- About the College
- Future Students
- Current Students
|8:45am – 9:15am |
KACB Annex Entryway
|9:15am – 9:30am |
Rich DeMillo, Dean of the College of Computing
|9:30am – 10:15am |
|Session 1 – Computing Education |
The expanding global marketplace and the evolution of the technology industry have precipitated major transformations within computer science education. The name itself – “computer science” – is generally considered too narrow for a field that has experienced rapid growth compared to sister disciplines such as physics, math and engineering. With support from key industry visionaries and organizations, academia has begun to focus on new, contextualized learning approaches to generate a more diverse, engaged and socially-aware student body that will thrive in the new computing environment. This panel will explore how academia and industry can empower today’s computing students with an expansive knowledge base that can be applied across multiple disciplines and geographic boundaries in order to achieve lifelong success in an integrated, dynamic and globally-competitive world.
Deepak Kumar, Professor & Chair of Computer Science
Vanessa Larco, Computer Science Student
|10:20am – 11:05am |
|Session 2 – Emerging Tools for Large Scale Problem Solving |
Effective solution of important real-world problems such as developing a cure for cancer or finding information on the Internet requires a combination of sophisticated computational tools, deep theoretical understandings and insights concerning the nature of complex systems, and careful management of critical data. No longer a “nice-to-have,” computation is now a “must have” to attack important problems such as these. This panel will explore emerging large-scale computational methods and underlying theoretical developments that are necessary for solving emerging problems in critical areas of broad societal impact such as information retrieval, bioinformatics, and computational science and engineering.
|11:10am – 11:55am |
|Session 3 – Social Computing |
Suddenly idealistic views of an Internet "for the people" seem possible. Bloggers and citizen journalists write commentaries that have an impact on real-world affairs. Virtual economies such as Second Life generate GDPs in actual dollars bigger than some real-world nations. Teenagers live online, connecting to one another in unprecedented ways. The next generation is web-savvy well beyond what even pundits imagined. What does this mean for the future of the Internet and business? What does it mean for the future of computer science and computer science education?
|12:00pm – 1:00pm |
KACB 1116E & W
1:00pm - 2:00pm
|"The New Face of Computing"|
Craig Mundie, Chief Research & Strategy Officer
|2:00pm – 2:45pm |
|Session 4 – Robotics & Intelligent Machines |
Robotics is gradually expanding beyond the factory floor to become a ubiquitous technology for assistance to people in their homes, in the workplace and as part of leisure activities. In its most general form, robotics is endowing computers with ways to physically interact with the world. In the new face of computing these systems will significantly influence our everyday lives and at the same time build bridges across many different disciplines. This panel will explore the robotics domain from both industrial, core computing and integration perspectives and discuss a number of promising avenues for progress.
|2:50pm – 3:35pm |
| Session 5 – Providing Usable Security |
As ordinary citizens and businesses conduct more of their daily activities in the digital world, an ever increasing amount of their personal information is moving out of the physical world and into the online world. This information ranges from financial and health records to proprietary information that is critical to the operation of businesses. While there is no doubt that representing such information digitally brings great convenience and enables compelling new applications, it also means that ordinary users are being asked to take control of sensitive information to ensure that it is adequately protected and appropriately shared. How to empower users to safeguard their sensitive digital information is a major challenge that we all face. Usable security solutions that can protect such information are essential if we are to enable users and organizations to effectively protect their critical information. This panel will explore usable security challenges and strategies that must be developed to address them.
|3:40pm – 4:25pm |
| Session 6 – Next Gen Computing |
|4:30pm – 5:00pm |
|5:00pm – 7:00pm |
Beginning in the KACB Atrium.
|Reception and Red Carpet iMovie Premiere |
Please stay after the symposium for a celebratory reception for speakers, attendees, faculty, staff and students. As part of the evening, we will be revealing the winners of the College of Computing Student iMovie Competition at a red carpet premiere in the Christopher W. Klaus Advanced Computing Building Atrium.