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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

Enterprise Internet of Things - At the Edge

Speaker: 
Ravishankar Chamarajnagar
Affiliation: 
VMware, Inc
Time: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Student Center East rm 217
Spring
2016

IoT started on the consumer side: watches, Nest, smart cars, travel experiences. Now it is a major game changer in the enterprise – not just isolated projects but permeating across entire value chains – from building the product to the customer experience and how products get delivered. What are the key drivers for enterprise IoT? How do we generate value in the enterprise?

Speaker's Bio: 

Ravishankar Chamarajnagar has been involved in enterprise architectures and networking systems since 1996. While at Novell, he was involved in the early implementations of the NDS directory on UnixWare. He was instrumental in developing application-oriented networking (AON) at Cisco Systems, which changed the network paradigm from hardware-based infrastructure to software applications, and rode the Internet bubble at Inktomi, driving innovations in caching. He holds an M.S. in Computer Sciences from The University of Texas at Austin and an M.B.A. from Georgia State University. His areas of focus at UT were network processors and fault tolerance of distributed systems, with seminal contributions to a fault-tolerant layer in message-passing systems. In addition to leading some of the flagship products at AirWatch for the last few years, he has been investigating key areas of focus for VMware in the Internet of Things.

Life Beyond The Classroom: Insights From The Working World

Speaker: 
Chris Freas
Time: 
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Student Center East rm 217
Spring
2016

 This talk will focus on what it's like to work in the "real world". We'll cover topics ranging from interviewing at small startups to big companies, different interview techniques, a typical work day, and how to stay in demand and stand out. This talk is meant to be informal and attendees are encouraged to participate in the discussion!

Click here for the Presentation slides.

Speaker's Bio: 

Chris Freas is a Senior Network Engineer at Cox Communications, where he develops automation tools, evaluates new networking technologies, and strives to make the Cox network better. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Science and his research interests include artificial neural networks, graph theory, and combinatorial optimization.

Q&A - Big Data and Its Implications for the IT Industry

Speaker: 
Preetpal Singh
Time: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Student Center East rm 217
Spring
2016

Speaker's Bio: 

Preetpal Singh is a chief architect (big data) and a founding principal at Hashmap, helping large organizations set up an enterprise data strategy that includes big data. Preetpal helps customers innovate, discover use-cases, implement, and operationalize in production use-cases enabled by a big data strategy. He and his team deliver solutions ranging from data sciences, business intelligence, realtime CEP/IOT, digital enablement, processing offloads, MDM/governance, security, and data lakes to NoSQL platforms. Preetpal has a diverse technical background working with various technologies (big data, SOA, DW/BI, Web 2.0, mainframe, etc) and business verticals. Preetpal is passionate about coding and develops prototypes in the lab. Preetpal is also passionate about programming learning activities with high school students.

ACM Tailgating!

Speaker: 
FUN!
Affiliation: 
Time: 
Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: 
Outside the GA Dome in the Blue Lot
Fall
2016

Developing Scientific Computing Capabilities for the Workforce of Tomorrow

Speaker: 
Dr. Suranga Edirisinghe
Affiliation: 
Georgia State University
Time: 
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Student Center East, room 217
Fall
2016

Multicore programming is an essential tool to harvest the full power of modern processors. Almost all modern processors, even the ones in cellular phones, have multiple computing cores. I will explore the current technology landscape and discuss challenges that need to be overcome to achieve exascale computing by the year 2020. I will discuss resources available to the GSU community at the local and national level as well as how to select the correct resource for your problem.

Speaker's Bio: 

Dr. Suranga Edirisinghe obtained his B.S. degree in engineering physics from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in physics from GSU. During his doctorate studies he specialized in soft condensed matter physics, with special emphasis on charge transfer properties of flexible biological molecules, such as DNA. After completing his Ph.D. in 2010, Dr. Edirisinghe spent two years in the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Washington as a postdoctoral research associate. His research then focused on how self-assembling small molecules can be used to fabricate nanoscale circuits. During this period, he specialized in molecular dynamics simulations, ab inito electronic structure calculation, and Green’s function-based transport theory. At the end of 2012 he moved back to GSU and currently works as the High Performance Computing Facilitator at Research Solutions. He specializes in numerical methods, high performance-scalable parallel and distributed computing, performance optimization of numerical simulations, and data intensive computing. He is a member of the XSEDE service provider forum and the XSEDE campus champion. He also serves as a mentor for three XSEDE student campus champions at GSU.

Low Code: A Better/Faster Way to Develop Web and Mobile Applications

Speaker: 
Stacey Levine
Affiliation: 
Senior Solutions Engineer OutSystems
Time: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Student Center East, room 217
Fall
2016

Building web and mobile applications is hard! With the proliferation of technologies, devices, frameworks, etc., developing these applications is getting more complex. A full-stack developer would need to know Java (for Android applications), Objective C or Swift (for iOS applications), HTML5, CSS3, Java, .NET, JavaScript, and any of the endlessly changing frameworks (Angular.JS, React.JS, Node.JS, …). It is a full-time job just to try to stay current, let alone build anything. On top of this, people are impatient and want their applications NOW.

Speaker's Bio: 

After graduating from UGA in 1992 with a B.S. in Computer Science, Stacey moved to Japan to teach English for the next two years. Returning to the United States in 1994, he began to work for various companies in many different roles. His first “real” job was installing software in automobile oil change locations and teaching mechanics how to use computers in DOS-based systems. From there, he moved into the exciting world of telecommunications, installing and configuring automated dialing systems for outbound call centers. Several companies and years later, he currently works as a Senior Solutions Engineer for OutSystems. He spends his work time speaking about web and mobile development technologies at various trade shows and helping prospective customers understand the value of the OutSystems platform. When he is not at work, he can most often be found underwater at the Georgia Aquarium where he is one of the volunteer SCUBA divers helping to maintain the exhibits.

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