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Physics Careers Seminar: "From Quantum Info to Robotics (Software) Engineering"

Event Type
Department of Physics
wifi event
Sep 9, 2021   12:00 pm  
Dr. Michelle Victora, Software Engineer, RightHand Robotics, Inc.
Lance Cooper

Abstract: In this talk, I'll discuss my personal journey from an experimental physicist in quantum info to a software engineer in robotic piece-picking solutions. I'll emphasize why I chose this career, how grad school prepared me well for the startup life, and what "extracurricular" work I did on the side to improve my chances at success (for both my job search and my job performance). Finally, I'll discuss a bit what "robotic piece-picking solutions" means and what a day in the life is for me.

Bio: Michelle Victora is a Software Engineer at RightHand Robotics, Inc. where she works on customizing robotic solutions for individual customers. Before RightHand Robotics, Inc., Michelle Victora was a quantum info experimental student at University of Illinois and worked with Professor Paul G. Kwiat.

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