In this ✨ exciting episode ✨ of Echo, Raathan and Sunny sit down with 🚨UNSW CSE Head of School 🚨 Aaron Quigley πŸ’ͺ!

They discuss:

  • His love for teaching πŸ§‘β€πŸ« and his passion for Computer Science πŸ’»
  • What it’s like having been an academic 🧠 at universities all over the globe 🌎
  • What it’s like chairing international research conferences πŸŽ™
  • His thoughts on industry vs academia πŸ€”
  • The research he’s done on Human Computer Interaction πŸ‘€
  • His 5 year plan for UNSW CSE πŸ’– and what he wants to achieve as Head of School πŸ”₯πŸŽ“

NB: Please note that this episode was recorded in late 2020 for context for some of the discussion in this podcast.

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00:00 Origins in computer science
15:09 Experiences in academia vs industry around the world
21:04 Philosophy as the CSE Head of School
30:08 Research in human computer interaction
37:05 Chairing international conferences
45:49 Transitioning to teaching online
58:32 Teaching ENGG1811
1:14:54 Future of programming
1:17:05 Advice for students