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Distinguished Lecture by Turing Award winner Andy Yao, Tsinghua University

Andy Yao,one of the superstars in Computer Science, is currently visiting CTIC and will give a lecture on Friday 31 May 2013.

Andy received the Turing Award, the most prestigious award in computer science, in 2000, "in recognition of his fundamental contributions to the theory of computation, including the complexity-based theory of pseudorandom number generation, cryptography, and communication complexity".

The lecture will take place in the big auditorium from 12.15 - 13.00

The abstract for the lecture:

Besides studying issues central to how to make computing more efficient and powerful, computer science is also an enabling science that impacts on other scientific fields. In recent years, this latter aspect has gone beyond the obvious, namely large-scale computing is used everywhere, but increasingly computer science concepts and methods are now injecting fresh ideas in many discourses with other scientific disciplines. In particular, theoretical computer science is in the forefront of this significant movement, collaborating with other sciences in creating exciting multi-disciplinary areas. Already some of such works are appearing in main stream journals of several fields. We illustrate this phenomenon with recent work by myself and others in quantum information and algorithmic economics.