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BCTalks To Showcase CS Students

11/08/11

John Bacon (AS '12) and Tair Akhmejanov (AS '12) are among the fourteen featured undergraduate speakers who will present at BCTalks on November 13-14, 2011, from 5:00-8:30 p.m. in Robsham Theater Arts Center.

Modeled after the popular TEDTalks, BCTalks speakers will give brief talks, accessible to all audiences, about their academic passions. The talks are intended to promote the extension of Undergraduate research and sharing of academic passions beyond the traditional classroom.

Bacon will present on "The Intersection of Software and Entrepreneurship" at 7:45 p.m. on Sunday, November 13. On Monday, November 14 at 5:30 p.m. Tair Achmejanov will speak about "The History of Computation."

"John Bacon is a co-founder of his own video game company called Moglo Applications. John has launched a social game on the App Store and is currently working on another social game, ready to be launched this fall. In Spring 2011, John’s company placed 3rd in the Boston College Venture Competition and 2nd in the Boston College Elevator Pitch Competition. John was a member of Professor Gallaugher’s TechTrekk West class where he conducted a weeklong field study in California. John met and conversed with software entrepreneurs from across the state."

"Through University Advanced Study Grants, Tair Akhmejanov has received grants to conduct mathematical research at Cornell University and to study cryptography and algorithms in Budapest, Hungary with a professor at the Renyi Institute of Mathematics and Central European University. Through the College of Arts and Sciences honors program, Tair is currently working on his thesis in computational complexity theory."