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Spectacular Luddy Hall, the new home of the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, has opened its doors! We invite you to join us for a week-long celebration of innovation and the beginning of the next chapter of our School as we continue to build, engineer, and inspire tomorrow.


Featured events include:


Other highlights of the week include:


A calendar of events is listed below. Please let us know if you can .



LuddyFest Events


Monday, April 9th
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Student Breakfast
Luddy Hall Lobby
10:30 a.m.

Students in all SICE programs are invited to kick off LuddyFest with breakfast and a SICE scavenger hunt.

Tuesday, April 10th
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John Shoemaker, Shoemaker Technology Inventor & Entrepreneur Speaker Series
Shoemaker Innovation Center, Luddy Hall Room 2150
5:35 – 7:00 p.m.

The Shoemaker Technology Inventor & Entrepreneur Speaker Series is focused on bringing experienced technology entrepreneurs to campus to share their stories with aspiring student innovators and entrepreneurs. Shoemaker is the chairman of Board of Directors at Extreme Networks, Inc.

Wednesday, April 11th
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A talk from Stanford University Music and Computer Science Professor and Designer Ge Wang on The Humanist Engineer
Dorsey Learning Hall, Luddy Hall Room 1106
10:30 a.m.

Ge Wang, an associate professor of music and computer science at Stanford, discusses what it means to be a humanist engineer. Wang specializes in the art of computer music design and will demonstrate his music. Get a feel for his presentation by checking out one of his past TED Talks.

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Innovation Roundtable
Shoemaker Innovation Center, Luddy Hall Room 2150
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Entrepreneurs and innovators Fred Luddy (founder of Service Now), Jane Martin (General Partner of Village Ventures), John Shoemaker (Chairman of the Board of Directors of Extreme Networks, Inc.) share their knowledge and experiences.

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FabLab Showcase
FabLab, Luddy Hall Room 4010
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

The Intelligent Systems Engineering program showcases interactive activities in the stunning fourth-floor lab.

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Cheng Wu Innovation Challenge
Dorsey Learning Hall, Luddy Hall Room 1106
3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

The Cheng Wu Innovation Challenge supports students in developing technological innovations unconstrained by immediate consideration of the commercial potential of the innovations. Student presentations will showcase the innovation that's happening at SICE.

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Vis Lab Showcase
Vis Lab, Luddy Hall Room 4012
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Faculty, staff, and students showcase data and scientific visualizations as well as augmented and virtual reality applications.

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Unveiling of Amatria
Fourth Floor of Luddy Hall
8:00 p.m.

World-renowned architect Philip Beesley has created a custom sentient art installation for Luddy Hall that will be installed on the fourth-floor ceiling and will be visible from the bottom of the grand staircase. A group of IU students are working with Beesley on the installation. Check out his TED Talk on building living architecture.

Thursday, April 12th
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Research Horizons
Dorsey Learning Hall, Luddy Hall Room 1106
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Research Horizons is an opportunity to meet our faculty, celebrate 50 years of computer science at IU, and explore the latest technologies and research developments at SICE.

Join us for the live presentation!

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Research Horizons Keynote Address: '94 CS alumnus and LVMH Chief Digital Officer Ian Rogers
Dorsey Learning Hall, Luddy Hall Room 1106
11:00 a.m.

'94 SICE alumnus Ian Rogers, chief digital officer at LVMH and former senior director of Apple Music, addresses Research Horizons.

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What Is Virtual Heritage and Why Does It Matter?
Community Center, Luddy Hall Room 1006
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

A talk by SICE professor Bernard Frischer, followed by interactive demonstrations by his students using augmented and virtual reality.

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Renaissance Engineer Panel Discussion
Dorsey Learning Hall, Luddy Hall Room 1106
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

LuddyFest featured speakers Philip Beesley, Rogers, and Wang are joined by SICE Dean Raj Acharya and Distinguished Professor of Engineering Katy Börner to discuss what it means to be a renaissance engineer. Brad Wheeler, IU's VP for information technology and CIO, will moderate the discussion.

Join us for the live presentation!

Friday, April 13th
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Research Horizons
Room 0117
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Research Horizons is an opportunity to meet our faculty, celebrate 50 years of computer science at IU, and explore the latest technologies and research developments at SICE.

Join us for the live presentation!

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Connect in the The Shoebox
Shoemaker Innovation Center
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Opportunity to speak with student startup teams in The Shoebox, the incubator housed in The Shoemaker Innovation Center.

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Luddy Hall Dedication Ceremony
Dorsey Learning Hall, Luddy Hall Room 1106
2:00 p.m.

Official Indiana University Ceremony dedicating Luddy Hall

View the live stream via Broadcast.iu.edu.

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All School picnic
Luddy Hall Plaza
3:00 p.m.

All SICE faculty, alumni, students, staff, and friends are invited to celebrate Luddy Hall with food and festivities.

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Share your SICE Story
Luddy Hall Atrium
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Stop by to share your favorite memory in SICE and help us archive memories of the School!

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Video Game Night
Luddy Hall Lobby, Luddy Hall Room 1019 / 1104 / 1106
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Come hang out with video game clubs from across campus and enjoy dinner, an interactive arcade, home-grown Hoosier game demos, an exhibition match featuring one of the competitive Overwatch teams here at IU, and video game research lightning talks!