9th Annual Computer Science Symposium

February 25, 2013

Symposium imageThe UNM Computer Science Graduate Students Association is coordinating the 9th Annual UNM CS Symposium, an all-day event with a keynote address, talks by graduate students and a poster session showcasing big ideas in computer science, on Thursday, March 28, 2013 in the Centennial Engineering Center.

The keynote speech will be presented at noon by Dr. Nancy Amato, a Distinguished Scientist for 2012 by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). Dr. Amato is co-director of the Parasol Lab at Texas A&M. She is a Deputy Director of the Institute for Applied Math and Computational Science (IAMCS), an Associate Director of the Center for Large-Scale Scientific Simulations (CLASS), and chair of the university-level Alliance for Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Systems Biology (ABCS).

Nancy AmatoHer main areas of research focus are motion planning and robotics, computational biology and geometry, and parallel and distributed computing. Current representative projects include the development of a new technique for modeling molecular motions (e.g., protein folding), investigation of new strategies for crowd control and simulation, and STAPL, a parallel C++ library enabling the development of efficient, portable parallel programs.

CSGSA is now accepting abstracts and requests for poster slots. Submit an abstract to now! This is a great opportunity to promote your big ideas, practice your presentation skills and get feedback on your research. Deadline for abstracts: Feb. 28.

Schedule:

10:00 - 11:00 -- Grad Student Talks

11:00 - 12:30 -- Keynote Speech by Dr. Nancy Amato

12:30 - 2:00 -- Lunch

2:00 - 4:30 -- Grad Student Talks

4:30 - 6:00 -- Poster Session/Reception

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