CS Colloquium (BMAC)


siegel Computer Science Department Colloquium
Computer Science Meets Commercialization: Observations from the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show

Speaker: Joe Gersch, Instructor, Computer Science Department, Colorado State University

11:00AM ~ 11:50AM, Feburary 12, 2018

Where: CSB130

Abstract:CES is the world's gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years — the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. The 2018 conference was held in Las Vegas from January 9th through 13th. Attendance was over 184,000 people and had more than 4000 exhibitors spread over the LV convention center and multiple hotels. Dr. Gersch will present photos from the conference and discuss the CS implications observed across a wide range of topics: Internet of Things, Smart Cities, Smart Homes; robotics and machine intelligence, virtual reality, gaming, self-driving cars, home entertainment, and the pervasive use of voice and artificial intelligence across a wide variety applications.

Bio:Dr. Gersch is an instructor at Colorado State University, currently teaching "CS 356 - SYSTEMS SECURITY" and "CS 457 - COMPUTER NETWORKS AND THE INTERNET". His areas of research involve systems security, BGP network security, security analytics and visualization.
Dr. Gersch is also the President of Invykta LLC, a computer security R&D and consulting company, and is an Innovator in Residence at CableLabs, the research arm of the world-wide cable industry. Dr. Gersch combines industry and academia together to bring interesting perspectives to his teaching and research.
Prior to Invykta, Dr. Gersch was the President and CEO of Secure64 Software Corporation ( where he also served as CTO and COO over the past 13 years. Prior to Secure64, Dr. Gersch was a 24-year veteran of HP where he managed Research and Development and Marketing departments that delivered innovative products across a wide range of technologies. Dr. Gersch earned a B.S. in Computer Science at the University of Michigan and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Colorado State University.