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Guest Lecture: From Academia to the Start-Up Industry

October 17 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Mark your calendars for From Academia to the Start-Up Industry – Guest Lecture with Prof Boon Thau Loo! This event is for students who are:

  • Wondering how concepts learnt in different MCIT Online classes are used in practice
  • Interested in turning deep technology into a successful start-up
  • Contemplating doing a Ph.D. and wondering about career pathways

About the Speaker

Boon Thau Loo is the RCA Professor at the Computer and Information Science department with a secondary appointment in Electrical and Systems Engineering. He leads the NetDB@Penn research group, and he is the director of the distributed systems lab. In addition Prof. Boon serves as the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs at Penn Engineering.As an entrepreneur, he has co-founded two technology companies that were acquired successfully. In 2015, he co-founded Termaxia, a software-defined storage startup based in Philadelphia, later acquired in 2020 by Frontiir, one of the largest Internet service providers in Southeast Asia. In 2014 Prof. Boon co-founded and led Gencore Systems (Netsil), a cloud performance analytics company that spun out of his research team at Penn. The company was acquired in 2018 by Nutanix Inc

When?

Sunday, October 17, 2021 3:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern

Where do I register?

Register here in advance for this meeting. You may submit questions for the speaker in the registration form. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Points of Contact

Angela Wen: wena@seas.upenn.edu Alberto Rusconi: arusconi@seas.upenn.edu

Details

Date:
October 17
Time:
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Organizer

MCIT Online Student Association (MOSA)
Email:
mcitosa@seas.upenn.edu
Website:
https://mosa.seas.upenn.edu/