In this Distinguished Lecture, Aditya Agarwal--Carnegie Mellon alum, entrepreneur, and engineering leader--will reflect on his journey-in-progress. He'll look at what students at CMU learn, and its relationship to his career trajectory, including his current role at Dropbox. He will also discuss current technology trends, at Dropbox and elsewhere, and from there will take the opportunity to reflect on what the future might hold--for himself, for computer science, and for the world in the next 25 years.
Aditya Agarwal is Vice President of Engineering at Dropbox. He oversees the different engineering teams including new product development, infrastructure, platform and operations. Aditya came to Dropbox via the acquisition of Cove, a company he co-founded that was focused on improving group collaboration and communication.
Prior to Cove, Aditya was the Director of Product Engineering at Facebook where he oversaw the development of core products such as News Feed, Search, Photos, Profile and Applications. Aditya was one of the first engineers at Facebook and played an important role in helping to design and build core parts of the Facebook engineering infrastructure.
Aditya holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.