Jorge Cham

Plenary Speaker
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Jorge Cham

Plenary Speaker
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Biography

Jorge Cham is the creator of Piled Higher and Deeper (PHD Comics), the popular comic strip about life (or the lack thereof) in Academia. He is also the co-founder of PHD TV, a video science and discovery outreach collaborative, the best-selling author of several non-fiction books for kids and adults, and the Emmy-nominated creative director and co-creator of the PBS Kids animated series Elinor Wonders Why.

Dr. Cham obtained his B.S. from Georgia Tech and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University, specializing in Robotics. He was subsequently an Instructor and Research Associate at Caltech from 2003-2005, where his work focused on developing “Smart” Neural Implants. He travels and presents all over the world to thousands of graduate students, faculty and administrators on the graduate student experience.