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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
Comparative Economics: Decision-Making Across the Primates Sarah F. Brosnan, Ph. D. 03/05/2015 - 12:00pm
An introduction to Python web development with Django. Adam Haney 03/25/2015 - 5:30pm
TBD TBD 04/08/2015 - 12:00pm

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Past Events

Great Moments in the History of the Computer

Speaker: 
Mr David Greelish
Time: 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Capital Suite, Student Center
Spring
2015

David is a Computer Historian, having studied and collected for over twenty years now. He founded the Atlanta Historical Computing Society and served as Director of the Vintage Computer Festival Southeast. His talk will be an edutainment extravaganza with fun video segments throughout. He will define the history of computing through its four generations and also discuss the three tiers of personal computing (what we currently all use). There are great moments in the history of computing from start to finish!

What Next? Stepping Forward into Your Career in Technology

Speaker: 
Dr. Erin-Elizabeth A. Durham
Affiliation: 
Manager, Enterprise Applications Momentum Telecom
Time: 
Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Capital Suite, Student Center
Spring
2015

Getting a job after completing your degree can seem like an overwhelming task. In today’s difficult economy, what does a student need to do in order to stand out as a candidate, without compromising their hireability? In short, what are the best ideas available to current university students for making yourself a good candidate for a technology position in today’s economy?

Speaker's Bio: 

Erin-Elizabeth A. Durham is a technologist and IT practitioner with 15+ years of experience in IT operations, management, and consulting. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Erin-Elizabeth was raised in Roswell, Georgia. Dr. Durham received bachelor’s degrees in English and Computer Science from the University of Georgia, and a Master of Science in Computer Science from Georgia State University. She holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia State. The mother of four amazing children, Dr. Durham balances motherhood, full-time employment at Momentum Telecom, and teaching computer science part-time on the Georgia State University and Southern Polytechnic campuses. Prior to joining Momentum, Dr. Durham worked at General Electric, Home Depot, BDO Seidman, and startups like Global MailExpress and 4T-Technologies. Dr. Durham’s areas of interest include software engineering, databases, fuzzy logic, and deductive programming. Her current research revolves around fuzzy logic, databases, and big data. In her tiny moments of “spare” time, Dr. Durham enjoys painting in her Atlanta studio (http://www.erinelizabeth.org)

ACM Day at GSU BasketBall Game

Speaker: 
NONE
Affiliation: 
GSU!
Time: 
Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
GSU Sports Arena
Spring
2015

Big Structural/Graph/Complex Data De-anonymization: Practice, Quantification, and Implications

Speaker: 
Shouling ji
Affiliation: 
Georgia Institute of Technology
Time: 
Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Capital Suite, room 220
Spring
2015

Nowadays, a large amount of data generated by computer networks and services have a graph structure, e.g., social graph data (Facebook, Google+, Twitter), which is referred to as structural/graph/complex data. Since these structural data have huge commercial value to businesses and potentially significant impacts to society, the security and privacy issues that arise during data release to the public, sharing with commercial partners, and/or transferring to third parties are attracting increasing interest.

Declarative Programming for the Cloud

Speaker: 
Molham Aref
Time: 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
University Center, rm 465
Fall
2014

I will present the LogicBlox database and describe business applications that use it. The LogicBlox database marries declarative programming (logic-based specifications) with cloud deployment over large datasets. The database is programmed with a variant of the Datalog programming language. The flexibility of declarative programming allows us to integrate both traditional business application development and "probabilistic" applications: machine-learning or search-based solutions, as required by the domain.

Speaker's Bio: 

Molham Aref is the founder and CEO of LogicBlox and Predictix. He has over 23 years of experience leading teams that deliver high value predictive and prescriptive analytics solutions to some of the world's largest enterprises. Previously, he was CEO of Optimi (acquired by Ericsson), a leader in wireless network simulation and optimization and co-founder at Brickstream, a leading provider of computer vision based behavior intelligence solutions. Molham has held senior leadership positions at Retek (now Oracle Retail) and HNC Software (now FICO). He received his Bachelors in Computer Engineering, M.S. in Electrical Engineering, and M.S in Computer Science from Georgia Tech.

Bridging Computer Technology to Real-world Business

Speaker: 
Chris Baudler
Time: 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Student Center, Capital Suite
Fall
2014

What it takes, Lessons in entrepreneurship and working for an entrepreneur.  Every once in a while life throws you an idea too good to pass up, even if you already have a full-time job.  Life did just that with me, and now I am in the early stages of DelishLocal.  If you have a desire to learn more about what it takes to start your own business (Computer Science or other), work for a start-up or find a way to share your idea with the World, come join us for an active discussion in living and breathing entrepreneurship.

Speaker's Bio: 

Researcher at State Farm by day, entrepreneur by night (and every minute in between). My name is Chris Baudler and I am the founder of DelishLocal, a start-up centered on providing increased accessibility to local, fresh Georgia-grown produce. I formally graduated with a master’s degrees in Industrial and Organizational (Business) Psychology and a master’s in Business Administration, but neither degree could prepare me for my small business adventure. Every day I learn something new, and every day my passion for DelishLocal grows.

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