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Careers Panel - Applying for jobs in academia and industry

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Our panel of speakers will give first-hand accounts of their experience of applying for jobs in academia and in industry as well as college and other fellowships, founding your own start-ups, and provide information and advice to perspective applicants on what opportunities are available at various stages of career development.

Our speakers on the panel are:

  • Jasmin Fisher, Microsoft Research
  • Dina Kronhaus, Computer Laboratory
  • Cecilia Mascolo, Computer Laboratory
  • Ian Pratt, Bromium, Citrix


Jasmin Fisher, Microsoft Research:

Trained as an experimental biologist, later as a neuroimmunologist, Jasmin was transformed by living among computer scientists to become what is known today as a Systems Biologist (or a Computational Biologist). Her work is mainly focused on cellular decision‐ making processes during normal development and disease (e.g., cancer).

Dina Kronhaus, Computer Laboratory:

Dina’s first degree was in Music (performing arts). Some years later she switched to Neuroinformatics completing an MSc and PhD in Edinburgh. Her current position is the Heller Research Fellow in St Catharine’s College/ Computer Lab. Her research is focused on modelling and analysis of neuroimaging data.

Cecilia Mascolo, Computer Laboratory:

Cecilia is a Reader in Mobile Systems in the Computer Laboratory. Before that she held an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow. Her research interests rotate around mobility modelling. This includes various aspects which help building a picture of how people or animals move.

Ian Pratt, Bromium, Citrix:

Ian used to be a Senior Lecturer at the Computer Laboratory. He left to be a co-founder of XenSource which built virtualization software built on the open source Xen hypervisor. XenSource was acquired by Citrix for $500M in 2007, and Ian continued at Citrix as VP of Advanced Products and CTO . In 2011 Ian left Citrix to start a new company called Bromium, working in the intersection of Security and Virtualization. Ian remains Chairman of

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