October 16, 2009

Colloquium Speaker: Nirdhar Khazanie


Nirdhar Khazanie graduated from NC State University in electrical engineering and has been an entrepreneur for over a decade. He started his first company when he was 15 and since then has had clients such as Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications and worked on hardware and software based solutions for both mobile and desktop environments. He is a photographer, enjoys cooking, and produces music in his spare time. In 2006 he decided to switch focus from entrepreneurial work towards the defense and intelligence area and currently works at Northrop Grumman Corporation. He is pursuing his masters in computer science at Johns Hopkins University with a focus in cryptology and network security and will complete the program in summer 2010.


Colloquium Topic: Information Sharing Behind Firewalls

Google Wave is the next generation environment of collaboration and communication on the web. Think of a wave as a never-ending conversation where people can communicate with text, photos, videos, maps, and more in real-time with live transmission as you type. Any participant can reply anywhere in a message, edit the content, and participants can join at any point in the process and contribute their thoughts. A new concept of collaboration has been identified and Google is leading the forefront in this exciting new area! Join us as we introduce Google Wave with a full developer preview of how it works and outline how web 2.0 technologies are affecting the communication medium across the Internet.