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Wondering if a Carnegie Mellon degree is right for you? Read about our students' journeys through the PhD and MS programs.


PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Jonathan Becker  Jonathan is a 2nd year Ph.D. Research Engineer and Student in the Bicoastal Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering Program. He is a former freelance wireless engineering consultant and former RF Engineer from EDO Communications & Countermeasures Systems. His ECE research interests include evolved hardware, machine learning, robotics, and green technologies.

Bicoastal INI Master's in Information Technology

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Gen Kazama  Gen is a full-time student in INI's MSIT program, Software Management track. Born and raised in New York City, Gen has spent the last 5 years in Montreal, Tokyo, Texas and now currently lives in San Jose, California. His current courseload is two courses at CMU SV and an industry practicum with Bosch.

Master's in Software Engineering, Technical Track

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Rahul Baxi  Rahul is a full-time MS Software Engineering, Technical Track student. He loves traveling, trekking, swimming and is a complete movie buff.
Anthony Tang  Anthony is a 2nd year part time student in the MS Software Engineering, Technical track program and works at OSIsoft as a Software Engineer. He loves spending time with his family, hiking, biking, gardening, cooking, and sometimes photography.

Master's in Software Engineering, Development Management Track

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Linda  Linda is a first year part-time student in Carnegie Mellon's MS Software Engineering, Development Management track. She is a Software Developer at Electronic Arts in Redwood Shores, CA. She likes to dance and sing and her favorite videogame is The Beatles RockBand. She enjoys Indian, Japanese, Thai, Italian and Mexican food. She comes from Mexico City, and has being living in CA for the past two years.
Pras Sarkar  Pras is a second year part-time student in the MS Software Engineering Development Management track. He works in Yahoo! Research. His job involves materializing ideas and concepts into engaging prototypes and demos, some of which ultimately mature into products that Yahoo! visitors use everyday. He is interested in emerging web technologies, social interaction over digital mediums, and creative interfaces that push the boundaries of human computer interaction.
Vineet photo  Vineet is a Lead Developer at Boeing and a second year grad student in the part-time MS Software Engineering, Development Management program. He loves reading, playing with his daughter and pursuing the religious aspect of his life. He is an active volunteer of Vedic Cultural Center, a Seattle-based organization dedicated to promote the Vedic (ancient Indian) arts, culture, music and dance.
Truc photo  Truc is a second year part-time student in Carnegie Mellon's MS Software Engineering, Development Management track. She is a Software Engineer at Lockheed Martin in Sunnyvale, CA. She loves food and enjoys anything related to food: going to different restaurants, cooking, watching the Food Network, and of course, eating!

Master's in Software Management

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Amin Ariana  Amin is a 2nd year grad student in the MS Software Management program, a former Software Design Engineer from Microsoft and a current Software Engineer at Adify, a Silicon Valley startup. He is passionate about entrepreneurship, software and traveling. He would love to start a software company someday.
Vineet Nair  Vineet is a 2nd year part-time software management student, currently working @NetApp also nominated as the best place to work in North America recently. His area of expertise is Oracle ERP solutions. Other professional areas of interest are SaaS markets both technologically and business wise. @CarnegieMellon he wants to grow his knowledge to manage software products and businesses. He is interested in work on start up ideas. On the personal side he loves to spend time with his family and travel.

Recent graduates

 
Rene photo  Rene is an alumna of the MS Software Management program, a manager of operations and program manager in Cisco's software development organization, the mother of two daughters and a performing arts fan.
Sirisha Pillalamarri  Sirisha is an alumna of the MS Software Engineering, Development Management track. She is a Software Engineer at FactSet, Inc in Norwalk, Connecticut.
Dan May cock  Dan is an IT Systems Architect at Boeing and alumnus of the MS Software Management program.
Suma photo  Suma is a full time grad student in the MS Software Engineering, Technical Track program. Prior to moving to California to attend the program, she worked in IT for Cognizant Technology Solutions in Hyderabad. A Mechanical Engineering undergrad, she loves writing and is passionate about music, shopping and dogs.
Nick Lynn  Nick is a Software Engineer at Google and alumnus of the MS Software Engineering, Technical Track program.
Chandra  Chandra is Director, Product Strategy at Oracle, a dedicated father and husband, and he plays a mean game of Wii Tennis. 
Minh Nguyen  Minh is a Design Engineer at Demand Media and an alumnus of the MS Software Engineering program.
Rom Lemarchand  Rom is a Software Engineer at Qualcomm. He is a martial arts practitioner, loves to spend time with his kids and enjoys walking on the beach at sunset.