Informatics Guest Speaker Series
Fall Quarter 2019

Friday, October 4, 2019

“State of the Department”

André van der Hoek, Ph.D.
Professor & Chair, Department of Informatics
Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, UC Irvine

Abstract:
André will present his annual update on the department, reviewing the year, discussing current campus concerns, and taking a look forward at what's next.

Bio:
André van der Hoek is a professor in and serves as chair of the Department of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. He holds a joint B.S. and M.S. degree in Business-Oriented Computer Science from Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

André heads the Software Design and Collaboration Laboratory, which focuses on understanding and advancing the role of design, coordination, and education in software development. His graduate work addressed distributed configuration management and versioned software architecture from a strictly technical perspective, but since his arrival at UC Irvine he has been positively corrupted by his colleagues in the Department of Informatics to address a broader research agenda that integrates a strong focus on people and how they work.

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