Turing100 Lecture: Life and work of Jim Gray – By Anand Deshpande – 5 Jan

The Turing100 Lecture Series come back with the 6th session. This time, there are two Technical talks, centered around the life and works of 1998 Turing Award recipient, Dr. Jim Gray.

Jim Gray made seminal contributions to database and transaction processing research and implementions of real systems at Tandem, IBM, and Microsoft. Among his best known achievements are

  • granular database locking
  • two-tier transaction commit semantics
  • the “five-minute rule” for allocating storage
  • the data cube operator for data warehousing applications
  • describing the requirements for reliable transaction processing (memorably called the ACID test) and implemented them in software.

On Saturday, 5th January, Anand Deshpande, CEO of Persistent Systems, will talk about the life and work of Dr. Jim Gray, the recipient of the 1998 Turing Award. This talk is a part of the Turing Awards monthly lecture series that happens at Persistent’s Dewang Mehta Auditorium.

This will be followed by a session on “Software Faults, Failures and Their Mitigation – contributions of Dr. Jim Gray to the area of Fault Tolerant Systems” by Prof. Kishore Trivedi, Duke University, USa.

The event is free for everyone to attend. Register here

About the Turing Awards

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.

About Turing 100 @ Persistent Lecture Series

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.

Fees and Registration

This is a free event. Anyone can attend.

The event will be at Dewang Mehta Auditorium, Persistent Systems, SB Road, from 2pm to 5pm on Saturday 5th January. This event is free and open for anybody to attend. Register here

1 thought on “Turing100 Lecture: Life and work of Jim Gray – By Anand Deshpande – 5 Jan

  1. Really a good session. Dr. Deshpande’s presentation was very informative and also with some persoanl touch.

    Will this presentation be shared some where for further reference?


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