Empowering Leadership: Computing Scholars of Tomorrow Alliance

Dr. Ron Metoyer, Associate Professor at Oregon State U., discussed "Finding a Good Mentor" in April 2012. Session url at http://bit.ly/ELA_Metoyer.

About the speaker:

Ronald Metoyer is an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University. He received a B.S. in Computer Engineering from UCLA in 1994 and a Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2002. His research interests span the fields of Human-Computer Interaction, Visualization, and Computer Graphics and Animation. His current research is focused on information visualization where he seeks to support end users in dealing with the large amount of data becoming available from the growing number of data sources. Dr. Metoyer's work has applications in ecology, healthy aging, energy consumption, and K-12 education. He has been actively involved in efforts to increase the participation of minorities in computing for several years. Most recently, he served as the Technical Program Co-Chair for both the 2007 and 2009 Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing conferences and, in 2010, organized the first Computer-Human Interaction Mentoring (CHIMe) workshop for underrepresented graduate students. Dr. Metoyer also serves as a member of the Coalition to Diversify Computing and as a mentor for the Empowering Leadership Alliance and the CDC/CRA-W Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates program. He is a member of the IEEE and ACM. Dr. Metoyer was the recipient of a 2002 National Science Foundation CAREER award.