I am a Doctoral Program in Computer Science (DoCS) Steering Committee member for the 2022—23 term (2 years).
I actively participate in the decision-making process for DoCS and represent doctoral researchers in computer science for improving doctoral education at different levels. The board consists of 8 members (2 full professors, 2 associate professors, 2 doctoral researchers, 1 planning officer, and 1 research coordinator).
I participate and share an equal vote with other members in:
I have been one of the most active members in discussions, and I have primarily focused on:
I highlighted supply and demand issues for certain courses and how information to find courses could be misinterpreted or hard to access, potentially delaying graduation or decreasing research outputs. In response, the board significantly reworked the credit descriptions for the 2023—2026 curriculum.
I collaborated with the Helsinki innovation platform as part of the Catharsis Computer Club and organized a speed networking event connecting academics, the industry, and entrepreneurs passionate about technology.
The event put together 11 mentors from Continental, Daimler, Google, IBM, Neste, Wärtsilä, the Weizmann Institute, and other international investors and serial entrepreneurs and 10 mentees (7 doctoral researchers, 2 postdocs, and 1 master’s student). For that, I performed the following tasks:
The event was highly successful, with 87% of general satisfaction (N=6: 4 mentors, 2 mentees). In the free-form answers, mentees and mentors considered that they had “interesting discussions” and “dynamic interviews”. As an opportunity for improvement, they highlighted having a more private venue, more time for informal chats, and more structured sessions.
I was the most active Innovation and Company Collaboration group member in the Strategy Days of the Department of Computer Science 2022. I raised awareness of the need for research not only to be feasible, novel, and reproducible, but also transferrable — when applicable. I proposed:
These ideas were the core of a presentation to over 100 academics and other university staff.
I’m an active Nova Talent Network member since 2018, a merit-based access network for the top 3% talent. There I participate in:
Carlos did an excellent job as a University Ambassador, helping reach the university students with the biggest potential in Spain. I take this chance to thank him once again for his effort. Let’s continue growing together! — Ramón Rodrigañez, Co-Founder & COO at Nova | Ex-BCGer | Lecturer at ICAI, 2019, translated from Spanish. See original.
Feel free to reach me for almost anything: I’m always looking for ambitious, independent, and driven people. I have helped others on: