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ECE Student Seminar - From Chips to Space Systems: The Biggest Systems are Driven by their Smallest Parts

Event Details

Monday, September 26, 2022

12:30pm - 1:20pm


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Mary Ann Weitnauer
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Event Details

Date: Monday, September 26, 2022

Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.

Location: Virtual (make sure to have Teams already open before clicking on the link.)

Speaker: Shalini Gupta

Speaker’s Title: Digital Transformation Director for the Mission Systems Sector

Speaker’s Affiliation: Northrop Grumman

Seminar Title: From Chips to Space Systems: The Biggest Systems are Driven by their Smallest Parts

Abstract of Talk: My career in the Defense Industry has been defined by its diversity of experiences. I’ve had the opportunity to research advanced radio frequency (RF) semiconductor devices, develop complex and state-of-the art system architectures, and lead large scale manufacturing and sales of production radar systems for domestic and international customers. Currently, I serve as the Director of Digital Transformation for Northrop Grumman’s Mission System Sector. As with many careers, my journey has not been a linear path. Whether working as an individual contributor or as a team leader, there have been challenging problems that came along with the shared successes and moments of innovation and inspiration. In this talk I will share my career journey along with some insights gained, lessons learned, and the most exciting highlights I’ve experienced in my career to date.

The Microelectronics and Defense Industry is dynamic and diverse, with a wide range of opportunities for ECE students and graduates across many domain areas. In this talk, we will discuss some of the exciting opportunities available in the defense industry. 

Biographical Sketch of the Speaker: Shalini Gupta has more than 20 years of experience in the Microelectronics and Defense Industries. In her current role as Director of Digital Transformation she leads a cross-functional team to digitize Northrop Grumman’s tools, processes, and hardware. Prior to this role, Shalini has led teams manufacturing production hardware for the US and multiple international customers as well as led product development teams. She has experience working on systems spanning across the product life cycle and the RF spectrum. Shalini joined Northrop Grumman in 2009 through the Future Technology Leaders program, after completing her Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech. Shalini has co-authored a book chapter, published 40+ journal papers and holds 4 patents.

Last revised September 22, 2022