2019 CoS Outstanding Graduate Award

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This award is given annually to a graduate of the SJSU College of Science who shows outstanding early career success, less than 15 years after graduation.  

Since graduation, Mr. Askeland has parlayed his personal interest in the extremely mathematical field of computer vision into a career in two of Silicon Valley's hottest research areas: self-driving cars and medical device manufacture. He has worked as a software engineer and research engineer at Volkswagen Electronics Research Laboratory, the medical device manufacturer Nevro, and Bosch. He publishes extensively and is holder of 5 U.S. patents. He is currently at Zoox Inc., a startup working on both the design and manufacture of self-driving taxis, and he is leading his own development team of four engineers there. We are proud to honor Mr. Askeland with this award, and look forward to his future accomplishments.