The MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) department offers an in-depth education in principles built on mathematics, computation, and the physical sciences. LGO students work with EECS faculty to develop their own curriculum that pairs with their MBA coursework. Meet one of our current LGO students, Erez Kaminski, LGO ’21, who is pursuing an MBA and an MS in EECS.
What is your academic/professional background?
In college I studied physics and math. After school I went to work for a company developing computational mathematics called Wolfram Research. Following my time there I went to work at a partner company, Amgen, in a role centered on software, AI, and applied mathematics.
Why did you decide to pursue an MS in EECS from MIT?
I thought it would be a great way to improve my skills while meeting a great group of people. I love programming and math, and I couldn’t imagine a better place to go learn more about that field.
What has been your favorite class in the department?
There are many more classes to take than time at MIT, but so far I enjoyed our AI class. It gave both skill building experience and great historical context into the field.
What is your favorite part about being a part of the MIT School of Engineering?
The unbelievable breath of classes, the exposure I get to other students, and the amazing faculty. I wish I had 10 more years to take all the classes I would like.
Do you have any tips for EECS applicants?
Persist, and structure your career around your goals. There are many ways to get where you want to go, just think about what that goal is, and plan some different paths backwards from that goal.
By Erez Kaminski, LGO Class of 2021