Alum Social - Boston 2010

UMass Amherst Computer Science

Alum Social

With a Special Appearance by CS Professor Kevin Fu,

2009 TR35 Innovator of the Year

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Kevin Fu was honored with Technology Review's 2009 Innovator of the Year Award. He was chosen from among the 2009 Young Innovators Under Age 35 (TR35), for his cutting-edge research to improve computer security and privacy for such applications as medical devices and contactless credit cards without compromising safety or effectiveness. TR35 is an elite group of accomplished young innovators who exemplify the spirit of innovation.

Since joining the Department in 2005, Kevin has received a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship, a 2009 NSF CAREER Award, best paper awards from USENIX Security and IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, and he appeared in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal among other national and international media exposure.

Join us for a social gathering with fellow alums and CS faculty. Stop by to reminisce with old friends and to make new connections. Learn about your alum peers to see what opportunities arise and to expand your social network.

Meet CS Assistant Professor Kevin Fu, Technology Review's 2009 Innovator of the Year. At 7:00 p.m., Prof. Fu will give a presentation on his work, "Security and Privacy for Pervasive, Wireless Healthcare."

View Photos of the Alum Social. It was great to see so many alums & friends at the event. We had over 100 people who registered.

WHEN: Thursday, March 4, 2010

TIME: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

WHERE: Google, Inc.; 5 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA

REGISTER: (Please be sure to register, so that you will be added to the guest list to be given to the security folks at the Google building. If a spouse/significant other will be joining you, please register for him/her as well.)

There is no charge to attend the event, but a $20 donation to the Department is suggested.

Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and drinks. Be sure to bring your business card to drop in the jar for our door prizes.

Logistics: The alum social will be held in Google's Cafe on the 3rd floor. Google is located in the building above Legal Sea Foods, conveniently located at a T-stop (Kendall Square). Public parking is available at the Cambridge Center East Garage ($17 for 3 hours at 90 Broadway; attached to 4 Cambridge Center). On-street parking should also be available in the evening.

Introduce Yourself to Current and Future Friends

To help in expanding your network and to get the conversations started, we are planning to project a stream of photos and short descriptions of your technical interests on a screen during the alum social. When you register, be sure to upload your information (to the link below), along with a photo, to show everyone what you have been doing.

In addition, you can Tweet your thoughts during the alum social. Tweets will be projected on a screen at the event.

We will have a computer available (and a camera to take your photo) at the event for any new postings. See your photo and information about yourself and fellow alums up on the screen during the event.

For your photo, please upload a jpg, gif, or png file in high resolution (5 MB max filesize). Descriptions of your technical information should be limited to 25 words or less.

Please log in to the upload page with the following
username / password: alum / social


On behalf of the Department and our Alum Organizing Committee, Wayne Duso ('85), Irene Ros ('06), Sidney Topol ('47),
Steve Vinter ('85), Steve Willis ('78), we look forward to seeing you on March 4th!

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