SOLD OUT: Prof. Poor-10/24: Princeton + the Dawn of the Information Age

SOLD OUT: 10/24 -- Prof. Poor's unique course arrives in DC. Eager to learn the path from transistors to the internet? Discover YOUR Information Age: new ideas in computers, math, tech via giants (Turing, Von Neumann). JOIN US + PROF. VINCENT POOR 10/24!




WE LAUNCH ON 10/24 at 6:30-8pm.


Why not invest time learning about the tech
that's at your fingertips every day?

Professor Vincent Poor *77 launches our first Princeton course in DC.
He is the Michael Henry Strater University Professor of
Electrical Engineering and former Dean of Engineering


On 10/24, he begins a unique review of Princeton's foundational
role at the "Dawn of the Information Age."
  There are no books on this
or articles; it reflects his authoritative research and knowledge.
The course's arc links the 50s era Nobelists and giants, from
GS alum Alan Turing, John Bardeen, John Von Neumann to today's
tech-entrepreneurs: Jeff Bezos '86, Amazon, Eric Schmidt '75,
Google, Meg Whitman '77, HP, Internet pioneer Bob Kahn *64.

If you value new and truly refreshing continuing education
sign up to "meet" Princeton's major figures and their decisive
contributions to this high-tech-driven world we've inherited.

COURSE is OPEN to ALL LEARNERS, college to adult.

No tests, just presentations alongside discussions.
(Please share this information with family and any
interested colleagues.)

TITLE: "Princeton and the Dawn of the Information Age"
RECAP: OCTOBER 24 (at 444 No. Capitol St.) 6:30pm-8pm.
-- TIMING: 6:30pm - 8pm each evening. PLAN for Rush Hour.
-- LATER DATES: 11/07; 11/28; 12/05.
METRO: Course sites are at Union Station + Fed Triangle.
All students receive a complete package of information.

Material is for all students, not just STEM enthusiasts.


NEW COURSE CALENDAR: Weds. 10/24; 11/07+11/28; 12/05 (2018)

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



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.

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 thers, 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 hemselves 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.  

JOIN US on OCTOBER 24 (and on later dates)....