Deanís Lecture Series at RIT Looks at how Computers Meet Human Needs, March 12




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Although rapid changes in technology can seem overwhelming, many advancements go a long way toward improving our quality of life. Examples of that will be explored during the latest installment of the Deanís Lecture Series, sponsored by Rochester Institute of Technologyís B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.

Ben Shneiderman, professor of computer science at University of Maryland, will be the featured guest. His presentation, ďLeonardoís Laptop: Human Needs and the New Computing Technologies,Ē takes place at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 12, in the B. Thomas Golisano College auditorium on RITís Henrietta campus. The free, public event will be followed by a reception.

Shneiderman is founding director of University of Marylandís Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory. He is also a member of the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies and the Institute for Systems Research. In 2001, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for his work in computer-human interaction.

NOTE: RITís B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences is the largest comprehensive computing college in the nation, offering undergraduate and graduate programs in computer science and information technology, and an undergraduate program in software engineering. The college is home to the Laboratory for Applied Computing, which partners with industry in the development of innovative applications of emerging information technologies.