Splash@UCSD 2021

Splash Biography

PAMELA COSMAN, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major: ECE

College/Employer: UCSD

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Pamela Cosman is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UCSD, and previously was the Associate Dean for Students of the Jacobs School of Engineering. Her research is on wireless communications and digital image processing. Some of her projects involve restoring color in underwater images, measuring the visual importance of individual video packets, and using eye-tracking glasses to assess gaze behavior during social interactions. She is the Co-Director of the UC San Diego Center for Research on Gender in STEMM, and conducts social science research related to gender in engineering. Her first children's book "The Secret Code Menace" was published in 2016, and it teaches about error correction coding and other concepts in wireless communications through a fictional story.

Past Classes

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S279: Women in Science and Engineering in Splash Spring 2019 (Apr. 20, 2019)
Social scientists have studied many facets of women's under-representation in science and engineering fields. This class will give a quick tour of some fascinating studies, including women in STEM in the U.S. versus outside of the U.S., and different patterns of negotiating and time management between men and women. Students will have a better understanding of the issues as well as some practical tools for thriving in STEM fields.