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Priyanka Rao


Previous positions

  • Medical Device – Quality Assurance Engineer at Embrace Innovations
  • Engineering Intern at Power Research and Development Consultants Pvt Ltd


University of Southern California, Master of Science (M.S.), Electrical Engineering




I have a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California (USC). I am currently exploring career opportunities in the Electrical/Systems/Quality Engineering domain.


  • Systems Test Engineer


    2017 – PresentGreater San Diego Area

  • Medical Device – Quality Assurance Engineer

    Embrace Innovations

    January 2015 – April 2015(3 months)Bengaluru Area, India

    – Work with product team to develop and implement verification/validation test cases and test plans for DQA. – Utilize defined standards for inspecting, testing and evaluating precision, accuracy and reliability of company products. – Isolate failure modes and document FMEA as per ISO14971 and compile product’s technical construction file. – Support activities in software integration and ensure quality and completeness of design history files for software. – Provide quality assurance support to CAPAs and escalate potential risks to product team. – Received training on implementation of ISO9001 and ISO13485 and requirements for product’s CE marking.

  • Engineering Intern

    Power Research and Development Consultants Pvt Ltd

    December 2013 – December 2014(1 year)Bengaluru Area, India

    – Conduct initial tripping analysis of a failed 315MVA, 400/220/33kV ICT auto transformer using MI Power for DTL – Involved in final failure analysis and generate report describing plans to avoid contingencies post re-commissioning. – Simulated a virtual Extra High Volatge (400kV) utility network for KPCL, conducted reactive power analysis and suggested economic passive compensation to frequent contingencies, required for commissioning approval. – Responsible for analyzing various logs, case analysis, troubleshooting system components and generating daily reports.


  • University of Southern California

    Master of Science (M.S.), Electrical Engineering

    2015 – 2017

    Activities and Societies

    Women in Engineering, Viterbi Graduate Mentorship Program

  • S J B Institute of Technology, BANGALORE

    Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.), Electrical and Electronics Engineering

    2010 – 2014

    Activities and Societies

    1) Technocians-2013, 2014 – Organiser and Event Coordinator; 2) EEE Department Technical Committee – Member; 3) Dyuthi 2014 – Organizer, Head of Student Committee;


  • Kannada

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • Hindi

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • Konkani

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • English

    Full professional proficiency

Skills & Expertise

  • Risk Analysis
  • Engineering
  • Matlab
  • Manual Testing
  • Selenium
  • System Integration Testing
  • Systems Engineering
  • TestComplete
  • C#
  • Web Testing
  • Integrated Product Development
  • Python
  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • System Testing
  • Microsoft Office
  • Lithium-ion Batteries
  • Test Automation
  • Network Engineering
  • Transact-SQL (T-SQL)
  • Teamwork
  • C
  • Battery Management Systems
  • Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP)
  • C++
  • Verification and Validation (V&V)
  • Integration Testing
  • Product Development
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Tsql
  • Product development life cycle
  • Java
  • AutoCAD
  • Testing
  • Performance Testing
  • UI testing
  • System Performance
  • SQL


  • AMCAT Certified Software Development Trainee

    Aspiring Minds, License 896328-166

    September 2014

  • Bioinformatics Specialization

    University of California San Diego, License
  • AWS Fundamentals: Going Cloud-native

    Amazon Web Services (AWS), License
  • Six Sigma Principles

    University System of Georgia eCampus, License



Independent Coursework

  • Introduction to Computer Networks(EE 450)
  • Renewable Energy in Power Systems(EE 526)
  • Internet and Cloud Computing(EE 542)
  • Optical Fiber Communication systems(EE 558)
  • Logic Design
  • Bio-Inspired and Nanoscale Integrated Computing(EE 599)
  • Microcontroller 8051C
  • Embedded Systems
  • Systems Engineering Theory and Practice(SAE 541)
  • Network Analysis
  • Computer Techniques in PSAS
  • Wireless Networks(EE 597)
  • Electrical Engineering – CAD
  • High Voltage Engineering
  • Power System Analysis and Stability (PSAS)

Honors & Awards

  • Bachelor of Engineering State Rank – 4th position

    Visvesvaraya Technological University

    April 2015

  • Bachelor of Engineering Gold medalist

    SJB Institute of Technology

    August 2014

    Awarded to a student who exhibited consistent and excellent academic performance through the 8 semesters.

  • Bachelor of Engineering Gold Medalist

    SJB Institute of Technology

    August 2015

    Awarded for procuring a state rank in engineering at VTU.


  • Viterbi Graduate Mentorship Programme

    USC Women In Engineering

    January 2016 – Present

Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Instructor

    Patanjali Yoga Seva Kendra


  • Student Volunteer

    International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)


  • Volunteer

    Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS)

    Disaster and Humanitarian Relief

  • Content Writer



  • Content Writer


  • Guest Blogger

    Everything that Matters


Causes Priyanka cares about:

  • Children
  • Education
  • Science and Technology