College of Computing News

GT Computing Community Welcomes New Alumni

The College of Computing honored its new alumni and their achievements with two celebrations earlier this month. The GT Computing community welcomed 381 new bachelor’s of science alumni, 469 new master’s of science alumni, and 15 new Ph.D. alumni this spring.

The festivities kicked off on May 3 with the Spring 2018 Dean's New Graduate Alumni Celebration held at Georgia Tech’s Historic Academy of Medicine. More than 100 Ph.D.MS Computer Science (CS), OMSCS, and MS in Human-Computer Interaction graduates, along with their family and friends, attended the evening event.

“Graduating from Georgia Tech is not easy. In fact, it’s probably been one of the biggest challenges of your lives,” said Dean of Computing Zvi Galil. “But, as they say, membership has its rewards, and you’ll find that your diploma will open a lot of doors for you.”

“So remember us when you are out making the world a computationally better place. All of us at the College of Computing are very proud of you, what you have done, and what you have yet to do. Congratulations once again.”

Prior to the celebration, many of the graduating OMSCS students and their families were treated to a campus tour led by the College's associate director of student experience, David Joyner.

'Go break some eggs'

New undergraduate GT Computing alumni were in the spotlight the following day. More than 200 people attended the Spring 2018 Dean’s New Undergraduate Alumni Celebration held on May 4 in the Klaus Advanced Computing Building Atrium.

“…As you stand on the precipice of this amazing success, remember that, without fail, we ALL fail…but, failure is the single greatest teacher you will ever encounter, Yes, even better than Bill Leahy. Failure teaches you profound lessons about your work and, more importantly, about yourself,” Galil said.

“Persistence is one of the greatest virtues, and when paired with talent and ambition, can produce greatness. Each of you has that within you, and I hope your time at Georgia Tech has helped you find it. So, congratulations and best of luck as you step into a much wider world. I leave you with one more quote, from no less than the great Tony Stark­ – ‘Go break some eggs.’”

This spring, the College’s faculty represented about 9 percent of Georgia Tech faculty. B.S. graduates from the College represented 18.5 percent of the campus total while M.S. graduates represented 35.2 percent of all Tech grads this past semester.

The College’s OMSCS program had 339 new graduates this spring, which brings the total number of graduates to date to 1,234.