UW Bothell's CSS Speaker Series Features Laura Dillon

Tuesday, February 2, 2010
CONTACT: Elizabeth Fischtziur - (425) 352-3636

BOTHELL, Wash. - The University of Washington Bothell's Computing and Software Systems Speaker Series will feature Laura Dillon, Ph.D., on Wednesday, February 10, 3:30-4:30 p.m., on campus in UW2, room 141. The event is free and open to the public.

Dillon will present "Szumo: A Compositional Contract Model for Safe Multi-threaded Applications." In it she will provide an introduction to Szumo (synchronization units model) and an overview of a case study to validate the efficacy of Szumo on a realistic design problem: the component-based design of a multi-threaded web server.

Dr. Dillon is a Professor and Chairperson of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University. She is active in the software engineering research community and is currently an Associate Editor of ACM TOSEM, a Member-at-Large of the Executive Committee of ACM SIGSOFT, and General Chair of the Michigan Celebration of Women in Computing. 

To learn more about the CSS Speaker Series, visit

About the CSS Speaker Series: The CSS Speaker Series was founded in 2002 to promote continuing education for the community and alumni, as well as to connect industry representatives and students. The series sponsors guests from a vast range of areas, encompassing aspects of manipulating and creating digital technology, nanotechnology, software project management and computer graphics and animation. The Series is funded by both the Computer and Software Systems Program and the Campus Events Board.

About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning. UW Bothell celebrates its 20th year of operation during the 2009-10 academic year with the opening of student housing, an access ramp connecting the campus to SR522, and new degrees including a Master of Computing and Software Systems (MSCSS), and a Leadership Master of Business Administration (L-MBA) at an offsite location in Bellevue, WA.