Seminars & Colloquia
Computer Science, NCSU
"Computer Science - The Next 20 Years"
Monday January 30, 2006 10:00 AM (talk begins) 9:30 AM (reception begins)
Location: 136, MRC NCSU Centennial Campus
(Visitor parking instructions)
Abstract: Computer Science is changing. Computer Science was never a static science, but in this century the rate of change and the pressure to maintain relevance and keep up with the latest technologies has increased considerably. Many leading computer science departments see (and are making) changes in their student, funding and research domain profiles in response to this. This talk examines some of the current information technology and computer science trends, and their short and long term impacts on a computer science department in a research extensive institution. Possible reactive and pro-active solutions to issues these changes bring are discussed.
Short Bio: Mladen A. Vouk received Ph.D. from the King's College, University of London, U.K. He is Interim Department Head and Professor of Computer Science, and Associate Vice Provost for Information Technology at N.C. State University, Raleigh, N.C., U.S.A. Dr. Vouk has extensive experience in both commercial software production and academic computing. He is the author/co-author of over 180 publications. His research and development interests include software engineering, scientific computing, information technology (IT) assisted education, and high-performance networks. Dr. Vouk is a member, former chairman, and former secretary of the IFIP Working Group 2.5 on Numerical Software, and a recipient of the IFIP Silver Core award. He is an IEEE Fellow, and a member of IEEE Reliability, Communications, Computer, and Education Societies, and of the IEEE TC on Software Engineering. He is a member of ACM, ASQ, and Sigma Xi. He is on several editorial boards of professional journals.
Host: Christopher Healey, Computer Science, NCSU