How Computing Changed the World

(free and open to the public;
high school students/parents/teachers/administrators are particularly welcome

Ronda Henning (Harris), Rebecca Mazzone (NASA), Ryan Stansifer (FIT)
[Moderator: Philip Chan (FIT)]

Jan 17, Tue, 7-8pm, Hartley Room (2nd floor, Denius Student Center, Florida Tech)

Video: Windows Media (orignial version) , MP4

Slides: Stansifer, Mazzone, Chan

Flyer (with Hartley Room and parking highlighted)

Directions to Florida Tech campus
Campus map (Building 15 is Denius Student Center)

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Speakers representing academia, industry and government, from Florida Institute of Technology, Harris Corp. and NASA, will address ideas and impact of computing.

The digital age has changed so many aspects of daily life, such as banking, shopping, journalism and entertainment. There is now DNA analysis for forensics and gene discovery in the battle against diseases. Advances in computing have led to the creation of such companies as Apple, Google and Microsoft, and have contributed to advances in science and engineering.

About the speakers:

Ronda Henning, Harris Corp.

Ronda Henning is the Senior Scientist for Information Assurance at Harris Corporation. She has worked in the information assurance industry since 1979, first for the Department of Defense and then for Harris. She is a CISSP-ISSAP, CISSP-ISSMP, SSLCP, and CISM. Among her accomplishments are 3 patents on security vulnerability visualization, serving as a DARPA Principal Investigator, and as the Network Security Manager for the FAA Telecommunications Infrastructure Program.

Rebecca Mazzone, NASA

Rebecca currently works as a Project Manager for KSC's Information Technology Directorate. Focus areas in the Project Management Office include the Exploration Visualization Environment (EVE), the Virtual Camera, Communications & Imagery, Model-Based Systems Engineering, and coordination with Florida Tech on the 2012 International Space University Summer Studies Program. She also remains actively involved in simulation outreach, sharing NASA's advances and experiences with the wider M&S community, educators, and the general public.

Rebecca recently graduated as a member of KSC's inaugural Systems Engineering Advancement & Leadership (SEAL) class. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and a Masters Degree in Space Systems, both from the Florida Institute of Technology, and a Graduate Certificate from Stevens Institute of Technology in Space Systems Engineering.

Ryan Stansifer, Florida Tech

Dr. Ryan Stansifer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Sciences at the Florida Institute of Technology. He joined the faculty in 1995. He has a Ph.D. from Cornell University.

His research interests are in programming languages, especially type theory and functional language. He hopes to strengthen problem solving abilities in his students through intercollegiate programming competitions.