2005 - Computer Science

Computer Science in the New Information Society
November 4 - 6, 2005

Join fellow alumni and Yale faculty in Computer Science to explore the frontiers of computer science, the future of programming, sensitive information in a networked world, and challenges in biomedicine--and the usefulness of a Yale computer science education in the real world.

Both Graduate School alumni and Yale College alumni who majored in computer science are invited.





Friday, November 4


Registration will be open all day Friday, November 4.

The registration desk will be located in the Second Floor Atrium of Arthur K. Watson Hall, 51 Prospect Street, from 9 am - 5 pm, and in the Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Avenue, from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

11: 00 am - 12:30 pm    

Special Tour of the Newberry Organ, Woolsey Hall

Meet inside Woolsey Hall
Corner of Grove and Prospect Streets

Tour and demonstration of one of the most renowned Romantic organs in the world.

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm    

Special Tour of New Buildings and Projects on Science Hill

Meet in front of Arthur K. Watson Hall
51 Prospect Street

Yale architects and planners will guide a tour including the new engineering and chemistry buildings on Prospect Street, and a new undergraduate observatory in Farnam Gardens.



4:00 pm - 4:30 pm    

Welcoming Remarks

SSS 114 (Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall)
One Prospect Street

Jon Butler
Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Peter Salovey ’86 PhD (Psychology)
Dean, Yale College

Paul Hudak
Anniversary Conference Chair, Department of Computer Science

Abraham Silberschatz
Chair, Department of Computer Science

4:30 pm - 5:45 pm    

Panel: Computer Science Challenges in Biomedicine

SSS 114 (Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall) One Prospect Street

Mark Gerstein
Yale University

Martin Schultz
Yale University

Larry Hunter ’82 BA, ’89 PhD
University of Colorado at Denver Health Sciences Center

Richard M. Karp
University of California, Berkeley

Steven Salzberg ’80 BA, ’84 MPhil
University of Maryland

Donna Slonim ’90 BS
Tufts University

Gustavo Stolovitzky ’94 PhD (Mechanical Engineering)
IBM, TJ Watson Center

6:00 pm - 7:15 pm    


Peabody Museum of Natural History
170 Whitney Avenue

7:15 pm


Peabody Museum of Natural History


Saturday, November 5

9:00 am - 10:15 am    

The Future of Programming

SSS 114 (Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall)
One Prospect Street

Zhong Shao
Yale University

Olin Shivers ’83 BS (Computer Science and Math)
Georgia Institute of Technology

Benjamin Goldberg ’88 PhD
New York University

John Ellis ’85 PhD
Turn, Inc., Woodside, CA

Eric Freeman ’97 PhD
O’Reilly Media, Bainbridge Island, Washington

10:15 am - 10:45 am    

Coffee break

10:45 am - noon    

Panel: Sensitive Information in a Networked World

SSS 114, One Prospect Street

Joan Feigenbaum
Yale University

Josh Benaloh ’87 PhD
Microsoft, Redmond, Washington

Collin Jackson ’04 BS (Computer Science, Math and Philosophy)
Graduate Student, Stanford University

Michael Shamos ’78 PhD
Institute of eCommerce, Carnegie Mellon University

Rebecca Wright ’94 PhD
Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey

12:15 pm    


Yale College Dining Halls or
Presidents Room, Woolsey Hall
(Lunch locations will be printed on lunch tickets available in onsite registration packets)

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm    

Open House and Lab Tours

Arthur K. Watson Hall, 51 Prospect Street

Laboratory Demonstrations:
Humanoid Robotics Lab (5th floor)
Computer Graphics Lab (4th floor)
Computer Vision Lab (4th floor)
Networking Lab (ground floor, room 000)

Graduate Student Posters:

In addition to posters in the individual labs listed above, other graduate student posters describing current research will be on display in the hallways on the second floor.

In Room 200 there will be a rotating slide show featuring nostalgic pictures from years past.

Refreshments will be available in the Second Floor Atrium.

6:30 pm    

Cocktails and Dinner

Berkeley College Dining Hall
205 Elm Street

A “Yale Sustainable Food Project” dinner with locally-grown produce and other menu selections from oecologically-responsible sources.

A brief program of anedcotes and tributes from alumni will be held during dessert and coffee.


Sunday, November 6

9:00 am - 10:15 am    

Beyond the Ivy Tower: Using a Yale Education in the Real World

SSS 114 (Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall)
One Prospect Street

Drew McDermott
Yale University

Anatole Gershman ’79 PhD

Paul Ohm ’94 BS (Computer Science and Electrical Engineering)
U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

Doug McKenna ’76 BA (Computer Science and Math),
’78 MS (Engineering and Applied Science)
Mathemaesthetics, Inc., Boulder, Colorado

Victoria Yen ’03 BA
Harvard Business School, MBA Class of 2007
Citigroup Global Markets, Inc., New York, NY

10:30 am - noon    

Farewell Brunch

Hall of Graduate Studies Dining Hall
320 York Street