Speaker: Satish Tripathi
President, University at Buffalo,
The State University of New York
Title: The Expanding Influence of Computer Science across Higher Education
Computer Science as a discipline has matured and expanded. Many computer scientists are leading major higher education institutions and computer science courses are more popular than ever among non-majors. In this talk, I will present the tremendous pressure higher education institutions are facing regarding delivery, resources, etc. and a pivotal role that computer science and technology could play in addressing these issues.
Tripathi was appointed the 15th president of the University at Buffalo in 2011. He served as UB’s provost from 2004-2011, was dean of the Bourns College of Engineering at the University of California-Riverside from 1997-2004. Previously, he spent 19 years as professor of computer science at the University of Maryland, including seven years as department chair. Fellow of the IEEE and AAAS, Tripathi also he holds an honorary doctorate from the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad. A member of the Mid-American Conference Council of Presidents Executive Committee and the boards of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the Digital Preservation Network, he was appointed by Governor Cuomo as co-chair of the Regional Economic Development Council for Western New York.
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