Houston, TX 77005
4:00 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013
On Campus | Alumni,
In the modern world, computers and computing are ubiquitous. They are everywhere in academia--in science and engineering, to be sure, but even in the humanities and social sciences. And the "real world" is no different, as computation and information technology fundamentally change the way we do business, practice law and keep ourselves healthy. However you'd never know that computers are indispensable to modern life by visiting the websites of most of our major universities because at those universities, the status of computer science (to say nothing of the broader field of computing) does not reflect its central importance. Georgia Tech is one of very few U.S. schools with a College of Computing. In this talk I will share stories about our College: who we are, what we offer, how we succeed and where we want to go from here. Much of what we do would not be possible without our being a College of a proper size. At Georgia Tech, we have the right model for computing education and research in the 21st century--and I will tell you why.