Mohit Aron, who earned an M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science in 1998 and 2000, respectively, is among the eight alumni of the George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice University honored for their “accomplishments and incredible impact,” in the words of Reginald DesRoches, the William and Stephanie Sick Dean of Engineering.
“We are here tonight to honor women and men who, after leaving Rice, have taken their intellectual curiosity, creativity and critical thinking and made significant contributions to the profession and society at large,” DesRoches told the 120 guests who attended the dinner and awards induction ceremony held April 27 in the Houston Club. The event was sponsored by the School of Engineering and the Rice Engineering Alumni Board.
Aron received an Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award for his “outstanding professional achievement and service to society. He founded Cohesity in 2013, and remains its CEO. In 2016, CRN recognized Cohesity on the list of Storage Emerging Vendors You Need to Know, and as one of the Top 25 Disruptors.
Patrick Kurp, Engineering Communications