Joseph Young

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Joseph Young received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from NC State (2015) and his M.S. (2018) and Ph.D. (2020) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rice University. During his undergraduate studies, he performed signal processing research in the area of parameter estimation. Young interned at RTI (Research Triangle Institute) International during the summer of 2015 before the start of his Ph.D., performing tear-down analysis of consumer LED lamps and developing a deep understanding of power driver hardware. During his M.S., he interned at Sandia National Laboratories where he designed a high-performance server architecture. Both his M.S. and Ph.D. research focused on developing and applying information theoretic methods to neural data. One of his main interests is the intersection of embedded systems and signal processing.

Joseph Young joined Rice University faculty in January 2021 as an assistant teaching professor with the primary role of overseeing the capstone projects for Rice's Professional Master of Electrical and Computer Engineering program. He will also be serving as the lead advisor for MECE students as they complete the program.

Research Areas

Joseph Young's research area is focused on computer engineering, embedded systems, signal processing, neuroengineering, and information theory.


2020, PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University

2018, MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University

2015, BS in Electrical Engineering, North Carolina State University

Advisory Role

MECE Capstone Project Advisor

Honors & Awards

2017-2019 NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT)

2017 Rice ECE Distinguished Student Service Award

2015 Recipient of NC State ECE Department Undergraduate Research Grant


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