Computer Science Department Holds Symposium on Collaborative Autonomous Systems

Posted: May 5, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Department of Computer Science will hold a free half-day symposium on collaborative autonomous systems on Tuesday, May 20, at the Fairfax Campus. The program begins at 8 a.m.

“CS Partners Day” is designed to acquaint area technical, program, and project managers with the capabilities of George Mason’s computer science faculty and the collaborative opportunities available. The symposium will explore the underlying technologies of trends such as miniaturization; reduced power requirements; accurate global positioning systems; and low-cost, highly reliable computers, communication infrastructure, sensors, and mobile electromechanical devices that can be applied to national defense, business, and consumer products.

A keynote by Rear Adm. Charles Hamilton, deputy program executive officer for ships for the U.S. Navy, will be followed by presentations from George Mason computer science faculty members on their current research. A panel discussion on industry and government research needs features Don Reago, technical director, Night Vision Lab; Steven King, Office of the Secretary of Defense; and Jeff Fleisher, In-Q-Tel Liaison Office, Central Intelligence Agency. Following a buffet lunch, informal discussions conclude the program.

The symposium is sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton, CACI International Inc., Microsoft, and Northrop Grumman Mission Systems. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information or to register, call (703) 993-1530 or e-mail Carol Trayers.

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