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  • Prelude Music: Megan Hodge, 2002 IMSA Graduate
  • Pledge of Allegiance and Welcome: Mamatha Challa, Student Council President; Dr. Max McGee, President; Dr. Eric McLaren, Principal
  • Musical Selection: Megan Hodge, 2002 IMSA Graduate
  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jay Budzik, 1995 IMSA Graduate

Guest Biographies

Dr. Jay Budzik '95

Jay is the co-founder and CTO of the online marketing services company Me- diaRiver, where he leads the company's research and development efforts. Prior to founding MediaRiver, he was a computer scientist at North- western University's Intelligent Information Laboratory, where he co-invented the contextual matching algorithms at the core of MediaRiver's product offerings. During his time at Northwestern, he led a number of other research projects including an intelligent question and answering system used by dele- gates at the 1996 Democratic National Convention, held in Chicago.

Jay is widely published on topics ranging from groupware to intelligent agents, and his papers are cited by top researchers and industry leaders. He has presented to audiences ranging from international research groups to Fortune 500 companies, including the International World-Wide Web Conference, Ford Motor Company, the MU Media Lab, the International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, the American Society for Information Science, Reed-Elsevier, Boeing, Motorola, and Ford Motor Company. Jay's work has been covered by PC Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, the Chicago Sun-Times, WGN-TV and L'Ordinateur Individuel.

Jay graduated from IMSA in 1995 and attended the University of Chicago, where he earned a B.S. with general honors and honors in computer science in 3 years. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Northwestern University, where he was awarded a prestigious Presidential Fellowship.

Eric Mclaren FY08 Convocation.pdf (2140 kB)
Eric McLaren, Ph.D. Convocation Remarks

Max McGee FY08 Convocation.pdf (1584 kB)
Max McGee, Ph.D. Convocation Remarks

Jay Budzwik FY08 Convocation.pdf (5776 kB)
Jay Budzwik, Ph.D. '95 Keynote Address

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