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How has the field of engineering changed since
you've started?

If you weren't in the engineering field, what would
you be doing?

Even in computer engineering, more and more tasks
are automated than they used to be. The job of
engineer keeps working at a higher and higher level
of abstraction.

If I weren't seeking to understand through computing,
I'd be back in mathematics where I began my
academic career. Mathematics is so important to
really understand the machine learning algorithms
at the center of the most exciting developments in
computing.

What direction do you think that the engineering
field is headed in the next 10 years?
We have a way of creating new challenges every
time we introduce a new technology to overcome an
old one! The problems we face in pervasive mobile
computing, global networking, and energy storage and
delivery are unlike the planet has seen before, and are
exciting extensions of what computing has given us in
the early going of the 21st century.

Finish this sentence. "If I had more time, I would ..."
Finish writing my own programming language!
Who doesn't have a half-finished language or three
stashed among their files somewhere?

What's the most important thing you've learned in
the field?
Algorithms have their limits. Let's not blindly trust
them just yet.
What advice would you give to recent graduates
entering the field?
Build up a broad knowledge base outside of
engineering. The most important applications and
solutions require a wide human perspective.

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