Invited Speaker: Hany Farid
Hany Farid received his undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from the University of Rochester in 1989. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1997. Following a two year post-doctoral position in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, he joined the faculty at Dartmouth in 1999, where he is currently a professor of computer science. Hany is also the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Fourandsix Technologies, Inc. Hany is the recipient of an NSF CAREER award, a Sloan Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship.
From digital forensics to the digital reconstruction of Ancient Egyptian tombs, Hany works and plays with digital media at the crossroads of computer science, engineering, mathematics, optics, and psychology.
Invited Speaker: Venkat Anantharam
Venkat Anantharam received the B.Tech. degree in
electronics in 1980 from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M), and the M.A. and C.Phil. degrees in mathematics and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering in 1983, 1984, 1982, and 1986, respectively, all from the University of California, Berkeley (UCB). From 1986 to 1994, he was on the faculty of the School of Electrical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Since 1994, he has been with the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UCB.
Dr. Anantharam received the Philips India Medal and the President of India Gold Medal from IIT-M in 1980, and an NSF Presidential Young Investigator award (1988–1993). He is a corecipient of the 1998 Prize Paper Award of the IEEE Information Theory Society, and a corecipient of the 2000 Stephen O. Rice Prize Paper Award of the IEEE Communications Theory Society. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIT-M in 2008.