Yale Engineering Welcomes Tech Giants to Campus

Yale Engineering is set to host a lineup of industry leaders and innovators for its inaugural Dean's Invited Speaker Series. The series features distinguished guests spanning a variety of engineering fields who will share insights into leadership, technology, and advancing innovation in their respective industries. The speaker series offers the Yale community an impactful opportunity to hear from and engage with influential voices in engineering and technology, followed by receptions to allow for further networking.

Covering a broad spectrum of topics and featuring influential figures from companies like IBM, Google, TSMC, and Amazon AI, the Dean's Invited Speaker Series promises to provide unique perspectives on the future of engineering and its integral role in society.


Kathryn Guarini

’94 (Applied Physics)
Chief Information Officer, IBM

Wednesday, September 27 @ 3:00 pm
Tsai CITY, 17 Prospect Street

A prolific researcher, writer, and innovator who routinely tops industry lists of leading women in technology, Kathryn Guarini studied applied physics at Yale and has built a long career in technical innovation strategy and leadership development at IBM, where she has served as CIO since March 2021.

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C.C. Wei

’85 PhD (Electrical Engineering)
CEO, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC)

in conversation with

Gina Raimondo

’98 JD
U.S. Secretary of Commerce

Monday, October 2 @ 3:30 pm
O.C. Marsh Lecture Hall
Yale Science Building, 260 Whitney Avenue

C.C. Wei, the CEO of the largest manufacturer of semiconductors in the world has shaped the electronics industry. From smartphones to supercomputers, microchips developed at TSMC continue to power and dominate the electronic manufacturing industry. Gina Raimondo, the 40th U.S. Secretary of Commerce, has been instrumental in the creation of the CHIPS and Science Act, working with CEO's such as Wei. Secretary Raimondo and C.C. Wei will discuss their trajectory from Yale's campus to prominent roles in industry and government.

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Bratin Saha

’02 PhD (Computer Science)
Vice President, Machine Learning Services, Amazon AI

Monday, October 9 @ 3:00 pm
Tsai CITY, 17 Prospect Street

Bratin Saha is responsible for the services that power AWS Machine Learning and has built one of the fastest growing services in Amazon's history. He has more than 70 patents granted and more than 30 papers in journals. Saha knows first-hand the transformative impact of machine learning on business and commerce, as well as the ever-evolving adoption of artificial intelligence. Bratin Saha looks forward to discussing the challenges and opportunities of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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Royal Hansen

’97 (Computer Science)

VP of Engineering, Privacy, Safety, and Security

Thursday, November 2 @ 3 p.m.
Tsai CITY, 17 Prospect Street

Royal Hansen leads the central engineering function that builds and scales the foundational technology at Google, keeping billions of people safe online. Driving overall information security strategy, Hansen effectively protects Google’s technology systems and the customer. Prior to joining Google, Hansen was the Executive Vice President of Enterprise IT Risk and Information Security at American Express.

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