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CESCA Day 2014

CESCA Day Main Schedule Program (in pdf) Pictures:  Main,  Poster session Video

April 19, 2014 (Sat)   9:30am - 5:15pm

Claytor Lake Water's Edge Meeting Facility (Location)



Water's Edge Meeting Facility at Claytor Lake “CL Waters Edge Meeting Facility” by vastateparkstaff on Flickr, used under CC BY-ND 4.0 International / cropped from original (

The 5th annual CESCA Day was held on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Claytor Lake, a popular State Park in Virginia.  The day consisted of research presentations, poster sessions, and other events.  

The keynote address was provided by Professor Marilyn Wolf, the Rhesa "Ray" S. Farmer Distinguished Chair of Embedded Computing Systems and Professor in School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology.  The title of her presentation was "A Brief History of Embedded Computing: From the Distant Past to the Far Future." (video).

Pictures (main sessions, poster sessions), Schedule and Program (in pdf), and Videos are also available.

Attention Students!  CESCA Awards opportunities are available for You

CESCA Outstanding Student Award:  Students who have published five or more first-author papers in top journals or peer-reviewed conferences will be eligible for competing for this award. Each student can receive this award at most once.  

If you are eligible for the “CESCA Outstanding Student Award” (having published 5 first-author conference or journal papers), please notify the Award Chair, Dr. Jerry Park (Email).  The winner(s) of this award will be chosen by the CESCA faculty members.

CESCA Best Presentation:  You are encouraged to participate in the “Best Presentation” competition if you are eligible (having published a conference or journal paper in the past year). The competition has two rounds. In Round 1, students pitch their research in 2-minute, no-slides talks (elevator speeches). Selected finalists will compete in Round 2 where they give 10-minute, slide-driven presentations. The best presenter will be given an award, and a $100 gift card.

CESCA Day Best Poster Award:  Students who participate in the poster sessions during our annual CESCA Day event will be eligible for competing for this award. The winner -- one per year -- will be decided jointly by the CESCA faculty members.

CESCA Outstanding Service Award: Students who have made significant contributions to improving the academic, research, educational, and social environment of CESCA will be eligible for competing for this award. The recipient -- one per year -- will be decided jointly by the CESCA faculty members.

2013 CESCA Awardees are listed on the CESCA Awards page.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Marilyn Wolf from Georgia Institute of Technology


A Brief History of Embedded Computing: From the Distant Past to the Far Future


Dr. Kevin Bowyer Professor Marilyn Wolf

Abstract:  This talk will take a look at the future of embedded computing through the lens of the past. We will briefly review how the field came to be. We will then look at some of my group's work over the years, ranging from basic co-design algorithms through smart cameras and onto smart grids. We will then consider where the field is and should be heading. Time permitting, we will close with thoughts on commercialization and on the future of university education and research.

Speaker:  Marilyn Wolf is Farmer Distinguished Chair and Georgia Research Alliance Eminient Scholar at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She received her BS, MS, and PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1980, 1981, and 1984, respectively. She was with AT&T Bell Laboratories from 1984 to 1989. She was on the faculty of Princeton University from 1989 to 2007. Her research interests include cyber-physical systems, embedded computing, embedded video and computer vision, and VLSI systems. She has received the ASEE Terman Award and IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Education Award. She is a Fellow of the IEEE and ACM and an IEEE Computer Society Golden Core member.


For more information about CESCA Day, please contact Dr. Leyla Nazhandali (Email)

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