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Computer Science 50th Anniversary Event, Distinguished Lecture: Our Digital Future

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Keynote Lecture at 8:00 p.m., immediately followed by post-lecture reception

Our Digital Future (Through the Lens of the Past)
Dr. Douglas Van Houweling, ’65 government, Iowa State University

Digital technology has transformed our world and our lives over the last 50 years. We’ve come from punched cards to social networks and artificial intelligence. Looking back, what have we learned? Looking forward, where are we headed? What should we hope for? How can we realize a better future?


Bio: Dr. Houweling is professor emeritus in the School of Information at University of Michigan. He has had a long career in higher education information technology leadership and management. He has led the information technology function at Cornell University, Carnegie-Mellon University, and the University of Michigan. He has also led in the development and deployment of advanced network infrastructure for higher education and research, first with the NSFNET project and then leading Internet2. In 2005, Dr. Houweling became the inaugural recipient of ISU’s John V. Atanasoff Discovery Award, and in 2014, he was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame.


This event is free and open to the public. No registration required.