Welcome

Greetings! My name is Yaheya Quazi. I am a technology executive, currently employed at University of California, Santa Barbara. At UCSB, I am in charge of Software Engineering Architecture and LifeCycle. SEAL is responsible for building, integrating and providing lifecycle support for UCSB’s enterprise systems. Below are some specific functions SEAL performs for UCSB Campus -

  • Develops and supports the governance of enterprise architecture.
  • Manage, maintain, and support the campus Data Warehouse.
  • Builds, integrates, and supports enterprise systems.
  • Engineers identity and access management solutions.
  • Develops solutions for PeopleSoft Financials.
  • In coordination with Grand Unified System (GUS) executive committee, manage, support and maintain GUS (Financial) system.
  • Develop, maintain, and support Administrative Systems.

The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), is part of the 10 campus UC (University of California) system. The campus is ranked seven out of all public universities in the United States according to USNews. At UC Santa Barbara, we offer a dynamic environment that prizes academic inquiry and interpersonal connection to inspire scholarly ambition, creativity, and discoveries with wide-ranging impact. We’re inquisitive and curious, community-driven and globally-focused. Across our campus, you’ll find independent thinkers and consensus builders, Nobel Laureates and leaders chasing noble causes. But no matter how you define us, we are above all Gauchos — diverse in our pursuits, yet connected in our collective drive toward excellence.

This is my personal space. The focus of this site is to publish a variety of miscellaneous items that I hope visitors find interesting or useful. As I come across interesting stuff, I'll post my reflections here. What qualifies as "interesting" for me? Well, that's a pretty broad range of topics! First and foremost, I'm always interested in improving efficiency and expanding services through better utilization of technology. This is a journey, not a destination. As we implement new technologies, I'll share our successes (or failures) here.

Another topic might be if I run into a technical problem, and then find a nice solution for it. I might learn about an application or piece of hardware that offers helpful features. Maybe there's an upcoming tech-related event that's of interest. I also might come across a good magazine article. The only thing for sure is that no matter what I write about, it will be related to technology in one way or another.

Anyway, feel free to wander. If you so desire, do not hesitate to contact me. Needless to say, anything I post in this site is my personal opinion and not that of my employer.