Tuesday, October 12 
10:00–10:20 a.m.Dean’s Welcome & Kick Off – Marios Papaefthymiou

Faculty Videos and Panel Discussion with Q&A
Topic: Changing the world through analytics

Moderator: Michael Carey


11:30–11:45 a.m.Closing Remarks
12–5 p.m.

Corporate Recruitment Information Sessions (ICS Students & Alumni Only)

Wednesday, October 13 
9 a.m.–5 p.m.Corporate Recruitment Information Sessions 

Note: Each information session will be coordinated by our participating companies on their selected platform. Space is limited to first come first served, so please arrive when the session begins.  If the session is full, please visit another session until a spot opens during the allotted time frame (check back). We encourage you to visit as many company sessions as possible to receive value from these information sessions. Sessions may be recorded.

Speaker – Dean's Welcome

Marios Papaefthymiou

Professor of Computer Science
Ted and Janice Smith Family Foundation Dean

Marios Papaefthymiou is a professor of computer science and the Ted and Janice Smith Family Foundation Dean of the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS) at UCI. He joined UCI in 2017 as the third dean for ICS.

Before coming to UCI, Papaefthymiou was a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Michigan, where he served as chair of computer science and engineering, overseeing one of the fastest-growing and most innovative academic programs in computing across the nation. Prior to Michigan, he was on the faculty at Yale. Papaefthymiou’s research interests are in architectures and design methodologies for energy-efficient high-performance computers.

With more than 100 publications on this topic, Papaefthymiou holds 21 US and international patents on energy-efficient computing and is co-founder and chief scientist of Cyclos Semiconductor, a Michigan spin-off commercializing energy-efficiency solutions for high-end computers. His accolades include a Young Investigator Award from ARO, a CAREER award from NSF, a number of Faculty Partnership Awards from IBM and multiple best paper awards.

Papaefthymiou grew up in Athens, Greece, and studied at the National Technical University of Athens before transferring to Caltech, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He then went on to earn master’s and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT.

Speakers – Panel and Q&A

Michael Carey

Michael Carey

Bren Professor of Information and Computer Science

Michael Carey received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Carnegie-Mellon University and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He is currently a Bren Professor of Information and Computer Sciences and Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at UC Irvine, where he leads the AsterixDB project, as well as a Consulting Architect at Couchbase, Inc. Before joining UCI in 2008, he worked at BEA Systems for seven years and led the development of their AquaLogic Data Services Platform product for virtual data integration. He also spent a dozen years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, five years at the IBM Almaden Research Center working on object-relational databases, and a year and a half at e-commerce platform startup Propel Software during the infamous 2000-2001 Internet bubble. He is an ACM Fellow, an IEEE Fellow, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a recipient of the ACM SIGMOD E.F. Codd Innovations Award. His current interests center around data-intensive computing and scalable data management (a.k.a. Big Data).

Stephan Mandt

Stephan Mandt

Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Statistics
Stephan Mandt is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Statistics at the University of California, Irvine. From 2016 until 2018, he was a Senior Researcher and Head of the statistical machine learning group at Disney Research, first in Pittsburgh and later in Los Angeles. He held previous postdoctoral positions at Columbia University and Princeton University. Stephan holds a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from the University of Cologne, where he received the German National Merit Scholarship. He is furthermore a Kavli Fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, an NSF CAREER Awardee, and a former visiting researcher at Google Brain. Stephan regularly serves as an Area Chair or Editorial Board member for NeurIPS, ICML, AAAI, ICLR, and JMLR. His research is currently supported by NSF, DARPA, DOE, Disney, Intel, and Qualcomm.
Jing Zhang

Jing Zhang

Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Dr. Jing Zhang received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Molecular and Computational Biology from the University of Southern California in 2012. She did her postdoc training in the Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Program at Yale University. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine. Her main research focuses on developing computational and statistical methods to uncover the underlying principles of the multi-step and tightly coordinated gene regulation process and understand how genetic variations can result in phenotypic changes and even diseases. She is specifically interested in interpreting the noncoding regulome, where the overwhelming bulk of mutations – particularly those discovered from the recent large-scale genomics initiatives – lie in.

Vladimir Minin

Vladimir Minin

Professor, Statistics

Vladimir Minin is a Professor of Statistics at the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, and the Associate Director of the Infectious Disease Initiative at UC Irvine. He was awarded his Ph.D. in Biomathematics in 2007 from UCLA. His main research interest is in statistical inference for stochastic processes that describe dynamics of biological systems, with applications to phylogenetics, population genetics, infectious disease epidemiology, immunology, and systems biology.

Roderic Crooks

Roderic Crooks

Assistant Professor, Informatics

Roderic Crooks (he/him/his) is an assistant professor in the Department of Informatics at UC Irvine. His research examines how the use of digital technology by public institutions contributes to the minoritization of working-class communities of color. His current project explores how community organizers in working-class communities of color use data for activist projects, even as they dispute the proliferation of data-intensive technologies in education, law enforcement, financial services, and other vital sites of public life. He has published extensively in human-computer interaction (HCI), science and technology studies (STS), and social science venues on topics including political theories of online participation, equity of access, and document theory.

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