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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

GPU Computing

Speaker: 
Dr. John Melonakos
Affiliation: 
AccelerEyes
Time: 
Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Lanier Suite
Fall
2011

Learn about leveraging GPUs to exploit data parallelism in code. Discussion of programming models for data-parallelism. Consider questions: Why GPUs? Roadmaps for CPUs vs GPUs? NVIDIA vs ATI vs Intel vs ARM? High-performance computing vs Mobile computing? Mobile GPUs? Open source vs proprietary parallel software?

Speaker's Bio: 

John is CEO of AccelerEyes. Under his leadership, the company has grown to
deliver its products to thousands of customers in more than 40 countries around
the globe. He has previous experience with Lockheed Martin, Hewlett-Packard,
Corning Cable Systems, and General Electric. John holds a BS in Electrical
Engineering from Brigham Young University and MS/PhD degrees in Electrical
Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Google App Engine for startups

Speaker: 
David Chandler
Affiliation: 
Google Inc.
Time: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Lanier Suite, Student Center
Fall
2011

Come hear David Chandler from Google discuss how startups can use Google App Engine and Google Web Toolkit. Learn how these tools can help you build optimized and scalable web applications.

Google App Engine enables you to build web applications on the same scalable systems that power Google applications. App Engine applications are easy to build, easy to maintain, and easy to scale as your traffic and data storage needs grow. With App Engine, there are no servers to maintain: You just
upload your application, and it’s ready to serve to your users.

Speaker's Bio: 

David Chandler works with the Google Web Toolkit Team in Atlanta. Prior to joining Google, Chandler worked on Internet banking applications with Intuit and launched a non-profit startup built with GWT and App Engine.

Whirlyball Atlanta

Speaker: 
ACM Officers
Affiliation: 
Georgia State University
Time: 
Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Whirlyball Atlanta: 5130 Commerce Parkway, Roswell, GA. 30076
Summer
2011

The GSU chapter of the ACM wants to thank all of our members for participating during this year activities and events. We have organized an event for this Saturday May 21st and we will take 15 randomly selected ACM members to Whirlyball Atlanta.

Introduction to Haskell

Speaker: 
Dr. Michael Stewart
Affiliation: 
Georgia State University
Time: 
Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
University Center 485
Spring
2011

This talk will give an informal introduction to the functional programming language Haskell.

The key points are:

Haskell is functional. This means that most functions in Haskell are functions in the ordinary mathematical sense. A function takes an argument and returns a value that depends only on the value of argument; functions don't manipulate or depend on a mutable hidden state.

Speaker's Bio: 

Dr. Stewart earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1996. His research interests include numerical analysis, numerical linear algebra, and scientific computing.

Cyber Security and your business

Speaker: 
Gregory Evans
Time: 
Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
1930, 34 Peachtree Street
Spring
2011

Theft and corruption of confidential information located within the cyber realm is on the rise due to the current economic state and lack of cyber security knowledge amongst society. Every 6 seconds an individual’s computer is being hacked into and 90% of Fortune 500 networks have been hacked. Both businesses and individuals need to become aware of the facts surrounding computer security, cyber extortion, identity theft, loss prevention, computer fraud, penetration testing, and computer surveillance.

Speaker's Bio: 

Cyber security expert Greg Evans is one of the nation’s leaders in hi-tech computer security and is recognized as a leader in computer security. On The History Channel’s series, Modern Marvels, he demonstrated the often-startling capabilities of computer surveillance and the potential for destruction at the hands of cyber-terrorists, showed how spyware works, and taught viewers how to protect their wireless networks. In addition, he served as a consultant on NBC’s highly rated Dateline series, “To Catch a Predator.” For additional information about LIGATT Security International, please visit www.ligattsecurity.com. For additional information about former computer hacker Greg Evans, visit www.gregorydevans.com and view Evans’ videos to see firsthand what makes him stand out from other cyber technology professionals.

The Computer Graphics Grand Challenge: How Much Realism is Enough Realism?

Speaker: 
Dr. Jim Foley
Affiliation: 
Georgia Institute of Technology
Time: 
Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
University Center 470
Spring
2011

The major challenge facing computer graphics researchers is knowing how much realism is enough realism. Technically, we can create images that often fool the eye. But is that the goal? Is that necessary? The answer depends on the purpose and audience for which the graphics are being created – for entertainment, for training, for conveying specific information, for carrying out a task.

Speaker's Bio: 

Jim Foley earned the B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University in 1964, the M.S. in E.E. from the University of Michigan in 1965, and the Ph.D. in Computer, Information and Control Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1969. He then served on the faculties of the University of North Carolina and the George Washington University, where he was elected Chairman of the Department of EE&CS. He moved to Georgia Tech in 1991 as founding Director of the interdisciplinary Graphics, Visualization & Usability Center. In 1996, the Center was ranked number one by US News and World Report for graduate computer science work in graphics and user interaction. In 1996 he joined Mitsubishi Electric as Director of MERL - A Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratory, and became Chairman and CEO of Mitsubishi Electric Information Technology Center America in 1998. He returned to Georgia Tech in 1999 as Executive Director and then CEO of the State of Georgia’s Yamacraw economic development initiative in design of broadband systems, devices, and chips. He has now returned to his first love, research and teaching.

Foley is co-author of three books: Fundamentals of Interactive Computer Graphics, Computer Graphics: Principles and Practice, and Introduction to Computer Graphics. His books have been translated into six languages. He is a Fellow of AAAS, ACM, and IEEE, and a member of the Human Factors Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi, and Sigma Xi. He was editor-in-chief of ACM Transactions on Graphics from 1991 to 1995, serves on the editorial board of Computers and Graphics, and has consulted extensively for industry and government.

In 1997 he was awarded the ACM-SIGGRAPH (Computer Graphics) bi-annual Steven Coons award for his contributions to computer graphics. In 2001 he was inducted as one of seven founding members of the ACM-SIGCHI (Human-Computer Interaction) Academy, and in 2007 received the SIGCHI lifetime achievement award. His research interests are human-computer interaction, computer graphics, information visualization, and the management of research and development.

From 2001 to 2005 Dr. Foley was chairman of the Computing Research Association - an organization of over 200 computer science and computer engineering university departments, professional societies and research labs. He co-chairs the Image of Computing Task Force and serves on several advisory boards, including Singapore’s National Research Foundation, Seoul National University’s Dept. of CS, and Lehigh University’s Dept. of CS.

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