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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

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

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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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