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.

But we are skipping to the end of the story, so let’s go back to the beginning…. Continue…

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Get to Know Ramesh Nair

Today’s focus is on IEEE Computer Society Young Professional Ramesh Nair. Ramesh has been a member of the IEEE Computer Society since 2011. In 2012, he won the Richard E. Merwin Student Scholarship and later served on the Society’s Membership & Geographic Activity Board. He currently serves as Vice Chair for IEEE Young Professionals. Recently, IEEE Computer Society interviewed Ramesh. You can read here what Ramesh had to say about his history and relationship with computer science, the IEEE Computer Society, and so much more.

How did you first get interested in computer science/engineering? What made you want to do this professionally for your career?

I have been interested in computers from my early school days. I grew up in the early 90s, so I remember playing some old computer games and always wondered Continue…