Jelena Kovačević talks tech With Hari Sreenivasan of SciTech Now
SciTech Now host Hari Sreenivasan: "When Jelena Kovačević was growing up in the former Yugoslavia ... she just wanted to do math. Her father encouraged her, and it led her to study electrical engineering. She did her graduate work at Columbia University in New York City, worked at Bell Labs and later became head of electrical and computer engineering and professor of biomedical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburg. And now she has returned to New York as Dean of New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering; she is the first woman to hold that post since the school was founded in Brooklyn in 1854." Dean Kovačević: “There were, before, ten women out of a class of 100. That is a very different story from now when there are going to be 47 women out of 100 [in the class of 2023],” she said.