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Riza Suminto

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Reaching That Finish Line

Celebrating 533rd Convocation Ceremony of UChicago

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Today is the day of the 533rd Convocation Ceremony of University of Chicago. And with the pandemic happening across the world, yes, this event is held virtually, like many other graduation ceremonies. It is, however, still feel special to me. Because this is the day when I should have walked to the stage, hooded by my advisor, and ceremonially inducted as a full-fledged Ph.D.

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I am a Software Engineer at Cloudera, working on the Impala query engine for Hadoop. I completed a Ph.D in Computer Science at the University of Chicago ...