Professor Paul Gandel, Syracuse University, NY visit - An invited speaker in CMT223/CMM311 class

Looking Forward With a Rear View Mirror. Reflections of a CIO
As technology has developed over the past years moving from the Web to Web 2.0 to the Cloud, barriers have drop and possibilities seem limitless. This presents both an opportunity and a dilemma for organizations that have to plan for this technology enabled future. How do you plan for the abundance of possibilities? How do you plan in the absence of good predictive models? Planning for the future may be as much of discovery process as a planning process. Success will be finding the right ingredients and partners.
I plan to talk and discuss from the perspective of a long-time CIO the trends in technology that will change the way we do business world-wide. I will illustrate these trends with case studies from my own personal experiences:
Green computing—Why Green means Big!
Computing clouds—Yes, they are real and will change the way we manage and think about infrastructure? Developing new models for managing and governing an IT infrastructure you may no longer own.
It may be a flat world but networks are becoming personal—why network policies are more important than network hardware!
Is social networking really just a buzz work?—Human computation
This talk is intended to be informal so bring your questions and observations about these topics so that we can all share our experiences.

Paul Gandel is Professor of Information Studies at Syracuse University. His teaching and research areas include the management of information technology systems, information management, leadership, information policy, and the visualization of information.

Previously he served as the Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Syracuse University. As Chief Information Officer, Gandel was responsible for all aspects of information technology and information services—computer services, voice and data networking, instructional technology services, business process improvement, and distance learning technology. During his tenure as CIO he was instrumental in modernizing the University’s technology infrastructure and IT support services to ensure that SU remains competitive with the growing demands of providing high-quality information resources for research, teaching and student learning environments.

Before coming to Syracuse University, Gandel was Vice Provost and Dean of Libraries at University of Rhode Island. Before Rhode Island, Gandel was Associate Provost and Chief Information Officer at the Ohio University, Senior Director of Academic Computing and Associate Professor of Library Science at the University of North Texas, Supervisor of the Computing Technology Group at Bell Laboratories, Head of Media Services at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, and Director of the Research Library at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York.

Dr. Gandel earned his Ph.D. in Information Studies from Syracuse University, an M.A. in Library Science from the University of Wisconsin, and an M.F.A. in Photography and B.A. in History from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

PC Carnival

: PC Carnival

Computer Science Society and UNICOM will be organizing the PC Carnival on 3-5 October 2011 at Foyer DTSP and Dataran Merah.

PC Carnival serves as a platform for bringing USM students the latest technology products in the most convenient way.
Student, Staff, Academic Staff, External
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Privacy and Security Talk

: 09-04-2012
: 10:00am - 11:00am
: Level 5 (507) , Meeting Room, School of Computer Sciences
: School
: Student, Academic Staff
School Of Computer Sciences , Malaysia

Dear all,
We are pleased to invite all of you to a talk, by a researcher from the UK-- a computer scientist and a lawyer, Dr. Carlisle George. Hope to see all of you there

Title of Talk:
Electronic Medical Records – Assessing regulatory approaches in the US and UK with regard to privacy, confidentiality and security.

Speaker Bio
Dr. Carlisle George is a lawyer and computer scientist. He holds a masters degree (LLM) in Information Technology & Communications Law from the London School of Economics, and a doctorate (PhD) in Computer Science from the University of London (Goldsmiths). He has also been called to the Bar of England and Wales at Lincoln’s Inn (London). He is a Principal Lecturer in the School of Engineering and Information Sciences (Middlesex University, London, UK) and Convenor of the ALERT (Aspects of Law and Ethics Related to Technology) research group at Middlesex. Among other academic engagements he has worked as a visiting lecturer in information technology law in the Department of law at the London School of Economics. Dr. George is the author of many academic publications on information technology law. He is also the co-editor of two books focusing on legal and ethical aspects of eHealth namely: Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Medical Informatics, IGI Global (USA), 2008 and eHealth: Legal, Ethical and Governance Challenges, Springer (Germany), 2012. Dr George has been an invited speaker on various aspects of law and information technology both in the UK and abroad. He is a member of various professional bodies including the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, The Society of Legal Scholars, the Higher Education Academy and IFIP Working Group 9.2.

[Sponsor: RU grant "Privacy Sensitive Architecture For Psychiatric Behavior Monitoring System" ]


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International Conferences in Management of Information Systems

: 11-06-2012 13-06-2012
: As Tentative - As Tentative
: Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang
: International
: Student, Academic Staff
INFOMS and USM , Malaysia

School of Computer Sciences Universiti Sains Malaysia and International Forum of Management Scholars (INFOMS) will be working together to organize a conference entitled “International Conference on Management and Information Systems (ICMIS-12)" which will be held from 11th until 13th of June 2012 at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang. This conference will be focusing on the effectiveness of information systems based management towards the success of an organization. Technology and management are two essential aspects that cannot be separated in this modern world for all types of business, organizations, governments, public sectors and charity bodies to succeed.


Pusat Pengajian Sains Komputer Universiti Sains Malaysia dan International Forum of Management Scholars (INFOMS) akan bekerjasama untuk menganjurkan “International Conference on Management and Information Systems (ICMIS-12)" yang akan diadakan pada 11 sehingga 13 Jun 2012 bertempat di Kampus Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang. Persidangan kali ini ingin memberi penekanan di dalam pengurusan efektif yang berteraskan sistem maklumat untuk menjayakan sesuatu organisasi. Teknologi dan pengurusan adalah dua tonggak utama kejayaan untuk semua jenis perniagaan, organisasi, kerajaan, sektor awam dan pertubuhan amal.

: 60-80
[Sponsor: INFOMS/AIMS ]


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