367Fw: Invitation to hear Turing Award Winner Frances Allen speak at UAB CIS
Mar 26, 2009
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2006 Turing Award Winner to Speak at UAB CIS
Invitation open to Public
Is Computing at a Tipping Point?
Speaker: Fran Allen, IBM Fellow Emerita
Location: Hill University Center Auditorium(1400 University Blvd)
Date: Monday, April 6
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Cost: Free and open to public.
FIRST FEMALE WINNER OF HIGHEST COMPUTER SCIENCE HONOR TO SPEAK AT UAB
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A computer science pioneer who was the first female to be named both an A.M. Turing Award winner and an IBM Fellow will conduct a free lecture at UAB. Frances E. Allen, whose 2006 Turing Award is considered by the computer science community to be the "Nobel Prize of computing," will speak 11-12:30 p.m. Monday, April 6, in the Hill University Center Auditorium, 1400 University Blvd., Birmingham. The event sponsor is the UAB Department of Computer and Information Sciences (CIS) and the Student Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery
Allen, who event organizers called a trailblazer and mentor for women in science, computing and engineering, will address the following question in her talk: Will the rate at which computing capabilities develop continue or has the field reached a tipping point? Allen will draw on all of her experiences during a 45-year career with IBM to suggest answers.
Organizers are calling Allen's visit a milestone for UAB CIS because it is the first department sponsored seminar to feature a Turing Award winner.
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