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October 21, 2018

Sachin Sinha

Sachin Sinha (’02 MS, Systems Engineering) is currently a Cloud Architect for Data and Artificial Intelligence at Microsoft. After graduating from the Clark School of Engineering, he continued his passion for information management as a Data Engineer and Architect. Throughout his career, Sachin designed systems that helped his customers make decisions based on data. During this time, he helped startups in the healthcare space get off the ground by building a business on data and mature from seed to series funding. Sachin also helped several organizations in public sector achieve their mission by enabling them for decisions based on data. Now at Microsoft, as a Cloud Architect for Data and Artificial Intelligence, he helps customers by designing systems that enable decisions augmented with artificial intelligence. Sachin takes pride in engaging with public sector customers each day to help them achieve more for their organization's mission. He currently lives in Fairfax, VA, with his wife and two sons, and remains a fervent supporter of Terps and Ravens.

Stephen Parker

Stephen N. Parker ('13, M.Arch) is a licensed architect and healthcare planner in the Washington, DC office of SmithGroup, an international, integrated design firm. As an architect focused on the design of healing spaces, Stephen has built on his original graduate thesis of Wounded Warrior Polytrauma Care into his professional practice, having developed a diverse portfolio of built work and design research for the VA, Kaiser Permanente, MedStar and the DoD, among other institutions in the U.S. and abroad. A prolific community designer, Stephen leads the office's pro-bono Community Design team, helping design and build community projects across the District in recent years. Stephen co-founded the American Institute of Architect's (AIA) National Design Services Act Coalition, a first for the AIA. This proposed bill would allow recent graduates to pay off their student debt through community design service. While serving as the National Advocacy Director of the AIA's Young Architects Forum, Stephen collaborated on the A’18 Day of Service during the AIA Conference on Architecture in NYC, with 6 projects executed by volunteer teams in a single day. His service leadership extends to founding several groups, including the Young Architects Roundtable, a group of Advocates funded by Hunter Douglas Architectural to push issues of impact for the profession. Stephen has also been a studio critic and guest lecturer at both UMD and Catholic University architecture schools since 2014. His mentorship, advocacy and design work were recognized when he received the AIA's Young Architects Award and is the youngest elected architect to the AIA's Strategic Council.

Contact Information

The Graduate School
University of Maryland

2123 Lee Building
7809 Regents Drive
College Park, MD 20742

301-405-3644
gradschool@umd.edu