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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
IT Security: Past, Present, and Future Matt Swenson 02/17/2016 - 12:00pm
TBD TBD 03/03/2016 - 12:00pm
TBD Shyamal Rupare 03/24/2016 - 12:00pm
TBD Dr.Jing Zhang 04/08/2016 - 3:00pm

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Past Events

Object Video Games: Interface and Internals

Speaker: 
Al Nelson
Affiliation: 
Tripwire Interactive
Time: 
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Student Center East, Capital Suite, Room 203
Spring
2016

In this talk, I’ll take an object-oriented view of the computer games business:

Speaker's Bio: 

After originally working in traditional mass media, Al Nelson moved to game development in 1991. While he has also managed medical and financial projects, he has primarily worked as a game producer and manager. He has worked for Electronic Arts and Sony and is currently the senior producer at Tripwire Interactive, the creators of Killing Floor and Rising Storm. Al has a special interest in behavioral game design concepts and formal trend prediction.

ACM Trivia Contest

Speaker: 
Dr. K. N. King
Affiliation: 
GSU Student ACM
Time: 
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Student Center East, Capital Suite, Room 203
Spring
2016

Think you’re an expert at computing trivia? Here’s your chance to prove it: join us for the 13th annual ACM Trivia Contest. The questions will test your knowledge of computing technology, history, and current events. Everyone who attends is eligible to compete!

 

First, second, and third prizes will be awarded, and there will be refreshments as usual. Don’t miss this special event!

Hunting for Jobs and Internships

Speaker: 
Ramsundar Sundarkumar
Affiliation: 
Georgia State University, Student Innovation Fellow
Time: 
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Room 460, Student Center West
Fall
2015

The talk will broadly focus on the following topics:

  • What is the difference between an internship and job hunt?
  • Which type of companies should I target?
  • Why intern at big companies?
  • How to get an interview call
  • What does it take to pass the interview?
  • Onsite interview tips
  • What kind of mindset is required when you actually intern?
  • How to get a return offer
Speaker's Bio: 

About the Speaker: Ramsundar is a GSU Student Innovation Fellow who is pursuing an M.S. in Computer Science. During the summer of 2015, he interned with Facebook on their data warehousing team. Before coming to GSU, he worked for Microsoft for one year in India. He earned an undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati.

Big Data Solutions at the Weather Channel Analytics Team

Speaker: 
Dr. Inna Rytsareva
Affiliation: 
The Weather Channel
Time: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Lanier Suite, Room 216, Student Center East
Fall
2015

The Weather Company has gone through a transformation over the past 4 years taking us from a Cable TV focused company to a Big Data Technology leader. The state of analytics also has undergone drastic changes to keep up with the business requirements.

Speaker's Bio: 

Inna Rytsareva is a Data Scientist in the Weather Channel. Her work focuses on Machine Learning, High-Performance Computing and Graph Algorithms. Inna received her PhD in Computer Science from Washington State University under the supervision of Ananth Kalyanaraman and her Masters in Bioinformatics from Mississippi Valley State University. Prior to joining the Weather Channel, she worked for the CDC, vmware and Dow AgroSciences.

Machine Learning at YouTube

Speaker: 
Dr. Lyman Hurd
Affiliation: 
YouTube, Payment & Reporting Team
Time: 
Friday, October 23, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location: 
Classroom South, Room 608
Fall
2015

Dr. Hurd will talk about how YouTube uses machine learning to improve recommendations for users. This system earned YouTube a technical Emmy in 2013. He will discuss the problem of figuring out how to maximize user engagement. In addition, he will discuss some of the work being done by his team to tailor YouTube for the next billion users in emerging markets.

PLEASE RSVP AT https://goo.gl/fo6eSC

Speaker's Bio: 

Lyman Hurd is Technical Lead for YouTube’s Payment & Reporting team, which manages the distribution of most of the revenue flowing through YouTube. He holds a B.S. in Mathematics from MIT and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Princeton. Before joining Google, Dr. Hurd was a mathematics professor at Rutgers, Swarthmore, and the University of Maryland. Three out of his four children have attended GSU

How to Get Hired at Google: From Resume to Offer

Speaker: 
Dr. Kelly Westbrooks
Affiliation: 
Google, System Infrastructure Team
Time: 
Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Classroom South, Room 608
Fall
2015

I will cover all of the important topics that prospective candidates need to know, including:

Speaker's Bio: 

Dr. Kelly Westbrooks received a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Georgia Tech in 2001 and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia State in 2009. While working on his Ph.D., he was employed at several companies in Atlanta as a software engineer, including Digital Insight, BellSouth, Cbeyond, and others. After earning his Ph.D., he went to work for Life Technologies as a bioinformatics software engineer. In 2011, he started working at Google as a software engineer. At Google, he worked on Google Genomics, a cloud software platform for genomic data analysis. Most recently, he switched to Google’s System Infrastructure team, which writes the software that manages Google’s data centers.

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