Special CSL Social Hour, March 31

Welcome back!! We are very pleased to have Professor Ravishankar Iyer as our guest speaker for this week’s special social hour on Friday, March 31 at 3:00PM in 369 CSL. This special session is titled as “Sequences to Systems: Creating the CompGen Engine at Illinois”.

Bio: Professor Ravishankar Iyer is the George and Ann Fisher Distinguished Professor of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He holds joint appointments in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL), and the Department of Computer Science. He is an affiliate faculty of the Insititue for Genomic Biology (IGB) and National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). Iyer has led several large successful projects funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), National Science Foundation (NSF), and industry. He currently co-leads the CompGen Initiative at Illinois. Funded by NSF and partnering with industry leaders, hospitals, and research laboratories, CompGen aims to build a new computational platform to address both accuracy and performance issues for a range of genomics applications. Professor Iyer is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He has received several awards, including the IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award, and the 2011 Outstanding Contributions award by the Association of Computing Machinery. Professor Iyer is also the recipient of the degree of Doctor Honaris Causa from Toulouse Sabatier University in France.

Important: The Video-of-the-Month is due by 5 pm, Thursday, March 30.  The link to upload your videos is:  go.illinois.edu/bestvideo.