We hosted 5 Turing Laureates and 1 Nobel Laureate! Click me to share recordings with a friend.

The 2024 OMSCS Turing Award Series, hosted by Parsa Khazaeepoul and Zach Axel, has concluded.

Turing Award
Speaker Series

The Turing Award, often referred to as the 'Nobel Prize of Computing,' is an annual award given by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) to individuals for their contributions of lasting and major technical importance to the computing field.


Dr. Moshe Vardi

January 17th, 12pm EST

'How to Be an Ethical Technologist' has concluded.

Dr. Moshe Y. Vardi is a University Professor and the George Distinguished Service Professor in Computational Engineering at Rice University, known for his significant contributions in logic and computation.


Dr. Leslie Lamport

January 24th, 12pm EST

Turing Award Recipient

'How to Write a 21st Century Proof (AMA)' has concluded.

Dr. Leslie Lamport, a Turing Award recipient, is renowned for his pioneering work in distributed systems and as the creator of LaTeX.


Dr. Noel Capon

January 31st, 9am EST

'Managing Technology Marketing in the 21st Century' has concluded.

Dr. Noel Capon is the R.C. Kopf Professor of International Marketing at Columbia Business School, known for his extensive work in marketing, sales, and strategic account management.


Dr. Barbara Liskov

February 7th, 1pm EST

Turing Award Recipient

'How Data Abstraction Changed Computing Forever' has concluded.

Dr. Barbara Liskov is an Institute Professor at MIT, known for her work in programming languages and systems, including data abstraction, polymorphism, and distributed computing.


Dr. Nir Shavit

February 16th, 12pm EST

'Tissue vs. Silicone Musings on the Future of Deep Learning Hardware and Software' has concluded.

Dr. Nir Shavit is a Professor at MIT, a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, known for his work in multi-core computation.


Prof. Jeffrey D. Ullman

February 21st, 12pm EST

Turing Award Recipient

'Data Science: Is it Real?' has concluded.

Prof. Jeffrey David 'Jeff' Ullman is an esteemed computer scientist known for his substantial contributions to database theory, data mining, and software engineering. He is a Turing Award laureate, co-authoring foundational textbooks in computer science.


Dr. Assaf Schuster

February 28th, 9am EST

'AMA Style Interview with Dr. Assaf Schuster' has concluded.

Dr. Assaf Schuster is a Professor at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, specializing in distributed and database systems, data streams, and cloud computing.


Dr. Jack Dongarra

March 13th, 12pm EST

Turing Award Recipient

'A Not so Simple Matter of Software' has concluded.

Dr. Jack Dongarra is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Tennessee, known for his expertise in numerical algorithms, parallel computing, and advanced-computer architectures.


Dr. Edward Feigenbaum

March 20th, 1:30pm EST

Turing Award Recipient

'AMA Style Interview with Dr. Edward Feigenbaum' has concluded.

Dr. Edward Feigenbaum is a pioneer in artificial intelligence, known as the 'father of expert systems,' and a joint winner of the 1994 ACM Turing Award.


Dr. Nachum Dershowitz

March 27th, 12pm EST

'AMA Style Interview with Dr. Nachum Dershowitz' has concluded.

Dr. Nachum Dershowitz is a prominent figure in computer science and mathematics, renowned for his groundbreaking advancements in computational linguistics and automated reasoning.


Dr. Anthony Leggett

April 3rd, 12pm EST

'Quantum Liquids' has concluded.

Dr. Leggett, a Nobel laureate in physics, is celebrated for his seminal contributions to the understanding of quantum liquids and superconductors, profoundly influencing the field of condensed matter physics.


Frequently Asked Questions

Where will the event take place?

The event was held online via Teams.

Is this a recurring event?

For now, this is a one time event. If we have enough interest, we may be able to make this recurring.

How much does it cost to attend?

The event is free to attend.

Do I need to RSVP?

Yes, you need to RSVP in order to receive the Teams link.

How do I RSVP?

You can RSVP by clicking the RSVP buttons for each individual event. Or through our lu.ma calendar here.

Do I need to be a Georgia Tech student to attend?

No, the event is open to the public.

Will the event be recorded?

Partially, speakers who are okay with it will be recorded and posted on our website.

How long will the event last?

Each talk will last about an hour.

How do I get in contact with the organizers?

You can contact us through our email addresses below.

Speaker Series Advisors

These are the people who helped make this event possible.


Dr. Zvi Galil

Creator of OMSCS, Former Dean of Computing at Georgia Tech, Professor at Columbia University


Zvi Galil is noted for his research in algorithms, complexity, and cryptography. Former Dean of Computing at Georgia Tech, he has written over 200 scientific papers and is recognized for his contributions to computer science education.


Dr. Bjarne Stroustrup

Creator of C++, Professor at Columbia University


Bjarne Stroustrup, renowned for creating C++, has made significant contributions to computer science and software development. A professor at Columbia University, he's a recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the Charles Stark Draper Prize.


Andi Gutmans

Co-creator of PHP, Former CEO of Zend Technologies


Andi Gutmans is a key figure in the development of PHP, co-creating PHP 3 and co-founding Zend Technologies. Recognized as an influential IT innovator, he has also held prominent roles at Amazon Web Services and Google.

Who are we?

We are two Online Master's in Computer Science student's at Georgia Tech. If you have any inquiries or need further information, please don't hesitate to contact us!

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