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UW CSE at the NITRD Symposium

Stefan Savage

Shwetak Patel

Ed Lazowska

Eric Horvitz

Vint Cerf and Ed Lazowska

Al Gore demos "Our Choice" on Ed Lazowska's iPad during lunch

On February 16th, a technical symposium in Washington DC marked the 20th anniversary of the Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program – the multi-agency coordinated R&D program that was set in motion by the High Performance Computing Act of 1991, sponsored by then-Senator Al Gore.

Among the speakers were UW CSE professor Shwetak Patel, UW CSE Ph.D. alum Stefan Savage (now on the faculty at UC San Diego), UW CSE affiliate professor Eric Horvitz (Microsoft Research), and UW CSE professor Ed Lazowska (who also co-chaired the organizing committee for the Symposium, with Susan Graham from UC Berkeley).

The Symposium agenda is here.  Slides, videos, and one page overviews of all talks will be posted shortly.