior

Major      BS, Electrical Engineering (Energy Systems); MS, Electrical Engineering Electric Power

E-mail      chengsta@usc.edu

Bio      I am a senior studying electrical engineering with an emphasis in electromagnetics and energy systems. I am also enrolled in USC's progressive degree program (PDP) for a master's in electrical engineering with an emphasis on electric power. This coursework is geared towards my interest in a future career of being an engineer for electric utilities or related industries. This will be my third year with IEEE, second as the philanthropy chair. Aside from activities related to my field, I am a member of other student organizations such as USC Taiwanese American Organization (TAO) and also engage a little in the arts (photography, film, piano, ukulele, and currently learning guitar).

Name       Yijia Chang

Position   End-of-Year Report Chair

Year        Sophomore

Major      BS, Computer Engineering and Computer Science

E-mail      yijiacha@usc.edu

Bio      Yijia comes from mainland China and is a sophomore majoring in Computer Engineering and Computer Science. He is excited to join the IEEE board. This year he will be responsible for registering event information and composing various documents including an end-of-year report. At his leisure, he likes to watch soccer and has long been a fan of English club FC Manchester United.

Name       Ziying (Ying Ying) Lei

Position   Webmaster

Year        Junior

Major      BS, Electrical Engineering

E-mail      ziyingle@usc.edu

Bio      Ying Ying is a junior studying Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in Computer Engineering. She grew up in the small town of Ardmore, Oklahoma, but completely fell in love with sunny California. At USC, Ying Ying also serves on the corporate affairs committee for the Society of Women Engineers, and is an active member of Alpha Phi Omega, a national co-ed service fraternity. In her free time, she enjoys exploring Los Angeles with friends, finding new places to eat and reading new books. Please let her know if there are any issues with the website, and she will fix them as soon as possible!

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