A public lecture on "Challenges in Modern Internet Technologies" was held at Kutaisi International University. The lecture was given to KIU students by Davit Nozadze, Doctor of Physics of University of Missouri, with several years’ experience of working at CISCO, co-author of up to 20 publications and holder of two patents. During the lecture, students became familiar with the following topics:
A brief history of Silicon Valley and its role in technology development;
- Internet development;
- A brief history of CISCO and its role in Internet technologies;
- Research on fast/future internet;
- Prospects of students’ employment in Silicon Valley (!).
The meeting, together with the students, was attended by the Rector of Kutaisi International University Alexander Tevzadze, “Cartu” Foundation Project Director Vakhtang Tsagareli, KIU Academic and Administrative Personnel.
"Today a very interesting meeting was held with the representatives of Silicon Valley. The delegation consists of successful Georgian engineers and programmers. A public lecture was delivered for the students of Kutaisi International University. The most important and key issue - the employment and internship of our students in the Silicon Valley was discussed at the meeting. The members of the delegation represent the company CISCO. As you are aware, CISCO is one of the worldwide leaders in networking and Internet technologies. Cooperation with such a giant company gives a chance to Kutaisi International University, and the opportunity to the students to be engaged in exchange programs, get a job or an internship in Silicon Valley," - said Vakhtang Tsagareli, “Cartu” Foundation Project Director.
David Nozadze holds a PhD in Physics, the University of Missouri. He holds bachelor’s and master's degrees in physics, as well as a master's degree in electrical engineering. He has many years’ experience of working at CISCO in the field of Signal and Power Integrity. In 2013-2015, David taught at the University of Missouri and conducted research at Ohio State University. He is the holder of two patents, a participant of more than 10 conferences and a co-author of up to 20 publications.
"I am visiting Kutaisi International University for the first time. I really liked the University of such scale. I am pleased to meet the KIU students. I told them about the Silicon Valley and field of network engineering. I also talked to students about career planning issues and how they can be employed in the Silicon Valley. I am very satisfied with the meeting, the students asked a lot of interesting questions both the technology path and the Silicon Valley,” - said David Nozadze, Doctor of University of Missouri.
This is not the first public lecture at Kutaisi International University; the university systematically plans/organizes similar events for students; this is an additional opportunity for young people. In recent months, KIU students have been given public lectures by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Georgia, Akira Imamura, the British Ambassador to Georgia, Mark Clayton, and the Georgian film director working in France, Gela Babluani.