Google’s Eremenko to speak as part of Presidential Lecture Series

October 2, 2014  


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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University’s Fall 2014 Presidential Lecture Series continues on Wednesday (Oct. 8) with a talk by Google’s Paul Eremenko.

Eremenko’s talk, “Models of Innovation,” will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Loeb Playhouse and is free and open to the public. He and Purdue President Mitch Daniels will discuss Project Ara and innovation at Google, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and elsewhere.

Eremenko currently heads Project Ara in Google's Advanced Technology & Projects (ATAP) organization. It is an effort to create a modular hardware ecosystem - rivaling the mobile app ecosystem in pace and level of innovation - around smartphones in an effort to deliver the mobile internet to the next 5 billion people. Prior to Google, Eremenko led the Tactical Technology Office at DARPA, where he was responsible for the agency's X-plane, space, robotics and manufacturing programs. Eremenko is also a research affiliate at MIT in the Engineering Systems Division.

Purdue’s Presidential Lecture Series features prominent experts and practitioners from various fields of interest for both academics and the community at-large. Speakers will touch on topics relating to policy, leadership, culture and society.

Connected with each public presentation, speakers will be integrated into relevant curricular activities on the West Lafayette campus during their visits. The series will also add speakers at various points during the year.

Writer: Abby Eddy, Purdue Convocations director of marketing, 765-494-9712,

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