This episode highlights five prominent computer scientists from academia and industry talking about how random chance had a major role to play in how they started research itself or chose their specific research area which brought them fame.
Tune in to get answers to a few of the questions asked: How did you get into research? How did you select your research area or topic? Was it a conscious choice? Or was it just… pure chance?
Rada Mihalcea, professor at the University of Michigan
Tal Rabin, professor at UPenn and Head of Research at the Algorand Foundation
Regina Barzilay, professor at MIT
Moshe Vardi, professor at Rice University and winner of Gödel Prize and Knuth Prize
Thamar Solorio, professor at the University Houston