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Silicon Valley: Monthly Lunch: Caltech Computes: Disrupting Science and Engineering with Computational Thinking with Adam Wierman
$20.00 (including lunch, tax and gratuity) and $5.00 for those not eating the buffet (please indicate “not eating” after your name when you register)

About the Event

Computational and algorithmic thinking are disrupting science and engineering, creating entirely new disciplines.  From developing new paradigms for computation—quantum computing and DNA computing—to pushing the boundaries of machine learning and statistics in ways that transform fields like astronomy, chemistry, neuroscience, economics, and biology, Caltech faculty are pioneering new disciplines at the interface of computer science.  This sort of "CS+X" research and education is pervasive at Caltech and is the centerpiece of Caltech's unique, distinctive approach to computer science.  In this talk, I will provide an overview of how computational and algorithmic thinking have begun toreshape Caltech through the "Caltech Computes" initiative, and what we have planned for the years to come.

Additional Details

  • Please RSVP by 5 pm on July 18th
  • Those who have not registered will have to wait at the door as registered alumni are seated first
  • Pay at the door
  • Registrants must pay whether they show up or not as we are charged based on the number of RSVPs we receive

About the Speaker

Adam Wierman is a Professor in the Department of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at Caltech, where he currently serves as Executive Officer (a.k.a. chair). He is also the director of the Information Science and Technology (IST) initiative. His research interests center around resource allocation and scheduling decisions in computer systems and services. He received the 2011 ACM SIGMETRICS Rising Star award, the 2014 IEEE Communications Society William R. Bennett Prize, and has been coauthor on papers that received of "best paper" awards at a variety of top conference and journals, including ACM SIGMETRICS, IEEE INFOCOM, IFIP Performance, the IEEE Green Computing Conference, IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, and ACM GREENMETRICS.

Questions? Contact: Peter Tong: peter@ipventure.com

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