Graduate students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering receive international student scholarship for academic excellence

Becejac paymanTamara Becejac and Payman Dehghanian, graduate students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, each received an International Student Services Scholarship from Texas A&M for scholastic accomplishments and academic excellence.

Becejac and Dehghanian, students of Dr. Mladen Kezunovic, the Eugene E. Webb Professor in the department, received the International Education Fee Scholarship (IEFS) for the Spring 2016 semester. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist Texas A&M students with the cost of an international educational experience.

Becejac received her bachelor's degree from the University of Novi Sad in 2011 and her master's degree from the University of Novi Sad in 2014, both in electrical engineering. Her research interests include power system protection and control, smart electricity grid solutions, synchrophasor technology and applications in power system, as well as big data analytics. Her honors include receiving the Best Project Poster award at the Power System Engineering Research Center (PSERC) Industry Advisory Board meeting.

Dehghanian received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Tehran in 2009 and his master’s degree from Sharif University in 2011, both in electrical engineering. His research interests include power system protection and control, power system reliability, asset management, maintenance scheduling, renewable integration and smart-grid applications. Dehghanian’s recent honors include being selected as one of the Top 20 Young Scholars for Next Generation of Researchers in Power Systems, a Research Grant Scholarship Award from the Golden Key International Honor Society and the 2015 Aggies Commit Fellowship from the Texas A&M Graduate and Professional Student Council.

The IEFS Scholarship was first awarded in the fall semester of 1991. Awards are based on merit, such factors as academic achievement, leadership, extracurricular activities, awards and honors, employment and community service. Applicants must be enrolled at Texas A&M and must be a full time student in order to be considered for the scholarship.