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Profiles: Dr. Joe Sventek

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"The Internet was still a research project when Joe Sventek realized that moving electrons through circuit boards might be more interesting than splitting atoms."

"Although the revelation came halfway through a doctoral program in nuclear physics, Sventek decided to reboot his academic plan and embrace what was then the new field of computer science. He never looked back."

"Now, after more than 30 years of investigating how to make computer networks faster and smarter, Sventek is the new head of the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Oregon. He moved into his new office in Deschutes Hall recently and believe it or not, he’s looking forward to a Northwest winter..."

Continue reading the article at Leaving Scotland - And Scotch - for the UO, from the College of Arts and Sciences website in Fall 2014

(By Greg Bolt, UO Publications. Photo by Jack Liu)