My Summer in Academia

Breaking News: the blog is back! First, introductions: my name is Michael Smith, Ph.D. and I am the director of the Intel Academic Program. While I’ve had the opportunity to speak with many of our members over the last couple of months, I’d like to use this first blog post as an opportunity to share just a couple of my key experiences with the Academic Program over the summer.

This summer we visited several new academic partners, including Johns Hopkins University, Howard University, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Houston. I enjoyed my time speaking to department heads and touring data centers, and it was extremely beneficial to see the colleges in an interactive and hands-on setting. Below are a few pictures from my visits:

Professor Jaspal Subhlok, Chairman, Computer Science Department, University of Houston

Professor Alexander Szalay, Director of the Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science (IDIES), Johns Hopkins University

Professors Legand L. Burge, III (Chairman) and A. Nicki Washington, Computer Science Department, Howard University