September 10, 2010
Derek Jacoby graduated from Rice University with a psychology degree and a lot of software development experience, this led him to a decade at Microsoft, first as a usability engineer, then a program manager, then to Microsoft Research where he designed and developed speech recognition systems.
In his post-Microsoft life, he has built wooden boats, completed a primitive living skills apprenticeship, and finally found his way back to graduate school where he developed an interest in synthetic biology and founded an iGEM team. His current research interests include visualizations of cancer genomics, embedded controllers and home fabrication, and automated food production.
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