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IBM-UMBC Day

Friday, April 6, 2018
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
Performing Arts and Humanities Building
1000 Hilltop Circle | Baltimore, MD 21250

UMBC is pleased to host the first ever IBM-UMBC Day on Friday, April 6th.

IBM-UMBC Day will create connections and enhance collaboration between UMBC faculty, students, and guests with IBM researchers and thought leaders around topics impacting the future of computing.

Technical talks by IBM and UMBC researchers will include Artificial Intelligence/Watson, Blockchain, Quantum Computing, and Cybersecurity.

Please register for the event here.

For questions about the event, please contact Natalie Brianas, Associate Director of Corporate Relations at nbrianas@umbc.edu.

ATTENTION STUDENTS! You do not need to attend the entire day. Please RSVP and participate as you are available. We look forward to seeing you there!

Agenda

*All technical talks will take place in the Concert Hall (PAHB 235).

Click on speaker name below for bio. For full Speaker Bio list click here.

9:00-9:30 Welcoming Remarks
Keith Bowman, Dean, College of Engineering & Information Technology (COEIT), UMBC
Dave McQueeney, IBM VP of Corporate Technology and Community and Global University Programs
Anupam Joshi, Chair and Professor, Computer Science & Electrical Engineering, UMBC
Yelena Yesha, Distinguished Professor, Computer Science & Electrical Engineering, UMBC
Andy Rindos, IBM Head, RTP Center for Advanced Studies (CAS)


Keynote Introduction
Karl Steiner, Vice President for Research, UMBC and Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Affiliate Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

9:35-10:00 Keynote Address: Law, Technology and Public Policy
Michelle Browdy, IBM Senior Vice President of Legal

10:00-10:45 Quantum Computing
Andrew Wack, IBM Q Platform Software Architect, Quantum
Sam Lomonaco, Professor, Computer Science & Electrical Engineering, UMBC
Todd Pittman, Professor and Graduate Program Director, Physics, UMBC


10:45-11:25 Cybersecurity
Jeff Crume, IBM Distinguished Engineer, IT Security
Anupam Joshi, Chair and Professor, Computer Science & Electrical Engineering, UMBC

11:30-1:00 Lunch and Networking Break

  • Lunch for Faculty, Staff, and Guests (PAHB 102)
  • Lunch for Students (PAHB 229)
  • Student Research Posters (Lobbies & Atrium)
  • IBM Technical Demos (PAHB 105)
  • IBM Career Coaching & Information (PAHB 123/124)

1:00-1:50 Watson and Cloud
Mac Devine, IBM Fellow and VP of IBM Watson and Cloud Platform
Yelena Yesha, Distinguished Professor, Computer Science & Electrical Engineering, UMBC
Tim Finin,
Professor, Computer Science & Electrical Engineering, UMBC

1:50-2:30 Internet of Things/Cyber-Physical Systems
Tim Hahn, IBM Distinguished Engineer, IoT
Nilanjan Banerjee, Associate Professor, Computer Science & Electrical Engineering, UMBC


2:30-2:55 Blockchain
Roman Vaculin, IBM Research, Blockchain

2:55-3:00 Closing Remarks
Keith Bowman, Dean, College of Engineering & Information Technology (COEIT), UMBC

*The final program will be available at the event.