Amin Vahdat is an alumnus of UC Berkeley with a BS in EECS and a PhD in Computer Science. He is also a member of the Berkeley chapter of both Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi. Vahdat is now a Professor and in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California San Diego, where he is also the Director of UCSD's Center for Networked Systems. His research interests lie broadly in computer systems, including networking, distributed systems, mobility, and operating systems. He has run graduate admissions at UCSD for the last four years and will speak about his own perspectives in applying to graduate programs and what admissions committees look for in evaluating applicants.