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Sugar Speaker Series feat. Mike Schroepfer, Chief Technology Officer, Facebook
Dean Jayathi Murthy invites you to a very special speaker series featuring Mike Schroepfer, Chief Technology Officer at Facebook. Join us as we discuss emerging technologies that will shape the future of social media.

Mike leads the development of the technology and teams that connect billions of people around the world through major advancements in fields like artificial intelligence and virtual reality. Prior to Facebook, he was Vice President of Engineering at Mozilla Corporation where he led the global and open product development of the Firefox browser. He began his career working at startups, including a digital effects company where he developed software used in major motion pictures. Mike holds a bachelor's and master's degree in computer science from Stanford University.

This conversation on the cutting-edge technologies being deployed by Facebook will be moderated by John Villasenor, a professor of electrical engineering and law at UCLA and director of the UCLA Institute for Technology, Law and Policy. Villasenor has published many articles, including in Forbes, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times and the Washington Post.

We hope that you can join us for this once-in-a-lifetime event!

Mar 3, 2021 12:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Jayathi Murthy
Ronald and Valerie Sugar Dean @UCLA Samueli School of Engineering
Jayathi Y. Murthy is the Ronald and Valerie Sugar Dean of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the first female dean in the school’s 75-year history. In 2020, she was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, among the highest professional honors granted to an American engineer. As dean, she has prioritized expanding access to a UCLA engineering education by recruiting underrepresented minority students and faculty, and establishing WE@UCLA to encourage women in engineering. Murthy’s recent research has addressed sub-micron thermal transport, multiscale multi-physics simulations of MEMS and NEMS, and uncertainty quantification in these systems. Before coming to UCLA, Murthy was chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and held the Ernest Cockrell Jr. Memorial Chair in Engineering.
John Villasenor
Professor, Electrical Engineering and Law, and Director, UCLA Institute for Technology, Law and Policy @UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, and UCLA Law
John Villasenor is a professor of electrical engineering and law at UCLA. He is also the director of the UCLA Institute for Technology, Law and Policy. In addition, Villasenor is a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. His work addresses the intersection of technology, policy, law and business, with a focus on topics including digital communications, artificial intelligence and privacy. Villasenor has published many articles, including in the Atlantic, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Forbes, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Scientific American, Slate and the Washington Post, as well as in many technical and legal academic journals.
Mike Schroepfer
Chief Technology Officer @Facebook
Mike Schroepfer is the Chief Technology Officer at Facebook. He leads the development of the technology and teams that connect billions of people around the world and advance the state of the art in fields like artificial intelligence and virtual reality. Mike joined Facebook in 2008. Previously, he was Vice President of Engineering at Mozilla Corporation, where he led the global and open product development process for the Firefox browser. Prior to that he was a distinguished engineer at Sun Microsystems, which acquired a company he founded, CenterRun, in 2003. He began his career working at startups including a digital effects company where he developed software used in major motion pictures. Mike holds a bachelor's and master's degree in computer science from Stanford University.