Engineering Lectures to Celebrate Milestone Year

Erik Jonsson School Marks First Quarter-Century of Education and Research

Sep. 6, 2011

UT Dallas President David E. Daniel will deliver the first in a year-long series of lectures beginning this week commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science.

ECS building

The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

The lectures, which will continue throughout the fall and spring semesters, will cover topics by national experts in diverse areas  of engineering and computer science.

“We are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to host some of the foremost authorities in our field for this lecture series and honored that President Daniel will kick off the series,” said Dr. Mark Spong, dean of the School of Engineering and Computer Science at UT Dallas.

Dr. Mark Spong

Dean Mark Spong

Spong also holds both the Lars Magnus Ericsson Chair and the Excellence in Education Chair.

Daniel’s lecture titled, “Grand Challenges: Why the World Needs Engineers Now More Than Ever,” will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Sept. 7, in the TI Auditorium in the Engineering and Computer Science Building on UT Dallas campus.

For more information, or to check any changes in times or schedules, please visit the School of Engineering and Computer Science at ecs.utdallas.edu.


Media Contact: Katherine Morales, 972-883-4321, kmorales@utdallas.edu
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25th Anniversary
Distinguished Lecture Series

Dr. David E. Daniel

This week's lecture by UT Dallas President David E. Daniel (left) is Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 4 p.m. All subsequent presentations will start at 11. All of the lectures will be in the TI Auditorium in the Engineering and Computer Science Building.

Sept. 7: “Grand Challenges: Why the World Needs Engineers Now More Than Ever,” by UT Dallas President David E. Daniel, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Oct. 14: “U.S. Government Speech Research: Real-World Challenges in Speaker Recognition,” by Dr. Jack Godfrey, U.S. National Security Agency.

Nov. 11: “The Systems Biology of Metabolism,” by Dr. Bernhard Palsson, Galetti Professor of Bioengineering, University of California San Diego.

Feb. 3: “Materials Science at Reduced Dimensions: Expressing Nano Through Quantum Dots, Wires and Sheets,” by Dr. Max Lagally, Erwin W. Mueller Professor and Bascom Professor of Surface Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Feb. 24: “Semiconductor Nanomaterials for Bio-Integrated Electronics,” by Dr. John Rogers, Founder Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

March 23: “Grand and Not-So-Grand Challenges for Engineering,” by Dr. Wesley Harris, Charles Stark Draper Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT.

April 27: “Model Checking and the Curse of Dimensionality,” by Dr. Edmund Clarke, FORE Systems Professor of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University.

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