Regina Eckert

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Regina Eckert

About Me

I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory working on computational imaging algorithms for remote sensing imaging spectroscopy for Earth Science applications. The calibration and atmospheric correction algorithms I am helping develop will apply to airborne instruments such as AVIRIS-Next Gen and satellite instruments such as EMIT.

As a Ph.D. student in the Computational Imaging Lab with Prof. Laura Waller in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, I developed computational imaging systems for high-resolution and high-dimensional microscopy as a part of the Berkeley Center for Computational Imaging (BCCI) and Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research (BAIR). I graduated with my PhD in August 2021.

While at U.C. Berkeley, I co-founded and acted as president for Bias Busters, a student organization focused on fighting structural barriers for women and underrepresented minorities in STEM. I helped organize a public forum and policy roundtable through the Science Policy Group at Berkeley. I also volunteered to teach science lessons in local elementary schools through EEGSA Outreach and Photobears and built community as social chair of Women in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.

I graduated from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in May 2015. As an undergraduate, I worked as a technical intern at Sandia National Laboratories.


Selby trail in Tilden at sunset
Selby Trail in Tilden Regional Park, CA
May, 2021
Moonrise over Redondo Peak
Moonrise over Redondo Peak, NM
November, 2020
Sunset over Berkeley, CA
Sunset over Berkeley, CA
March, 2020
Sandia Mountains
Sandia Mountains
January, 2020
Prague Castle
Prague Castle
July, 2019
Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes National Seashore
May, 2019
Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes National Seashore
February, 2019
EECS Golden Gate Bike Ride
EECS Golden Gate Bike Ride
November, 2018
Sunrise near Bodrum, Turkey
Sunrise near Bodrum, Turkey
September, 2018
Balloons in Cappadocia
Cappadocia, Turkey
September, 2018
Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey
August, 2018

Research

I am interested in the joint design of sensing hardware and computational processing systems.

Policy White Papers

Work Experience

  • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    Postdoctoral Fellow, January 2022 - present
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Graduate Student Researcher, August 2015 - August 2021
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Graduate Student Instructor, January 2019 - May 2019
    Head of Content Team for EE16B: Designing Information Devices and Systems II
  • Apple Inc.
    Technical Intern, June 2018 - August 2018
  • University of New Mexico
    Undergraduate Student Researcher, August 2014 - May 2015
  • Sandia National Laboratories
    Technical Intern, January 2012 - July 2015

Awards & Distinctions

  • Rising Stars in EECS Participant
    2020
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor award
    2020
  • Imaging and Applied Optics COSI 2019 Outstanding Student Paper award
    2019
  • Demetri Angelakos Memorial Achievement Award
    2019
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
    2016
  • Berkeley Graduate Fellowship
    University of California, Berkeley, 2015
  • George E. Breece Memorial Prize
    Highest GPA of the College of Engineering Graduating Class, Spring 2015
    School of Engineering, University of New Mexico
  • Outstanding Student in Electrical and Computer Engineering
    University of New Mexico, 2013-2015
  • National Merit Scholarship
    2011

Organizations


Valles Caldera, NM
Valles Caldera, NM
May 28, 2018
Snowboarding in Tahoe
WallerLab Ski Trip at Heavenly, Lake Tahoe, CA/NV
February 24, 2018
Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing
ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing, Atlanta, GA
September 22, 2017
Whistler-Blackcomb
View from Blackcomb Peak, Whistler, BC, Canada
July 7, 2017
Eagle Peak
Selden Island, Janelia Research Campus
June 7, 2017
Eagle Peak
Eagle Peak Hike in Mt. Diablo State Park
March 25, 2017