Alumni Profiles – Eric J. Rapos

Name: Eric J. Rapos
Degree Plan: Software Design 2010, MSc 2012, PhD 2017
Current place of employment: Miami University

What have you been up to since graduating?
I am currently an Assistant Professor of Software Engineering at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, USA. I have continued research that began during my graduate studies at Queen’s University and am actively involved in the research community.

In my personal life, I have moved to the US, got married to my wonderful wife Jenn, and adopted a black lab named Abby.

Do you have any stand out memories or stories from your time at Queen’s?
I have many fond memories from my time (11 years!) at Queen’s. The one that stands out most to me is the number of opportunities students have to broaden their perspectives. During my time at Queen’s, particularly within the School of Computing, I was able to get actively involved in the offering of programming for students, both curricular and extra-curricular. Beyond this, as a student I was able to spend time working in industry during an internship and studying abroad during an exchange program. Another great opportunity that I was given was the chance to teach during my PhD; something that I can say for sure was instrumental in securing me a tenure-track position right after graduation. It is my experiences at Queen’s that have shaped my current career and future trajectory.