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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

A Computational Framework for Influenza Antigenic Cartography Construction and Antigenic Variants Prediction

Speaker: 
Dr. Zhipeng Cai
Affiliation: 
Georgia State University
Time: 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Room 1432 (Conference Room) 34 Peachtree Street
Fall
2012

Antigenic characterization based on hemagglutination inhibition (HI) assay is one of the routine procedures for influenza vaccine strain selection. However, HI assay is only a crude experiment reflecting the antigenic correlations among testing antigens (viruses) and reference antisera (antibodies). Moreover, antigenic characterization is usually based on more than one HI dataset. The combination of multiple datasets results in an incomplete HI matrix with many unobserved entries.

Speaker's Bio: 

Zhipeng Cai received his BS degree in computer science from Beijing Institute of Technology, China, and his MS and PhD degrees in Computing Science from University of Alberta, Canada. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Georgia State University, USA. His research interests include bioinformatics, wireless networks and optimization theory. Dr. Cai received a number of awards and honors, including the NSERC Postdoc Fellowship and the Ph.D Outstanding Research Achievement Award. He also served as a guest editor for Algorithmica and Journal of Combinatorial
Optimization, and as an editor for IJSNet

Designing for a Multi-channel world

Speaker: 
Daryl Ohrt
Affiliation: 
Sapient Nitro
Time: 
Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Capital Suite, 220, Student Center
Fall
2012

With the rise of the social web, mobile devices, and pervasive computing, consumers now have an enormous number of ways to interact with companies and organizations. Due to this, consistently good user experiences are more important than ever. Daryl Ohrt discusses the finer points of design within this new technological space.

Speaker's Bio: 

Daryl Ohrt has 15+ years of experience in Human Factors Research, Information Architecture and User Experience design. Daryl’s work has included B2B transactional sites, internet auctions, healthcare portals, corporate digital branding, b2b extranets, m-commerce and e-commerce. Daryl has worked helped clients such as Napa, Rider, FedEx, Amway, Lowes, Home Depot, and Cigna. Prior to joining SapientNitro, Daryl worked for Razorfish, McKesson, Xcelerate, NASA, and GE.

Daryl has master’s degree in Experimental Cognitive Psychology from the University of Oklahoma where he focused on mathematical models of human memory and the impact of digital technology on situation awareness.

ACM tailgate party on October 20, 2012

Speaker: 
ACM Officers
Time: 
Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Location: 
TBA
2012

You are cordially invited to join the officers and members of the GSU ACM chapter at the Georgia State versus Villanova football game on Saturday, October 20.Meet us in the Brown Lot outside the Georgia Dome. We'll be there at 2:00 p.m., but you can join us any time before the game starts at 3:30 p.m. Look for the ACM banner and the officers wearing ACM shirts.We will enjoy burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, and soft drinks in the parking lot before entering the Dome together for the game.

The Georgia State University Copyright Case and Fair Use : An Academic Perspective from a Legal Academic

Speaker: 
Dr. Michael B. Landau
Affiliation: 
Georgia State University
Time: 
Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Lanier Suite, Student Center
2012

The Georgia State copyright case (Cambridge University Press v. Becker) has finally come down. It is a stunning victory for Georgia State at the District Court level. Many of the holdings are questionable, if not strange for a fair use case.  I will go over the case and objectively present the pros and cons of the 350 page opinion, the injunction, and the decision to award attorneys’ fees.  The case is going up to the 11th Circuit on appeal, so it may not be over yet!

Speaker's Bio: 

Michael Landau developed the College of Law's Intellectual Property Curriculum and is the Faculty Advisor to the Intellectual Property Society. Professor Landau's J.D. is
from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he won the Nathan Burkan Memorial Copyright Award. In 2005-2006, he was a Fulbright Scholar at the IPR Center of the University of Helsinki, and a Fulbright Professor of Law at the Hanken Swedish School of Business and Economics. Professor Landau is an internationally recognized authority on Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law issues. He is the co-author of the nine-volume treatise Lindey on Entertainment, Publishing and the Arts: Agreements and the Law, one of the leading reference sets in its field. Professor Landau also writes the Copyright and Trademark Sections of West's Federal Administrative Practice Manual as well as the annual supplements to Entertainment Law. Prior to entering the legal profession, Professor Landau was a professional
musician.

Academia to Industry: What You Need to Know

Speaker: 
Ben Everett
Affiliation: 
Hi-Rez Studios
Time: 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Lanier Suite, Room 270, Student Center
Fall
2012

Game industry veteran Ben Everett explains what it takes to make the leap from the classroom to the workplace. How is working as a day to day programmer different than coding in school? What challenges lie in the transition? How can one be better prepared? Ben answers these questions and more!

Speaker's Bio: 

Benjamin Everett is a Senior Software Engineer at Hi-Rez Studios where he has worked on Tribes: Ascend, a critically acclaimed free-to-play game. Previously, he worked for firms in the automotive industry and as a web developer for a local healthcare services company. He holds a degree in Computer Engineering from Auburn University.

Serious Games

Speaker: 
Deborah Thomas
Affiliation: 
SillyMonkey
Time: 
Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Capital Suite, Room 220, Student Center
Fall
2012

Serious Games are computer or paper games designed for a purpose other than pure entertainment. Serious games can be used in a variety of  industries such as defense, education, scientific exploration, health care, emergency management, city planning, engineering, religion, and politics.

Serious games have an explicit educational purpose and are not intended to be played primarily for amusement. But they should be engaging.

Speaker's Bio: 

Deborah is the founder, owner, and operator of SillyMonkey, LLC, a game-based learning business that works with corporate clients to help their employees learn difficult concepts in a fun and memorable way through the playful but effective use of board games, video games, flash games, business simulations, and virtual worlds that she creates. Deborah is current president of the Atlanta Chapter of the Georgia Game Developers Association and a past president of the North American Simulation and Gaming Association. She is vice president of Professional Development for the Greater Atlanta American Society of Training and Development. She is a board member of the Atlanta chapter of the Technology Association of Georgia Workplace Learning Society. She is a board member of the Georgia Game Developers Association and helping to design the Serious Games SIG. She is also a sought-after speaker at mobile, gaming, and training conferences.

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