UC Santa Cruz Machine Learning Seminar, NM Tech Awards, & Chancellor Roe Profile (May 2018)

UC Santa Cruz is hosting a CPSRC Seminar Series: Real-Time Analytics and Scale-Out Machine Learning with FPGA Key-Value Store on Thursday, Mary 17. John W. Lockwood, Ph.D. (IL A ’91), is the speaker and he is CEO of Algo-Logic Systems, Inc.

Refreshments are at 3:30pm with the presentation beginning at 4pm. Dr. Lockwood has founded three companies and previously managed the NetFPGA program as a consulting associate professor at Stanford University. His three degrees are in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. View the event page for more details.


At the spring commencement ceremony on May 12, the top student awards for the Class of 2018 were announced at New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology. The Brown Award, the top award, went to Matthew N. Davenport, NM G 2018, a chemical engineering graduate. He will attend UT Austin to pursue a Ph.D.

Davenport with NM Tech President Stephen Wells.

Kari N. Erickson, NM G 2018, received the Cramer Award for top female engineering student. Read the news article for short biographies on both awardees.


Lesa B. Roe, FL A ’86, has been the University of North Texas System Chancellor for six months and was recently profiled by Dallas Innovates for “bringing a pioneering spirit” to her work.

According to the article, Roe worked on 38 space shuttle and International Space Station missions while at NASA, where she was named the first female director of the NASA Langley Research Center. Her future plans include serving as a one-on-one mentor in a new scholarship program for first-generation students and continuing as co-host of a podcast that discusses science, technology, and other topics of interest.


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