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CS alum social event held in Cambridge

In October, the School of Computer Science welcomed CS alumni and friends to a social event held at Amazon's Cambridge, MA facility. The event was at capacity with 150 registered to attend. CS Chair Lori Clarke welcomed attendees and provided a short update on the CS happenings. Professor James Allan gave an overview of his information retrieval research, and CS alum speakers Renu Chipalkatti ('87), Aaron St. John ('05), and Irene Ros ('06) provided brief remarks about their work. Guests spent the evening networking with faculty and alumni and enjoying the food and drinks.

Special thanks to Wayne Duso ('85), for hosting the event and to our alumni organizing committee: Carla Brodley ('94), Carol Broverman ('91), Duso, Marisa Pacifico ('10), Mary-Ellen Prescott ('84), Ros, John Woods ('80), Steve Vinter ('85), and Steve Willis ('78). Visit www.cs.umass.edu/alumnievent for details on upcoming alum social events.