Alan Turing Centenary @ Persistent Systems


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Dr. Anand Deshpande, CEO, Persistent Systems kick starts the Alan Turing Centenary Celebrations at Persistent and talks about various events planned to honor Alan Turing

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Alan Turing Centenary @ Persistent Systems

  1. 1. Welcome to Turing100@Persistent Anand Deshpande CEO Persistent Systems
  2. 2. Mathematician, Logician, Code breaker, Cryptanalyst, Computer Scientist, Mathematical Biologist, Long Distance Runner. Father of Computer Science(1912 –1954)
  3. 3. Alan Turing was highly influential in the development of computer science, providing a formalisation of the concepts of "algorithm" and "computation" with the Turing machine. Turing is widely considered to be the father of computer science and artificial intelligence.3
  4. 4. Why are We Celebrating the Turing Centenary Year? ● Despite his contribution he is not well known. ● During his centenary year, we want to celebrate the achievements of Computer Scientists and Computer Science.4
  5. 5. About Today’s Event● About Turing Centenary @ Persistent● Keynote Speech: Turing – Scientist Unlimited, Mathai Joseph● Documentary: The life of Alan Turing.● Turing’s Theory of Computation: Vivek Kulkarni
  6. 6. Turing Lecture Series● First Saturday of every month, at least until June 2013● Cover the contributions, impact of one of the ACM Turing Award Recipients. (● Detailed time table – –
  7. 7. Saturday, August 4, 2012 ● E. F. Codd (1981 Turing Award) the father of Relational Databases ● Prof. Sham Navathe, Georgia Tech University7
  8. 8. Saturday, September 1, 2012 ● Robin Milner (1991) For three distinct and complete achievements: LCF, the mechanization of Scotts Logic of Computable Functions, probably the first theoretically based yet practical tool for machine assisted proof construction ML, the first language to include polymorphic type inference together with a type-safe exception- handling mechanism; CCS, a general theory of concurrency ● Navin Kabra8
  9. 9. Saturday, October 6, 2012 ● Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn (2004) For pioneering work on internetworking, including the design and implementation of the Internets basic communications protocols –TCP/IP ● R. Venkateswaran9
  10. 10. Saturday, November 3, 2012 ● Judea Pearl (2011) For the development of a calculus for probabilistic and causal reasoning ● Mukund Deshpande10
  11. 11. Saturday, December 1, 2012 ● Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie (1983) For their development of generic operating systems theory and specifically for the implementation of the UNIX operating system ● T. M. Vijayaraman11
  12. 12. Saturday, January 5, 2013 ● Jim Gray (1998) For seminal contributions to database and transaction processing research and technical leadership in system implementation ● Anand Deshpande12
  13. 13. Saturday, February 2, 2013 ● Ron L. Rivest, Adi Shamir Len M. Adleman (2002) For making public-key cryptography useful in practice ● Arvind Benegal13
  14. 14. Saturday, March 2, 2013 ● Barbara Liskov (2008) For contributions to practical and theoretical foundations of programming language and system design, especially related to data abstraction, fault tolerance, and distributed computing ● Ajay Deshpande14
  15. 15. Saturday, April 5, 2013 ● Butler Lampson (1992) For contributions to the development of distributed, personal computing environments and the technology for their implementation: workstations, networks, operating systems, programming systems, displays, security and document publishing. ● Neeran Karnik15
  16. 16. http://amturing.acm.org16
  17. 17. Semicolons: Programming Contest ● Date: 11th August 2012 ● Location: Hinjawadi Complex. ● 24 hours contest ● Prize money donated to winner’s charity, matched by Persistent Foundation ● Open for Persistent Employees and Students ● More information –
  18. 18. iShare: Technology Showcase● October 10 – 12, 2012● Kalidasa Auditorium, Dewang Mehta Auditorium● Tech-Booths,● I-tried-but-did-not-work,● Workshops, Panel Discussions, Presentations
  19. 19. Turing Walkathon December 2012 5 K Walk/Run
  20. 20. Turing Inter-collegiate Quiz Feb 201320
  21. 21. Stay Tuned● – Register on the site to get regular updates about the events – Persistent Employees: Register on the Social Community● Additional Information
  22. 22. Join ACM
  23. 23. Today’s Speaker:Mathai Joseph