Computer Science Discipline Council
Spring Meeting on Zoom
February 18, 2022
9:15 am - 12:00 pm

09:15 - 09:30 AM

Introduction and Announcements, Ted Brown

09:30 - 10:15 AM


A discussion with Brian Kernighan, Computer Science, Princeton University

To set the stage, Brian will spend the first 5-10 minutes to give a little background on the course he has been teaching at PU.

The gist: my course is for very non-technical people in all years. Most people take it only to satisfy a quantitative reasoning requirement (which recently added "computational" to its name). I talk about how computer hardware works, how information is represented, a handful of basic algorithms, how software works, a small amount of Python programming, and how communications systems work -- wireless, Internet, web. There's also material on privacy, cryptography, and machine learning, all pretty superficial.

There are weekly problem sets on the quantitative aspects, weekly labs as hands-on experience with web pages, Excel, programming, ML and privacy. The most recent web page is HERE.

Brian will answer questions from the floor using chat

10:15 - 10:45 AM

Aankit Patel, CUNY Director of STEM Education Programs

Current projects including

  • How can we mobilize funds to computer science faculty to collaborate with education faculty to infuse computing throughout K-12 teacher preparation?
  • How can we mobilize funding to infuse CS programs with accessible design and culturally responsive pedagogy?

10:45 - 11:15 AM

Lauren Andersen, CUNY University Dean, Industry & Talent Partnerships

Current projects including

  • CUNY Career Success Fellows
  • Futures in Finance
  • Faculty expertise inventory

11:15 - 11:45 PM

Douglas Adams, Director, Technology Commercialization Office

  • Patents and other services