Congratulations to Daniel Khoury for receiving the leadership award and speaking at the 2016 college convocation!

Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Daniel Khoury has always been fascinated by how software and hardware interact. He knew computer engineering was the perfect fit to pursue his career because it would provide him with a firm foundation in both hardware and software development.

Khoury embarked on his academic journey at the University of Utah in fall 2010 and graduated at the end of spring 2016 with both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in computer engineering. During his studies, he interned twice with Microsoft and was subsequently offered a full-time position in Washington starting this September as a software development engineer.

One of the biggest lessons Khoury learned from his education at the U is that you always need to be ready to accept new challenges. He doesn’t know where he is going to be in five or ten years, but he hopes to spend the future seeking new ways to improve his skillset to benefit the company he is working for. Khoury believes the most effective engineers in electrical and computer engineering appreciate the link between both software and hardware and can come up with innovative solutions to complex projects. Someday, he would love to work as a managerial software engineer and help develop software that benefits millions of people around the world.