Thomas McCabe Visiting Fellowship in Entrepreneurship & Mathematical Sciences
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Institute of Material Sciences, Room 20
The third Thomas McCabe Lecture in Entrepreneurship & Mathematical Sciences will take place on April 26th.
The fellow this year will be Ray Sidney, and his talk is "Google's Early Days". Sidney grew up in Storrs, taking math classes at UConn while attending E.O. Smith High School, and received a bachelor's degree from Harvard in 1991 and Ph.D. from MIT in 1995, both in mathematics. After graduate school Sidney worked at several companies, including D.E. Shaw, RSA Labs, and Google. He was hired at Google in 1999 as their second software engineer, when the company was located in half a house in Menlo Park, California.
After leaving Google in 2003, he has been involved as an investor, board member, and/or advisor with several companies such as Covia Labs, Hemedex, and Commuter Cars. He is founder and owner of Big George Ventures, which invests in real estate and focuses on eco-friendly housing.
There will be a reception following the talk at 3 p.m. in the BPB first floor lounge.