Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Welcome to FLICS

Hello, and welcome to the online presence for FLICS, or the Fantastic Lectures in Computer Science, a series of lectures in computing and information technology for interested people in the Greater Philadelphia Area. We endeavor to bring distinguished professionals in academia and industry to the area to begin discussions about relevant topics in computing today and in the future.

The initial year of this series (2007 - 2008) went under the title of "Delaware Valley Distinguished Lecture Series in Computer Science" (DVDLSCS), but that was too hard to pronounce or remember. However, the list of visitors was of the highest quality and covered a very diverse set of computing topics:

Fantastic Lecturers 2007 - 2008

  • William J. Rapaport, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (Sep 19, 2007 @ Bryn Mawr College)
  • Doron Swade, Director of the Babbage Project, Computer History Museum (Oct 24, 2007 @ Swarthmore College)
  • Maria Klawe, President and Professor of Computer Science, Harvey Mudd College (Feb 20, 2008 @ Haverford College)
  • Jeanette Wing, Director at the National Science Foundation and President's Professor of Computer Science in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University (Apr 7, 2008 @ Villanova University [JPG poster])
We are in the process of arranging the schedule for 2008 - 2009, so please stay tuned (e.g., subscribe to this blog!).

FLICS is sponsored through a partnerships among the Computer Science Departments of: