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Pearls of Computation Seminar Series

From January 2013, ICE-TCS organizes the Pearls of Computation seminar series. To begin with, the talks in this series will mostly focus on the work of some of the recipients of the ACM Turing Award (or of some other major award related to computer science) in an accessible way.

The Pearls of Computation talks at Reykjavik University are organized in collaboration with the School of Computer Science at Reykjavik University, CADIA, "CRESS: Center on Research in Engineering Software Systems", the Icelandic Mathematical Society, IIIM and the Mathematics Group at Reykjavik University.

Schedule (in chronological order)

Spring semester 2014

All talks will be held at 2pm in room V1.01 at Reykjavik University.

  • Friday, 31 January 2014: Ymir Vigfusson delivers a Pearls of Computation entitled It's a small world: why you are connected to anyone on the planet through only a handful of people. The talk will focus on Jon Kleinberg's work and will be held at 2pm in room V1.01 at Reykjavik University.
  • Friday, 21 February 2014: Marjan Sirjani delivers a Pearls of Computation talk. The talk, which is entitled Edmund Clarke: Sharing a Turing Award for Model Checking, will focus on Edmund Clarke's work and will be held at 2pm in room V1.01 at Reykjavik University. The video of the talk is here.
  • Friday, 14 March 2014: Friday, 14 March 2014: Hannes Högni Vilhjálmsson delivers a Pearls of Computation talk. The talk, which is entitled The Ultimate Display: Imagining and Inventing Computer Graphics Polygon by Polygon, will focus on Ivan Sutherland's work and will be held at 2pm in room V1.01 at Reykjavik University.
  • Friday, 4 April 2014: Björn Þ. Jonsson delivers a Pearls of Computation talk. The talk, which is entitled Lost at sea: From Jim Gray’s first transaction to his final, will focus on Jim Gray's work and will be held at 2pm in room V1.01 at Reykjavik University. The video of the talk is here.

Past talks

All talks will be held at 2pm in room M1.01 at Reykjavik University.

Further details on these events will be posted on this page regularly.