Society and the Computing Profession
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Saurabh Bagchi – West Lafayette, IN, United States
Why Being a Faculty Member Beats Being a Rock Star
In this talk, I will prove through careful analysis, rigorous empirical evidence, and wild anecdotes that being a faculty member at a tier 1 research university is far preferable to being a...
Michel Beaudouin-Lafon – Orsay Cedex, France
Research metrics: the good, the bad and the ugly of bibliometrics and University rankings
Over the past decade, research metrics have become an important part of the discourse on research, from hiring committees to government policy. Researchers display their h-index on their web...
Tracy K Camp – CO, United States
The Incredible Shrinking Pipeline
The number of Bachelor degrees awarded in Computer Science in the United States reached an all-time high in 2002-03 (57,439), and the trend of women earning a...
What I know now ... that I wish I knew then
Tracy Camp, a Full Professor of computer science, has received over 20 grants from the National Science Foundation, including a prestigious NSF CAREER award. In total, her projects have...
Geraldine Fitzpatrick – Vienna, Austria
Changing Academic Life: sharing experiences and strategies
It doesn’t matter with whom you talk or what country or institution they come from, almost every academic will say that the nature of academic work is changing significantly and that the...
Silvia Giordano – MANNO ,TI, Switzerland
The role of Applied Studies
The applied research is more close to real world than basic research, and for this reason is closer to industry. But, it is also fun and as challenging as basic research. How applied research can...
Donald Gotterbarn – Johnson City, TN, United States
Computer Ethics and Technology
This talk focuses on computer ethics as it relates to the day to day activities of practicing computer professionals. The emphasis is on real world moral and legal issues for the practicing...
Software Development: More Than Just Programming
We are often surprised by the number of non-programming related issues that affect the professional’s efforts to develop quality software and web interfaces. Development efforts are...
Unmanaged Risk: Why Systems Don't Work
The focus on software testing and risk analysis during software development has only had a limited effect in reducing software failures. This talk will present a new approach to the identification...
Michael Gschwind – Yorktown Heights, NY, United States
Technology Futures - The IBM Technology Forecast
Join me for a look at IBM's vision for the near term future, or as IBM terms it, IBM's Global Technology Outlook (GTO). IBM Research and its global community of some of the...
Laura M Haas – San Jose, CA, United States
Impact! Great Research, Great Scientists, Great Careers
I have worked with researchers in both industry and academia over the course of my career, and helped many to grow their influence and stature. This talk is a compilation of the best...
Vicki L Hanson – Dundee, United Kingdom
Nearly 1 of every 5 people either currently has a disability or will develop a one in their lifetime. For these...
Letizia Jaccheri – Trondheim, Norway
From Software through Art to Social Entrepreneurship
The main goal of my research through 30 years is to understand software by empirical studies. While researchers traditionally use students as subjects to pilot studies before they are...
Min-Yen Kan – Singapore, Singapore
Technology vs Learner Engagement: Always a Trade Off?
Does have more learners necessarily mean less engagement? Hear the perspectives of experts from research and practice on what technologies can be used to up your engagement with learners and...
David J Kasik – Sammamish, WA, United States
Lessons Learned: Technology Transition
New research occurs internationally and at a breathtaking rate. Publications and presentations routinely feature novel concepts that could be highly beneficial. Even so, putting the...
Varun G Menon – Kochi, Kerala, India
Essential Researcher Identifiers and Benefits of Reviewing Manuscripts for Quality Journals
This lecture introduces some key identifiers-ORCID ID, Researcher ID, Scopus ID, Publons profile and Google Scholar, which are essential in distinguishing a researcher and getting credit...
- Securing Your Research Paper from Getting HijackedA hijacked journal is a legitimate academic journal for which a fake website has been created by a malicious third party for the purpose of fraudulently offering academicians the...
Sharath Pankanti – Yorktown Heights, NY, United States
Public Sector Surveillance
Situation awareness is the key to security. Awareness requires information that spans multiple scales of space and time. The increasing need for sophisticated surveillance systems and the move to...
Retail video analytics
The retail industry grosses trillions of USD revenue annually worldwide and provides numerous opportunities for innovation to facilitate real-world business operations. Applications include: loss...
Shrisha Rao – Bangalore, India
Safety Issues in Cyber-Physical Systems
Computers and software components are now integral to large complex systems in almost all sectors of modern society. The safety of such systems is therefore dependent upon many...
Andrzej Rucinski – Strafford, NH, United States
OPPORTUNITY OF INTERNET OF THINGS SEMINAR
Internet of Things (IoT) is an expanding space for researchers, students, and professionals. Development of IoT applications is hindered by the lack of available design tools,...
Jibonananda Sanyal – Oak Ridge, TN, United States
Location driven computing for real-time situational awareness and humanitarian response
The world of location enabled big-data has heralded a fundamental shift in how we interact with our surroundings. A large number of our day-to-day activities are being driven by knowledge...
Seth Shostak – Mountain View, CA, United States
The Challenges of Artificial Intelligence Boundless Benefits or the Threat of Runaway Machine Sentience?
Of the several transformative developments we can expect in the 21st century, none has more promise – or generates more concern – than the invention of generalized, artificial...
Developing Employability Skills using ICT Tools
Employability skill has become buzzword all across the world. The set of skills that empower someone to become competent enough so that he/she can survive in all odds. The employability...
Biplav Srivastava – Yorktown Heights, NY, United States
Joys and Challenges of On Demand Research in Industry
Industrial labs provide an alternative career option to research minded graduates in addition to academia. The opportunities to bring one's innovations to practical products are immense...
Richard Stallman – Boston, MA, United States
Should We Have More Surveillance Than The USSR?
Digital technology has enabled governments to impose surveillance that Stalin could only dream of, making it next to impossible to talk with a reporter undetected. This puts...
Sundar Vedantham – Allentown, PA, United States
Ethics, Morality, Virtues and Technology
Technology has always been looked at as a panacea for a lot of problems in the world. There is no doubt that it has improved human lives over the centuries. While luddites averse to any type of...
Tao Xie – Raleigh, IL, United States
Pathways to Technology Transfer and Adoption: Achievements and Challenges
Producing industrial impact has often been one of the important goals of academic or industrial researchers when conducting research. However, it is generally challenging to transfer research...
- Ethics, Morality, Virtues and Technology
- Should We Have More Surveillance Than The USSR?
- Joys and Challenges of On Demand Research in Industry
- The Challenges of Artificial Intelligence Boundless Benefits or the Threat of Runaway Machine Sentience?
- Location driven computing for real-time situational awareness and humanitarian response
- OPPORTUNITY OF INTERNET OF THINGS SEMINAR
- Securing Your Research Paper from Getting Hijacked
- Technology vs Learner Engagement: Always a Trade Off?
- From Software through Art to Social Entrepreneurship
- Research metrics: the good, the bad and the ugly of bibliometrics and University rankings