Success Stories: NIW Petition Approved for Graduate Research Assistant from Iran in the Field of Electrical Engineering


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On September 13th, 2018, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Graduate Research Assistant in the Field of of Electrical Engineering (Approval Notice).

General Field: Electrical Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Graduate Research Assistant

Country of Origin: Iran

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Iowa

Approval Notice Date: September 13th, 2018

Processing Time: 5 months, 14 days

Case Summary:

Our client, a Ph.D. candidate research assistant from Iran has worked persistently in the field of Electrical Engineering, and has made great contributions to signal processing and machine learning. He has built an impressive record of publication throughout his career. His research papers, with regards to signal processing in particular, have been published in prestigious journal and conferences. In total, hs has published 1 peer-reviewed journal article and 11 peer-reviewed conference proceedings. It is also noteworthy that the journal in which our client published his work is ranked third in signal processing by Google Scholar.

On top of the aforementioned publication record, our client’s research work has also proposed significant influence to his peers and colleagues. His publications have been cited for 41 times, demonstrating his works are widely recognized and relied upon. In addition, as the top-level expert in his field, our client was invited by 6 journals and conferences to perform review work for at least 10 times. Beside listing our client’s achievements, we delved into a number of our client’s research projects and reinforced his case by consolidating recommendation letters signed by other distinguished engineers in the field. According to one of them: “[Client’s] research on machine learning holds substantial benefits for the vast American technological sector. This focus of electrical engineering is implemented by many companies that are widely employed and utilized by Americans”. Furthermore, our client’s research has been greatly funded and invested by the National Science Foundation (NSF), a leading source of scientific funding from the federal government. Such recognition confirms the national importance of our client’s research to both the electrical engineering industries and the general American interest.

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We are pleased that our hard work paid off and that our client secured the national interest waiver after waiting for 5 months and 14 days. We thank him for choosing us to represent his NIW petition and we wish him the best as he continues to progress the field of electrical engineering.

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