Meet the Next Gen Advisory Panel
Sevan Gerard is a public safety and homeland security professional with special interest in systems theory, technological evolution and sociotechnical identity. He is adjunct faculty at Loma Linda University and is currently attending the Center for Homeland Defense and Security M.A. program at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.
Kevin Greenan is a senior staff engineer at Box where he is a technical lead on the storage team. Prior to Box, he worked at EMC/Data Domain and a few of distributed storage start-ups. Kevin has co-authored many peer-reviewed articles and contributed to open source projects in the areas of erasure coding, storage and distributed systems. He received a Ph.D. in computer science from The University of California, Santa Cruz in 2009.
Spencer Gooch is the Dean of Students at High Tech High North County in San Marcos, California. He has been working in education for 16 years, and is perpetually amazed at the wonderful things that students do.
Korbinian Molitoriscz is currently employed as a software technical lead at Agilent Technologies. Besides this, he is actively involved in the program committee of two scientific conferences on multicore software engineering. He serves as a board member of the international working group SEPARS (Software Engineering for Parallel Systems) that is part of the German Society for Computer Science (GI e.V.) Before that, Korbinian was the director of the software research group AParT located at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). AParT was contracted by the Siemens AG to investigate automatic parallelization of multicore software. He received his Ph.D. in engineering sciences at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) for his doctoral thesis on pattern-based parallelization of legacy software. Prior this, he was the Chief Executive Officer of the Education Support Centre Germany, an IT support institution in close partnership with Microsoft Germany and EMEA that actively leveraged the spin-off.
Grace Nolan is a New Zealand-based computer scientist (a graduate of the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand) and a full-time systems developer for Enable Ltd, a fiber broadband company in Christchurch. Among her passions for the field is a keen interest in the societal implications of technology, and the need for better representation and gender parity in computer science. She gives talks to secondary students and their teachers, working closely with CS outreach organizations, and attending "Women in Tech" workshops and conferences (such as Grace Hopper Celebration). She's an enthusiastic choral singer, tea fanatic, and paints watercolors of flowers when she's not devouring the latest in tech news.
Joe Welch is a computer science faculty member at Central Texas College with long-term postsecondary teaching experience. He has extensive experience in working with underserved, underrepresented populations. His enthusiastic focus is teaching, student recruitment and preparation, student advisement regarding scholarship opportunities, and internship and job preparation. His strongest personal and professional focus: "Mentoring and encouraging students toward computer science and STEM education as a thrilling and life changing experience."
Marinka Zitnik is a postdoctoral scholar in computer science at Stanford University. She completed her Ph.D. student at the University of Ljubljana, and holds a B.Sc. in computer science and mathematics from University of Ljubljana. She also completed research work at the University of Toronto, Imperial College London and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. Her major interests are statistical modeling, machine learning and analysis of large-scale multimodal data. Her work has a wide range of applications of which she focuses on those from genomics, bioinformatics, molecular and systems biology. She can be found on Twitter @marinkazitnik.