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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
hackGSU hackgsu.com 03/31/2017 - 6:00pm
Coding Bootcamps & Securing A Job in Web Development Jake Hadden 04/05/2017 - 12:00pm

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Past Events

Data Science at CareerBuilder

Speaker: 
Dr. Janani Balaji
Affiliation: 
Applied Machine Learning Group, CareerBuilder
Time: 
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Student Center East rm 217
Spring
2017

The recruitment landscape has evolved from a word-of-mouth strategy to a proactive, strategic process. The rapid development of data science has made available several tools and strategies to provide a personalized job search experience for both the job seeker and the job provider. CareerBuilder is a global, end-to-end human capital solutions company focused on helping employers find, hire, and manage great talent.

Speaker's Bio: 

Janani Balaji is a data scientist with the Applied Machine Learning group at CareerBuilder, where she works on applying machine-learning and data-mining techniques to solve challenging problems on a big data scale for the recruitment domain. She obtained her Ph.D. in computer science from Georgia State University in 2016, where her thesis focused on graph mining, graph querying, and distributed graph databases.

Google: Resume and Interview Prep Workshop

Speaker: 
Brendan Benshoof
Affiliation: 
Google, Inc
Time: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Classroom South 608
Summer
2017

Automation and Intelligent Cars: How Telematics is Revolutionizing the Car

Speaker: 
Adie O. McCalmon and Bob Haynes
Affiliation: 
Verizon Telematics
Time: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Student Center East rm 217
Spring
2016

Speaker's Bio: 

Adie O. McCalmon is responsible for managing a global technology service delivery team across the U.S., China, and India. The IT Service Delivery and Operations Team is responsible for delivering development and production support across Verizon Telematics’ global platform. Her core responsibilities include managing IT processes/teams including ITSM, Incident, Problem, Change, Release, SLA Reporting, and Monitoring, as well as driving the communications strategy for the IT organization.

Bob Haynes is a senior business and technology leader offering 17+ years in building and designing enterprise systems serving customers globally.

Enterprise Internet of Things - At the Edge

Speaker: 
Ravishankar Chamarajnagar
Affiliation: 
VMware, Inc
Time: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Student Center East rm 217
Spring
2016

IoT started on the consumer side: watches, Nest, smart cars, travel experiences. Now it is a major game changer in the enterprise – not just isolated projects but permeating across entire value chains – from building the product to the customer experience and how products get delivered. What are the key drivers for enterprise IoT? How do we generate value in the enterprise?

Speaker's Bio: 

Ravishankar Chamarajnagar has been involved in enterprise architectures and networking systems since 1996. While at Novell, he was involved in the early implementations of the NDS directory on UnixWare. He was instrumental in developing application-oriented networking (AON) at Cisco Systems, which changed the network paradigm from hardware-based infrastructure to software applications, and rode the Internet bubble at Inktomi, driving innovations in caching. He holds an M.S. in Computer Sciences from The University of Texas at Austin and an M.B.A. from Georgia State University. His areas of focus at UT were network processors and fault tolerance of distributed systems, with seminal contributions to a fault-tolerant layer in message-passing systems. In addition to leading some of the flagship products at AirWatch for the last few years, he has been investigating key areas of focus for VMware in the Internet of Things.

Life Beyond The Classroom: Insights From The Working World

Speaker: 
Chris Freas
Time: 
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Student Center East rm 217
Spring
2016

 This talk will focus on what it's like to work in the "real world". We'll cover topics ranging from interviewing at small startups to big companies, different interview techniques, a typical work day, and how to stay in demand and stand out. This talk is meant to be informal and attendees are encouraged to participate in the discussion!

Click here for the Presentation slides.

Speaker's Bio: 

Chris Freas is a Senior Network Engineer at Cox Communications, where he develops automation tools, evaluates new networking technologies, and strives to make the Cox network better. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Science and his research interests include artificial neural networks, graph theory, and combinatorial optimization.

Q&A - Big Data and Its Implications for the IT Industry

Speaker: 
Preetpal Singh
Time: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Student Center East rm 217
Spring
2016

Speaker's Bio: 

Preetpal Singh is a chief architect (big data) and a founding principal at Hashmap, helping large organizations set up an enterprise data strategy that includes big data. Preetpal helps customers innovate, discover use-cases, implement, and operationalize in production use-cases enabled by a big data strategy. He and his team deliver solutions ranging from data sciences, business intelligence, realtime CEP/IOT, digital enablement, processing offloads, MDM/governance, security, and data lakes to NoSQL platforms. Preetpal has a diverse technical background working with various technologies (big data, SOA, DW/BI, Web 2.0, mainframe, etc) and business verticals. Preetpal is passionate about coding and develops prototypes in the lab. Preetpal is also passionate about programming learning activities with high school students.

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