Winter 2016 - Top Stories
 
 
 
 
The Drexel Women in Computing Society’s Renewed Mission to Close the Tech Gender Gap

Sophomore computer science student Amy Gottsegen and her fellow officers are ramping up opportunities across campus to encourage more women students to get involved in computing. 
 
 
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40 Moves in 120 Minutes: A CCI Professor’s Account of How IBM’s Super Computer Beat a Reigning Chess Champion

Professor Jeffrey Popyack, PhD recounts his experience seeing IBM-developed super computer “Deep Blue” defeat former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov in 1996.
 
 
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Student Profile: Sarah Denison, MS in Library and Information Science

LIS student Sarah Denison, who was recently named as deputy director of archives for the State of Delaware, shares her thoughts on the future of archives and how her Drexel education helped shape her career.
 
 
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CCI Visiting Scholar Profile: Virginia Ortíz-Repiso Jiménez at the Metadata Research Center

Jiménez, an associate professor at the University Carlos III de Madrid (Madrid, Spain), recently arrived at the College of Computing & Informatics’ Metadata Research Center (MRC) as a visiting scholar for Winter Term 2016.
 
 
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CCI Students Selected as 2016 Fulbright Semi-Finalists

Tim Gorichanaz and Sarah Kushner are among five Drexel University students who were named as semi-finalists for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
 
 
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iConference 2016 Announces M. Brian Blake as Keynote Speaker

Drexel University executive vice president and provost will discuss projects that are helping solve data challenges within sustainability and national security at the annual international gathering of information scholars, hosted by CCI. 
 
 
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Good Civilianship Takes Top Prizes at Philly Codefest 2016
The team developed an interface for encouraging all citizens in a city to contribute by reporting on incidents and issues, spending time volunteering and doing other good deeds, solving problems, and participating in various good citizenship events. 
 
 
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CCI Professor Ellen Bass Examines Human Factors in Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Bass is currently leading a multi-university team to develop guidelines for the Federal Aviation Administration to recommended function allocation strategies and control station information requirements for Unmanned Aircraft Systems human-machine functions.
 
 
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Upcoming Events
 
 
 
 
Metadata Mondays Talk: Least Info Theory
When: Mon., Mar. 14, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.
Where: Rush Building, Room 213
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA
 
 
 
 
iConference 2016
When: Mar. 20-23, 2016
Where: Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

 
 
 
 
Metadata Mondays Talk: Automatic Metadata Generation Workflow
When: Mon., Apr. 11, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.
Where: Rush Building, Room 213
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA
 
 
 
 
SAVE THE DATE:
Drexel University Spring Career Fair (available to students in all majors)
When: Thurs., April 7, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Daskalakis Athletic Center
 
 
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Alumni Updates
 
 
 
 
Brett Bonfield (MS, Library and Information Science, ‘08) was appointed executive director of the Princeton Public Library in Princeton, New Jersey.

Anthony Bucci (BS, Information Systems, ‘04), CEO of RevZilla in Philadelphia, was a guest speaker at a Philly Startup Leaders event. Revzilla recently announced a newly formed holding company with investments in both Revzilla and motorcycle chain store Cycle Gear Inc.

Patti D'Alessio (BS, Information Systems, ‘97), digital marketing strategist and president of Reinvent Interactive, Inc., joined Biz Allies, an interdisciplinary team of experience professionals who provide business consulting, strategy, and planning to business leaders and entrepreneurs who need to solve key business challenges.

Meg Finney (MS, Library & Information Science, ‘08) was selected as one of two American Association of School Librarians (AASL) sponsored participants in the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2016 Emerging Leaders program. She joined more than 50 of her peers at the program's kick-off at the 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston. Finney is the school librarian at Memorial High School in Millville, New Jersey.

Amy Resh (MS, Library & Information Science, ‘11) joined the Boone Area Library in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania as the library director.

Nathan Vecchiarelli (BS, Computer Science, ‘12) is part of the Technology Innovation and Consumer Experience division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital that was behind the custom-made app, JeffBnB, that was created to help organize staffers and their tasks during the Pope's visit to Philadelphia.

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