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SCHEDULE: NOV 16-22, 2013

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Investing in Higher Education and Software for the Future

SESSION: Investing in Higher Education and Software for the Future


TIME: 10:30AM - 12:00PM


Panelists:David Kahaner, N. Balakrishnan, Taisuke Boku, Kum Won Cho, Rob Cook, Depei Qian


As computer systems are becoming more complex, so is the software that will be needed for these systems. This panel will discuss how several countries have invested in higher education and training for our next generation. China is projected to produce more than 50% of the world's IT students, and the country has founded several recent tech-oriented universities and invested heavily in HPC. India is known for its IITs, and Saudi Arabia has invested heavily in KAUST. How should the rest of us keep up?

Moderator/Panelist Details:

Anne C. Elster (Chair) - Norwegian University of Science & Technology / University of Texas at Austin

David Kahaner (Moderator) - ATIP (Asian Technology Information Program)

N. Balakrishnan - Indian Institute of Science

Taisuke Boku - University of Tsukuba, Japan

Kum Won Cho - National Institute of Supercomputing & Networking, South Korea

Rob Cook - Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation, Australia

Depei Qian - Beihang University, China

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