About Chand John


Personal Excellence and Personal Leadership

Chand is a software engineer and educator with a passion for making it easier to master the most difficult topics in subjects ranging from science and technology to career management to personal project management. He earned his Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University, where he created Stanford’s first-ever workshops for engineers and graduate students to gain access to non-traditional career pathways such as product management. He has given several guest lectures at the Stanford Computer Forum and the Career Development Center at Stanford.

Chand is the author of PhorbiDden PhooD, a book of concrete step-by-step advice for Ph.D. students, is a former lead editor of the Stanford Computer Science Department’s book of advice for graduate students, and is currently drawing a comic book to teach computer science to both kids and adults. His work on software to advance human mobility has been recognized by the National Insitutes of Health’s Biomedical Beat publication, the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Program for Excellence in Science, and the National Center for Simulation in Rehabilitation Research’s OpenSim Fellowship.