|Special Guest Lectures|
|Colorado State's Information Science & Technology Center (ISTeC)|
|Prof. H. J. Siegel, Colorado State University|
|Department Of Electrical And Computer Engineering And Department Of Computer Science|
|Johnston Hall 338
April 27, 2007 - 04:10 pm
The Information Science and Technology Center (ISTeC) at Colorado State University (CSU) is an existing organization whose accomplishments include improving information science and technology (IS&T) education. This talk will discuss ISTeC, including how it is meant to become a university-wide organization for promoting, facilitating, and enhancing CSU's research, education, and outreach activities pertaining to the design and innovative application of computer, communication, and information systems. ISTeC will be a faculty-driven organization and will function as a "Virtual College" within CSU in that it will encompass IS&T activities among faculty throughout the various existing colleges of the university. The goals of ISTeC are to: 1) make CSU a world-class institution in IS&T that attracts outstanding students and faculty, 2) help IS&T researchers and educators from different departments across the university to work together for their mutual benefit and the benefit of our students, 3) expand the external support for and the breadth and depth of research in IS&T, 4) provide staff and infrastructure support to enhance the effectiveness of faculty in obtaining external funding for IS&T activities, 5) develop education programs and standards to ensure the IS&T competence of our students, 6) enhance the IS&T scholarly and intellectual environment at CSU, 7) establish long-term relationships with Colorado IS&T-related industries, 8) publicize at the state, national, and international levels the impact of CSU's IS&T activities.
H. J. Siegel is the George T. Abell Endowed Chair Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Colorado State University (CSU), where he is also a Professor of Computer Science. He is the Director of the CSU Information Science and Technology Center (ISTeC), a university-wide organization for promoting, facilitating, and enhancing CSU's research, education, and outreach activities pertaining to the design and innovative application of computer, communication, and information systems. From 1976 to 2001, he was a Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. He received two B.S. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the M.A., M.S.E., and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the ACM. Prof. Siegel has co-authored over 330 published technical papers in the areas of parallel and distributed computing and communications. He was a Coeditor-in-Chief of the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, and was on the Editorial Boards of the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems and the IEEE Transactions on Computers.