ADAM TULGAN is the Director of Business Development and Engagement at the University of Rochester’s Center of Excellence in Data Science (CoE), part of the Goergen Institute for Data Science (GIDS) which has been designated by NYS as a member of the NYSTAR Center of Excellence program. Adam has over fourteen years of industry experience ranging from a variety of field sales positions at Pfizer, Oracle, Covidien/AutoSuture, and Stryker Neurovascular. His past industry experiences make Adam uniquely qualified to help build industry-academic partnerships. In his role he prospects, cultivates and facilitates industry collaborations for faculty and students affiliated with GIDS and the Medical Center’s Health Lab that align with the University’s priorities in research, technology commercialization, student training and career placement, and access to high performance computing resources. Adam has been at the University since September 2013. Adam earned his Master’s degree from Georgetown University in Latin American Studies and International Economics and his Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University in Political Science with a minor in Spanish.