Why do I want to attend STEM Peers 2017?
Onkar Bharadwaj (Software Engineer, Cambridge, MA) says “Because this is the first annual symposium of PhDCSG. What makes PhDCSG unique? My simple reason is as follows: if someone googles “PhD student organization” or “Postdoc organization” or “PhD student social network” or “Postdoc social network”, then on the first pages of the respective search results, there are zero organizations which are grass-root, nation-wide and dynamic in nature. In my opinion, this is much more serious than it appears. PhDCSG helps fill this very void to enable peer-to-peer conversations and career advancement through sharing first-hand experiences. PhDCSG is driven by the contributions of many passionate people and apart from being a go-to forum for useful professional advice, it has been a source of optimism and social support for many of its members. I am looking forward to attend STEM Peers 2017 to gain further perspectives from the fellow peers and professionals all gathered under a single roof. I am excited to see what further possibilities of career growth it can open up for its members so that one day it appears on the very first page of the above search results.”
About Onkar: Onkar has a Ph.D. in EE/CS (RPI) and a M.Eng. in Telecommunication (IISc Bangalore). He currently works as Sr. Software Engineer in Akamai Technologies, Cambridge, USA. In the past, he has worked as a post-doctoral researcher at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center (USA) and as a Member of Technical Staff in Computational Research Laboratories (India). His technical interests are algorithms, computer networks, machine learning and social choice.
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