Get to Know Nita Patel

Nita describes herself as the black sheep of her family. While her family studied biology and medicine, she showed no interest. While growing up, if she cut herself, her sisters would want to closely examine it and look inside. She could never understand why they wanted to look inside; she just wanted to make it heal faster.  Her parents always said she thought like an engineer, trying to improve everything. With a lot of hard work and encouragement from her parents, her path was set to become one. Continue…

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Get to Know Erick Castellanos

Erick Castellanos is the IEEE Computer Society Guadalajara chapter chair.  He received his Doctor of Sciences degree in electronic engineering with a specialization in computer sciences from Cinvestav Unidad Guadalajara, with research in the area of artificial life. He has also worked in the fields of natural language processing, multi-agent systems, cognitive architectures and machine learning. He is currently the Founder and CEO of Ideas XT.

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Get to Know Jill Gostin

“I didn’t know much about it, but I knew it involved computers.” That’s what stuck out in my mind when I asked her how she had first become interested in computers, and she told the story of seeing computer punch cards for the first time.

Today, Jill is a Principal Research Scientist and the Deputy Director of the Information and Communications Laboratory at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) and is currently on the Society’s Board of Governors and the Membership and Geographic Activities Board as the Vice Chair for Geographic Activities. In 2016, Jill won the Georgia Women in Technology (WIT) Woman of the Year award for the medium business category (251 to 2,500) employees.

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