Brooklyn Commencement Speakers
Adnan Hoq dove right into the intricacies of computer science when he traveled across the world to St. Joseph’s College from his hometown, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
A natural multi-tasker, Hoq maintained a 4.0 GPA, while taking on a number of impressive internships. He worked as a full-stack developer at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering; a software and data consultant at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; a web developer and instructor for Win2Learn, an organization that offers in-person and online STEM classes with a focus on computer science and robotics; a research contributor for “Fitting the Parameters of a Compartmental Model for Breast Cancer;” and a researcher in student recruitment for Blockchain, a company that builds cryptographic ledger systems.
Last summer, Hoq — who is part of the Academic Center for English Language Studies (ACES) and Honors programs — completed an internship as a deep learning researcher in a highly competitive program at Tsinghua University in Beijing. The curriculum was so intense that professors jammed eight weeks of material into just three weeks. Most of his peers in the program already had doctorate degrees and patents attached to their names.
Hoq is excited for the opportunity to lead the Class of 2019. After graduation, he plans to work as a professional full-stack developer or data analyst for a reputable tech company, while continuing to participate in research projects at New York University.