Convergence of Computing and Informatics

Yi Deng
Dean and Isaac L. Auerbach Professor, College of Computing and Informatics
Drexel University
SERC 306
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 14:00
Information and technology are transforming the 21st Century economy. Every industry is becoming an I&T industry, and I&T are increasingly driving every aspect of every industry and society. At heart of this transformation is not only the advance of technology, but also the emergence of data and information as a pivotal driver of economy. The opportunity and need for integration and interplay between information and technology have never been greater. This in turn demands significant changes in our education programs and research. In this talk, I will introduce the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University, one of the most comprehensive computing and informatics programs in the nation. I will discuss opportunities and challenges we face, and our strategic drive for the convergence of Computing and Informatics in education, talent development, research and industry engagement to better serve the talent and innovation needs of the new economy