Kelly Adirondack Center to sponsor presentation on Lake George project

Publication Date

A presentation on The Jefferson Project at Lake George will be held Tuesday, March 3, at 7 p.m. in the Nott Memorial.

It is free and open to the public.

The Jefferson Project is a collaboration between Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, IBM and The FUND for Lake George, which studies the large oligotrophic lake in New York State’s Adirondack Park.

The project will develop new ways to explore, characterize and experiment in the waters and watershed of the lake. New high-resolution bathymetric and topographic surveys, advanced networked sensors in and around the lake and coupled computer modeling will enable and drive this endeavor. Measurement data from the sensors will be analyzed locally at the sensor deployment sites as part of a distributed smart network.

The presentation will be led by Mike Kelly ’91 and Jeremy Farrell ’03.

For more than 20 years, Kelly worked for IBM as a microprocessor chip designer and has extensive experience in floating point hardware design. Currently, he works for IBM Research on The Jefferson Project.

Farrell joined Darrin Fresh Water Institute in 2003 and has since spearheaded the launch of a number of DFWI projects.

The presentation is sponsored by Union’s Kelly Adirondack Center.