Randal E. Bryant, dean of the Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science spoke on “Data-Intensive Super Computing: Taking Google-Style Computing Beyond Web Search” as part of the Department of Computer Science Distinguished Lecture Series.
Much of Dr. Bryant’s research focuses on methods for formally verifying digital hardware and more recently, some forms of software.
Dr. Bryant is a fellow of the IEEE and the ACM, as well as a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
Dr. Bryant received his B.S. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Michigan in 1973, and his Ph.D. from MIT in 1981. He was on the faculty at Caltech from 1981 to 1984.
The Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering brought four distinguished scholars to the W. T. Young Library Auditorium on Friday, October 24 for the 2008 Ashland Inc. Distinguished Lecture Series.
Buddy D. Ratner opened the program and spoke on “New Thinking on Healing, Reconstruction and Regeneration.” He was followed by Rakesh K. Jai who spoke on “Taming Tumor Vessels to Treat Cancer: From Bench-to-Bedside and Back.”
The afternoon featured Samuel I. Stupp who spoke on “Nanotechnology for Regenerative Medicine,” followed by Kristi S. Anseth who spoke on “Engineering Hydrogel Niches to Promote Tissue Regeneration.”
Federal, state and local transportation researchers and transportation policy and planning officials, along with academic and industrial energy researchers shared ideas on how Kentucky and other states can handle challenges from diminishing energy resources as part of the “Rethinking Transportation for a Sustainable Future Conference” October 28 and 29, 2008 at the Galt House in Louisville.
The event featured writer and futurist James Howard Kunstler, author of “The Long Emergency” as the Tuesday morning keynote speaker. More information about the conference is available online at www.rethinkingtransportation.com. This conference is sponsored by the Community Transportation Innovation Academy at the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville.