CS Colloquium (BMAC)



Computer Science Department Special Seminar
Navigating the Next Decade in Computer Science

Craig Partridge, Raytheon BBN Technologies, Cambridge, MA

When: 9:00AM ~ 10:30AM, November 9, 2017

Where: CSB130

Abstract:Yet again, Computer Science education and research are evolving in ways that invite us to seize new opportunities and address new challenges.  On the opportunity front, we appear to finally have tools to substantially increase the fraction of computer science majors who are women.  One of our challenges is soaring enrollment. Both more students are majoring in computer science and more non-majors are taking advanced courses and meeting that demand has the potential to stress any computer science department.  Another challenge is that Moore’s Law really is finally coming to an end. Its end may require us to teach students a new set of skills if they are to work in a post-Moore’s Law world.  Having discussed these field-wide issues, I will finish my talk with a narrower presentation of my current efforts to revolutionize how we enable research in wireless data communications.

Bio: Craig Partridge is Chief Scientist for Networking Research at Raytheon BBN Technologies. He is best known for designing how Internet email is routed and developing the world’s fastest Internet routers – contributions for which he was recently inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame.  He is a Fellow of the IEEE and ACM and a member of the Advisory Committee for the National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) and a member of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Research Council. Craig received his A.B., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University.