Suresh Subramaniam is Vice Provost for Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs. He is also Professor and former Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has been with GW since receiving the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 1997.
Dr. Subramaniam is a well-known researcher in the area of communication networks. He has published about 250 papers in prestigious journals and conferences, including several award-winning papers, and has published three books on optical networking. He has served in leadership roles for several top conferences and journals in his field.
He has received numerous awards and honors for his research. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics (IEEE) and a Fellow of the Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association. He received the 2017 SEAS Distinguished Researcher Award from GW. He was an IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Distinguished Lecturer during 2018-2021. He is the recipient of the 2022 ComSoc Optical Networking Technical Committee Outstanding Technical Achievement Award.
Autumn Anthony is the Supervisor of the Office of Graduate Student Assistantships & Fellowships. In her role, Autumn is responsible for the budget and fiscal management of centrally funded graduate awards as well as the operating budget for the office. Autumn oversees office staff across all administrative operations and works together with the Vice Provost for Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs on strategic planning and portfolio development of graduate level funding packages.
Prior to joining OGSAF in the spring of 2022, Autumn worked in GW’s Office for International Programs where she developed international agreements at the undergraduate level as well as served as the central point of contact for advising agreements managers within each graduate school to establish, update and maintain international contracts.
Autumn is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Middle East Studies at the Elliott School for International Affairs at GW. Prior to that, she obtained her BA in International Relations from the University of Colorado at Boulder where she focused on the Middle East region and pursued minors in Political Science and Arabic. A language enthusiast, Autumn speaks Spanish, French, and Arabic as a result of having an international education from the time she was very young. She also enjoys painting, ceramics, gardening and being outdoors.
In her position as Program Associate, Megan Steiner Potier coordinates graduate award administration, advises graduate students about funding opportunities, and administers the Graduate Teaching Assistantship Program. Megan also manages the office web presence and mass communications with internal partners.
Prior to joining GW, Megan worked in municipal government and higher education in her hometown of Milwaukee, WI. She holds a BA in International Studies from St. Norbert College and is currently pursuing a MPS in Sustainable Urban Planning from GW's College of Professional Studies.
Amica provides administrative support for the Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships and the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs. She advises students about funding opportunities and supports students applying for the Boren and Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships. Amica also assists with graduate awards administration and events management.
Prior to joining GW, Amica was a Fulbright Grantee in Taiwan. She graduated from The University of Alabama with degrees in International Relations and Geography and is currently pursuing an M.A. in International Development Studies at the Elliott School.
Stephanie wears two hats working in OGPA. She is responsible for processing postdoctoral associates and scholars into and out of the university and handling all other administrative tasks to support the postdocs. Her other main responsibility is to coordinate centralized programming offered to the graduate and postdoctoral communities across the ten GW schools. She hopes to improve the graduate students' sense of community at GWU and help all in our graduate and postdoctoral communities feel supported.
Stephanie graduated from New York University Shanghai where she spent three years living in China during the COVID-19 pandemic and one semester each in Abu Dhabi, Paris, and London. She hopes to pursue her Master's at the Elliot school and one day work as a Foreign Service Officer. In her free time, she loves playing soccer, studying languages, and exploring DC.