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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
Artificial intelligence using GPU Kurt Schmidt and Jeff Layton 10/26/2017 - 12:00pm
HPCC - Big Data Platform and Use Cases Dr. Flavio Villanustre 11/08/2017 - 12:00pm

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Past Events

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.

"AI first" - Introduction of Deep Learning

Speaker: 
Chris Benson
Affiliation: 
Accenture Analytics
Time: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Student Center East Room 217
Fall
2017

Deep learning will impact nearly every industry on the planet, and there will be countless opportunities to take advantage of this technology.  Google CEO Sundar Pichai asserts that while the last decade was about ‘mobile-first’, the next decade will be about ‘AI-first’.  Deep learning is where many of the most significant innovations in AI are occurring - self-driving cars, self-organizing drone swarms, computer vision, conversational interfaces, gene editing, emotion re

Speaker's Bio: 

Chris Benson has been a software engineer for two decades, a Gopher since 2014, and was originally introduced to ‘deep learning’ in the 1990s. His passion for deep learning became the catalyst for a career pivot into artificial intelligence strategy and machine learning architecture in 2017.  Chris now specializes in deep learning, about which he often evangelizes, presents, and instructs.  Chris is an Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions Architect, and he earned the Machine Learning Certificate on Coursera from Stanford University. He is the founder and Organizer of the Atlanta Deep Learning Meetup.

Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Robotics Research @ Mobile CPS Lab in the Department of Computer Science

Speaker: 
Dr. Ashwin Ashok
Affiliation: 
Dept. of Computer Science, Georgia State University (GSU)
Time: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Student Center East Room 217
Fall
2017

In this talk, I will discuss some of the emerging topics in Internet of Things (IoT) research with reference to designing Smart Systems and Robotics. I will focus my talk on providing a holistic overview of research fronts that Mobile CPS lab focusses on, as well research opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of CS at GSU.

Speaker's Bio: 

Dr. Ashwin Ashok is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Computer Science at Georgia State University (GSU), where he directs the Mobile Cyber Physical Systems Lab. His research focusses on mobile and vehicular networking, visible light communication, computer vision and mobile-Health. Prior to this he was a postdoctoral research associate in ECE at Carnegie Mellon University under the mentorship of Prof. Peter Steenkiste (CMU) and in collaboration with Dr. Fan Bai (GM labs) where he conducted research on building cloud computing systems for vehicles. His research work spans areas in visible light and camera communications, mobile systems and computing, vehicular networking, computer vision, augmented reality, wearable systems and localization. He completed his Ph.D. in Oct 2014 from Wireless Information Network Lab (WINLAB) at Rutgers University under the supervision of Profs. Marco Gruteser, Narayan Mandayam and Kristin Dana. His thesis pioneered camera-based communication in mobile computing and visible light communication through a novel concept called visual MIMO that explores the use of cameras and other optical arrays as receivers in a communication system; He has also interned at QualComm (NJ) for a summer working on a visible light communication based application. He has won the best teaching assistant award and also a research excellence award at Rutgers. He served as the workshop co-chair for MobiCom 2016 and is the publicity chair for Vehicular Networking Conference 2017. He has been serving as the founding co-chair for the annual WearSys workshop since 2015. He serves on TPCs for several ACM and IEEE conferences and journals. He is a member of ACM and IEEE.

Coding Bootcamps & Securing A Job in Web Development

Speaker: 
Jake Hadden
Time: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Student Center East rm 217
Spring
2016

Jake Hadden, Co-Founder of DigitalCrafts, will provide insight into the quickly growing world of Coding Bootcamps while also shedding light on how to stand out in the pursuit of a junior-level web or software development job. Coding Bootcamps are short, intense, learning programs designed to provide individuals the skills necessary to secure an entry-level job in development. Jake leads the career services for DigitalCrafts and enjoys helping individuals achieve their career goals.

Speaker's Bio: 

Jake Hadden, Co-Founder of DigitalCrafts Jake Hadden is a Co-Founder & Director of Student Services for DigitalCrafts, a top rated coding bootcamp headquartered in the Atlanta Tech Village with campuses in both Atlanta, GA, and Houston, TX. DigitalCrafts is on a mission to create a community of builders, each equipped with the skills and tools necessary to breathe life into ideas, whether as entrepreneurs or software engineers. Prior to DigitalCrafts, Jake worked for Interface, Inc., the world’s largest textile manufacturer. While serving as the Global Manager of Interface’s Innovation Accelerator (think an internal “Shark Tank” process), Jake gained international working experience in Europe and Asia-Pacific while unearthing the company’s next big innovation to bring to market. While leading the innovation accelerator, Jake quickly realized his passion for helping others achieve their business and career goals which ultimately led him to start DigitalCrafts. Leading up to Interface, Jake worked for Accenture as a management consultant with a specific focus on mergers & acquisitions in the telecommunications industry. Jake graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Banking and Finance, and he is married to his college sweetheart Erin Hadden. Outside of work, Jake enjoys fly fishing and camping.

hackGSU

Speaker: 
hackgsu.com
Affiliation: 
Time: 
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 6:00pm to Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 2:30pm
Location: 
Aderhold Learning Center
Spring
2017

See: http://www.hackgsu.com for more details and an up to date listing of events.

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