CRA-W/CDC DLS Oct 21-22, 2010

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About the event

The CRA-W/CDC Distinguished Lecturer Series event features talks by distinguished researchers in computer science and highlights the innovative work being done in the field. There will also be an informational graduate school panel, with the speakers and local graduate students participating in candid discussion about what it's like to do research and more. This two-day event is one of less than 10 held at different institutions nation-wide.

Learn more about the CRA-W/CDC DLS series.

About the speakers

Prof. Stephanie Forrest, University of New Mexico

Stephanie Forrest is Professor and Chairman of Computer Science at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Professor Forrest received the Ph.D. in Computer and Communication Sciences from the University of Michigan. Before joining UNM she worked for Teknowledge Inc. and was a Director's Fellow at the Center for Nonlinear Studies, Los Alamos National Laboratory. Professor Forrest is a member of the External Faculty at the Santa Fe Institute and Co-chair of its Science Board. She also served as SFI's Interim Vice President 1999-2000.


Dr. Mary Czerwinski, Microsoft Research

Mary Czerwinski is a Research Area Manager of the Visualization and Interaction for Business and Entertainment (VIBE) research group at Microsoft Research. The group is responsible for studying and designing advanced technology and interaction techniques that leverage human capabilities across a wide variety of input and output channels. Mary's primary research areas include studying group awareness systems, information visualization and task switching. She has held positions at University of Washington, Compaq Computer Corporation, Rice University, Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Corporation, and Bell Communications Research. She received a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Indiana University in Bloomington. Mary is active in the field of Human-Computer Interaction, publishing and participating in a wide number of conferences, professional venues and journals. More information about Dr. Czerwinski can be found at

http://research.microsoft.com/users/marycz.



Schedule

Description of main events

Thursday, Oct. 21

10/21 Schedule
Time/Location Event

11:50am - 1:00pm
Lunch provided

Room 241

Ford Hall
Smith College

Pathways to research careers

Prof. Forrest and Dr. Czerwinski

3:00 - 4:30pm
Refreshments provided

O'Conner Commons

Pratt Building
Amherst College

Meet-and-greet Tea

Short talks:
Cybersecurity, Prof. Forrest
VIBE projects, Dr. Czerwinski

5:30 - 6:30pm

Food 101

South Hadley

Dinner

by invitation only

7:30pm

Dessert reception to follow

Hooker Auditorium

Clapp Building
Mount Holyoke College

Distinguished Lecture: Why a computer needs an immune system and why an immune system needs a computer

Prof. Stephanie Forrest, University of New Mexico

Friday, Oct. 22

10/22 Schedule
Time/Location Event

10:15-11:15am
Refreshments served prior

Room 150/151

Computer Science Building
UMass Amherst

Automatic Program Repair with Evolutionary Computation
Technical talk

Prof. Stephanie Forrest, University of New Mexico

12:20 - 1:15pm
Lunch provided, available starting at 12:00pm

Morrison Room

Willits Center
Mount Holyoke College

Distinguished Lecture: Recent Advances in Visualization and Interaction for Business and Entertainment

Dr. Mary Czerwinski, Microsoft Research

1:30 - 2:30pm

Morrison Room

Willits Center
Mount Holyoke College

Panel on Graduate School

Prof. Stephanie Forrest, University of New Mexico
Dr. Mary Czerwinski, Microsoft Research
UMass graduate students

2:30pm

Morrison Room

Willits Center
Mount Holyoke College

Reception