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The Growth of Empiricism in Computer Science: Successes, Challenges, & Implications

2015 Robert Kahn & Patrice Lyons Lecture Series at The Grove School of Engineering
When May 07, 2015
from 12:15 PM to 02:00 PM
Where Steinman Hall, Rm116
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Contact Phone 212-650-5167
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Alfred Spector was vice president of Research and Special Initiatives at Google, responsible for Google's Research programs and also for Google’s open source, university relations, internationaliza-tion, and (many) education initiatives from 2007 to 2014. He was also recently engineering lead for Google Social impact engineering. Previously, Dr. Spector was vice president of strategy and technol-ogy at IBM’s Software Business, and prior to that, he was vice president of services and software research across IBM. He was also founder and CEO of Tran-sarc Corporation and was a faculty member at Car-negie Mellon University, specializing in highly reli-able, highly scalable distributed computing.

Dr. Spector received his Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford and a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from Harvard. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the IEEE, and the ACM. Dr. Spector is also the recipient of the 2001 IEEE Computer Society’s Tsutomu Kanai Award for work in scalable architectures and distrib-uted systems.

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