Booth Memorial lecture Tuesday 25th October 2016
Posted: Tuesday, 18 October 2016 16:00
DCSIS is pleased to announce that the Andrew Booth Memorial lecture 2016 will take place on Tuesday 25th October at Birkbeck, University of London and that this year’s lecture will be given by Professor Andrew Blake, Founding Director of The Alan Turing Institute.
The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems (DCSIS) is pleased to announce that the Andrew Booth Memorial lecture 2016 will take place on Tuesday 25th October at Birkbeck, University of London.
Andrew Booth was the leader of a team of computer pioneers at Birkbeck. Booth possessed an unusual combination of skills: a first class mathematical mind capable of working on the complexities needed to handle the mathematics of X-ray crystallography, combined with a natural gift for practical engineering which enabled him to design and build innovative relay and electronic computers.
This year’s lecture will be given by Professor Andrew Blake, Founding Director of The Alan Turing Institute. Prior to joining the institute in 2015, Professor Blake held the position of Microsoft Distinguished Scientist and Laboratory Director of Microsoft Research Cambridge, England. He was formerly an academic for 18 years, latterly at Oxford University, where he was a pioneer in the development of the theory and algorithms that can make it possible for computers to behave as seeing machines.
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