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Santiago Segarra (segarra@rice.edu)
W. M. Rice Trustee Assistant Professor
Office: Duncan Hall 2047
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Rice University
6100 Main St., MS-380
Houston, TX 77005

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.‘ ~ Mark Twain

Who am I?

I am the W. M. Rice Trustee Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University. In 2016 I completed my PhD at The University of Pennsylvania in the department of Electrical and Systems Engineering with Prof. Alejandro Ribeiro as my advisor. After that, I spent almost two years as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society at MIT. Before moving to the U.S. for my graduate studies, I lived in Argentina, where I received my Industrial Engineering Bachelor Degree from the Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA) in 2011. My research interests include: Network Theory, Optimization, Machine Learning, and Signal Processing.

What will you find here?

The idea of this website is to summarize my work as well as briefly introduce some aspects of my personal life. To achieve this, the Teaching section provides information about courses I taught or that I am teaching at Rice. I also provide a full list of my Publications, a few examples of Talks that I delivered, and a description of ongoing Projects. The Personal section, on the other hand, contains some information about my hobbies and interests outside the university.

Several post-doc openings

Rice University invites applications for multiple postdoctoral positions in the areas of machine learning, signal processing, wireless networking, security, and robust network design. Research tasks span from AI-assisted wireless system design, machine learning tools (including graph neural networks) applied to wireless networking, performance evaluation, theoretical foundations, and advanced prototype implementation. The postdoctoral research fellow will assist in the planning and supervision of collaborative research activities.  The candidate will also assist in leadership and mentoring for undergraduate and graduate students, summer interns, and visiting researchers. A Ph.D. degree in the areas aforementioned is required. Candidates must be innovative, resourceful, and self-motivated, a team player with good people skills, strong verbal and written communication skills. The candidates will work collaboratively with a team of faculty: Edward Knightly, Ashu Sabharwal, and Santiago Segarra.

If interested, please send an email, including a detailed CV and the names of at least 3 references, to Dee Rashdi (drashdi@rice.edu).  We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.