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January 18, 2002


DALLAS (SMU) -- The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Southern Methodist University will host a seminar titled “The Ubiquitous Embedded System” on Monday, January 28, at 2 p.m. in McCord Auditorium of Dallas Hall. Refreshments will be served beginning at 1:30 p.m.

The seminar will be presented by Bruce Shriver, president of Genesis 2, Inc. Shriver will discuss a variety of issues associated with the specification, design, prototyping, testing, implementation and deployment of embedded systems.

Embedded systems are an integral part of many everyday devices and systems -- from automobiles, digital cameras, camcorders, telephone systems, CD and DVD players, and microwave ovens to sophisticated instruments that engineers, chemists and physicists use in their laboratories.

Shriver received his Ph.D. in computer science from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He has served as vice president for research at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and also has held an endowed chair at the University of Hawaii. He currently is professor-at-large at the University of Tromsø in Norway, where he teaches graduate courses in computer architecture and computer systems organization.

In 1990, Shriver was named an IEEE Fellow for his work in computer systems organization and microprogramming. He has been the editor-in-chief of two IEEE Computer Society periodicals, Computer and IEEE Software and was president of the IEEE Computer Society in 1992. He also has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Computing Research Association (CRA) and twice the chairman of FOCUS (the Federation on Computing in the United States).

Shriver’s lecture is the final one in the 2001-2002 Distinguished Lecture Series sponsored by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.