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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Interview Preparation and Skills

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Illinois Computer Science
200 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 707, Chicago, IL 60606
wifi event
Feb 9, 2023   5:00 pm   6:00pm
Charity Freeman
Originating Calendar
Computer Science Speakers Calendar

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You've landed an interview - congrats! But now you're wondering what you can do to prepare. There are many types of interviews... They come at different stages of the recruitment process and are of varying lengths and formats - quick chats during career fairs, short interviews on-campus, and longer "onsite'' visits.

This session will feature panelists who can give their perspectives, share their experiences, and provide insight and advice on what you can expect, how you can prepare, and do's and don'ts of interviewing.


Sam Adé Jacobs, Ph.D.
Computer Scientist at Microsoft


Sam Ade Jacobs is a computer scientist at Microsoft. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Texas A&M University. Sam’s core research activities are centered around scalable algorithms and system optimization. His research experience spans a broad spectrum of interrelated areas including scalable deep learning, large scale graph analytics, and scalable (graph-based) robot motion planning.

Sam’s current work focuses on developing scalable algorithms and system optimizations for accelerating neural network training and inference, with applications in large language models (LLM), generative AI, AI-based climate modeling and other scientific applications. Sam’s work has received and been nominated for research awards at technical conferences including the prestigious ACM Gordon Bell Special Prize finalist. He is a recipient of US and international patent awards, a member of IEEE and ACM, and a visiting scholar at Covenant University.

Jory Denny, Ph.D.
Staff Software Engineer at Waymo


Jory Denny is currently a staff software engineer and technical lead manager at Waymo developing safety critical decision making algorithms for autonomous vehicles. Prior to this, Dr. Denny was an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Richmond researching robotic motion planning algorithms and multi-agent systems. He obtained his PhD from Texas A&M University. Research Interests: robotics, artificial intelligence, computer graphics, and computational geometry.

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