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Distinguished Speaker Luncheon: The Turing Centenary and the Second Computing Revolution- From the Invention of the Computer to Intelligent Machines
Date: 24-05-2012
Time: 12:30 - 14:00
Venue: Seaview Concourse, Level 3 (Core F), Cyberport 3

Alan Turing (1912 to 1954) was a mathematician and cryptographic expert and was an influential figure in the development of computer science. He provided a formalisation of the concepts of algorithm and computation with the invention of the Turing machine, which played a significant role in the creation of modern computers. Alan Turing is widely considered to be the father of computer science and artificial intelligence.

This year, various countries around the world, including Hong Kong and China, are organizing activities, such as lectures, exhibitions and publications to commemorate the 100th birthday of Alan Turing. The HK IT community including the HKCS, universities and artists are holding a number of lecture and exhibition activities in HK to mark this centenary year. In May, the chairperson of 2012 Alan Turing Year, Professor Barry Cooper of Leeds University will be in Asia to give a series of lectures to the general public, academicians and IT industry people. HKCS is glad to have Prof. Cooper attending this speaker luncheon to speak about Alan Turing various contributions and how his works continue to have a lasting impact on the IT industry development.


Speaker's Profile

Barry is a leading mover of the return to basic questions of the kind considered by Alan Turing, and of interdisciplinary developments related to computability. He is currently President of the Association Computability in Europe, and is Chair of the Turing Centenary Advisory Committee (TCAC) which is co-ordinating the 2012 Alan Turing Year (http://www.mathcomp.leeds.ac.uk/turing2012/).

Barry Cooper graduated from Jesus College, Oxford in 1966, and in 1970 earned his Ph.D from University of Leicester under the supervision of Reuben Goodstein and C.E.M. Yates, with a thesis entitled Degrees of Unsolvability.

More information about Prof Cooper, please visit: http://www1.maths.leeds.ac.uk/~pmt6sbc/


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