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  Professor H. Vincent Poor *77  

JOIN Prof. Poor: Princeton + the Dawn of the Information Age

Professor Vincent Poor's tutorial course brings the campus to you. It recaps how the Information Age evolved: ideas + innovations in computers, math, technology featuring giants like Turing, Bardeen, Von Neuman, Kahn. A dose of Princeton smarts-JOIN US!




 

ALUMNI: JOIN US 10/10 AT OUR NEW COURSE FOR TIGER ALUMS...

"PRINCETON and the DAWN of the INFORMATION AGE" 

YOUR FACULTY: PROFESSOR VINCENT POOR *77 

This unique course explores Princeton's role and its
leading lights at the dawn of the Information Age:

Alan Turing, John Von Neuman, John Bardeen, Robert
Kahn *65 and others. (PCW feted Robert Kahn and Vint
Cerf as the "Fathers of the Internet" earlier.) Some
were at Princeton, some in the Princeton community.

Do you miss those great tutorials on campus? Recapture
the ambience, debates and insights right here in DC.

WHY JOIN THE COURSE? You'll discover Princeton's
vital role in the Information Age, and the arc linking
Alan Turing, John Bardeen and today's entrepreneurs
(Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Google's Eric Schmidt et al.).

SEE the complete COURSE DESCRIPTION BELOW.

This Precept-style short course (presentations and
discussions) was developed for Tigers and their
families in our area. If you liked your precepts on
campus, you'll value the talks and discussions you'll
experience in gaining a truly fresh understanding of this
topic. (Course material is unique; no text covers the
material. Links to key readings will be available.)

Your Faculty: Professor H. Vincent Poor *77
Michael Henry Strater University Professor
of Electrical Engineering at Princeton.

(COURSE DESCRIPTION appears BELOW.)

This course was designed expressly for PCW alumni,
and designed for ALL alumni,
not simply those who
are interested in the development of innovations. 

 

PLEASE REGISTER BELOW:

Click here to buy your member tickets!!!

 

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COURSE DATES: Wednesdays Oct. 10, 24, Nov. 7, 28 (2018)

TIMING: 6:30 - 8pm Doors Open by 6:15 pm.

SITE for COURSE: Capitol Hill/Metro-accessible area (TBA shortly)

2 SESSIONS ARE AT HALL of the STATES - 444 No. Capitol St. (DC)

2 MORE SESSIONS WILL BE NEARBY (TBA). 


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Please join us as PCW members, then enroll in the course.
PCW members may enroll themselves + colleagues/families,
but SPACE is LIMITED.
.
TAKE NOTE: PCW COURSE FEES reflect faculty fees, plus 
faculty travel as well as all site costs.
QUESTIONS?  Contact leedudka@verizon.net

NOTE ON ALUMNI COURSES: Your enrollment lets you take part
in a course "capstone celebration" where you can collaborate
with us and design future Princeton faculty courses for alumni.
This is unique to PCW, so please help us develop future
faculty offerings for PCW audiences. LATER IN THE SERIES:
NEW courses on Politics and Cybersecurity. 

 

 

BRIEF PROFESSIONAL BIO: Professor H. Vincent Poor *77

H. Vincent Poor received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering
and Computer Science from Princeton in 1977. He is currently the
Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering
at Princeton
, where he has been on the faculty since 1990. Prior to
joining the Princeton faculty, he was on the faculty of the University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  During 2006 to 2016, he served as
Dean of Princeton’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.  He
has also held visiting appointments at other institutions, including
most recently at Berkeley and Cambridge.  His teaching and research
interests are in the areas of information theory and signal processing,
and their applications in wireless networks, energy systems, and
related fields.
Dr. Poor is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and
the National Academy of Sciences, and is a foreign member of the
Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society.  A former
Guggenheim Fellow, recent recognition of his work includes the
2017 IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal, and honorary doctorates
from a number of universities in Asia, Europe and North America.

 

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COURSE DATES: Wednesdays Oct. 10, 24, Nov. 7, 28 (2018)
TIMING: 6:30 - 8 pm - Doors Open by 6:15 pm.
SITE for COURSE: Capitol Hill area - Metro accessible (TBA)
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COURSE DESCRIPTION: "PRINCETON and the Dawn of the Information Age"

Information technologies, such as computers, smart phones, and the Internet,
pervade today’s world, and Princetonians and Princeton institutions have played
major foundational roles in conceiving and creating these technologies, and
bringing them to market. This short course traces these developments through
the contributions of Princeton faculty, students and community members who made
major contributions to them.  These include pioneering figures such as Alan
Turing, John Von Neuman, Claude Shannon, John Bardeen and Robert Kahn, among
others, who were the progenitors of computer science and engineering, digital
communications, semiconductor technology and the Internet, and other aspects
of modern information technology. This also incluted Princeton institutions such
as Princeton University, the Institute for Advanced Study, and RCA Laboratories,
where many advances took place.  

Each week’s class will consist of a lecture followed by open discussion. Each week
we will consider a group of individuals with a common theme, examining biographical
information, connections with Princeton, and contributions to the development of
information technology.  The latter will involve an examination of the contributions
themselves and assessments of the impact they have had on subsequent developments.

We address four themes: pioneers whose ideas helped found the information age;
mathematicians whose ideas lie behind many of the algorithms that make information
technologies useful; inventors whose creativity have made many such technologies
possible; and entrepreneurs whose business skills have brought these technologies
into our lives. 

COURSE SESSION TITLES:

1 -- Oct. 10 -The Pioneers

2 -- Oct. 24 - The Mathematicians

3 -- Nov. 7 -- The Inventors

4 -- Nov. 28 - The Entrepreneurs 

JOIN US on OCTOBER 10 (and later dates)....

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