Emre Ayranci, Young Professionals Chair




Welcome to the page of SSCS Young Professionals/Students, an international community of enthusiastic, dynamic, innovative members and volunteers. SSCS is committed to helping young professionals evaluate their career goals, polish their professional image, and create the building blocks of a lifelong and diverse professional network. Here you will find benefits specifically for younger Society members, announcements and information essential for IC professionals and students in the early phases of their careers. Click here to submit a question or send us feedback. 

The Next YP Event will be held in conjunction with ISSCC on Tuesday, February 7th at 6 PM in the Foothill E room (behind Author Interviews) at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.



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 Mehmet Parlak, Young Professionals Vice Chair


SSCS YP Events


SSCS Young Professionals Connect with mentors at ISSCC 2016 

By- Abira Sengupta 


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A few of the mentors and mentees at ISSCC 2016. 

The Young Professional (YP) members of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society enjoyed food, drink, and friendly conversation at a mentoring event organized by SSCS YP Chair Emre Ayranci at The International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) 2016. The event was held in the Foothill E Room of the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.

The event was kicked off with a welcome and presentation about the numerous benefits of SSCS membership by Ayranci.  SSCS Leaders and AdCom members – who acted as the mentors – then went around the room and described their journey to the field of Integrated Circuits and how being an SSCS member has benefited them, helped them make valuable connections, and how their experiences with SSCS helped shape them. The YP’s then had the opportunity to ask the mentors questions. The mentors answered their questions based on their own experiences. The YP’s and mentors mingled and broke out into groups.

SSCS – President, Jan Van der Spiegel said, "The YP Event at ISSCC was a great success. It was rewarding to see students and recent graduates interact with faculty and industry leaders who shared experiences and answered many questions.  These gatherings are an important benefit that the SSCS brings to students and Young Professionals."

Ayranci said the event was meaningful to both the mentees and mentors, “The Mentoring and Career Coaching Event at ISSCC was yet another successful SSCS YP event we held throughout the year. Participants were very pleased to have the opportunity to have the opportunity to learn from the experiences of our mentors and have a chance to talk 1 on 1 in a personal level and ask questions they could only do in such an intimate setup. Mentors also enjoyed the event, where they can give back to our society by guiding and sharing their experiences with the new generation of engineers and academics, in addition to learning more about the question in their minds. Some mentors and participants stayed much later than the official event time to keep on the good conversation they had.”


The next mentoring event will be held at ESSCIRC  in Lausanne, Switzerland in September. Please visit the SSCS website for more details on upcoming YP and mentoring events.  


 Past Events

SSCS Young Professionals, Graduate Students, Distinguished Lecturers and Executives Gather at ESSIRC in Austria for Mentoring and Career Coaching

By- Emre Ayranci, SSCS Young Professionals Committee Chair

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Figure 1 – Young Professionals and Mentors gathered at ESSIRC 2015 in Graz, Austria


The Solid-State Circuits Society Young Professionals and Graduate Students Chair, Emre Ayranci held a mentoring and coaching event at the European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC) in Graz, Austria on September 15th.

The event was kicked off with a warm welcome and a presentation by Emre highlighting the numerous benefits of SSCS membership. After a brief introduction of the participating mentors, a moderated town hall was held. Participants had the opportunity to ask mentors about career opportunities and directions, the future of IC design, how to start their own companies, etc. The mentors answered their questions with their own experiences. After the town hall, participants mingled and talked with the mentors 1-on-1. There were around 100 attendees and 10 mentors, such as Willy Sansen, Jan Van der Spiegel, Bram Nauta, Stefan Rusu, Kofi Makinwa, Andreia Cathelin, Borivoje Nikolic, Holger Meinel and Marian Verhelst. The event was very well-received. The participants were very pleased about the opportunity.  


The next mentoring event will be held at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in San Francisco, California in February. Please visit http://sscs.ieee.org/yp-and-students.html  for more information and details on how to participate as a mentor or mentee.