Shaghayegh (Sherry) Abbasi

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Shiley School of Engineering 

Shaghayegh (Sherry) Abbasi Shaghayegh (Sherry) Abbasi received her B.S. in electrical engineering from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran. She continued her education in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department of the University of Washington where she received her M.S. in 2007 in the field of self-assembly of electronic devices and earned a Ph.D. in 2011 in electrical and computer engineering with an emphasis in novel metal deposition techniques. Her current research interests are related to repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), specifically investigating treatment outcomes through a combination of FEM simulation and clinical data analysis. Sherry has worked in industry in the role of a senior system design engineer at Lumedyne Technologies, where she developed a software model for a time-based MEMS accelerometer. She then gained significant academic experience through six years of teaching as an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego. Sherry has been collaborating on a bioengineering research project with the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego since 2016. In addition to technical research, she conducts engineering education research related to project based learning. Sherry aims to apply her knowledge and experience towards creating a dynamic learning environment for students, utilizing a variety of active learning techniques in her classroom and laboratories.