Register for ACM India Student Webinar on 2 June with Sridhar Chimalakonda: “What Is Software Engineering Anyway? Reflections on 50 Years of Software Engineering and the Road Ahead!”
May 27, 2020
The next session of the special ACM India Student Webinar series is on another interesting topic, something fundamental as well as practical. Register now for "What Is Software Engineering Anyway? Reflections on 50 Years of Software Engineering and the Road Ahead!", to be presented on Tuesday 2 June 2020 at 11 am IST by Sridhar Chimalakonda, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati. Chandrashekhar Sahasrabudhe, COO of ACM India Council, will host the session.
Registrations are limited, so please register early and secure your spot. Although this is a student-oriented initiative, all students, faculty and industry professionals are welcome to attend the webinar. Feel free to forward this communication to those who would be interested.
Note : You can also stream this webinar on your mobile device, including smartphone and tablet.
Abstract: Software is all-pervasive today and most of the students aspire or dream of a software engineering job. But what really is software engineering? Is it just programming? In this talk, I will introduce the evolution of fundamental ideas in software engineering such as software components, reuse, quality, software crisis through historic reflections since the days of NATO software engineering conference and present a future perspective based on current research trends.
Duration : 60 minutes (including audience Q&A)
Sridhar Chimalakonda is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati. He did his PhD and MS by Research in Computer Science from International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad. He leads the Research in Intelligent Software and Human Analytics (RISHA) Lab which primarily works in the area of Software Engineering and Analytics with broader interests in Educational Technologies and Human-Computer Interaction. He volunteers for ACM SIGSOFT (Special Interest Group on Software Engineering) and ACM India’s iSIGCSE (Special Interest Group on Computing Education) and also contributes as Co-editor for several international standards of the ISO (International Organization for Standardization). Recently, he steered the development of an innovative game, SurviveCovid-19, for Covid-19 awareness; and “Mood of India” portal to gauge the mood of people during Covid-19 through twitter analysis.
Finally, he believes that teaching should inspire students beyond grades and jobs, instill foundations for life and push boundaries!
Shekhar Sahasrabudhe, Chief Operating Officer of ACM India Council