LCSR Seminar: Louis Whitcomb “Interviewing Skills for Industry and Academia”

February 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Hackerman B17
Ashley Moriarty


This seminar presents essential skills for interviewing for engineers seeking academic and industrial positions, including interviewing for jobs in industry and academia, and for interviewing for admission graduate school.  Interviewing well is a skill that takes preparation and practice.  This seminar is one of the occasional LCSR seminar series on professional development.



Louis L. Whitcomb is Professor and former Chair (2013-2017) of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, with secondary appointment in Computer Science, at the Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering.  He is was the founding Director (2007-2013) of the JHU Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics, where he is presently interim director of Robotics MSE Program.  He completed a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1984 and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1992 at Yale University.  From 1984 to 1986 he was a R&D engineer with the GMFanuc Robotics Corporation in Detroit, Michigan.  He joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University in 1995, after post doctoral fellowships at the University of Tokyo and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.  His research focuses on the navigation, dynamics, and control of robot systems – with applications to robotics in extreme environments including space and underwater robots.  Whitcomb is a co-principal investigator of the Nereus and Nereid Under-Ice Projects.  He is former (founding) Director of the JHU Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics. He received teaching awards at Johns Hopkins in 2001, 2002, 2004, and 2011, was awarded a NSF Career Award, and an ONR Young Investigator Award.  He is a Fellow of the IEEE.  He is an Adjunct Scientist, Department of Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.



Laboratory for Computational Sensing + Robotics