Computer Science Discipline Council
Fall Meeting, December 7, 2018, 8:30am -12:45pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Science Center, Room 4102
8:30 - 9:00 am Sign in and Coffee
9:00 - 9:20 am Updates from CUNY Central for Technology Education, Susan Imberman, University Associate Dean for Technology Education
9:20 - 9:40 am Updates from CUNY Central IT Office, Brian Cohen, Vice Chancellor for Technology and University CIO
9:40 - 9:50 am Expanded Engagement between Industry & Academia, Lauren Andersen, Executive Director of NYC Tech Talent Pipeline Presentation
  • What the Academic Council has achieved to date - CUNY 2x and next funding opportunity (search for 3 more schools begins in early 2019)
  • Expansion of the Academic Council – new collaboration areas (R&D, Entrepreneurship, Evaluation), what should be prioritized, interest from the CS community
9:50 - 10:00 am NYC Economic Development Corporation: Ethics in AI and Data Science, Toby Childs, Kelly Gu and Karen Bhatia
10:00 - 10:20 am What is Tech:NYC And What Does It Mean For You?, Julie Samuels, Executive Director, TECH:NYC
10:20 - 10:40 am NYC Open Data – Improvements Made to The Platform And Opportunities for Collaboration With Various Audiences, Ryan Zirngibl and Faraz Ahmed, Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics
10:40 - 11:00 am DOE's CS Education- NYCDOE Computer Science for All, NYSDOE on K-12 CS Standards, And Pursuing Partnerships with CUNY for CS Teacher Preparation, Aankit Patel, DOE Head of Academics for the DOE's CS education team
  Learn how to partner with the NYCDOE Computer Science for All - in its fourth year serving over 130,000 students, working with NYS Education Department on K-12 CS standards, and pursuing partnerships with CUNY Central, CCNY, Hunter College, and Queens College among other universities in the area around CS teacher preparation.
11:00 - 12:00 pm NSF Grant Programs of Interest to CUNY Computer Science, Mitra Basu, NSF
  • Funding opportunities available to Computer Science/Computer Engineering researchers.
  • Core programs and more recent new funding opportunities announced by NSF.
12:00 - 12:45 pm NYC Media and RLab, Justin Hendrix, Executive Director at NYC Media Lab & Interim Director of RLab
  1. What are the NYC Media Lab and RLab? Overview of university or individual participation in either lab.
    • RLab, the new multi-university center is critical to the City’s plans to establish New York City as the next global leader in VR/AR.
  2. What does it takes in money, space and equipment to create a VR/AR lab in your college?
  3. Examples of VR/AR in various industries
  4. Applications in existence for college courses and education (virtual museums, anatomy, humanities, etc)
*** Next CS Discipline Council Meeting will be on Friday, February 8, 2019 in the morning ***