Robotics expert to speak at NIU conference

James McLurkin
James McLurkin

Registration and presentation submissions are now being accepted for the Graduate Student Research Association Conference.

The NIU Graduate Student Research Association is hosting a student research conference from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 19, in the Holmes Student Center.

The purposes of the conference are to provide a venue for graduate students in diverse disciplinary fields at NIU to share their research and to promote interdisciplinary discussions and collaboration with other students and faculty members. The conference is free to all attendees.

For more information about the conference,  email GRSA President Samantha Goss at sgoss2@niu.edu.

The conference will also feature keynote speaker James McLurkin. A leader in the field of robotics, McLurkin is an assistant professor at Rice University in the Department of Computer Science. His research focuses on developing distributed algorithms for multi-robot systems, which are software that produce complex group behaviors from the interactions of many simple individuals.

More information on workshops and additional speakers will be available closer to the conference date.

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