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The primary mission of the GSU Student Chapter of the ACM is to provide a series of lectures, events, and field trips throughout the regular school year to promote the education and professional development of students as well as faculty members.

Georgia State Student Chapter of ACM

The primary mission of the GSU Student Chapter of the ACM is to provide a series of lectures, events, and field trips throughout the regular school year to promote the education and professional development of students as well as faculty members.

Upcoming Events

Topic Speaker Time
Natural language processing using deep learning and high-performance computing Dr. Jonathan Shihao Ji 02/01/2018 - 5:30pm
Data mining and Real-Time Object Detection Weijia Xu 02/13/2018 - 12:00pm
Cloud Native App Development & What to learn in additional to Computer Science Jake Hadden 03/01/2018 - 12:00pm
UPS Recruitment Drive Victor Huang and UPS Lawyers 03/21/2018 - 5:30pm

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Past Events

Data Science: Challenges and Opportunities

Speaker: 
Semir Sarajlic
Affiliation: 
Principal Data Analytics Engineer at Research Solutions, XSEDE Campus Champion Fellow
Time: 
Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Student Center East Room 217
Spring
2018

Data proliferation across all domains is enabled by the advancement in data sharing and procurement that has led to an explosion in the volume, velocity, veracity, and variety of data. The exponential growth in data has provided opportunities for machine learning algorithms and computational algorithms that benefit from greater availability of data. Hence, rapid growth in the importance of data science is making researchers dependent on advanced research computing infrastructure, which presents both opportunities and challenges.

Speaker's Bio: 

Semir Sarajlic is a data scientist with expertise in advanced research computing, data analytics, geosciences, GIS, and business operations in research computing and research administration. Semir obtained his B.S and M.S. degrees in Geology/Geoscience along with a Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science (GIS) from Georgia State University. After graduating in 2013, Semir worked at GSU’s IIT and later Research Solutions, where he and his colleagues supported the campus research computing community. Currently, he serves as a Principal Data Analytics Engineer at Research Solutions, where he focuses on providing low-cost cloud-based analytics solutions for research administration. Semir is a PI and Chair of the Scientific Computing Day symposium (http://scd.gsu.edu), and he serves as a Co-Principal Investigator on an NSF collaborative research project. He is a member of the XSEDE User Requirements Evaluation and Prioritization group, an XSEDE Campus Champion, and an FY2018 XSEDE Campus Champion Fellow. Semir holds a GISP (Certified GIS Professional) certificate from the GIS Certification Institute, and he obtained certificates in Grant Writing and Big Data Analytics from Emory University.

Amazon Web Services Hands On Workshop

Speaker: 
Craig Williams
Affiliation: 
Amazon
Time: 
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Location: 
Conference Room, Department of Computer Science, 25 Park Place
Fall
2017
 
The Department of Computer Science, in conjunction with ACM and IEEE student chapters at GSU, is organizing a day long workshop on Amazon Web Services (AWS). We are excited to have Craig Williams from AWS, who is a specialist in AWS and a Partner Solutions Architect and IoT specialist. He will be delivering a seminar talk and a workshop on AWS over a day long workshop that will cover the following:
 
Speaker's Bio: 

Craig is a Partner Solutions Architect & IoT Specialist for Amazon Web Services and is responsible for IoT architecture programs and workshops within his team. He has 25+ years of IT experience with over 10 years focused on cloud technologies. Craig has a Digital Systems Engineering background and ran a software and networking company in South Africa before working in London, Amsterdam, Belgium and now the US doing application development, system administration, networking, disaster recovery design and performance profiling. Craig has done a prodigious amount of architectural and coding implementation work for a variety of clients regarding: Cloud Architecture/Development, CRM, Inventory Management, Ecommerce, Reporting, Billing, Risk Analysis, Banking, Payments Processing, Mobile & WAP, Web Services, Database architecture and analysis, hardware infrastructure and many related IT implementation and execution fields.

HPCC - Big Data Platform and Use Cases

Speaker: 
Dr. Flavio Villanustre
Affiliation: 
LexisNexis Risk Solutions
Time: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Student Center East Room 217
Fall
2017

There is a significant hype around data analytics and Big Data.

Speaker's Bio: 

Dr. Flavio Villanustre leads HPCC Systems, and is also VP, Technology for LexisNexis Risk Solutions. In this position, he is responsible for Information Security, overall platform strategy and new product development. Dr. Villanustre is also involved in a number of projects involving Big Data integration, analytics, machine learning and business intelligence.

Artificial intelligence using GPU

Speaker: 
Kurt Schmidt and Jeff Layton
Affiliation: 
Nvidia
Time: 
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Student Center East Room 217
Fall
2017

Data scientists in both industry and academia have been using GPUs for AI and machine learning to make groundbreaking improvements across a variety of applications including image classification, video analytics, speech recognition and natural language processing. In particular, Deep Learning - the use of sophisticated, multi-level "deep" neural networks to create systems that can perform feature detection from massive amounts of unlabeled training data - is an area that has been seeing significant investment and research.

Speaker's Bio: 

Jeff Layton is a Senior Solution Architect in the Worldwide Field Organization and a Certified Deep Learning Institute (DLI) Instructor at NVIDIA. His primary roles are to support high performance computing and deep learning with AI. He is focused on applying Deep Learning within Artificial Intelligence. Prior to joining NVIDIA, Jeff spent time at Amazon Web Services and Dell providing high performance computing architecture and computational science support to government and educational organizations. Jeff holds a Ph.D. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University. He is also an active contributing writer to ADMIN Magazine, ADMIN Magazine (http://www.admin-magazine.com/ ) as well as HPC ADMIN Magazine (http://www.admin-magazine.com/HPC), in addition to Quinstreet (http://www.enterprisestorageforum.com/ ).

Google Cloud - serverless technology for data analytics and machine learning

Speaker: 
Robert Martin
Affiliation: 
Google
Time: 
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Student Center East Room 217
Fall
2017

One of the significant challenges of processing data at scale is management and upkeep of the underlying compute and storage infrastructure.  Hadoop emerged as an innovative solution to horizontally analytic horsepower with commodit

Speaker's Bio: 

Robert Martin is a Cloud Customer Engineer for Google, working with companies from small startups to the largest enterprises to harness the power of Google Cloud Platform.  Robert has worked previously as a software developer, architect, and IT director in financial services, law enforcement, and satellite telecommunications.  Robert graduated with a BS in Computer Science from Georgia Tech and is currently pursuing an MS in Analytics from Georgia Tech.

Microsoft Azure - Why you should learn cloud-native application development

Speaker: 
Ben Zadeh
Affiliation: 
Microsoft
Time: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Student Center East Room 217
Fall
2017
Speaker's Bio: 

Ben joined Microsoft in June 2016 as an Azure cloud solution architect focusing on migrating applications to Azure cloud platform. Previously, he worked as an OpenStack cloud solution architect focusing on open source container technologies. Before joining HPE, Ben worked as a Senior Security Consultant for several companies. Ben earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science with minor in Information Systems. He also was awarded a Master of Science in Information Systems from Kennesaw State University. He also graduated in May 2014 with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Coles College of Business. Ben has several peer-reviewed publications, including a refereed book chapter on Mobile Health Technology in the US: Current Status and Unrealized Scope. Ben’s hobby is going to CrossFit and watching Game of Thrones and Silicon Valley.

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