14 episodes

Prominent and distinguished Computer Scientists from academia and industry narrate their personal experiences of immigrating from where they grew up, to a completely different land (often the US), for study, work, or other reasons. The Immigrant Computer Scientists podcast, featuring these oral history interviews, is intended for a general audience, and does not require you to know Computer Science or Math or any science, or even be an immigrant! We neither draw conclusions nor take sides in any political debate—this podcast documents experiences. Listen, Enjoy, Learn! For more information and episode guides visit: http://csimmigrant.org/

Immigrant Computer Scientists Indy Gupta

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Prominent and distinguished Computer Scientists from academia and industry narrate their personal experiences of immigrating from where they grew up, to a completely different land (often the US), for study, work, or other reasons. The Immigrant Computer Scientists podcast, featuring these oral history interviews, is intended for a general audience, and does not require you to know Computer Science or Math or any science, or even be an immigrant! We neither draw conclusions nor take sides in any political debate—this podcast documents experiences. Listen, Enjoy, Learn! For more information and episode guides visit: http://csimmigrant.org/

    Jelani Nelson Interview

    Jelani Nelson Interview

    Episode 13: Interview with Jelani Nelson, Professor of EECS at UC Berkeley. Grew up in US Virgin Islands, where an overwhelming majority of population is Black and the educational ethos is very different from the mainland US 50 states. He also created two successful international CS programs for high schoolers: AddisCoder and USVICoder,  in Ethiopia and US Virgin Islands. MIT PhD 2011.  

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Amr El Abbadi Interview

    Amr El Abbadi Interview

    Episode 12: Interview with Amr El Abbadi, Professor of CS at UCSB. Immigrant, in the 1980s, from Egypt and Lebanon. Son of famous historians and academics. 

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Fadel Adib Interview

    Fadel Adib Interview

    Episode 11: Interview with Fadel Adib, MIT Professor. MIT PhD. Entrepreneur. Humanitarian. Immigrant from Lebanon.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Soodeh Farokhi Interview

    Soodeh Farokhi Interview

    Episode 10: Interview with Soodeh Farokhi, Entrepreneur and founder of successful companies in Iran and Canada (C2RO), with a PhD in between from Austria. Topics include women entrepreneurs in STEM,  immigrants as entrepreneurs, whether a PhD maketh a better entrepreneur, deciding not to immigrate to US.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Middle East Entrepreneurs

    Middle East Entrepreneurs

    Episode 9: Two young and successful entrepreneurs originally from Iran and Lebanon, now residing in Canada and US. One - she has founded successful startups in both Iran and Canada, with a PhD from Austria in between. She is from Iran. Two - he is a Professor of Computer Science at MIT. He is from Lebanon. 

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Rodrigo Fonseca Interview

    Rodrigo Fonseca Interview

    Episode 8. Interview with Rodrigo Fonseca, Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research. Formerly: Tenured Associate Professor of Computer Science, Brown University. Nationwide topper among 42K students of Brazil entrance exam to UFMG. Twice immigrant from Brazil to US, in 1990s (high school exchange student) and 2000s (PhD and work).

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Ella.Soltani ,

Full of inspiring stories

As an immigrant, I found many of the stories relatable and overall very inspiring. I’m a big a fan of this podcast now and every new episode is an extra motivation for me to hit the gym to listen to it :-) thanks Indy for all your efforts.

Locacorten ,

Fascinating stories about CS researchers

I am hooked after listening to a couple. It’s fascinating to hear the stories. Indy is a natural when it comes to being a host. Great job!

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