The Turing awards, named after Alan Turing, given every year, are the highest achievement that a computer scientist can earn. And the contributions of each Turing award winner are then, arguably, the most important topics in computer science. This year, the Turing 100 @ Persistent lecture series will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Alan Turing’s birth by having a monthly lecture series. Each lecture will be presented by an eminent personality from the computer science / technology community in India, and will cover the work done by one Turing award winner.
The lecture series will feature talks on Ted Codd (Relational Databases), Vint Cerf and Robert Kahn (Internet), Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie (Unix), Jim Gray, Barbara Liskov, and others. Full schedule is here
This is a lecture series that any one in the field of computer science must attend. These lectures will cover the fundamentals of computer science, and all of them are very relevant today.
This lecture series kicks off this Saturday with a talk on the work of Turing himself – Turing’s Theory of Computing, by Vivek Kulkarni, Principal Architect at Persistent Systems. The full schedule of the event is:
- Welcome Address: Dr. Anand Deshpande, CEO Persistent Systems
- Keynote: Dr. Mathai Joseph, Advisor TCS
- Media Presentation: Life of Alan Turing
- Turing’s Theory of Computation: Vivek Kulkarni, Principal Architect Persistent Systems
The event will be at Dewang Mehta Auditorium, Persistent Systems, SB Road, at from 2pm to 5pm on Saturday 7th July. This event is free and open for anybody to attend. Register here