During this first Social Hour of Spring 2019 semester, Professor Klara Nahrstedt, Director of Coordinated Science Laboratory will welcome CSL graduate students, postdocs and faculty to the new semester and provide updates on various upcoming activities in Spring 2019. Discussion points will be the upcoming CSL Student Conference 2019, Video of the Month, PhD Thesis Award process, RT Chien Lecture, and other CSL-relevant information. Join us this Friday Jan. 25th at CSL 369 for snacks, coffee/tee and conversation with the CSL Director.
Bio: Klara Nahrstedt is the Ralph and Catherine Fisher Full Professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Computer Science Department, and the Director of Coordinated Science Laboratory at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Klara Nahrstedt received her BA in mathematics from Humboldt University, Berlin, in 1984, and M.Sc. degree in numerical analysis from the same university in 1985. She was a research scientist in the Institute for Informatik in Berlin until 1990. In 1995 she received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Computer and Information Science. She is the ACM Fellow, IEEE Fellow, and the Member of Leopoldina German National Academy of Sciences.