Dr. Mary Mehrnoosh Eshaghian-Wilner is an interdisciplinary scientist and patent attorney with over 26 years of research experience. She has published hundreds of scientific articles, including three books, and has handled the prosecution and infringement analysis of many complex U.S. and international patents. Dr. Eshaghian-Wilner currently is a Professor of Engineering Practice at the Electrical Engineering-Systems Department in the University of Southern California (USC). Professor Eshaghian-Wilner received her B.S. degree in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering (1985), M.S. degree in Computer Engineering (1985), her Engineers degree in Electrical Engineering (1988), and her Ph.D. in Computer Engineering (1988), all from USC. She holds a J.D. degree from the Northwestern California School of Law, and has graduated Cum Laude with an LL.M. degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. She is admitted to the State Bar of California and the Washington, D.C. Bar, and is registered as a Patent Attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Professor Eshaghian-Wilner is best known for her pioneering contributions to three areas of Optical Computing, Heterogeneous Computing, and Nanoscale Computing. In the area of Optical Computing, she produced one of the first theses that dealt with the computational aspects of optical interconnects for VLSI chips. The OMC model was developed by Professor Eshaghian-Wilner as part of her Ph.D. work, and since then, many architectures and algorithms have been designed by on that model.
Computing Architectures and Interconnects: Bio-inspired and Nano scale Computing, MEMS, Optical Interconnects, VLSI and Reconfigurable chips, Computing Networks and Algorithms: Heterogeneous/Cluster/Grid/Cloud Computing, Mapping and Scheduling paradigms/algorithms/tools, Biomedical Applications: Nano medicine, Bioinformatics, Sequence Alignment, Image-Processing, Computer Vision, Technology Law: Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, Patent Reform, Digital Rights, Cyber Law/Crimes, Internet Privacy.