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McCormick PhD Hooding and Master’s Degree Recognition Ceremony

Saturday, December 10, 2022, 4 p.m.

Location: Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive map it


Watch the ceremony livestream recording

Graduation Speaker

Sharmila Mulligan (’88, WCAS ’88, KSM ’94) serves on the board of directors for several Fortune 500 and technology companies. Most recently, she served as chief

strategy officer at Alteryx. She joined Alteryx through the company’s acquisition of ClearStory Data, a data analytics firm, where she served as founder and chief executive officer. Mulligan previously served as executive vice president for Aster Data Systems Inc. until its acquisition by Teradata. Prior to Aster Data, Mulligan was executive vice president of products and marketing at Opsware Inc. from 2002 until its acquisition by HP Inc. in 2007, when she became HP’s vice president of software solutions. She has also led product management and held vice president positions at Netscape Communications, Microsoft, and General Magic.

Mulligan is also a strategic adviser to several high-growth technology companies that are on IPO trajectories, and an active investor in numerous enterprise software and consumer technology companies. She holds bachelor’s degrees in computer science and economics from Northwestern, as well as an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. She currently serves on the advisory board for Northwestern Engineering’s Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Board of Visitors for Northwestern’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.

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Spring Graduation Ceremonies


Monday, June 12, 2023, 9 a.m.

Location: Ryan Field

Visit the Northwestern Commencement website for more information.

McCormick PhD Hooding and Master’s Degree Recognition Ceremony

Sunday, June 11, 2023, 1:30 p.m.

Location: Welsh-Ryan Arena

McCormick Undergraduate Convocation

Sunday, June 11, 2023, 5 p.m.

Location: Welsh-Ryan Arena

Questions: northwestern-engineering-events@northwestern.edu

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