News for the GT Computing Community
January 26, 2018
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Flashpoint: Engineering Startup Success

Flashpoint is more than just a center for startup engineering. It’s a place that changes mindsets and the future of companies. This was the common theme at its 2018 Innovation for All Conference & Cohort 8 Demo Day on Jan. 23. Full Story

 Student News

School of IC Student Earns Focus Fellowship

Full Story
Adobe Offers Two Students Funding, Access to Creative Cloud
Full Story

 Faculty News

Leahy, Foley Awarded Emeritus Status
Full Story

 GT Computing in the News

Trust Me, I'm a Robot
PC Magazine - Full Story
Alum & OMSCS Grad  Quits Job after 22 years for His Call to Teach
Gwinnett Daily Post - Full Story

 Bits & Bytes

• Facebook has provided a gift of $500,000 to the newly formed Center for Machine Learning at Georgia Tech (ML@GT). These funds will support research efforts in artificial intelligence and other ML@GT activities. Facilitated by School of IC Assistant Professors Devi ParikhDhruv Batra, and Professor Irfan Essa, the two-year gift is a step toward Facebook’s longer-term commitment to strengthening relationships with Georgia Tech.

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Jan. 29
Resume Cram
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Klaus Bldg. Atrium
Jan. 29
Blackbaud Day on Campus
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
CCB Commons
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
CCB, Rm. 017
Jan. 30 - Feb. 1
GT Computing Career Fair
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. daily
Klaus Bldg. Atrium
Jan. 31
School of CS Distinguished Lecture
Alex Aiken, Stanford Univ.
Programming Heterogeneous, Distributed Parallel Machines
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Klaus Bldg., Rm. 2443
Jan. 31
Oath/Yahoo Tech Talk
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Howey Bldg., L3
Jan. 27-28
GT Computing Make a Difference Hackathon
Sat., 11 a.m. - Sun., 2 p.m.
Klaus Bldg. Atriium
Feb. 2
Capital One Lunch 'n Learn
Noon - 2 p.m.
CCB, Rm. 345
Feb. 2
School of CSE Faculty Candidate Seminar
Erin Carson, NYU
Sparse Linear Algebra in the Exascale Era
11 a.m. - noon
Klaus Bldg., Rm. 2447
Feb. 3
DATATHON at Georgia Tech
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Klaus bldg., Rm. 1116
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