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CASE celebrates 25th Anniversary with two-day conference April 8-9

April 07, 2010

Jemeli Tanui
(315) 443-5172

Syracuse University’s Center for Advanced Systems and Engineering (CASE) will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a national conference on information systems on Thursday, April 8, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Friday, April 9, from 8 a.m.-noon at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center, 801 University Ave.

The CASE Center is a New York State Center of Advanced Technology (CAT) supported by the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR). CASE has been a designated New York State CAT for 25 years, bringing together traditional academic strengths in research and education to promote strong university-industry interaction and generate positive economic impact across New York state and beyond. In the past 10 years alone, CASE has contributed more than $400 million to the state’s high-technology economy, and CASE projects have created many new jobs in the region.

Guest speakers at the conference include Eugene Spafford, world-renowned data security expert and executive director of Purdue University’s Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security; former White House advisor Chuck Romine, associate director for Program Implementation at the National Institute for Standards and Technology’s Information Technology Lab; Alan Willsky, director of the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) at MIT and founder of Alphatec Inc. (now BAE); Kumud M. Srinivasan, vice president for information technology and general manager, IT Core Systems and Engineering, Intel Corp.; Greg Kovacs, director, Microsystems Technology Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University; Barry Goldman, biotechnology prospecting lead at Monsanto Co. and an international expert in bioinformatics and genomic analysis; and Zino Chair, vice president of marketing and co-founder of Cortina Systems.

The conference is presented in conjunction with the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science’s Annual Nunan Research Day. This year’s Nunan speaker will be Patrick J. Magari ’85, G’90, Ph.D. ’92, owner and principal engineer of Creare Inc.

For the full conference agenda, visit For more information on the conference, call (315) 443-1060 or e-mail

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