Call for Applications

IEEE SSCS Women in Circuits, in collaboration with ISSCC 2024, present:

Rising Stars 2024 Workshop

Monday February 19, 2024 (6:00pm to 9:30pm)

The IEEE SSCS Women in Circuits, together with ISSCC, is sponsoring the “Rising Stars 2024 Workshop” for outstanding students and young professionals in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. We will be selecting 24 bright minds from both academia and industry, with a holistic approach to diversity.

The workshop includes a special dinner, distinguished talk from IEEE Fellow Prof. Ingrid Verbauwhede, and a poster session with elevator pitches. Additionally, established members of academia and industry will talk about their unique journeys in a career panel: “Sharing our Paths to Success”, touching upon educational choices, research pursuits, skill development, networking, work-life balance, effective transitioning between academia and industry, and more. The panel is open to all ISSCC 2024 attendees and the public.


The Rising Stars Workshop was an excellent forum to showcase my research and meet inspiring fellow young professionals. I benefited from the valuable insights of the career panel and the opportunity to connect with the Women in Circuits community.

– Kamala Raghavan Sadagopan, RFIC Design Engineer, Qualcomm

The Rising Stars Workshop offered a wonderful change to demonstrate my research and engage with fellow young professionals. I derived immense value from the career panel and enlightening discussions with the Women in Circuits community. This distinctive experience motivated me to fresh challenges and ignited a deeper passion for delving into research pursuits.

– Yasemin Engur, Ph.D. Candidate, EPFL

Application Information


Applicants should be undergraduate, graduate, and young professionals who have graduated within the last two years at the time of the workshop or they must have obtained their last degree no earlier than 2022 and currently do not hold a faculty position. Successful candidates will be required to present pitches and posters at the workshop, with some special exceptions. We will also have pitch rehearsals on Sunday, February 18. All applications must be submitted by October 6, 2023 (11:59 PM PT).

Required Materials

  1. Personal statement that includes research, teaching, and technical topic interests (maximum 2-pages, excluding references, PDF)
  2. CV (no page limit, PDF)
  3. Contact, personal information, education history, and professional interests (please complete online form)
  4. At least one reference who can provide a letter of recommendation.
    (A recommendation request will be sent when you add your reference to the application system.)
  5. Short bio + headshot
  6. Diversity statement (maximum 1 page, PDF)

Important Deadlines

Call for Applications:September 1, 2023
Application Deadline: October 6, 2023 (11:59 PM PT)
Acceptance Notification: November 3, 2023
Rehearsals: February 18, 2024
Rising Stars 2024 Workshop: February 19, 2024 (6:00 PM – 9:30 PM PT)

Accommodations and Travel

The SSCS Women in Circuits will not be able to cover travel and accommodations, however, students may apply for IEEE SSCS Travel Grants below.


If you have any questions regarding the Rising Stars Workshop, please contact us.