Carnegie Mellon University

Commencement Weekend

May 18-19, 2019

Hamza Qureshi (A 2019)

Student Speaker


Hamza Qureshi is graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in architecture with an additional major in Human-Computer Interaction.

Qureshi has been a member of the Carnegie Mellon University community since 2014, when he attended the Pre-College program. Since arriving as an undergraduate student in the fall of 2015, he has been a dedicated and engaged student in his academic and extracurricular pursuits.

In addition to being a member of the College of Fine Arts’ Dean’s List, Qureshi has served on the School of Architecture’s Student Advisory Council, has been an academic coach with Carnegie Mellon Academic Development, and has worked as a teaching assistant. He has participated in research in the areas of fabrication design, augmented reality, and more recently, human-robot virtuosity with the DARPA Subterranean Challenge, working with his team to design and develop a user interface to carry out complex search-and-rescue missions.

Qureshi has worked tirelessly over his time at Carnegie Mellon to help incubate a campus culture that is inclusive for all. His leadership roles have included serving as an orientation leader, a member of the Undergraduate Student Senate, and as a Booth chair and an outreach chair for the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He also has offered a student perspective on a variety of issues through his service on executive committees focused on campus development and health and wellness. As a Coulter Welcome Center Ambassador, Qureshi has been able to share his Carnegie Mellon experience with visitors from around the world.

Upon graduation, Qureshi will be working as a user experience designer in a two-year rotational program at Capital One in the Washington, D.C., area.