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Panetta's Lab at Tufts University

Student highlight

Name: Qianwen Wan
Degree: Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering
Faculty lab: Professor and School of Engineering Dean of Graduate Education Karen Panetta

About Qianwen: Qianwen Wan completed her doctoral degree in electrical and computer engineering at Tufts University in 2019. She was the principal researcher in Dean Panetta's Vision and Sensing Systems Laboratory. Her research interests include designing automated tools for cognitive scientists, analyzing mobile eye tracking data, facial recognition, image and video processing, and machine-learning applications. She is now employed by the Volkswagen Group working on augmented reality.

Panetta Lab

Faculty highlight

Name: Professor and Dean of Graduate Education Karen Panetta
Research interests: Image and signal processing for security and medical applications, modeling and simulation, multimedia, machine learning, and recognition systems.

About Dean Panetta: Karen Panetta develops signal and imaging processing algorithms, simulation tools and embedded systems for applications for robot vision, and biomedical imaging applications. She is the Dean of Graduate Education for the School of Engineering at Tufts University. She has received several NASA and National Science Foundation research grants, including the NSF Career Award. In 2011, President Barack Obama awarded her the President Award for Science and Engineering Education and Mentoring.