We would like to thank all of our judges who have donated their time and expertise to be with us at the 2020 CS Fair. Your help is greatly appreciated. Would you like to be a judge at this event? Just become a sponsor by filling out our sponsorship form to get started (its a lot of fun).
This year each judge will be assigned to a team to judge a particular category. Each team of judges will be expected to look at all the projects for the category they have been assigned to picking the 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners for their category. Judging teams will be assigned at the judge's orientation on the day of the fair.
Jenna recently earned her BS in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science from the University of Vermont. By earning her MS in Computer Science at Brandeis University, Jenna hopes to learn more about Software Engineering with a special interest in its humanitarian aspects and computing for social good.
John Cohn is an IBM Fellow in IBM Corporate Technical Strategy. His current focus is on physical infrastructure for Smarter Cities, open data, machine to machine communications and real time data analytics.
Emily is a 2020 graduate of the University of Vermont with a BA in English and minors in Computer Science and Spanish. She served as a teaching assistant for Intro to Web Site Dev for three years and now works as an IT Security Analyst for OCD Tech, a cybersecurity consulting group and the security & IT audit division of O'Connor & Drew P.C., based in Braintree, MA.
Stuart Meyer is co-Chair of Fenwick & West’s Patent Post-Grant Proceedings Practice. He counsels clients on intellectual property matters, including technology-based litigation, performing strategic intellectual property planning and intellectual property audits for technology companies, and securing patent, copyright and other intellectual property rights. He has extensive experience in patent reexaminations and other post-grant matters, and has written widely on the America Invents Act as well as the PTO’s final rules implementing the AIA.
Jennifer Nigro graduated from UVM in 2019, where she was a Teaching Assistant for CS008 and CS142. She is now a second year law student at University of Maryland School of Law in Baltimore, where she is studying Intellectual Property Law. Her favorite part of computer science is web design and usability.
Madison Palmer graduated from UVM in 2017 where she received her BS in Computer Science. She was involved in CS Crew and the Society of Women in Computer Science. She now resides on the seacoast of New Hampshire where she works as a Software Engineer at Liberty Mutual.
Brian Park serves as a Career Counselor in UVM's Career Center. Brian specializes in supporting the career development of STEM students.
Anthony F. Voellm is currently a Principal Development Manager in Azure Cosmo DB leading cross product integrations, advanced cloud environments, and the fundamentals of Security, LiveSite, Supportability, Observability and Insights. Anthony has a wide range of experience developing everything from kernels and database engines to graphics and automated image and map extraction from satellite images. Anthony is an avid inventor with 7 technology patents issued. In his current role at Microsoft he is building a planetary scale database. Prior to joining Microsoft in May 2016 he held roles at Google leading the Cloud Performance Team and Security Teams, roles at Microsoft leading the Microsoft Windows Reliability, Security, and Privacy teams working on Windows 8 along with leading the Microsoft Hyper-V and SQL Performance Teams. Anthony got his start working for the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington D.C and later Silicon Graphics Inc developing the IRIX kernel. In his career has taught performance optimization to over 2500 people worldwide and given dozens of informative talks on software fundamentals. In addition to computer interests his passions lie in growing engineers, innovating, outdoor activities, and raising two beautiful girls Lillian and Julia with his lovely wife Beth. Anthony holds a Master of Science from George Washington University, and triple degrees from the University of Vermont with a BS in Physics, BS in Computer Science, and a BS in Mathematics.