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Thoughts of a Recent Graduate: Austin Laugesen

Austin Laugesen is a graduate of our department's combined Bachelors/MCS Program (2011 and 2012, respectively). He is a native of Dubuque, IA.

What are you doing now in a professional capacity?

I work for the [Microsoft Windows Phone Services] Engineering team doing program management. It is my responsibility to determine what gets built and why. I manage projects and also connections between different teams. I don’t manage people.

I don’t do a whole lot of coding currently. But, the stronger I am technically the easier it gets to do my job.

What did you get out of your research experiences?

My most useful experiences as an MCS student were the guided independent research projects I did with Prof. Stump on compiler construction and with Prof. Chipara on sensor networks.

Other "Thoughts of Recent Graduates" at this link.