Back in May, I had the pleasure of attending the SSRC Retreat. The SSRC is short for System Services Resource Center. Sponsored by the UC Santa Cruz Computer Engineering department, the SSRC group was formed to enable Computer Engineering graduate students to form working relationships with companies and entities in the computer industry, both private and government. I got involved with the SSRC since my PhD thesis advisor (Dr. Ahmed Amer) received his PhD from UC Santa Cruz and he is currently an advisor to the SSRC.
The purpose of the SSRC Retreat is to provide a venue for graduate students to present their current work. I was very impressed by all the students’ presentations as each were interesting. However, I’d like to spotlight a just few that related to my perspective and experience.