Computer Science Hosts Partners Day Symposium

Posted: May 3, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Department of Computer Science will host a free half-day symposium to explore the underlying technologies that help confront the information avalanche tomorrow on the Fairfax Campus. The program begins at 8 a.m.

The second “CS Partners Day” is designed to acquaint area technical, government, and project managers with the capabilities of George Mason’s computer science faculty’s current research initiatives and establish partner research initiatives, with a potential for industry, government, university collaborative research, or formation of research consortium. The symposium will explore how underlying technology trends such as miniaturization; accurate global positioning systems; science and engineering experiments; and low-cost, highly reliable computers, communication infrastructure, sensors, and mobile electromechanical devices are yielding new and large sources of information. The symposium will discuss methods that need to be developed that will collect, process and fuse the data, analyze and assess the credibility of the information, and present it in an actionable form while reducing the information overload on the decision maker.

A keynote by Priscilla E. Guthrie, deputy assistant secretary of defense and deputy chief information officer, U.S. Department of Defense, will be followed by presentations from George Mason computer science faculty members on their current research. A panel discussion on confronting the information avalanche will feature Greg Fox, CTO, Federal Enterprise Solutions, Northrop Grumman Information Technology; Robert Graybill and Ted Senator, program managers, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency/Information Processing Technology Office; and David Bernholz, chief, Advanced Technology Group, Office of Architecture and Systems Engineering, Central Intelligence Agency. Following a buffet lunch, informal discussions conclude the program.

The symposium is sponsored by America Online, Booz Allen Hamilton, CACI, Microsoft, and Northrop Grumman Information Technology. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information or to register, call 703-993-1530 or e-mail Nooshi Mohebi at

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