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OMSCS 10th Anniversary Celebration and Conference Welcome Reception

10 years. 10,000 graduates.

Join us on April 29 for the official OMSCS 10th Anniversary Celebration, which will double as the welcome reception for the conference! We'll have a fantastic lineup of speakers and special guests—you won't want to miss it!

Where: Biltmore Imperial Ballroom (a block away from the conference venue)
817 W Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308

When: 6:00-9:00 pm

Food: Dinner and drinks (each attendee will receive 2 drink tickets)


Featuring...

 

Special Guest:

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Ángel Cabrera

President Ángel Cabrera

We're thrilled that Ángel Cabrera, President of Georgia Tech, will be joining us for this momentous occasion! Cabrera is Georgia Tech's 12th president. Under his leadership, more than 5,700 members of the Georgia Tech community contributed to a new 10-year strategic plan that launched in November 2020. The plan is grounded on a new mission statement that reaffirms Tech’s commitment to “developing leaders who advance technology and improve the human condition.” As president during the Covid-19 pandemic, Cabrera led the Institute through one of the most critical times in its history to break records in student applications and enrollment, graduation rates, and research awards. For more on President Cabrera, click here.

 

Talks From:

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Zvi Galil

Zvi Galil

We welcome back to the OMSCS Conference Zvi Galil, former John P. Imlay, Jr. Dean of Computing, Frederick G. Storey Chair in Computing, and Executive Advisor to Online Programs at Georgia Tech. Galil's credentials include serving as president of Tel Aviv University and as chair of the Computer Science Departments at both Tel Aviv University and Columbia University, as well as authoring over 200 scientific papers, editing 5 books, and giving more than 250 lectures in 30 countries. Many of us know him best as a moving force behind the establishment of the OMSCS program. For more on Zvi Galil, revisit our 2023 OMSCS Conference Keynote page.

 

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Sebastian Thrun

Sebastian Thrun

Sebastian Thrun pursues research on robotics, artificial intelligence, education, human computer interaction, and medical devices, and he was a key figure in the founding of OMSCS. He co-developed the first global MOOC and founded Google's self driving car team. He also founded Google X and founded and sold a number of tech companies, including Udacity (an early OMSCS partner) and KittyHawk. Fast Company named Thrun the fifth most creative person in business, and Foreign Policy touted him Global Thinker #4. He won numerous awards, including the Max Planck Research Award. For more on Sebastian Thrun, click here.

 

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Alex Orso

Alex Orso

Alex Orso is a professor and interim Dean of the College of Computing at Georgia Tech. He received his M.S. degree in electrical engineering (1995) and his Ph.D. in computer science (1999) from Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Orso has been a member of the Georgia Tech community since March 2000. His area of research is software engineering, with emphasis on software testing and program analysis. He is also the co-founder and inaugural director of the new Scientific Software Engineering Center, which aims to develop new methodologies for improving high-performance scientific software and train tomorrow’s software engineers. For more on Alex Orso, click here.

 

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Steven McLaughlin

Provost Steven. W. McLaughlin

Steven W. McLaughlin is the provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs at the Georgia Tech. He is a professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is a co-founder of CREATE-X, which has successfully launched 225 student-led companies and engaged more than 4,000 students in the principles and practice of evidence-based entrepreneurship. He was also the first Georgia Tech recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) where he was cited by President Clinton "for leadership in the development of high-capacity, nonbinary optical recording formats." For more on Provost McLaughlin, click here.

 

... and Master of Ceremonies:

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David Joyner

David Joyner

David Joyner is Executive Director of Online Education & OMSCS in Georgia Tech's College of Computing. His research focuses on online education and learning at scale, especially as they intersect with for-credit offerings at the graduate and undergraduate levels. His emphasis is on designing learning experiences that leverage the opportunities of online learning to compensate for the loss of synchronous collocated class time. Joyner has received several awards for his work in teaching online, including the 2019 USG Regents' Teaching Excellence Award for Online Teaching, 2018 Georgia Tech Center for Teaching & Learning Curriculum Innovation Award, and the 2016 Georgia Tech College of Computing Lockheed Excellence in Teaching Award. For more on David Joyner, click here.

Program

Check out the Program page for the full program!

Questions About the Conference?

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