Indy Gupta
Published 11/03/2021
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Immigrant Computer Scientist Ep 10“Beirut was called the Paris of the Middle East, Lebanon the Switzerland of the Middle East.”
“Every weekend there would be a bombing… You’re afraid for your life.”
“Most people in Lebanon immigrate… 50% of the people in my age group leave.”
“Computers are not smart… the people who make computers are the smart ones.”
“If you could be a character from a movie in real life, what would you like to be?”

— Fadel Adib, Associate Professor at MIT, Immigrant from Lebanon

Also in this episode:

  • Fadel Adib cold emailed a faculty at MIT and got a response, an interview, and an offer. He reveals secrets to writing successful cold emails!
  • When President Obama was about to see Fadel’s demo of his research/entrepreneurial project, and then everything went wrong.
  • Doing humanitarian work during a war and then rushing to prepare for the university entrance exam.
  • And a lot of advice from Fadel to young faculty, young entrepreneurs in academia, and students.

Hear about all these, and Fadel Adib’s incredible journey and sage advice for all.

The guide for this episode and more information is available at the podcast website:

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