Transition from Academia to Industry – Introduction to Hurdles
Date and Time: Monday May 20, 2013, from 3 to 4:30 pm
Speaker: Dr. Zoran Zovnar, MediaTek
Location: 46-3002 (Singleton Auditorium, BCS).
Transitioning from academia to industry involves multiple challenges, some of them real some of them perceived. The discussion will zoom-in on typical challenges of the transition and offer some advice to prepare you for the hurdles you might face.
Zoran Zvonar received a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University, Boston, and after postdoctoral experience at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, joined the semiconductor industry. During his R&D career at Analog Devices (1994-2008) and at MediaTek (2008-present) he has contributed to multiple generations of chips and software products for cellular phones. He is MediaTek Fellow and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow.