iSIGCSE ACM Chapter Webinar on "Data-Centric Computing," 22 January 2022

December 24, 2021

ACM India jointly with the iSIGCSE Chapter has organized the next webinar in the Education webinar series on another fascinating topic, which will highlight how the increasing significance attached to the data-centric approach to computing can pose a challenge as well as offer an opportunity to CS Education. The talk will provide some interesting ways of using data-centric computing to update the CS curriculum both at college and school levels.

Register now for "Data-Centric Computing: A Challenge and Opportunity for CS Education", a free iSIGCSE ACM Chapter Webinar to be presented on Saturday 22 January 2022 at 6:00 pm IST by Shriram Krishnamurthy, Professor of Computer Science, Brown University, USA.

Note: You can also stream this webinar on your mobile device, including smartphone and tablet.

Duration: 60 minutes (including audience Q&A)

Session is open to all. All educators, academicians, industry professionals and students are welcome to attend the webinar. Feel free to forward this communication to those who would be interested.

Abstract: The availability of data, and tools to exploit them, has changed computing dramatically in the past decade. Entirely new kinds of software are now possible and in daily use. This has both dramatic consequences for employment and offers excellent opportunities to enhance learning. Yet computing curricula seem to be slow to adapt to this challenge. This talk will discuss the data-centric approach we are developing at Brown University. This is reflected in two curricula: at the introductory university level (a Data-Centric Introduction to Computing) and for middle- and high-schools (Bootstrap:Data Science). We will examine the curricular goals and designs for these curricula. All curriculum materials are available for free for anyone to use.

Shriram Krishnamurthy is the Vice President for Programming Languages at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. He’s not, really, but that’s what it says on his business card. At heart, he's a person of ill-repute: a Schemer, Racketeer, and Pyreteer. He believes tropical fruit are superior to all other kinds. He is terrified of success, because he may be forced to buy a suit. He is known to interrogate his audiences to ensure they’re paying attention. So, be alert. You can read email later.

Host: Sridhar Chimalakonda, IIT Tirupati