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2016-17 PhD Graduates Walk at Carver-Hawkeye Arena

December '16, May '17, and August '17 CS PhD graduates

Dec '16 graduates Rahil Sharma (first from left) and Vivek Sardeshmukh (center) returned to the UI Campus to join May '17 graduates Santanu Bhowmick (second from left) and Shabih Hasan (second from right), as well as August '17 graduate Farley Lai (first from right) for the Grad College commencement ceremony held at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Friday, May 12, 2017.

Sharma is part of the data model-infrastructure development team at Synopsys in Mountain View, California, working on the design and implementation of high-performance, multi-threaded geometric and combinatorial optimization algorithms for placement and routing in chip designing industry. Sardeshmukh designs and implement graph algorithms to solve complex problems arising in prototyping application-specific integrated circuit designs on FPGAs at Cadence Design Systems in San Jose, California. Bhowmick  joins the Maps group at Apple in Cupertino, California and will be responsible for the design and implementation of spatial data conflation algorithms on large, real-world data sets, in order to improve the accuracy and customer experience of Apple Maps. Hasan will lead a project at Delos Living LLC in Rochester, Minnesota to build a robust and scalable real-time data analytics platform for the research and development arm of Delos. Lai will be working on high performance tensor processing for large-scale distributed deep learning to maximize the instruction-level parallelism using minifloats at NEC Labs America in Princeton, New Jersey.

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