Microsoft's Leslie Lamport Wins the ACM Turing Award akin to the Nobel Prize of Computing

Extracted from this news release, the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) named Leslie Lamport, a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, as the recipient of the 2013 ACM A.M. Turing Award for imposing clear, well-defined coherence on the seemingly chaotic behavior of distributed computing systems, in which several autonomous computers communicate with each other by passing…


Chat with Shafi Goldwasser ACM Turing Award recipient in 2013 (Nobel Prize of Computing); World-renowned distinguished researcher and professor MIT and Weismann Institute

Professors Shafi Goldwasser (r) and Silvio Micali (l) Turing Award Recipients in 2013. Photo by Jason Dorfman, CSAIL/MIT Shafi Goldwasser is the RSA Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, and Principal Investigator at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), as well as a professor of Computer Science and Applied…


Chat with Silvio Micali ACM Turing Award recipient in 2013 (Nobel Prize of Computing); World-renowned distinguished researcher and professor MIT

Professors Silvio Micali (l) and Shafi Goldwasser (r) Turing Award Recipients in 2013. Photo by Jason Dorfman, CSAIL/MIT Silvio Micali, the Ford Professor of Engineering at MIT and a Principal Investigator at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), is a recipient of the Gödel Prize from ACM SIGACT and EATCS. A Fellow…


Don't Forget: ACM Turing Centenary Celebration to Be Webcast Live!

Today’s Topic: Don’t Forget: ACM Turing Centenary Celebration to Be Webcast Live! If you can’t attend ACM’s Turing Centenary Celebration, you can still experience the thrill of rubbing elbows with ACM Turing Award winners—virtually! On Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16, more than 30 Turing Award recipients will gather to commemorate the 100th anniversary…


Chat with Judea Pearl ACM Turing Award recipient in 2012 (Nobel Prize of Computing); Legendary pioneer, world-renowned distinguished researcher and professor UCLA

Judea Pearl is a professor of computer science at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was director of the Cognitive Systems Laboratory. Before joining UCLA in 1970, he was at RCA Research Laboratories, working on superconductive parametric and storage devices. Previously, he was engaged in advanced memory systems at Electronic Memories, Inc. Pearl…


Derek Corneil: Renowned and Esteemed Computer Science Professor Emeritus University of Toronto

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I have an interview with Derek Corneil: Renowned and Esteemed Computer Science Professor Emeritus University of Toronto. In the fall of 1964, Derek Corneil was one of the 7 initial graduate students of the Graduate Program…


Chats with Kelly Gotlieb, Internationally Renowned Pioneer in Computing - Kelly talks about his Lecture at the University of Toronto, his 90th birthday celebrations and reflecting back

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Kelly Gotlieb, Internationally Renowned Pioneer in Computing – Kelly talks about his Lecture at the University of Toronto, his 90th birthday celebrations and reflecting back. Enjoy! Stephen Ibaraki I continue my regular chat sessions…


Dr. Maria Klawe: President HMC, Board Director Microsoft Corp, Speaker World CIO Forum, World-Renowned Computer Scientist

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Dr. Maria Klawe: Distinguished, Celebrated, World-Renowned Computer Scientist, President of HMC, Board Director Microsoft Corp, Nominated to the Broadcom Board, Speaker at the World CIO Forum, Past President ACM, Past Chair Anita Borg Institute…


Chats with Kelly Gotlieb, "The" Internationally Renowned Pioneer in Computing - Kelly talks about his remarkable family

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Calvin C. (Kelly) Gotlieb, C.M., M.A., PhD.D. (University of Toronto), D. Math. (Hon., University of Waterloo), D. Eng. (Hon., Technical University of Nova Scotia); Order of Canada; Fellow CIPS (FCIPS); Fellow of the Royal…

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Chats with Kelly Gotlieb, "the" Internationally Renowned Pioneer in Computing - Kelly talks about his work as Co-Chair of the ACM Awards Committee

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Calvin C. (Kelly) Gotlieb, C.M., M.A., PhD.D. (University of Toronto), D. Math. (Hon., University of Waterloo), D. Eng. (Hon., Technical University of Nova Scotia); Order of Canada; Fellow CIPS (FCIPS); Fellow of the Royal…