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My Story in Computing with Rachel Dzombak

September 2021 Podcast
Rachel Dzombak

In this SEI Podcast, the latest in the “My Story in Computing” series, Rachel Dzombak discusses the journey that led to her current leadership role at the SEI as digital transformation lead in artificial-intelligence (AI) engineering.

“For a while during undergrad and even grad school, I would describe what I do as engineering and people would say, “Well, that is not real engineering.” At first, I would flinch at that and say, “No, it is, and let me tell you all of the technical details to prove myself in that way.” Over time, I have gotten way more comfortable. I know how important it is to have engineers with sensemaking and integrating skill sets, and I think to the extent you can say that you are pushing forward a different type of engineer, it is incredibly valuable.”

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Software Engineering Institute

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Abstract

In this SEI Podcast, the latest in the “My Story in Computing” series, Rachel Dzombak discusses her journey integrating biomedical, mechanical, and civil engineering to her current leadership role at the SEI as digital transformation lead in artificial-intelligence (AI) engineering.

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Rachel Dzombak

Rachel Dzombak

Rachel Dzombak is a senior ...

Rachel Dzombak is a senior member of the technical staff and digital transformation lead in the SEI AI Division, where she is leading SEI AI-engineering efforts. Dzbombak’s background is in engineering systems and human-centered design. Before joining the SEI, Dzombak was an Innovation Fellow and on the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley, where she helped to define and advance the field of Development Engineering. Dzombak holds a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

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