The Road to Success is Non-Linear (Mentoring Session with Young Professionals & Women-In-Circuits at CICC)

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Unique non-linearities exist in circuits and in Nature. Career trajectories and paths to success are no different and are generally unique to each individual. In this brief exposé, Dr. Farhana Sheikh shares the circuitous road to achieving her own version of success and share some key learnings from a career that has spanned 20+ years: from systems to software, software to circuits, and circuits to systems. Journeys such as this one are both exciting and challenging, while being completely instructive.


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  • Date: 23 Apr 2024
  • Time: 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-06:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada)
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  • 3203 Quebec Street
  • Denver, Colorado
  • United States 80207
  • Building: DoubleTree by Hilton Denver
  • Room Number: Grand Ballroom IV
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  • Starts 16 April 2024 12:00 AM
  • Ends 23 April 2024 12:00 AM
  • All times are (UTC-06:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada)
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Dr. Farhana Sheikh

Dr. Farhana Sheikh is a Principal Engineer and Co-Lead of the CTO Office at Altera, an Intel company. She has over 15 years of experience in ASIC and DSP/communications research including adaptive DSP, crypto, graphics, quantum wireless control, and 5G+ wireless. Since joining PSG, after 10+ years in Intel Labs, Farhana’s research focuses on 2-D and 3-D chiplet + FPGA integration research, with a focus on 3D heterogeneous integration for next generation wireless and sensing applications.

Farhana has published over 50 papers and filed 22 patents; and initiated the 3D PHY specification which was submitted to the UCIe Consortium. Farhana was instrumental in enabling Intel 16 for Intel’s IDM2.0 and is the co-creator of Intel’s University Shuttle Program.

Outside of Intel she volunteers for IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS) and co-chairs the SSCS Women in Circuits Committee. Farhana is a co-recipient of 2020, 2019, and 2012 IEEE ISSCC Outstanding Paper Awards. She is also a co-recipient of the CICC 2023 Best Paper Award. In 2021, Farhana was recognized for her mentorship work with students and faculty by the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) that awarded her the 2021 Mahboob Khan Outstanding Industry Liaison Award. She is IEEE SSCS Member-at-Large for 2022-2024, and IEEE SSCS Distinguished Lecturer for 2023-2024.