Stephen P. Tarzia


Stephen Tarzia

I am Director of Engineering for Query Optimization (North America) at MongoDB. We are always hiring full-time engineers and we accept applications every fall season for the next summer internship program in NYC.

Prior to that, I was an Assistant Professor of Instruction in the Computer Science Department at Northwestern University, where I taught various computer systems classes.

I also work in digital journalism by publishing the National Gun Violence Memorial. To better understand the impact of gun violence in America, our volunteers and community have collected over 70,000 photos of American gun violence victims from the past few years. We also host a grief counseling forum for our visitors.

I completed a Ph.D. program at Northwestern University in August of 2011 in Computer Engineering. My advisor was Professor Peter Dinda, and I worked on mobile systems, with an emphasis on acoustic sensing.