Distinguished Lecture

The Economics of a Job: Why Starting or Joining a Start-up Might Make More Sense

Abdur Chowdhury

Co-founder and CEO, Pushd
Monday, April 21, 2014
10:00am - 11:00am
Johnson Room, LEC

Add to Google Calendar
Reception with food and beverages at 9:30am


Dr. Abdur Chowdhury is the co-founder and CEO of Pushd, a start-up working on contextual understanding in the mobile world. Prior to that, he served as Twitter's Chief Scientist working on trends, search, recommendations, and spam. He joined Twitter after Summize, a company he co-founded, merged with Twitter in 2008. Dr. Chowdhury has also served as Chief Architect for Search at AOL. Additionally, in 2010, he co-founded San Francisco’s Alta Vista School, which is focused on STEM education for K-8. Dr. Chowdhury earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Computer Science from George Mason University, and his PhD in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Additional Information

Contact: Ann Pace

Phone: 763-5022


Sponsor(s): University of Michigan, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Open to: Public