Dec 6th, 2013, 3:00 pm in William Penney Building, room 212

The PhD Mind @Work: How my degree helps me today

In this talk I will discuss the impact that a PhD has on my life. More specifically, what drove me into a PhD, how it helped me to get a job and what difference it is making in my current role. This will include R&D challenges I face on a day-to-day basis and how they are tackled using an academic way of thinking. For that, this talk will focus on methodology rather than technical knowledge and highlight why the PhD experience may be more important than you might think.

Felipe Franciosi has been a Senior Software Performance Engineer working for Citrix since October 2011, more specifically on XenServer Storage Virtualisation. Previously, he finished a PhD at Imperial College London on the same subject. Regarding computing and besides performance evaluation of virtualised storage, his interests also include computer networks, distributed systems and high performance computing to name but a few. In his spare time he enjoys playing his bass guitars, practicing Kyokushin Karate and doing close-up magic. Oh, and playing Poker and Chess. More about me→