Alumni News Briefs
Partridge featured in ACM spotlight
Craig Partridge, S.M. ’88 (applied math), Ph.D. ’92, (computer science) was recently interviewed by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for the "People of ACM" website.
Partridge, chief scientist of networking research for Raytheon BBN Technologies, discussed some of the biggest surprise developments in high-speed networking, the unique challenges of conducting Department of Defense-funded research, and techniques to improve the radio spectrum to meet future capacity requirements.
Elprin shares data science insights with Center for Data Innovation
Nick Elprin, A.B./S.M. ’05 (computer science) was featured by the Center for Data Innovation in a Q&A story about the data science lifecycle.
Elprin, co-founder and CEO of the San Francisco-based data science platform company Domino Data Lab, shared insights into how investing in data sciences requires a focus on ideation, experimentation, and deployment. He also discussed how Domino Data Lab is using data science to contribute to projects with an element of social good.
Hernandez shares career insights at SEAS
Christopher Hernandez, S.B. ’96 (engineering sciences – biomedical) returned to SEAS on March 31 to share insights about engineering career paths, pursuing graduate studies, and the importance of undergraduate research with current Harvard students.
Hernandez, Associate Professor in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University, addressed SEAS students during a presentation sponsored by the undergraduate chapter of the Society of Professional Hispanic Engineers.
In addition to his Harvard degree, Hernandez holds a master’s and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.
Bemis’ startup acquired by Uber
Geometric Intelligence Inc., a machine learning startup co-founded by Doug Bemis, A.B. ’05 (computer science), was recently acquired by Uber.
The ride-hailing company incorporated the startup into its new research effort, Uber AI Labs, which seeks to use machine learning in areas such as self-driving cars, urban aviation, optimizing cities, and improving rider safety. Bemis, who had served as CTO at Geometric Intelligence since 2004, now serves as CTO of the Uber AI Lab.
Kerdok interviewed for woodworking feature
Amy Kerdok, Ph.D. ’06 (biomedical engineering) was featured in an article and radio program produced by San Francisco’s KALW local public radio station.
The story centers on a woodworking studio in Silicon Valley and highlights Kerdok’s work in the studio as a student learning the craft of woodworking with hand tools. Kerdok, a senior manager and clinical development engineer at Intuitive Surgical, said working with wood helps her find new perspectives.