Shahrnaz Azizi is a Principal Engineer at Intel Labs. Her current research is in applications of Machine Learning in wireless communication and devices. During her early career at Intel, she was the firmware lead and systems engineering manager for Intel’s very first two Wi-Fi products, marketed as Intel’s Centrino Platform, which revolutionized laptop computing. She continued her work on physical layer algorithms for various wireless technologies and during 2013-2018, was one of Intel’s lead delegates to the IEEE 802.11 standards. Shahrnaz is a prolific inventor with more than 130 of granted patents at the forefront of wireless technology. Outside her work, Shahrnaz is an advocate for girls in STEM and women in Engineering. Shahrnaz has served in several officer positions in the IEEE WIE Santa Clara Valley. Shahrnaz holds a B.S. from Sharif University of Technology, a M.S. from Iran University of Science and Technology, and a Ph.D. from Arizona State University, all in EE.