Networking Jan 27, 2014


This event is sponsored by the Hiatt Career Center, The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) and the Computer Science Department at Brandeis University. It is open to all Brandeis students (grad and undergrad) and alumni as well as all potential employers.

Below please find the event overview, event timeline, registration and preparation information, prep workshops, panel speakers, and attending employers

Professionals interested in volunteering as a table host can view this document to get more information about what is involved and can sign up to attend the event as a table host by completing this form. Note that you do not have to be an alumni to host a table at this event!!

If you have any questions about the event, please send an email to Tim Hickey (

Event Overview

Brandeis University's 1st Annual
Computer Science Alumni Networking and Career Fair
Monday January 27th, 2014 5:30-8:30
Shapiro Science Center Atrium

Explore careers in Computer Science, Software Development, Information Technology
and other disciplines, learn about the manifold job opportunities available for Computer
Scientists and network with graduates of our BA, BS, MA, and PhD programs who are now
working in this rapidly growing field.


5:30 pm VIP Reception
Alumni and Table Hosts register and get a chance to network with
each other and with Computer Science faculty at this on-campus cocktail
reception which will be held in the Volen Center Lounge. Drinks and light
refreshments will be available. Cosponsored by the Hiatt Career Center and
the Computer Science Department.

6:00 pm Student Registration

6:30 Welcoming remarks

6:40 Student Entrepreneur Pitches
A selection of students give elevator pitches for their recent entrepreneurial projects and invite
feedback from the alumni.

7:00 Roundtable Networking for Students and Table Hosts
Following the panel discussion, students will rotate to different
networking tables hosted by alumni and industry volunteers
to learn about their organization, job function and career paths.

8:30 Closing Remarks and Acknowledgements


Current Undergraduate  and Graduate Students: RSVP using this Google Form.

Alumni, Post-docs, Faculty and Staff: RSVP to

Other Professionals looking to host a table: RSVP with an email to

Students are strongly encouraged to get their resumes approved for inclusion in the Resume Book by following the directions on the Resume Approval page.

Professional dress ("business casual") is strongly recommended.
Business cards for graduate students may be ordered here.

Prep Workshops

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - WEBINAR - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Job and Internship Workshop for Graduate Students
To prepare for the workshop, you may use the attached resume rubric here.
(More information TBA)


We have booked a large space and we hope to have 20-30 companies represented for this first year of the Alumni Reunion and Career Fair.

  1. -- Jonathan Abbett, BA'02, MA'04  and Patrick Schmid (Director of Engineering)
  2. athenahealth -- Kevin Weaver, BS'10, Eric Chow BA'11, Greg Leinwand BA'11
  3. BAE -- David Wittenberg, PhD'04
  4. Brown Brothers Harriman -- Rippi Rekhi, Caitlin Chellis (Talent Acquisition Specialists)
  5. Charles River Development -- Lauren Guida, Rick Bernier (Campus Recruiters)
  6. CookRadar -- Mario Berruti, Michele Brindani
  7. Harvard Business Publishing -- Laura Helliwell, BA'87
  8. IBM -- Shyam Mudambi, Phd '91
  9. Inventiv Health Adheris -- Bela Labovich, BA'87
  10. iRobot -- Bhaskar Banerjee, BA'88
  11. Kayak - Travis Gebhardt BA'00 VP Technology, Dan Quaroni BA'00A Software Architect, Arthur Zhu BA'00 Software Architect
  12. Kronos -- Keri Vadala and Mike Ciulla
  13. Luminoso -- Catherine Havasi, PhD'09
  14. Meditech -- Shelby Procopio (Recruiting Specialist)
  15. MIT Lincoln Labs - Roger Khazan, BA'96
  16. MITRE -- Seth Landsman PhD'06, Alissa Cooper, MA'13
  17. Pyramid Technical Consultants -- Yuriy Kozlov, BS'09
  18. Raytheon -- Linda Sabot, BA '88
  19. Red Hat -- Ric Wheeler, BA '84
  20. REIT Management and Research -- Peter Wong '89
  21. Stroz Friedberg -- Gary Titus (Assistant Director of Digital Forensics), Jess Granger (HR & Recruiting Coordinator)
  22. Symantec -- Lei Gu, MA'96, Keith Newstadt, Technical Director, Cloud Services
  23. Trip Advisor --  Bob Stachel, BA '78,  Allison Churilla (Global Recruiting Manager) and Sue Fesher (Senior Technical Recruiter) 
  24. Velir -- Nikki Gillespie
  25. Verndale -- Lauren Osheroff (Corporate Recruiter), Meg Priest (VP of HR)
  26. Vertica - Nga Tran, PhD '04
  27. Visitrend - John Langton, PhD'08, Founder and CEO
  28. Z-Tech Associates -- Zeus Estrada, BA'82, MA'83, Geoff Getz MA'00

Faculty and Staff and Additional Alumni registered for the event

  1. Alan Bertman, Institutional Advancement
  2. Anne Gudaitis, Program Coordinator, CS Department
  3. Antonella Di Lillo, CS faculty
  4. Chunqi Shi, CL Research staff
  5. James Pustejovsky, CS faculty
  6. Jordan Pollack, Chair, Computer Science Department
  7. Joe Dupont, Director of the Hiatt Career Center at Brandeis University
  8. Jonathan McIntyre, BA'88
  9. Myrna Fox, Department Administrator, CS Dept
  10. Pito Salas, BA'76, CS faculty
  11. Rachel Dreilinger, Career Services Specialist, GSAS
  12. Sue Levine, Assistant Director of Career Services, GSAS
  13. Tim Hickey, BA'77, CS faculty

Students registered for the event

We currently have over 110 CS students (undergrad and grad) signed up to attend the event as of Sum 1/26/14 at 8:30 pm.  A breakdown of their stats is shown below:

When do you expect to graduate?


What degree will you have when you graduate?

BA in Computer Science1311%
BS in Computer Science6252%
Postbac/MA in Computer Science108%
MA in Computer Science2319%
PhD in Computer Science33%
Another undergrad major43%
Another graduate degree43%

and here is the list of the students signed up to attend so far

Aaron Carlos Levine

Adam Berger

Alex Bardasu

Alex Karel

Alex Pomata

Amandalynne Paullada

Anya Korneyeva

Ari Ben-Elazar

Ari Kalfus

Arya Boudaie

Asaf Meir

Avishek Neupane

Aviv Glick

Berk Sarioz

Brendan Schneider

Burak Sezer

Carl Hovhaness Iknaian

Carl Iknaian

Chao Li

Chelsea Alexandra Van Baush

Christine (Eunji) Kim

Clara Nice

Colin Sullivan

Damian DeMarco

David Barsky

David Maher

David S. Brown

Deema Alswaimil

Eden Shapiro

Eden Shoshan

Eden Zik

Esther Jean Edwin

Esther Sokolinski

Ethan Roseman 

Ethan Stein

Evan Fader

Eyad Fallatah

Ezra Skolnik

Gabriel Guerra

Gal Barak

Georg Konwisser

Heather Nicole Spector

Hil Lam Man

Jacob Murphy

Jeffrey Sherman

Jeremy Coffman

Jess Ochs-Willard

Jesse William Freeman

Jiancheng Zhu

Jiexin Zhang

Jing Lu

Jingfei Chen

Jingjing Wang

Jonathan Ross Dweck

Joseph Botsch 

Josh Kerxhalli-Kleinfield

Justin Barash

Kahlil Oppenheimer

Kelsey Paige Lafer

Kendall Sanford Harsch

Kenneth Foner

Lingyu Tian

Mary Rocheleau

Max Randhahn

Michael Adler

MIchael Shemesh

Mingze Li

Mitchell Albury

Morgan Fine

Mustapha Isa

Nathan Rosenbloom

Nicholas Cummins

Nidhi Jain

Noranda Brown

Prasant Lokinendi

Rachel Burkhoff

Rachel Leeman-Munk

Ru Jia

Samir Undavia

Samuel Goldberg

Samuel Morris Beller

Sara Libenson

Sean Patrick Hogan

Seth-David Donald Dworman

Seyed Amin Saeidi Nyasar

Sharat Sridhar

Shiman Guo

Shiyue Zhang

Shu Lin Chan

Sijie Xia

Soha Sattar

Sydney Schweber

Ted Hultman

Thomas Curtis

Tifara Ramelsn

Tudor Radoaca

Vanessa Chalem

Weiyang An

Wenbin Xiao

William Tarimo

Xiao Bai

Xufei Zhao

Yahui Wang

Yoseph Tesfagaber

Yuanzhe Bei

Yuval Galor

Yuya Michael Yoshida

Zachary Hogan

Zhaoxiang Wang

Zhenyu Lu

Timothy Hickey,
Dec 14, 2013, 3:46 PM