Celebrating International Women’s Day with Elza Erkip

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Elza Erkip’s CV includes a long list of noteworthy laurels, including an IBM Faculty Partnership Award (2000), National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2001), and multiple best-paper prizes. She has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and an officer of that organization’s Information Theory Society, and in 2014 she was deemed one of “the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” by Thomson Reuters, earning that distinction by being among the previous decade’s most-cited computer science researchers.

She is also a member of a select group of young scientists recognized by the New York Academy of Sciences, in collaboration with the Blavatnik Family Foundation. In 2010, the organization cited Erkip for her pioneering and promising study of next-generation wireless communications, and in honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, she and other female scientists in the Blavatnik Awards community are being featured in the New York Academy of Sciences Magazine and on the group’s website.

The NYU Tandon School of Engineering is proud to have Erkip as a faculty member and role model for our female engineering students. She and her colleagues are creating a supportive and welcoming environment for the young women aspiring to follow in their footsteps. Learn more about their efforts here: Women Faculty Spotlight.