Class Notes

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 November, 2020

Shamik Sharma (M.S. ’98), who heads the digital initiatives at Cure.Fit, was quoted in a CNN article on “Indian health platform wants to nourish mind, body and soul.”

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 November, 2020

Preeti Bhargava (M.S. ’12, Ph.D. ’16, computer science) and Nitesh Shroff (M.S. ’11, Ph.D. ’12, electrical engineering) launched a health-tech startup Arintra that aims to free up doctors’ time and improve patient outcomes.

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 November, 2020

Vinay Shet (M.S. ’03, Ph.D. ’07), Teleo co-founder and CEO, was quoted in a BBC article on “The forklift truck drivers who never leave their desks.”

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 November, 2020

Jonathan Mevs (B.S. ’18, computer science; M.A. ’19, education) is a computer science teacher at the Washington Leadership Academy Public Charter School

 November, 2020

Bongshin Lee (M.S. ’02, Ph.D. ’06) was inducted into the IEEE Visualization Academy (Vis Academy)

 November, 2020

Namita Dhallan (B.S. ’89) has been appointed Brightcove’s new chief product officer

 November, 2020

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Anthony Casalena (B.S. ’05), founder and CEO of Squarespace, spoke with Yahoo! Finance about how COVID-19 is impacting e-commerce.

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 November, 2020

 October, 2020

Donald Welch (Ph.D. ’98) was named permanent vice president for IT and chief information officer at Penn State University.

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 October, 2020

Jagdeep Singh (B.S. ’86), founder of QuantumScape, spoke with Reuters about the company’s plans to go public with a $3.3 billion valuation.

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 October, 2020

Pooja Sankar (M.S. ’04), founder of Piazza, was quoted in an Entrepreneur article on “How 8 Founders Are Preparing for Continued Economic Uncertainty.”

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 October, 2020

Shravan Goli (M.S. ’94), chief product officer at Coursera, spoke with Money about the surging enrollment of online certification programs.

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 October, 2020

Jennifer Golbeck (Ph.D. ’05), professor of information studies at UMD, spoke at the UMDemocracy 2020 event on “Dis information and Fact Checking.” UMDemocracy 2020 aims to provide resources and information on things to know before the election this November.

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 October, 2020

Dave Baggett (B.S. ’92), founder of INKY, spoke about “AI in Email Security” on the Darius Gant Show podcast.

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 October, 2020

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Anthony Casalena (B.S. ’05) was named to Fortune’s 40 Under 40: Technology list.

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 October, 2020

Craig Abod (B.S. ’86), president of Carahsoft Technology Corp., received the Institute for Excellence in Sales’ 10th Lifetime Achievement in Sales Award.

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 October, 2020

 July, 2020

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Sujal Patel (B.S. ’96,) co-founder and CEO of Nautilus Biotechnology,  was interviewed by serial entrepreneur and host of the DealMakers podcast, Alejandro Cremades about how he sold his first business for $2.6 Billion and then raised $108M to improve medical diagnostics.

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 July, 2020

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