Department Seminar with Jacob Zuo

Date(s) - 5 Oct 2018
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM

3043 ECpE Building Addition

Jacob ZuoSpeaker: Jacob Zuo

Title: Keep the Class Meaningful Beyond the First Mid-term

Abstract: In college classes, we usually see the largest drop of interests in the class post the first mid-term. Speaking from my own experience, I noticed that many of my classmates, often times including myself, became disoriented in the ocean of great details: advanced equations, arduous techniques, and abstract theorems. I believe these still are critical components that shall comprise the main body of a course, however, improvement can be made by periodically reminding students with the big pictures, and why we do what we do at this point in the knowledge map.

Bio: Jacob Zuo graduated from Virginia Tech with a Ph.D in Physics on 2013, and a M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering on 2015. Since graduation, he joined Epic Systems, which vendors electronic medical records software system to healthcare organizations. He worked as a full stack software developer until August 2018. His work included creating user interface for identifying and matching patient profiles with limited patient geographic information; constructing client-server communication service that is responsive and user friendly; update database schema for patient profiles to improve query performance and reduce faulty results.

ECpE Seminar Host: Akhilesh Tyagi

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