Southeastern’s Department of Computer Science has scheduled the next installment of the Industry Connect Distinguished Lecture Series on Nov. 18, at 5 p.m. Featuring industry experts, the series introduces students, faculty, and interested guests to current industry technologies that can be utilized immediately in Southeastern’s industry connect classes or in personal projects.

Scheduled in the Envoc Innovation Lab, room 2026, in the Computer Science and Technology Building, the lecture is available both in person and online.

The featured guest speaker Elias Khalaf will present “DevOps: The pitfalls of implementing a continuous deployment pipeline. Bridging the gap between academia and industry.” Although maximum capacity for the event is 36, all are invited to join in via Google Meet at https://meet.google.com/ybr-iumk-tur.

Khalaf started his career in IT operations at the Computer Science Department at LSU in Baton Rouge, where he spent over 13 years as computer manager and part time lecturer. During that time, he earned a master of science degree in systems science, and then a doctoral degree in computer science. In 2002, Khalaf joined the faculty of mathematics and computer science at Loyola University New Orleans as assistant professor of computer science and remained there until 2007. He then switched careers from academia to the industry and started working for General Dynamics Information Technology on an IT development and infrastructure contract with the US Department of Interior. In 2020, the contract was awarded to NTT Data Services, where he is currently employed as a senior advisor and IT infrastructure team leader.

For more information, contact the Department of Computer Science at 985.549.5740.

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