Class Notes

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 November, 2020

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

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

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

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

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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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 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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