ISTeC talks look at student innovation

Ed Coyle, Arbutus Chair for the Integration of Research and Education at the Georgia Institute of Technology, will present two lectures on Sept. 29 as part of the CSU ISTeC Distinguished Lecture Series.

The first lecture, “The Vertically-Integrated Projects (VIP) Program: Enabling Everyone to Participate in the Innovation Process,” will be held in the Morgan Library Event Hall, 11 a.m.-noon. A reception with refreshments will begin at 10:30 a.m.

The second presentation will be a special seminar on “eStadium: Research on and Development and Deployment of Wireless Networks and Applications” at 3 p.m. in Lory Student Center 224-226.

The VIP program allows both students and faculty to fully participate in innovation by enabling the creation and long-term operation of large, multidisciplinary teams consisting of undergraduates, graduate students and faculty.

“eStadium” is a VIP team program that uses the Bobby Dodd Stadium at Georgia Tech as a testbed for the next generation of wireless communication systems and applications for large-scale events.

Both talks are free and open to the campus community. They are presented in conjunction with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and Computer Science Department at CSU.Ed Coyle, Georgia Tech

Ed Coyle

Edward J. Coyle received a B.E.E. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware in 1978 and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University in 1982. From 1982 through 2007, he was a faculty member at Purdue University, where he served at various times as Assistant Vice Provost for Research, Co-Director of the Center for Wireless Systems and Applications, Co-Founder of the Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) program, and Founder of the Vertically-Integrated Projects (VIP) program.

Coyle joined Georgia Tech in 2008, where he is a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, the Arbutus Chair for the Integration of Research and Education, and Director of the VIP Program. He is also fostering the creation of the VIP Consortium, whose membership currently consists of 18 universities that are working together to implement and grow VIP Programs on their campuses.

Information Science and Technology Center

ISTeC is a university-wide organization for promoting, facilitating, and enhancing CSU’s research, education, and outreach activities pertaining to the design and innovative application of computer, communication, and information systems.

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