Seminars at the Faculty of Informatics

The Faculty of Informatics is pleased to announce a seminar given by Craig Gotsman

DATE: Tuesday, February 17 2015
PLACE: USI Lugano Campus, room A22, Red building (Via G. Buffi 13)
TIME: 09.30

ABSTRACT:
"International, Interdisciplinary and Innovative" is USI's motto (as stated on the university Website). In this talk I will share some thoughts on making this motto a reality. These thoughts will be based on my experiences in the recent past, at the Technion in Israel, and especially in founding the new Technion-Cornell Institute in New York. The Institute, part of the broader Cornell Tech campus, combines the cultures and expertise of two world-class universities in designing a campus for Applied Sciences, as suitable for the 21st century. The new campus bridges traditional gaps between academia and industry, provides an "engaged" learning experience, and is a fertile breeding ground for "entrepreneurial engineers".
The campus is designed to impact not just the academic world, but to significantly contribute to the growth of the hi-tech sector in New York City.

SPEAKER: Craig Gotsman, Founding Director Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute, Cornell Tech, New York

HOST: Prof. Kai Hormann