Eight Turing Award recipients to speak at conference
Princeton Turing centennial to feature keynote by Google's Eric Schmidt
In honor of the centennial of the birth of Alan Turing – the father of computer science -- Princeton University is hosting a conference May 10-12. The conference features talks by Google executive Eric Schmidt and eight winners of the Turing Award (the equivalent of a Nobel Prize in the field of computing). Registration is free and open to the public.
Speakers will be discussing Turing's legacy as well as the future of computing. Turing earned his Ph.D. in mathematics from Princeton in 1938.
In addition to Schmidt, speakers include internet pioneer Robert Kahn, James D. Murray on mathematical biology, Barbara Liskov of MIT on in modern programming languages, Ronald Rivest of MIT on cryptography, Leslie G. Valiant of Harvard on computing as a natural science, Andrew Chi-Chih Yao of Tsinghua University on quantum computing, and Gödel Prize winner Avi Wigderson of the Institute for Advanced Study.