The Michael L. Gargano
   19th Annual Research Day

Friday, April 30th, 2021
Sponsored by: Office of the Dean
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Seidenberg Student-Faculty Research Day provides students and faculty with the opportunity to present their research.

This year's conference will be held virtually via Zoom.

We dedicate the conference this year to the work of Beatrice Worsley and Kathleen Antonelli on the Centenary of their birth.

Beatrice Worsley

   Kathleen Antonelli

   Beatrice Worsley was the first female computer scientist in Canada. She received her Ph.D. degree from the University of Cambridge with Alan Turing and Douglas Hartree as advisers, the first Ph.D granted in what would today be known as computer science. She wrote the first program to run on EDSAC, co-wrote the first compiler for Toronto's Ferranti Mark 1, wrote numerous papers in computer science, and taught computers and engineering at Queen's University and the University of Toronto for over 20 years before her untimely death at the age of 50 (Wikipedia).

Kathleen McNulty Mauchly Antonelli was an Irish-American computer programmer and one of the six original programmers of the ENIAC, one of the first general-purpose electronic digital computers. The ENIAC was developed for the purpose of performing ballistics calculations during WWII, and Antonelli received training at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in the IBM punched card equipment that was used as the I/O for the ENIAC (Wikipedia).

We also dedicate the conference to the memory of Ron Frank, a beloved Seidenberg Professor.

Ron Frank

8/2/1937 4/4/2021
   Ron Frank worked as a computer scientist at IBM for 34 years. After retirement from IBM in 1993, he became an Associate Professor in the Information Systems Department at the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University. He retired from Pace in June 2020.   

Conference Schedule:

  • 9:00-9:05 Welcome by Dr. Jonathan Hill, Dean, Seidenberg School of CSIS
  • 9:05-9:30 Beatrice Worsley, Kathleen Antonelli, and Ron Frank by Dr. Charles Tappert, Professor Computer Science
  • 9:30-10:45 Paper Session 1
  • 10:45-11:00 Short Break
  • 11:00-12:30 Paper Session 2
  • 12:30-1:30 Lunch
  • 1:30-3:00 Paper Session 3
  • 3:00-3:15 Short Break
  • 3:15-4:45 Paper Session 4
  • 4:45 Closing Remarks by Dr. Charles Tappert, Professor Computer Science
Conference Chair: Dr. Charles Tappert, Professor Computer Science
Program Chair: Prof. Avery Leider, Adjunct Professor Computer Science
Assistant Program Chair: Krishna Bathula, PhD Student, Computer Science
Arrangements Chair: Jill Olimpieri, Event and Program Manager, send questions to Jill Olimpieri
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