Women in Engineering: Shaping the World
- Read exclusive interviews with female engineers
Rhesa “Ray” S. Farmer Distinguished Chair of Embedded Computing Systems and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar at the Georgia Institute of Technology
Tell us about your background.
My father was an independent inventor. Among other things, he invented two panoramic cameras. He involved me in his work from my junior high school days. I received all my degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University. From there, I joined AT&T Bell Laboratories. I later joined Princeton University. Georgia Tech recruited me and I hold the Farmer Distinguished Chair.
Why did you become an engineer?
I am an inventor and a writer. My family history provides plenty of examples of each.
What advice would you give to young women interested in engineering?
Do something that matters to you. Try to balance having goals with flexibility in those goals. Try to figure out how to get where you want to be from where you are now.
Smart Camera Design: Algorithms, Architectures, and Art (Wolf, Springer, 2018)
Internet-of-Things (IoT) Systems: Architectures, Algorithms, Methodologies (Dimitrios Serpanos & Marilyn Wolf, Springer, 2018)
Read exclusive interviews with female engineers and enjoy free access to selected content until July 20.