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Public Lecture by Professor Barbara Liskov

19 Jan 2017 4.30 PM to 5.30 PM (Registration starts at 4.00 PM) SUTD Auditorium, 8 Somapah Road, Singapore 487372 (Building 2, Level 1, nearest to Lobby E and J)

The power of abstraction

Abstraction is at the center of much work in Computer Science. It encompasses finding the right interface for a system as well as finding an effective design for a system implementation. Furthermore, abstraction is the basis for program construction, allowing programs to be built in a modular fashion.  This talk will discuss how the abstraction mechanisms we use today came to be, how they are supported in programming languages, and some possible areas for future research.

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About Speaker
Professor Liskov is an Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and head of MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) Programming Methodology Group. As one of the first people in United States to get a PhD in computer science, her work has led to major breakthroughs in areas such as operating systems, distributed systems, programming languages, and programming methodology.

This is a partner event of the Global Young Scientists Summit 2017, an international boot camp for eminent scientist and technology leaders to mentor global young scientists and inspire them to pursue their scientific dreams.