Alumni Spotlights

The Department of Information Systems is proud of our alumni; their accomplishments, research and community advocacy. Join us in celebrating our community by reading the spotlights below.

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Riya headshotRiya Kaneria, M.S. ’22, information systems, shares her experiences at UMBC, how UMBC’s Career Center supported her, and gives advice to current and prospective international students.




Nabeeha Hussain SpotlightNabeeha Hussain ’20, M.S. ’22, information systems, shares with us how the Online MS program was so convenient as she continued to work full-time and how a class from Dr. Ravi Kuber changed the trajectory of her career path.




Zayd Patel headshotZayd Patel ’10 talks about a new course he is teaching Fall 2023, Introduction to Solution Engineering and tells us what exactly a solutions engineer is.




Faisal Quader headshotFaisal Quader, Ph.D. ’20 shares his thoughts about his experiences at UMBC, why he became an entrepreneur and how he stays involved with his community.