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Rich DeMillo

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"Abelard to Apple:  The Fate of American Colleges and Universities"

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 @ 4:30pm in Rockefeller Center Room 003


Richard A. DeMillo is the Director of Georgia Tech's Center for 21st Century Universities (C21U).  C21U is Georgia Tech's living laboratory for fundamental change in higher education. Disruptive innovations in higher education are evolving, and Georgia Tech is committed to leading the initiatives that will define the next generation of educational practices and technologies. C21U works in tandem with campus administrators and faculty to identify, develop, and test new educational platforms and techniques.

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Dr. DeMillo returned to academia in 2002 as the John P. Imlay Jr. Dean of Computing at Georgia Tech after a career as an executive in industry and government. He was Chief Technology Officer for Hewlett-Packard, where he had worldwide responsibility for technology and technology strategy. Prior to joining HP, he was Vice President and General Manager in charge of Information and Computer Sciences Research at Telcordia Technologies (formerly Bellcore) in Morristown, New Jersey where he oversaw the development of many Internet and web-based innovations. Previously, he also directed the Computer and Computation Research Division of the National Science Foundation.

During his twenty-year academic career, Dr. DeMillo held academic positions at Purdue University, The University of Wisconsin, and the University of Padua (Italy). The author of more than 100 articles, books, and patents, including the 2011 book Abelard to Apple: The Fate of American Colleges and Universities, DeMillo's research has included fundamental innovation in computer security and software engineering and mathematics. His present research interests are focused on information security and the creation of a new field of study devoted to the Internet. Recently, DeMillo was appointed Chair of Georgia Tech's Council for Educational Technology (CET).

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