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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
Microsoft Azure - Why you should learn cloud-native application development Ben Zadeh 09/27/2017 - 12:00pm
Google Cloud - serverless technology for data analytics and machine learning Robert Martin 10/12/2017 - 12:00pm
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

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.

Everything a graduating coder needs to know about the video games industry in 45 minutes

Speaker: 
Matt Woomer
Affiliation: 
Blue Mammoth Games
Time: 
Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Lanier Suite
2012

From a game industry vet: * Three things studios are looking for in new coding hires * Four ways to stand out as a programmer applicant * Three things never to do when turned loose on the company code base for the first time * And four ways to make yourself indispensable to artists, designers, and other programmers

Win a valuable door prize!
For this special event, we'll be giving away
a Kindle and an iPod Shuffle
Speaker's Bio: 

As an MMO graphics and gameplay programmer over the last twelve years, Matt helped build Cryptic Studio's /City of Heroes/, Hi-Rez Studio's /Global Agenda/, and CCP's /World of Darkness/. In 2009 he co-founded Blue Mammoth Games here in Atlanta. In March, Blue Mammoth shipped the browser-based MMO/Dungeon Blitz/.

ACM Trivia Contest

Speaker: 
Dr. K.N. King
Affiliation: 
Georgia State University
Time: 
Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Lanier Suite
Spring
2012

Think you’re an expert at computing trivia? Here’s your chance to prove it: join us for the tenth annual ACM Trivia Contest. The questions will test your knowledge of computing technology, history, and current events. Everyone who attends is eligible to compete!

First, second, and third prizes will be awarded, and there will be refreshments as usual. Don’t miss this special event!

Speaker's Bio: 

K. N. King is the author of C Programming: A Modern Approach and Java Programming: From the Beginning. He received the Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1980. He was a faculty member at Georgia Tech from 1980 to 1987. He joined Georgia State University in 1987, where he is currently an associate professor of computer science.

Secure SOurce-BAsed Loose Synchronization (SOBAS) for Wireless Sensor Networks

Speaker: 
Dr. Selcuk Uluagac
Affiliation: 
Georgia Institute of Technology
Time: 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
460, University Center
Spring
2012

In his talk, Dr. Uluagac will present the Secure SOurce-BAsed Loose Synchronization (SOBAS) protocol to securely synchronize the events in the network, without the transmission of explicit synchronization control messages. In SOBAS, nodes use their local time values as a one-time dynamic key to encrypt each message. In this way, SOBAS provides an effective dynamic enroute filtering mechanism, where the malicious data is filtered from the network. With SOBAS, it is possible to achieve the main goal of synchronizing events at the sink as quick, as accurate, and as surreptitious as possible.

Speaker's Bio: 

A. Selcuk Uluagac is a member of the research faculty in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology affiliated with both Communications Systems Center (CSC) and Communications Assurance and Performance (CAP) Group. Prior to returning to Georgia Tech, he was a Senior Research Engineer at Symantec. He earned his Ph.D. with a concentration in information security and networking from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Georgia Institute of Technology in 2010. He also received an M.Sc. in Information Security from the School of Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology and an M.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2009 and 2002, respectively. The focus of his research lies at the intersection of the networking and security fields. In 2007, he received "2007 Outstanding ECE Graduate Teaching Assistant Award" from the School of ECE at Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a member of IEEE, ACM, and ASEE.

Convergence Innovation Competition: Improving Transportation in Atlanta

Speaker: 
Eric Ayers
Affiliation: 
Google Inc.
Time: 
Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Lanier Suite, Room 270, Student Center
Spring
2012

Tired of Atlanta Traffic? Study, Solve, Build, Innovate and Compete! The 6th annual Georgia Tech Convergence Innovation Competition features a Societal Impact category sponsored by Google and open to Atlanta-area college students with viable solutions for Improving Transportation in Atlanta.

Contest deadline: April 9
Awards: April 18
Prize for winning entry: Android handsets
Read more at the CIC website: http://cic.gatech.edu

Join Georgia-based Googler Eric Ayers at this talk to get information
for your winning entry.

Academic Software Development Collaboration Tools

Speaker: 
Brandon Beacher
Affiliation: 
HighGroove Studios
Time: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Lanier Suite, Room 270, Student Center
Spring
2012

The computer science community's reaction to Deolalikar's attempt at the P =? NP question last year highlighted the efficacy and swiftness of online collaboration in an academic setting. With the rise of popular computer science bloggers as well as research-oriented Q&A sites, academics can utilize crowd-sourcing and work in "e-concert" to achieve progress much faster than before. Academic software development can take advantage of recent advances in online tools to increase participation and accelerate discovery.

Speaker's Bio: 

A true Software Craftsman and Entrepreneur who enjoys making software which satisfies users, and making the world a better place. Brandon lived in Silicon Valley, and regales tall tales of late nights and adventures culminating in an exit (sold his stake) in a company called SiteServers, a Tourism Geodata Warehouse.
Brandon is also a Partner at Digital Faith, where he develops the business and technology side of their community platform. He has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Georgia Tech, and has been developing in Ruby and Ruby on Rails since it was first released.

He is also Director of Technology for Giving101.He likes cold weather, hot coffee, wool sweaters, Old Spice, traveling with friends and fly fishing - and hasn't given up on talking his wife into moving to a house on the coast, yet.

Brandon currently works at HighGroove Studios in Atlanta, Ga.

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