Computer Science alumni recognized for Arts & Science Alumni of Influence


The Alumni of Influence awards are a public way for the College of Arts & Science to recognize and celebrate their very distinguished alumni. The awards signal to today's students that they are part of a vibrant and accomplished college. We are happy to annoucne that two of our Computer Science alumni have been elected to receive this recognition:

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Berni Schiefer (BSc’85)
IBM Fellow

Berni is an industry leader in benchmarking and database performance, and has been instrumental to IBM’s big data capabilities in particular around DB2 and BigInsights. Both products are central to providing clients with secure data repositories from which they can derive real-time, actionable insight through analytics. 

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Sanjay Bakshi (BSc’92, MSc’94)
Technical Director at Pixar Studios

Since starting at Pixar in 2002, Sanjay Bakshi has worked on a number of Pixar films such as Ratatouille, Monsters University, The Incredibles, and more. His newest project is Pixar's new "The Good Dinosaur" animated film schedule for release in November 2015. 

The 7th Annual Dean's Gala and Award Ceremony for the 2016 Alumni of Influence will be held on Friday, March 18, 2016 at TCU Place in Saskatoon.