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Computer Science: Beyond Bits and Bytes.

Held in MC 2034, on 2016-07-14, at 6:30 pm.


Talk Abstract: Computer science is often perceived to be confined to traditional areas such as operating systems, programming languages, compilers and so on. Viewed in this context, one’s professional future in this field seems to be directly linked to the accumulation of knowledge and practical experience in these areas. Although their importance is undeniable, it is also possible, and highly recommended, to expand one’s horizons. In this talk, we are going to informally look at ubiquitous, albeit sometimes underappreciated, facets of computer science and its synergistic connections to other disciplines. We are also going to discuss how creativity and serendipity can impact one’s career and lead to tangible contributions in physical and life sciences.