Computer Engineering Department celebrates 23rd alumni reunion

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Gunjan Sinha
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Carl Steiner

The Computer Engineering Department in the Baskin School of Engineering will celebrate its 23rd anniversary with an alumni reunion on Saturday, September 25. Talks by alumni and faculty will be held in the Simularium (Room 180), Engineering 2 Building, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Speakers include alumni Gunjan Sinha, executive chairman of MetricStream and a UCSC Foundation trustee, and Carl Steiner, chief design engineer at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).

In a talk entitled "Entrepreneurship from the trenches: Role of innovation and entrepreneurship in science, technology, and society," Sinha will share his first-hand experiences using technology and entrepreneurship to drive business and social change.

Sinha earned his M.S. in computer engineering at UCSC in 1991. He was a co-founder of WhoWhere, which was sold to Lycos in 1998, and eGain, which went public in 1999. Over his career, he has served in various entrepreneurial, board, and executive positions developing and marketing software and Internet services.

Steiner's talk will be "A quick look at some advances in the integration of different technologies." He will discuss the creation of integrated autonomous systems and the need for a broad background, yet strong understanding of the fundamentals in a range of subject areas. Steiner earned his B.S. in computer engineering at UCSC in 1988.

For more information about this event, call Jonathan Westphal at (831) 459-1420.