NC State University

Department of Computer Science Colloquia 2002-2003

A telecast to Duke U. and UNC as part of
Triangle Computer Science Distinguished Lecturer Series

Date:   Monday, October 21, 2002
Time:   4:00 PM (Talk), 3:00 PM (reception, 463 EGRC)
Place:   313 EGRC, NCSU Centennial Campus (click for courtesy parking request)

Speaker:  Peter A. Freeman , CISE, NSF (... for a copy slides, click here...)

Research and Education Challenges in Computing

Abstract:   There are many challenges facing us as computing researchers and educators. This talk will outline three major research challenges - cybersecurity, cyberinfrastructure, and the science of design - and discuss some educational issues facing our field.

Short Bio:   Peter A. Freeman was founding Dean of the College of Computing at Georgia Tech in 1990. Since May 2002, he has been on leave to be an Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation, heading the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate. As an Assistant Director he is part of the senior management team that helps formulate national science policy and that operates the NSF. As AD/CISE, he oversees a staff of approximately 85 and a funding budget in excess of $500M/year. Dr. Freeman received his Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1970, his M.A. in mathematics and psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1965, and his B.A. in physics and mathematics from Rice University in 1963.

Host:   Annie Anton, Computer Science, NCSU

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