Some things a PhD student needs to know before applying at Google

Dr Will Uther (Google Sydney)


DATE: 2015-02-27
TIME: 15:00:00 - 16:00:00
LOCATION: RSISE Seminar Room, ground floor, building 115, cnr. North and Daley Roads, ANU
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I interview a range of people applying for jobs at Google. There are some common mistakes that seem to be made by PhD students who are applying from Australian Universities (+ NICTA) for software engineering positions at Google. I'd like to try and point out some of what Google is looking for so that PhD students can do better in their interviews.

The talk is followed by a social get-together (monthly munchies) organized by CSSA and ESA with free snacks and drinks (16:00 onwards)

Will finished his PhD at Carnegie Mellon University and then was hired back to NICTA/UNSW as a Researcher in the Machine Learning group in 2003. His research interests revolve around Artificial Intelligence: Reinforcement Learning and Robotics. He competed in the Legged League of the RoboCup robotic soccer competition - including world championships in 1998 (at CMU) and 2003 (at UNSW). He competed in the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge self-driving vehicle competition. In 2013 he move to Google Australia where he currently works with the Google Maps APIs.

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