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Radana Dvorak

Instructor, Shiley School of Engineering

photo of Radana DvorakRadana Dvorak has served as a researcher, university professor, and dean in the United States, United Kingdom, and the Cayman Islands. She received her Ph.D. in computer science from Queen Mary College, University of London, a master of science in artificial intelligence from the University of Sussex, and a bachelor of arts from the University of Michigan. Her doctoral research was in artificial intelligence and the internet. Radana’s interest in emerging technologies and education has inspired her to focus on helping organizations with the transitions triggered by the enormous changes technology has brought. One of Radana’s many achievements involved designing and developing, with Microsoft and Joint Base Lewis and McChord, the Microsoft Software and Systems Academy, a technology academic and training program for transitioning service members separating from the armed forces. Sharing the excitement of technology with students of all ages is her passion. One of her favorite activities is serving as a member of Saturday Academy in Portland, where she teaches cyber security and programming to middle school and high school students. When she is not reading science fiction or biographies, she spends her time outdoors, hiking, paddle boarding, and camping, or in the garden tending to her fruits and vegetables.