The Schools of ICS and Engineering recently held two exciting alumni events providing a great opportunity for ISR faculty and alumni to reconnect, network, and establish new relationships.
The first of the two events was held April 13 in New York City at Park Imperial. ISR Director Prof. Richard N. Taylor attended, and was delighted to catch up with two of his Ph.D. graduates – Justin Erenkrantz, Head of Compute Architecture at Bloomberg, and Alegria Baquero, Software Engineer at ZocDoc. Other ISR alums in attendance included Benjamin Koehne, a User Experience Researcher at Google, and Sameer Patil, incoming Assistant Professor in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University, Bloomington and an ISR faculty associate.
On May 18, a second alumni event was held in San Francisco at Autodesk where ISR alum Erin Bradner, a Design Researcher at Autodesk, gave a talk on “Generative Design: How humans and algorithms team up to design.” Also present were: Arthur Hitomi, CTO and Co-Founder of Numecent; ICS Alumni Hall of Fame inductee Owen O’Malley, Founder and Technical Fellow at HortonWorks; and Leyna Cotran, a Requirements & Process Manager at
ARMUS Corp. They were joined by ISR Prof. André van der Hoek and ISR Associate Director Prof. Crista Lopes.