The Computer Science Department at Illinois Tech is pleased to announce Dr. Judy Hoffman of Georgia Tech as the inaugural speaker for the Dr. Frederica Darema Lecture Series on December 5, 2019 at 12:45 p.m. in the McCormick Tribune Campus Center. A reception with light snacks will follow.
Dr. Hoffman is an assistant professor in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech. Previously, she was a research scientist at Facebook AI Research. She received her Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science from University of California, Berkeley in 2016.
The Darema Lecture Series is designed to encourage women and people from under-represented minorities to pursue academic careers in computer science, and focuses on providing speaking opportunities for tenure track assistant professors. Dr. Darema is a Greek American physicist with a career that has spanned physics, and computer and computational sciences. She received her B.S. degree from the School of Physics and Mathematics of the University of Athens – Greece, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in theoretical nuclear physics from the Illinois Institute of Technology and the University of California at Davis, respectively.