photo of Henry Rossiter

Major

Computational Engineering

Hometown 

Houston, TX

What aspect of computational engineering interests you most?

Computational engineering is arguably the most dynamic engineering degree in terms of the variety of career paths it can lead to. The prospect of being able to apply computational engineering to any cause is amazing!

Who has been your most influential COE, ASE or EM professor and why?

In my first semester, I had Professor Amir Shahmoradi for an introductory computing class. I quickly realized that behind his smiling face was a genuine passion for computational engineering that had been amassed over a diverse career. His wide range of experiences exemplifies the multitude of possibilities that a background in computational engineering opens up.

What has been your favorite computationally based project?

I recently developed a predictive model for an NCAA basketball team's success in March Madness. I wouldn't have been able to do this without many of the computational skills I have picked up at UT!

Where is your favorite place to study?

Anywhere outside on a sunny day!

What are some things you really enjoy about living in Austin, TX?

Austin's blend of urban culture and outdoor activities is perfect for me. I can mountain bike the greenbelt, have a coffee at a world class cafe, and see the Capitol all in one morning.