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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.

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Past Events

Lathon 3D Printer: From Idea to Startup

Speaker: 
Nohtal Alex Partansky
Affiliation: 
Lathon Technologies
Time: 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Capital Suite, Room 220, Student Center
Spring
2014

Abstract: 3D printing has created the new market of Desktop Manufacturing and with many open source tools the cost to enter into the marketplace has never been cheaper. This presentation explains the product development cycle through the eyes of a Maker and formally trained engineer.

Speaker's Bio: 

Being interested in how nature works, I studied Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from the University of California Davis and graduated in 2013. During a co-op I worked at XCOR Aerospace testing their Lynx main stage rocket engines which gave me the startup bug. Currently I am in graduate school at Georgia Institute of Technology working in the Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory. My plan is to enter the desktop manufacturing business though my company Lathon Technologies.

Mobile Web Development

Speaker: 
Dr. Jack Zheng
Time: 
Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Capital Suite, Room 220, Student Center
Spring
2014

Mobile computing has been a major trend for the past a few years. In this talk, we will take an overview of web site design and application development for mobile devices and discuss key issues of adapting to this change. Topics include choices of mobile application development and delivery, basic principles and best practices of mobile friendly web sites and web applications, and major tools and frameworks.

Speaker's Bio: 

Dr. Guangzhi Zheng is an Assistant Professor of Information Technology at the Southern Polytechnic State University. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Computer Information System from Georgia State University in 2009. Dr. Zheng is interested in web applications, business intelligence, data visualization, information seeking, information systems, and design science research in information systems and technologies. Dr. Zheng is a member of ACM SIGITE (Special Interest Group on Information Technology Education) and AIS SIGEd (Association of Information Systems Special Interest Group on Education)

Trivia

Speaker: 
Dr. King
Affiliation: 
GSU
Time: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Capital Suite, Room 220, Student Center
Spring
2014

Stack Exchange

Speaker: 
Weston Hopkins
Affiliation: 
Stack Exchange
Time: 
Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Lanier Suite, Room 270
Spring
2014

This talk will be an overview of the Stack Overflow website and the Stack Exchange network. A brief history of the network will
be given, along with an introduction to sites relevant to computer science students.

Speaker's Bio: 

Weston Hopkins has served as a Programmers Stack Exchange moderator since March 2013. He is also a co-coordinator of the Programmers Stack Exchange.Blog

Automatically Generating Biomedical Hypotheses from MedLine

Speaker: 
Dr. Ying Xie
Affiliation: 
KSU
Time: 
Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Lanier Suite, Room 270
Spring
2014
Computational approaches to generate hypotheses from biomedical literature have been studied intensively in recent years. Nevertheless, it still remains a challenge to automatically discover novel, cross-silo biomedical hypotheses from large-scale literature repositories. In order to address this challenge, we first model a biomedical literature repository as a comprehensive network of biomedical concepts and formulate hypotheses generation as a process of link discovery on the concept network.
Speaker's Bio: 

Dr. Ying Xie is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and the director of the MSCS program at the Kennesaw State University. His research interests include big data, cloud computing, bioinformatics, healthcare informatics and computational intelligence. His research was sponsored by a couple of US companies and the National Science Foundation (NSF). He holds one US patent on biomedical text mining techniques as co-inventor, and one pending patent on novel social network system. He has been involved in organizing several international conferences and workshops in data mining and granular computing. He was an Invited Speaker at the 2008 IEEE international conference on granular computing. One of the recent research projects he participated on biomedical text mining, entitled "Hypotheses generation as supervised link discovery with automated class labeling on large-scale biomedical concept networks", was published in BMC Genomics.

Why Information Security?

Speaker: 
Charles Newberry
Time: 
Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: 
34 Peachtree, 14th floor, Room 1432 (conference room)
Fall
2013
A short discussion about why information security is important and why it is not an obvious priority in corporations. In addition, what makes great information security professionals (at Turner)?
Speaker's Bio: 

As Director of the Information Security Office, Charles Newberry leads a team of risk and security professionals serving Turner’s global footprint. He is responsible for setting Turner’s security posture and providing risk-based guidance to management. In addition to his security responsibilities, Charles serves as an advisor to Turner’s compliance and regulatory programs, which include Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI, and Safe Harbor. He has spent most of his career managing application

development teams for several companies, including The Coca-Cola Company, Sprint, and Turner

Broadcasting System, before joining the Information Security Office. Supporting his 23 years of

information technology experience, Charles holds a B.A. in Business Information Systems from DeVry

University.

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