Eric Wages wowed the college of science on Friday, April 26th, in the new Brittain Hall building presenting “Life in the Tube Factory: What it’s like to work in a Google Data Center”. This inside experience showed the daily operations and management that go into maintaining over 40,000 servers at a Google Data Center.
Not only did Eric give a great presentation but also a lengthy Q and A session answering most questions. Eric also gave out his business cards and accepted resumes for graduating students interested in working at Google. The CSCI department would like to thank Eric for coming out and hope to work with him in the future.
A little more about Eric Wages who is the Site Operations Manager for Google’s Data Center in Moncks Corner:
Eric oversees the teams that are responsible for deploying and maintaining the many computer hardware systems within the datacenter that runs various Google services such as YouTube, Gmail, and Docs. As a professional in the Charleston area, Eric is an active member of the Board of Trustees for Trident Technical College and is also an advocate for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education and training. Prior to arriving at Google, Eric was the primary engineer responsible for the deployment, operation, and evolution of the MACH5 supercomputer, the world’s largest Apple-based computational cluster
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Ruben Villao, a recent graduate from Coastal Carolina University, was awarded the Computer Science Outstanding Graduate award in May 2012. In his time as a computer science major with a minor in applied mathematics, Villao was placed on the President’s List seven times, the Dean’s List once, and graduated with a 3.98 GPA. His success led to his induction into Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the International Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines.
In May 2011, Villao began working as a Research Assistant with Dr. Erin Rickard to develop computational intelligence techniques for mammographic image analysis. His assistance led to co-authored publications in both the 2012 SPIE Medical Imaging conference and the 2012 ACM-Southeast conference. Villao’s work in creating a web application to facilitate communication between researchers and radiologists resulted in his own publication in the 2012 ACM-Southeast conference, “Developing Web Applications to Evaluate Mammography Analysis Algorithms”.
Currently, Villao is working as a Web Applications Programmer at CCU and has plans to attend graduate school.
Dr. Mary K. Harris and her team gave an insightful presentation about the Savannah River National Laboratory. This presentation is full of rich information concerning the history, missions, services and locations of both the Savannah River Site (SRS) and the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL). For more information feel free to download the Powerpoint presentations below.
Savannah River National Laboratory Presentation Part 1
Savannah River National Laboratory Presentation Part 2
Coastal Today Show #482 - March 12 - 18, 2012 | Brian Atkinson and Will Jones from CCU Atheneum on Vimeo.
Brian Atkinson, a junior computer science major at Coastal Carolina University, has been selected as one of approximately 90 students nationwide to participate in the 2011-2012 Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Cyberinfrastructure Student Engagement Program.
Atkinson, a Myrtle Beach native, and other selected candidates will attend an orientation at Clemson University from Feb. 21 to Feb. 23, and will participate in bi-monthly webinars throughout the entire year. Students who successfully complete the program will be qualified to attend SC12, a supercomputing conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, and act as "Technical Student Volunteers," providing aid for booths on the exhibit floor as well as completing other technical tasks as necessary. Atkinson will be learning about cyberinfrastructure (CI)-the technical components used for researching and storing electronic data-and, after completion of the program, will be CCU's CI student champion/mentor.
EPSCoR, according to its mission statement, was established to support the National Science Foundation's goal "to strengthen research and education in science and engineering throughout the United States." For more information about EPSCoR, visit http://www.nsf.gov/ehr/epscor.