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May 2: Association For Computing Machinery Annual Lecture In Memory of Nathan Krasnopoler

The Association for Computing Machinery‘s Annual Lecture in Memory of Nathan Krasnopoler will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 2 in Hackerman Hall B-17.

Greg Kroah-Hartman of the Linux Foundation will speak on “The Linux Kernel: Too fast and too big to be correct.” Korah-Hartman will go into detail about how the Linux kernel is developed, the current rate of change, who is doing the work and how all of this goes against everything you have learned i school about software development. Kroah-Hartman also will discuss ways for people to get involved in Linux kernel development.

Greg Kroah-Hartman

Greg Kroah-Hartman

This lecture is sponsored by the Nathan Krasnopoler Memorial Fund, established at the Whiting School of Engineering to benefit the Johns Hopkins’ chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery.

 

The Don P. Giddens Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series

Trac D. Tran
Trac D. Tran will deliver a rescheduled lecture “When Less Is More…” on May 20, from 3 to 5 p.m., in Mason Hall Auditorium. Processing signals in the sparsified domain is much faster, simpler, and more robust than in the original domain, and Professor Tran will chronicle the quest for a deeper understanding of this extremely powerful concept and its role in numerous classical signal and information processing applications. Tran’s March 17 lecture was cancelled due to snow.

Ed Schlesinger
As the first of the 2014 Don P. Giddens Inaugural Professorial Lectures, T.E. “Ed” Schlesinger, Benajamin T. Rome Dean, Whiting School of Engineering, delivered his lecture entitled “Information Storage and Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording” on March 26, from 4 to 6 p.m., at Mason Hall Auditorium. Heat assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) is a technology with the potential to continue the required increases in magnetic hard disk drive (HDD) storage densities. Dean Schlesinger describes this technology and the reasons for and implications of increasing storage capacities in HDDs.

Michael L. Falk
Michael L. Falk, professor of materials science and engineering, delivered his Inaugural Professorial Lecture entitled “Disordered Systems at the Breaking Point: Materials, Students, and Schools” on April 1, from 3 to 5 p.m., in Mason Hall Auditorium. Understanding how a system breaks down tells us a great deal about how its structure dictates the rules it follows, be the system material or human. Professor Falk addresses the way he conceptualizes disorder and breakdown, and uses it as a stepping-off point for discussing disorder and failure as they arise in educational contexts.

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