Five Minutes with... Kurt Kluever
You knew you were headed for a career in Computer Science when...
I witnessed the thrill and the excitement of the dot com boom in the late 90's.
What is your favorite class and why?
Theory of Computer Algorithms. This course is the first formal, in-depth
course on algorithms, complexity, and data structures. These three components
are the foundations of Computer Science and I highly recommend
that everyone take this course (although it is a very difficult course).
One piece of advice I have for 1st year students is...
Establish a relationship with your professors by asking questions in class
and utilizing office hours when you are confused.
If you could have dinner with a famous computer
scientist, living or dead, who would you choose?
Luis von Ahn
His work on captchas and human computation has inspired
me to pursue it as my thesis topic.
What is the most interesting project you have worked on,
either in a course or on the job?
The most interesting project I've worked on has been my thesis. Reading
all of the existing research has helped me develop a brand new idea that
nobody else in the world has worked on.
Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Hopefully back in school earning my PhD in Computer Science.