Breakfast with Stanford Engineering Dean Jennifer Widom

From Big Data Pioneer to Stanford Engineering Dean in the age of AI

The Stanford Club of Hong Kong is delighted to welcome Dean Jennifer Widom, Dean of Stanford’s School of Engineering, as our honorable speaker at this breakfast.

Dean Widom has been a pioneering computer scientist in databases and big data before the term big data was coined. Her research group’s contribution to software in the public domain has had a large impact on industry in both data management and analysis tools.

In an age where not just engineering disciplines but practically all disciplines are being transformed by AI and big data, Dean Widom will share with us the latest happenings and strategic direction of Stanford’s School of Engineering.

This event should be interesting not just to folks working in technology and engineering, but also to folks from business or any field interested in AI, big data and the future of technology.


Events Details

Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Time: 8:00 am – 9:30 am (registration starts at 7:45 am)

Venue: China Club, 13/F, The Old Bank of China Building, Bank Street, Central

Dress code at venue: no T-shirts, polo-shirts, short-trousers, sandals, trainers or slippers

Cost: $250 (includes Chinese breakfast set)

RSVP: Required. Please click here to RSVP and pay now.

Event Contact: Diana Ibarra or Andrew Kwan at


About the Speaker

Dean Jennifer Widom is the Frederick Emmons Terman Dean of the School of Engineering and the Fletcher Jones Professor in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. She served as Computer Science Department Chair from 2009-2014 and School of Engineering Senior Associate Dean from 2014-2016.

Dean Widom received her Bachelor’s degree from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in 1982 and her Computer Science Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1987. She was a Research Staff Member at the IBM Almaden Research Center before joining the Stanford faculty in 1993.

Her research interests span many aspects of nontraditional data management. She is an ACM Fellow and a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences; she received the ACM-W Athena Lecturer Award in 2015, the ACM SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations Award in 2007, and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2000.

News release on Dean Widom being named Dean of Stanford’s School of Engineering:


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