Indy Gupta
Published 09/28/2022
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ICS Podcast 250x250 logoIllnesses. In our drive to succeed as computer scientists, whether in industry or in academia, we sometimes forget we’re still human beings. Our bodies can suffer illnesses, sometimes minor and sometimes major.

In this episode, two computer scientists who encountered major illnesses in their lives (Tuberculosis, Breast Cancer) talk about how they navigated it, and used their survival experience to improve their education and research directions.

Features immigrants from Chile and Moldova+Israel. Remix Episode from Season 2.


  • Regina Barzilay (Prof., MIT). Immigrant from Moldova/Israel.
  • Ricardo Baeza-Yates (Prof., Northeastern Univ. Silicon Valley), and former head of multiple Yahoo! Research Labs on 4 continents. Immigrant from Chile.

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