The Computer Science Department celebrated its 25th Anniversary with public seminars and an open-house reception on January 29, 2010. Vinton Cerf, vice president and chief Internet evangelist for Google, spoke to a full house in the Dome Room of the Rotunda. Widely acknowledged as the "father of the Internet," Mr. Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. He reminded the audience of the many responsibilities and challenges that still lie ahead for computer scientists of tod
ay and tomorrow. Professor Mary Lou Soffa, chair of the Computer Science Department, informed the audience of the many achievements of the Department's students and faculty, and then outlined the Department's goals for the next 25 years, including the move into the new Rice Hall Information Technology Engineering building in fall 2011. Professor Paul Reynolds presented a humorous history of the Department with many slides and anecdotes. A reception immediately followed the seminars, and featured poster presentations of current research of graduate and undergraduate students in the Department.
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