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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

Hunting for Jobs and Internships

Speaker: 
Ramsundar Sundarkumar
Affiliation: 
Georgia State University, Student Innovation Fellow
Time: 
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Room 460, Student Center West
Fall
2015

The talk will broadly focus on the following topics:

  • What is the difference between an internship and job hunt?
  • Which type of companies should I target?
  • Why intern at big companies?
  • How to get an interview call
  • What does it take to pass the interview?
  • Onsite interview tips
  • What kind of mindset is required when you actually intern?
  • How to get a return offer
Speaker's Bio: 

About the Speaker: Ramsundar is a GSU Student Innovation Fellow who is pursuing an M.S. in Computer Science. During the summer of 2015, he interned with Facebook on their data warehousing team. Before coming to GSU, he worked for Microsoft for one year in India. He earned an undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati.

Big Data Solutions at the Weather Channel Analytics Team

Speaker: 
Dr. Inna Rytsareva
Affiliation: 
The Weather Channel
Time: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Lanier Suite, Room 216, Student Center East
Fall
2015

The Weather Company has gone through a transformation over the past 4 years taking us from a Cable TV focused company to a Big Data Technology leader. The state of analytics also has undergone drastic changes to keep up with the business requirements.

Speaker's Bio: 

Inna Rytsareva is a Data Scientist in the Weather Channel. Her work focuses on Machine Learning, High-Performance Computing and Graph Algorithms. Inna received her PhD in Computer Science from Washington State University under the supervision of Ananth Kalyanaraman and her Masters in Bioinformatics from Mississippi Valley State University. Prior to joining the Weather Channel, she worked for the CDC, vmware and Dow AgroSciences.

Machine Learning at YouTube

Speaker: 
Dr. Lyman Hurd
Affiliation: 
YouTube, Payment & Reporting Team
Time: 
Friday, October 23, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location: 
Classroom South, Room 608
Fall
2015

Dr. Hurd will talk about how YouTube uses machine learning to improve recommendations for users. This system earned YouTube a technical Emmy in 2013. He will discuss the problem of figuring out how to maximize user engagement. In addition, he will discuss some of the work being done by his team to tailor YouTube for the next billion users in emerging markets.

PLEASE RSVP AT https://goo.gl/fo6eSC

Speaker's Bio: 

Lyman Hurd is Technical Lead for YouTube’s Payment & Reporting team, which manages the distribution of most of the revenue flowing through YouTube. He holds a B.S. in Mathematics from MIT and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Princeton. Before joining Google, Dr. Hurd was a mathematics professor at Rutgers, Swarthmore, and the University of Maryland. Three out of his four children have attended GSU

How to Get Hired at Google: From Resume to Offer

Speaker: 
Dr. Kelly Westbrooks
Affiliation: 
Google, System Infrastructure Team
Time: 
Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Classroom South, Room 608
Fall
2015

I will cover all of the important topics that prospective candidates need to know, including:

Speaker's Bio: 

Dr. Kelly Westbrooks received a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Georgia Tech in 2001 and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia State in 2009. While working on his Ph.D., he was employed at several companies in Atlanta as a software engineer, including Digital Insight, BellSouth, Cbeyond, and others. After earning his Ph.D., he went to work for Life Technologies as a bioinformatics software engineer. In 2011, he started working at Google as a software engineer. At Google, he worked on Google Genomics, a cloud software platform for genomic data analysis. Most recently, he switched to Google’s System Infrastructure team, which writes the software that manages Google’s data centers.

Home Depot Information Session

Speaker: 
Anthony R. Byrd
Affiliation: 
Home Depot
Time: 
Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Student Center East, Lanier Suite, Room 216
Fall
2015

Home Depot Information Session

If you are unable to visit the hiring managers from Home Depot at the All-Majors Career Fair on October 14, this is a chance to meet them face-to-face in an information session.

Home Depot representatives and hiring managers will discuss their internship and full-time job opportunities within the corporate IT department.

TAILGATING!

Speaker: 
FUN!
Affiliation: 
GSU, Go Panthers!
Time: 
Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Location: 
Georgia Dome, Blue Lot
Fall
2015

You are cordially invited to join the officers and members of ACM, IEEE, and AIS at the Georgia State versus Appalachian State football game on Saturday, October 10.

Meet us in the Blue Lot outside the Georgia Dome. We'll be there at 1:30 p.m., but you can join us any time before the game starts at 3:30 p.m. Look for the ACM banner and the officers wearing ACM shirts. (see below for maps)

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