Carmen Fontana

IEEE Member, IEEE Computer Society

Q: What inspires you today

A: I have always been inspired by technology’s impact on humanity. As a girl tinkering with our family’s Commodore 128, I became fascinated with how lines of code can transform into a mechanism for personal communication and entertainment. In college, I learned how things like machine learning give us insight into complicated issues like climate change. And today, I get excited about how technology can help bring us together to solve new problems. Whether it’s artificial intelligence, internet of things or quantum computing, we have an exciting opportunity to create positive change with technology.