by Mark Linville // Spring 2012

The computer science major graduating in May is considered one of the top 50 computer science students in the U.S., and has met Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Das has developed several applications for the iPhone and Android smartphones.

Riddhiman DasMajor

Computer Science with minor in Mathematics
Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Favorite UMKC professor or class

Client/Server Programming with Bob Cotter, Ph.D. I’ve never learned more about computer networking in any other class.

Best memory at UMKC

Going to Puerto Rico for my undergraduate research project.

Dream job

Starting my own high-tech company.

Scariest moment

A semester with 18 credit hours and working 20 hours a week without a car.

An ideal day

When my to-do list is full of check marks.

Most important quality in a friend

Ability to inspire me. I believe we are the average of our five closest friends.

Favorite way to relax

Going to the Plaza to watch a movie or watching a play at the UMKC Performing Arts Center.

I’d never

Go out without my iPod.

My biggest fear

That the high-tech industry is in another bubble.

On the road again
Engineering students compete