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Jim Pinkelman

Senior Director in Research Outreach
Microsoft

About Jim Pinkelman

Jim Pinkelman is senior director in Microsoft Research Outreach. Pinkelman joined Microsoft Research in 2010, and he now leads international research collaboration programs and projects involving Microsoft and academic researchers. His current focus is data science research and cloud computing for research workloads. Prior to coming to Microsoft Research, Pinkelman was the senior director responsible for Microsoft’s academic outreach efforts to technical students and educators in the United States.

Pinkelman served on the Board of Advisors for the University of Washington, Bothell, from 2006-2012. He is an ABET Program Evaluator for the Computing Sciences Accreditation Board. From 1997-2003, he was an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago in the Graduate School of Business, Masters of Information Systems Management program, where he taught courses in computer programming, information systems and technology systems, and statistics.

Before joining Microsoft, Pinkelman served in senior technology roles at technology startups firms in Chicago. In 1999, he co-authored a book on business intelligence, Microsoft OLAP Unleashed. He spent seven years as an officer in the U.S. Air Force as a project management engineer on space systems. Pinkelman earned a doctorate in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame where his area of research was time series modelling and digital signal processing applied in aeroelasticity situations.

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