Alumni Notes

Stay in touch with fellow UConn engineering alumni. Visit our Engineering alumni website  or our LinkedIn alumni page and fill us in on your latest activities or learn what your college friends are doing nowadays!  Some recent alumni news follows:

Dr. Michael Anderson (M.S., Ph.D., Computer Science & Engineering, ’90, ‘97) is a professor of computer science at the University of Hartford, West Hartford. His research interests lie in machine autonomy, and in collaboration with Susan Leigh Anderson, he established machine ethics as a field of study. Their research in machine ethics was selected for Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence as an emerging application in 2006. The October 2010 issue of Scientific American featured an invited article on their research in which the first robot whose behavior is guided by an ethical principle was debuted. They published Machine Ethics (Cambridge University Press, in 2011.

John Krenicki, Jr. (B.S. Mechanical Engineering ’84) was named interim chief executive officer of The ServiceMaster Company in April 2013. He also serves as Chairman of ServiceMaster, which was acquired by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC (CD&R) in July 2krenicki1007.  John joined CD&R in 2013 after a 29-year career at General Electric. At CD&R, he is a member of the team of senior operating executives who are responsible for leading initiatives to help portfolio companies increase top-line growth, improve operating efficiency and build strong management teams, as well as identify and evaluate new investment opportunities. Please read related 2008 stories here and here.

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