Lenore and Manuel Blum to Present Distinguished Lectures at Georgia Tech School of Computer Science

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - by Jenn Landefeld

Annual IMlay Lecture

Lenore Blum, Distinguished Career Professor of Computer Science, will present the Annual Imlay Lecture at Georgia Tech School of Computer Science on Thursday, October 27, 2016.

Lenore’s lecture, “Alan Turing and the Other Theory of Computation,” explores one of Turing’s lesser known papers from 1948. She notes that it is a seminal paper from Turing, and “sets the stage for a natural theory of complexity for computational mathematics, the ‘other theory of computation.’”

Lenore is the founding director of Project Olympus and co-director of the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship.

ARC & IISP Distinguished Lecture

Manuel Blum, Bruce Nelson University Professor of Computer Science, will present the ARC & IISP Distinguished Lecture, at Georgia Tech School of Computer Science, also on Thursday, October 27, 2016.

Manuel’s talk, “Human Computation with an Application to Passwords”, presents a simple model of human computation based on well-known features of long and short term human memory. The intention of the model is to bring CS ideas and understanding to bear on the kinds of computations that humans can (and cannot) consciously perform in their heads.

Manuel and Lenore’s talks will cap off a series of notable lectures from premier computer scientists at Georgia Tech in recent weeks. http://www.scs.gatech.edu

For More Information, Contact:

Cleah Schleuter, cleah@cs.cmu.edu