IEEE C16 Colloquium 6th series

IT and the Fight Against COVID-19

Hari/Tanggal/Waktu: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 06:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
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The ongoing coronavirus pandemic caused not just global public health crisis; it triggered substantial social upheavals, disrupted significantly nearly every business and industry, and substantially affected our economy and life and work of everyone around the world. It has caused unimaginable disruptions everywhere: businesses and educational institutions are closed, many employees are forced to work from their homes, supply chains are disturbed, everyone is required to self-isolate, and in-person meetings, conferences and conventions are cancelled.
Nevertheless, our life and work and several services that depend on must continue without much disturbance and uninterrupted. To meet this need, IT has come to help in new and traditional ways. IT is now the epicentre of functioning of healthcare, business, education, governance, and community service, to name a few. And, pro and post coronavirus, our world wouldn’t be same, and IT will serve even more significant and extensive roles in the future. The epidemic offered us

  • the IT industry, professionals and researchers, both opportunities and challenges which deserve close examination.
    In this Webinar, drawing on relevant examples, San Murugesan will examine:
  • How are IT, AI, ML and other technologies helping in detection and containment of the coronavirus and responding to the COVID-19?
  • How are these technologies enabling several industries to continue to perform their activities and services, in new ways? What innovations had this epidemic resulted in?
  • How has IT responded to sudden explosion in demands on it?
  • What were the security and other risks IT and businesses faced in this crisis?
  • Post COVID-19 crisis, what would be the new normal and the opportunities for IT? Join the Webinar and gain new insights on IT in practice in these difficult times.

Pembicara: Dr San Murugesan - Director, Adjunct Professor - BRITE Professional Services, School of Computing and Mathematics at Western Sydney University, Australia

Short Bio:
San Murugesan is Director of BRITE Professional Services, and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Computing and Mathematics at Western Sydney University, Australia. He is former Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE CS IT Professional magazine. He has vast experience in both industry and academia, and his expertise and interests span a range of areas. He is coeditor of Encyclopedia of Cloud Computing (Wiley-IEEE, 2015) and Harnessing Green IT: Principles and Practices (Wiley-IEEE, 2012). He served as Senior Research Fellow at the NASA Ames Research Center in California, and as professor of computer science at Southern Cross University in Australia. Prior to these, he worked at the Indian Space Agency in Bangalore directing several projects.
Dr Murugesan is Chair of the newly established IEEE CS Special Technical Community (STC), IT in Practice; Golden Core member of IEEE CS; and a member of the COMPSAC Standing Committee. He is a fellow of the Australian Computer Society, and Chair of IEEE NSW Section Computer Society Chapter. In recognition of his “distinguished and valuable service, commitment to excellence, and wide-ranging significant contributions to the Computer Society,” he was awarded the Society’s the second highest service award, Distinguished Service Certificate. For further details, see his Webpage