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CTIC Officially Inaugurated

May 16,2011

On Friday 13 May 2011, Tsinghua-Aarhus Joint Center for the Theory of Interactive Computation (CTIC), the new Sino-Danish research center funded by the Danish National Research Foundation and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NFSC) was officially inaugurated at Aarhus University, Denmark. IIIS Dean Prof. Andrew Yao, Deputy Dean Prof. Amy Wang together with Prof. Thomas Sinkjær, Director of the Danish National Research Foundation, Prof. Erik Meineche Schmidt, Former Dean of the Faculty of Science, Aarhus University, diplomats from the Chinese Embassy in Denmark and key members of CTIC from both sides joined the event.

Prof. Yao gives a talk at the inauguration.

Peter Bro Miltersen hosts the inauguration.

CTIC is a tight collaboration between IIIS, Tsinghua University and the Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University. It focuses on four related areas of theoretical computer science namely Computational Complexity Theory, Cryptography, Quantum Informatics and Game Theory. CTIC got approved under the framework of joint fund in October 2010 and officially kicked off in January 2011.

In his opening remarks, the Danish Center Leader Prof. Peter Bro Miltersen, introduced CTIC. He also sang highly of the talent cultivation program of Tsinghua Xuetang Special Pilot CS Class (Yao Class) and China Theory Week (CTW) hosted by IIIS, Tsinghua University.

The Chinese Center Leader for CTIC, Prof. Andrew Yao introduced the organization, faculty and research at IIIS, Tsinghua University and announced that CTW2011 will be hosted by Aarhus University this October. He also gave a Distinguished Lecture entitled “Quantum Computing: A Great Science in the Making” at the inauguration.

Group photo of CTIC members