M.S. Student, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Assistant, 312 Coordinated Science Laboratory
Information and Intelligence Group

Email: lchang10 [at] illinois [dot] edu
Advisor: Lav R. Varshney


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M. S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dec. 2016
B. S. in Electrical Engineering, minor in Computer Science, Dec. 2014

Lund University, Lunds Tekniska Högskola
Engineering Study Abroad Program, Fall 2013


Brief Biography:

Linjia is a second year M.S. student in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). She is mainly interested in communications, coding theory, machine learning, and networks. She spent one summer working on soccer analytics with Telefónica R&D and interned twice at Silicon Labs as an Embedded Firmware Engineer (in Austin, TX in 2014 and Oslo, Norway in 2015). She previously received her B. S. degree with honors as an Edmund J. James Scholar in Electrical Engineering from UIUC in 2014. Before coming to Illinois, she grew up in China and spent most of her years in Shanghai.

Work Experience:

Telefónica R&D, Barcelona, Spain

Research and Development Intern, Chief Data – Innovation and Discovery Group, 2016

Silicon Labs, Oslo, Norway (intern video)

Embedded Software Engineer Intern, MCU Group, 2015

Silicon Labs, Austin, TX

Firmware Engineer Intern, Broadcast Group, 2014

Wellspring Inc., Chicago, IL

Software Engineer Intern, Engineering Team, 2013

Leadership and Activities:

Graduate Student Representative, ECE Student Advancement Committee, 2015 – Present
Program Committee, Food and Data Workshop, 2016
Media and Publicity Chair, 2016 CSL Student Conference Organizing Committee, 2015 – 2016
Director of Publicity & Ambassador, Engineering Student Alumni Ambassador, 2012 – Present
Engineering Learning Assistant, College of Engineering, ENG 100, 2014
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, ECE Illinois, ECE 110, ECE 210, 2012 – 2014
Director of Social Events & Director of Publicity, Women in ECE, 2013 – 2014
IEEE Spark Magazine Editor and Layout Designer, IEEE UIUC Branch, 2011 – 2013 (See the magazines I designed: Spring 2012 Spring 2013)