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Mentor and Protege Meet Face-to-Face
As an Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) protégé, Eduardo Valle kept in touch with his MentorNet mentor, Jim Rowland from AT&T. Eduardo lives in Brazile but recently met up with his mentor for the first time face-to-face. Below they each share additional information about their mentor relationship.
"I found the MentorNet experience to be very rewarding and great fun. This is due in large part to Eduardo’s enthusiasm and drive. We traded emails weekly to discuss a variety of topics, mostly professional in the beginning and then more personal as we became friends as well as colleagues. I was excited when I learned that Eduardo was planning a visit to the US and encouraged him to apply for a position with AT&T Labs Research and to give a talk on his work. As a result of his visit, Eduardo is now collaborating with a colleague at AT&T on using visual recognition techniques to optimize text to speech solutions.
I highly recommend the MentorNet program to students and mentors."
Jim Rowland, Mentor
Director Applied Data Mining Research
AT&T Labs - Research
"Jim was my second mentor in MentorNet. I participate in the program through the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery). Our mentorship perior officially ended a couple of months ago but we kept in touch. Jim has always been very generous in his participation in the program, giving me timely, well though answers. I've been recently offered a position as a Professor in the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), and I wish to continue to partipate in MentorNet, now as a mentor.
This was the first time Jim and I met in person. I was planning to visit a few colleagues in the Northeast area as part of my postdoctoral project and Jim invited me to a talk at the AT&T labs."
Eduardo Valle, Protege
Association for Comuting Machinery (ACM)
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