40th Anniversary of the Department of Computer Science
IIT Invites You To
The Department of Computer Science
40th Anniversary Celebration
The computer science department welcomes everyone to attend what is sure to be a wonderful event. Listen to talks about cutting-edge topics in research and industry. Meet new and old members of the IIT CS community. Alumni: Visit your favorite faculty members, share memories with former classmates, and see how campus has changed since your time at IIT!
Current and former faculty participants will include Charlie Bauer, Robert B. K. Dewar, Martha Evens, Peter Greene, Robert Tobey, and Tony Wojcik.
Pictured above: Peter Greene, Anthony Wojcik, James Vandendorpe, Edmond Schonberg, Martha Evens, Sharad Wagle, and Charles Bauer.
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The McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC)
IIT Main Campus
33rd and State Street, Chicago
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
8:30 a.m. Registration (MTCC Auditorium) // Student Posters // Networking
9:00 a.m. Greetings from IIT Provost Alan Cramb
9:10 a.m. Review of the Department
Speaker: Xian-He Sun, Chair, Department of Computer Science
9:30 a.m. Big Data — Big Bets, Big Opportunities
Speaker: Ira (Gus) Hunt, CTO, Central Intelligence Agency.
10:30 a.m. Panel: The Next Wave of Computing
Panelists: Frederica Darema, Director, Mathematics, Information and Life Sciences,
Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Chris Gladwin, President and CEO, Cleversafe
Ira Hunt, CTO, Central Intelligence Agency
Roger Liew, CTO, Orbitz
Tim Stojka, CEO, Agentis Energy
Moderator: Xian-He Sun
Break or optional campus tour
12:00 p.m. Lunch (MTCC Ballroom)
Honoring IIT's Early Pioneers and Distinguished CS Alumni
1:45 p.m. Group Photograph (MTCC Ballroom)
2:00 p.m. Panel: Education and Me
Panelists:Andrea Berry (CS '84), SVP, Broadcast Operations
Fox Network Engineering & Operations
Vijay Gurbani (Ph.D. CS '04), Distinguished Engineer, Alcatel-Lucent
Cheryl Hyman (CS '96) Chancellor, City Colleges of Chicago
Timothy Koschmann, Professor, Medical Education, Southern Illinois University.
Sairam Rangachari (M.S. CS '02), Founder and CEO, BeeBillion.com
Bob Tobey, Founding Chair of the Department of Computer Science
Moderator: Martha Evens
Break or optional campus tour
3:30 p.m. Computer Science in 2050: Fueling Innovation
Speaker: Ron Hochsprung (CS '72), Apple Distinguished Engineer, Apple, Inc.
4:30 p.m. Networking and Cocktails for Alumni (hosted by CS)
IIT Department of Computer Science
When the Information Science Center became the Department of Computer Science in 1971, it was already offering master's degrees and outreach courses for high-school teachers and students. Since then, CS has become the largest department in the College of Science and Letters. It has developed a long history of providing a rigorous education with internship and research opportunities in industry and national laboratories.Read more about our history...
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