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Dr. Yelena Yesha, UMBC
Dr. Yelena Yesha is a Distinguished University Abettor in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).
Her chic vitae stretches a mile, account her accomplishments in technology in the aftermost 25 years. Her triumphs with NASA, National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST), National Science Foundation (NSF), the Center for Advanced Studies (CAS), IBM, her administration in the contempo barrage of the Center for Accelerated Real-Time Analytics (CARTA) at UMBC, additional her claimed pursuits in developing solutions in healthcare, and now the contempo barrage of her Blockchain company, are glimpses into the activity of a baton absorbed on alteration the world. I met with Yelena Yesha to apprentice about the woman and her adventure that chronicles the contest that accept led to her admission today.
This Allotment I of a two-part series, that capacity Dr. Yesha’s adventure as a adolescent active in Ukraine to her bookish pursuits in Canada and the US.
From apprehensive beginnings…
Yelena Letichevsky was built-in in Odessa, Ukraine in 1962 to a mother who was an economist and academy teacher, and a ancestor who became a arch architect for the Ukrainian railroad afterwards his aggressive account in the Soviet Army. They lived in a tiny (approximately 400 aboveboard feet) collapsed with her uncle, grandmother, abundant aunt, and parents. The active altitude were deplorable. Yelena and her ancestors alone had admission to one bath which was aggregate by over thirty-two bodies in their building. Mortality ante amid accouchement were aerial during this time of dearth and disease, and admission to medical affliction was acutely limited. Yelena would afterwards allotment her accident with her own daughter:
People were not “living” their circadian lives beneath these conditions. It was alone about survival. While it was acutely adamantine to endure, it additionally fabricated me stronger in a way that best bodies will never acquaintance in their lifetime. My babe Rose was built-in in the United States. She could never brainstorm what it was like activity to the grocery affluence and advancing aback with about annihilation to augment a ancestors of six. Actuality in the United States, we alive in a acreage of abundance. Due to my parents’ cede and adamantine work, they ensured I never went hungry. But, it was a huge accord if I, for example, had admission to an added brace of pieces of fruit, a admired ascendancy that was rarely available.
At that time Ukraine was allotment of the Soviet Union. No one was accustomed to leave the country, nor appointment adjoining left-wing countries. Yelena’s uncle, however, was able to leave through the Red Cantankerous and accomplish his way to the chargeless world. The moment he left, he was branded a traitor by the backbreaking Soviet regime. The administration captivated Yelena’s parents amenable for this. This affronted a aching adventure that larboard both parents out of work.
Yelena’s parents had consistently advised their babe altered from added accouchement her age. Yelena started to allege at 6 months, apparent numbers at the age of a year and a half, and had a accurate memory. At the age of 15 months, her parents apprehend her balladry and Yelena would echo them verbatim. Not absent to activate her allowance any further, her parents absitively to accession their babe to be like the blow of the children.
Yelena afterwards went to a appropriate academy for algebraic and physics and came in additional in the Physics Olympics, a characteristic account in Ukraine. The academy ambassador was accommodating to accord Yelena the gold medal, one she becoming because of her top bookish accomplishments, on the action that the ancestors promised not to leave the country. This would acquiesce Yelena to bypass admission exams and be readily accustomed into any university. However, her mother could not agreement they would break and Yelena’s university affairs were bound extinguished. Affairs were bleak. Yelena’s ancestor was able to defended a acting job in a factory, inconsistent with his added arresting antecedent professions. When Yelena graduated, the ancestors capital to leave. However, her father’s administration in the aggressive gave him a aegis approval that hindered him from abrogation for 30 years. To admixture the problem, Yelena’s abundant aunt was ailing from diabetes. Many people, at this time, accustomed invitations from ancestors abroad to leave. Admitting attempts from Yelena’s uncle, no allurement anytime arrived.
Yelena and her mother, through a friend’s urging, went to the Netherlands Embassy in Moscow, and they abutting the connected band of families additionally atrocious to leave Ukraine. Through some resourcefulness, Yelena and her mother were able to administer for biking documents. They waited.
We accustomed our avenue visa. It was not accurate for acknowledgment and our citizenship was rendered “stateless.” We were now refugees and we were accustomed aloof 10 canicule to leave.
On February 29, 1980, with a few accoutrements and a few hundred dollars in hand, the ancestors fabricated their way to Czechoslovakia from the eastern bound of Ukraine by train. The authorities accustomed alone 35 kilograms of accouterments and $100 per person. They confiscated food, and alike insulin from Yelena’s abundant aunt, Roza. From there, they went through Austria to Italy, area they spent 8 months cat-and-mouse for landed immigrant affidavit to Canada from her uncle. Yelena, now 17 years of age and able to apprehend and abode in English, was assassin to assignment in the clearing bureau to construe refugee files for Australia, NZ and Canada. But her grandmother was ailing. She had complete lung problems and afterwards a claimed agreement of banking support, Canada banned their entry. Yelena affectionately recalls affair a affectionate admirer who had a cogent column in the Canadian Consulate in Italy. His role was acute in accepting a sponsor for Yelena’s grandmother through HIAS, an alignment allowance refugees about the world.
In August 1980, the Letichevsky ancestors accustomed in Toronto. Two canicule later, Yaacov Yesha would additionally admission at the University of Toronto. Unbeknownst to either of them, they would anon cantankerous paths.
Bookish Activity in Toronto and Ohio…
Yelena and her ancestors lived in a refugee auberge on Jarvis Street in Toronto. Not connected afterward, Yelena was bent to go to the University of Toronto. With her transcripts in hand, she approached the academy administrators,
I told them my dream was to admission a acreage to accredit me to do computer-based diagnosis. I didn’t appetite to be a physician because it would alone affect a bound cardinal of people. I didn’t appetite to do aloof technology because it was boring. I capital to do commodity that would affect the the accumulation market, a cure that would appulse ample numbers of people.
At the time computer science was aloof beginning. No acreage existed in this human-side of technology. Admitting her accomplishments, Yelena could not allow to pay for her education. Her parents had no job, no abiding abode and she didn’t authorize for the apprentice abetment program. They appropriate that she booty some time to go aback to brand 13 to apprentice the accent and the culture. With both parents who did not allege English, and her grandmother and abundant aunt residing with them, their contempo accession in Canada presented austere prospects.
It was a boiling August day in Toronto as Yelena began the airing aback to her accommodation from the university. She could ill-afford the $0.50 for bus fare. As fate would accept it, she met a adolescent Russian admirer on the way. They bound affianced in a chat and he again offered her this academician advice:
Study computer science. You’ll consistently accept a job. Afterwards that, if you wish, you can go to medical academy and accompany your dream. Whether or not your parents accomplish it here, you’ll consistently be able to advice them out.
As a result, Yelena fabricated the accommodation to administer for a winter affairs at York University and was able to argue the assay ambassador to let her booty the adjustment analysis admitting her lateness.
The blow was history. In 1984 Yelena accelerating with two degrees, in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, from York University.
During her time at York, she met Yaacov Yesha, who was, at that time, a post-doctoral adolescent at the University of Toronto. He connected to cloister Yelena. Soon, Cornell and Berkeley arrive him to accompany their corresponding universities. He autonomous for Cornell so that he could appointment Yelena on the weekends. While in school, the 1982 recession airish some challenges for Yelena and her ancestors who was now afterwards amusing assistance. Afterwards her aboriginal year at the university, Yelena accustomed a scholarship from the Canadian government, which enabled her to pay her family’s rent.
My ancestor again got into video bold machines – he was acceptable with his hands. But he could never got an engineering job because he didn’t apperceive English. My mother bought a fast aliment restaurant in city Toronto with addition Russian lady. It was a adamantine business and it took them several years to succeed. In the concurrently we had to alive on my scholarship money and whatever they could accompany in.
Three months afore her finals for her undergrad, Yelena affiliated Yaacov Yesha. Two canicule afterwards their wedding, Yelena became a Canadian citizen.
Their abutting anniversary as a affiliated brace saw Yaacov’s pursuits to be a professor. Yelena and Yaacov were on their way to The Ohio State University – an undergraduate and a adopted scholar. Yaacov accustomed a job as an abettor abettor and Yelena was a alum apprentice teaching MBA acceptance computer science. Yelena was 22 years of age. She additionally pursued her Masters in Computer Science, which she dubbed one of the better bookish challenges. She now debated whether to accompany her Ph.D. or get a job. Her parents acerb encouraged her to accept a ancestors and be the wife of a professor, as was accepted to accompany acceptance to the macho arch of the family. Yaacov was on a tenured clue and they accomplished it would be difficult to advance a able ancestors assemblage with two bodies advancing important careers. Yaacov encouraged Yelena, however, and she absitively to accompany her Ph.D.
It was again Yelena’s mother was accepting anaplasty and asked her babe to affiance her if she survives, Yelena would accept a child, whom she could advice raise. Yelena agreed. So, in the months Yaacov formed against his administration and Yelena pursued her Ph.D. in Achievement Modeling, Yelena gave bearing to their daughter. They called their babe Rose, afterwards her abundant aunt Roza, who had back anesthetized away.
Yelena, a adolescent mother and student, was able to break a cogent botheration aboriginal in her Ph.D. – one that was accessible in 25 years of computing. Rose Yesha was 3 months young. As per the abstract:
Performance of a database arrangement is abundantly bent by its basal accommodation ascendancy algorithm because it determines the achievement abasement in the attendance of software contentions.
…It was a database botheration that focused on achievement issues in databases and the administration of the abstracts access. …
In 1989, Yelena accustomed her Ph.D. in Computer Science from The Ohio State University, and Yaacov was answer to tenured accessory abettor at that university.
From Academia to Professorship…
Shortly thereafter, both Yaacov and Yelena pursued added opportunities. There was no curtailment of offers from some of the top universities. Eventually, both landed in Maryland.
Geography awash us. We came to Maryland and the computer sciences affairs was aloof beginning. It was a almost new campus and I contributed to developing the affairs there… I was a adolescent abettor abettor and the alone woman on administration clue for 10 years, teaching a alum operating arrangement class, area I didn’t accept a distinct changeable apprentice for the aboriginal 3 years. And in a predominantly macho environment, I was added afraid about actuality able to accomplish than actuality the alone female… Ignorance was my friend. I was so apprenticed that I capital to aloof do my best and be the best professor.
Stay acquainted for Allotment II – Dr. Yelena Yesha: Pushing Technology Boundaries to Break the World’s Better Problems.
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