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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

Wearable Computing

Speaker: 
Dr. Thad Starner
Affiliation: 
Georgia Institute of Technology
Time: 
Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
University Center 470
Spring
2010

For the past 16 years, Thad has worn a computer as part of his everyday life. In this talk, Professor Starner will discuss his efforts to leverage principles of pattern recognition and mobile human-computer interaction (HCI) to make himself into a better “cyborg.” Wearable computing can augment a user’s memory, communication ability, and physical skills. Wearable computers that “see” as the user sees and “hear” as the user hears provide a unique first-person viewpoint of the user’s environment.

Speaker's Bio: 

Dr. Thad Starner is an associate professor in the College of Computing and the director of the Contextual Computing Group in Georgia Institute Of Technology.

Silverlight

Speaker: 
Tara Walker
Affiliation: 
Microsoft
Time: 
Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Student Center Lucerne Suite
Spring
2010

Come and learn about what Silverlight is, its history, and how you can leverage its capabilities to easily create browser-based applications. Silverlight has some very powerful media and graphics capabilities, and some compelling sites have been created using it. These sites include the NBC 2008 Olympics, the NCAA basketball tournament, and the 2009 U.S. Presidential inauguration. The era of RIA (Rich Internet Applications) is here; come learn how Silverlight is the entryway to this new world in browser applications.

Speaker's Bio: 

Tara is a Developer Solution Specialist developer & platform evangelism East Region Microsoft Corporation.

Trivia Contest

Speaker: 
Dr. K. N. King
Affiliation: 
Georgia State University
Time: 
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Student Center Capital Suite
Spring
2010

A computer science trivia contest with prizes for the winner of the competition.

Speaker's Bio: 

My original research area was theoretical computer science, with a focus on automata and formal languages. I was later a member of the team that built Mothra, a pioneering software testing system based on the idea of program mutation.

For the last twenty years, my specialty has been programming languages. I have written three books about languages: C Programming: A Modern Approach, Java Programming: From the Beginning, and Modula-2: A Complete Guide. The first edition of C Programming: A Modern Approach, published in 1996, went through 17 printings before being replaced by the second edition in 2008. C Programming: A Modern Approach is widely used by universities in North America and abroad and has been translated into Chinese and Italian.

I also have a strong interest in computer science education. My 1997 paper, "The Case for Java as a First Language," was one of the first to argue that Java should become the primary language for teaching introductory programming. In 2008, I obtained funding from the Institute for Personal Robots in Education to introduce personal robots into CSc 2010 (Introduction to Computer Science), a project that is now well underway.

Mobile Commerce as an Emerging Technology

Speaker: 
Marci Troutman
Affiliation: 
Siteminis Incorporated
Time: 
Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
University Center 225
Spring
2010

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Speaker's Bio: 

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NoSQL, CouchDB, and the Cloud

Speaker: 
Brad Anderson
Time: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - 5:30am to 6:30pm
Location: 
Student Center Sinclair Suite
Spring
2010

Apache CouchDB is a schema-free document database with unique characteristics that make it an excellent fit for a new wave of applications. It is a rapidly maturing product and one of the leaders of the NoSQL movement. We will take a look at some of these unique features, and also delve into Erlang, the programming language in which CouchDB is developed.

Speaker's Bio: 

Brad is a data warehouse and web application architect with vast design, implementation and deployment experience.

He founded his first startup in 1998, a SaaS web-based business intelligence tool for the restaurant industry, now known as Mirus Intelligence. Brad has also contributed widely to the open source community on projects such as Trac and CouchDB, and founded dsource.org. He enjoys working with Erlang, D, Python, Lisp, and Javascript. Brad is co-curator of the NoSQL East conference. Currently he works for Cloudant, a startup which offers CouchDB in the Cloud as their first product.

Direct Brain Interfaces in the Real World

Speaker: 
Dr. Melody Jackson
Affiliation: 
Georgia Institute of Technology
Time: 
Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Student Center Capital Suite
Spring
2010

N/A

Speaker's Bio: 

Dr. Jackson will be speaking about her research on Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) technologies. Dr. Jackson's work with the GT BrainLab was recently featured on CNN's web site.

Dr. Jackson holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech (1998). Her dissertation work in user interface reengineering combined the areas of Human-Computer Interface and Software Engineering, and her minor was Postsecondary Education. Dr. Jackson also holds a B.A. in Computer Science with a minor in Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin (1980), and the M.S. of Information and Computer Science from Georgia Tech 1988).

Prior to returning to Georgia Tech in January 2006, Dr. Jackson was an Associate Professor in the Computer Information Systems Department at Georgia State University, where she created and directed the GSU BrainLab. Before GSU, Dr. Jackson was a Senior Research Scientist at Georgia Tech for nine years, creating and directing the Open Systems lab, and teaching Software Engineering.

Before coming to academia, she worked for nine years in industry as a professional software engineer developing real-time embedded systems, secure operating systems, networking, and compilers. Companies included Texas Instruments, Sperry, and National Semiconductor.

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