Atlanta Alumni Event: 'Using Data for Social Good'

Feb 20, 2018
6 p.m.
8 p.m.
Atlanta, Ga

Join the WashU Atlanta Network for a special presentation by Dr. Ellen Zegura, BS '83, MS '90, DSc '93, followed by a networking reception. At Georgia Tech, Dr. Zegura helped combine a culture of philanthropy and computing as an agent of change through the Computing for Good initiative a project-based teaching and research activity that focuses on using computing to solve pressing societal problems. The presentation will share how computing and related disciplines can play a critical role in addressing systemic societal problems, and that tackling such problems can push the intellectual boundaries of the disciplines.

6 p.m. - Registration, Heavy Appetizers, and Open Bar
6:30 p.m. - Using Data for Social Good and Q&A
7:15 p.m. - Reception Continues

Ellen W. Zegura earned bachelor’s degrees in computer science and electrical engineering, and a master’s and DSc in computer science, all from Washington University in St. Louis. Since 1993, she has been on the faculty of the College of Computing at Georgia Tech, where she conducts research and teaches in computer networking and computing for development. She is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the ACM, and an elected member of the Computing Research Association Board (CRA). Since Fall 2014 she has been on the Executive Board of the CRA. She served on the NSF CISE Advisory Committee from 2005-2009.

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