Título: Applying Theory to Practice (and Practice to Theory) at IBM
Palestrante: Ron Fagin
Data: terça-feira, 3 de dezembro de 2013
Horário: 13:00 – 14:30
Local: Auditório do RDC
The speaker will talk about applying theory to practice at IBM, with a focus on two war stories, which he will draw morals from. This talk, which will be completely self-contained, is aimed at both theoreticians and system builders, to encourage them to work together.
Ron Fagin is an IBM Fellow at the IBM Almaden Research Center. He has won an IBM Corporate Award, eight IBM Outstanding Innovation Awards, an IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award, and two IBM key patent awards. He received his B.A. in mathematics from Dartmouth College, and his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a Fellow of ACM, IEEE, and AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science). He was named Docteur Honoris Causa by the University of Paris, and a “Highly Cited Researcher” by ISI (the Institute for Scientific Information). He has won three Best Paper awards and two Test-of-Time Awards from major conferences. He won the 2011 IEEE Technical Achievement Award, and the 2012 IEEE W. Wallace McDowell Award. He received the 2004 ACM SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations Award, a lifetime achievement award in databases.