So you booked a job interview. Now what? Join us for this panel discussion where our alumni will tell you what it takes to succeed. Whether you've interviewed multiple times, or are just starting your job search, come hear some great advice – direct from our alumni!
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Inmar Givoni (PhD 2012) recently joined Kindred, a Toronto based startup, as the Director of Machine Learning. Prior to that, she was the VP of Big Data at Kobo Inc. where she led her team in applying machine learning and big data techniques to drive e-commerce in the e-pubs and e-readers business. Inmar was a member of technical staff at Altera and worked in Microsoft Research Labs on Bing and Kinect. She holds a PhD in computer science (machine learning) from the University of Toronto and BSc in computer science and computational biology from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She is the author of numerous top-tier academic publications and patents. Inmar has been involved in interviewing, training interviewers, and setting company-wide interview practices for over 5 years and has organized multiple interview and resume writing workshops and coaching sessions, in particular focusing on women in technical fields.
Richard McDonald (BSc 1981) is a Distinguished Engineer and IT Architect at IBM Canada. For more than seven years he has served as an expert on the application of IT to complex business problems. Prior to that, he worked in software product development at IBM for 14 years. He is a valued computer science alumni mentor who has contributed to the Career Mentorship Program and Arts & Science Entrepreneurship Program and enriched the experience of countless students as a volunteer at many Backpack to Briefcase events, including computer science’s first Interview Workshop in 2015. He is a recipient of this year’s U of T Arbor Award in recognition of his voluntary service.
Matt Medland (HBSc 2001, MScAC 2012) has maintained a balanced career, involving both industry and academia, for nearly two decades. He is currently an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream as well as Director of Professional Programs & External Relations at the Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto. Prior to this, Matt taught a number of senior undergraduate courses in Software Engineering for both the Computer Science and The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) departments and served as the Associate Director of the MScAC Program. In industry he has been a developer, manager, consultant, expert witness, and an executive, in companies ranging from startups to thousands of engineers. His interests are mainly in distributed systems and software engineering, and span everything from mobile to mainframe. In contrast to the technical, he’d really rather spend his time outdoors hiking, canoeing, and camping.
Rachel Twiss (MScAC 2016) is a recent Masters graduate. She completed her Bachelor of Computing at Queen's University with a specialization in Biomedical Computing. At U of T she was a member of the 2014-15 cohort of the Master of Science in Applied Computing program. In the past, she has worked for a computer surgery lab and The Toronto Rehab Institute. Her current work interests include game development, graphics and applications of computing in medical imaging.
Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Diane Horton moderates.
An opportunity to network with our alumni guests over light refreshments will follow.