Top Computer Scientists Gathered at Tsinghua University Friendship, Cooperation

January 08,2010 From: Chinanews.com.cn Views: 0

(Chinanews.com.cn, Beijing, Jan. 8) Andrej Bogdanov from CUHK, Kunal Talwar from Microsoft Research, and Andrew Wan from Columbia University waved goodbye to each other at the Beijing Capital International Airport. They worked together and submitted a high-quality paper Hard Instances for Satisfiability and Quasi-one-way Functions to “Innovations in Computer Science 2010 (ICS2010)”, moreover, they’ve cultivated profound friendship during the three-day world top symposium on computer science as they met more peer researchers and learned latest research results.

ICS2010 has been the first time that top computer scientists gather and share ideas in China. They focus on the issue of enhancing the scientific research levels of innovation in Theoretical Computer Science of China and the world, as introducing a new concept or model, opening a new line of inquiry within traditional or cross-disciplinary areas, or introducing novel techniques or novel applications of known techniques. Outsiders may fail to understand their speeches, but one can tell from the exciting faces at coffee breaks, smiles while delivering a speech, and the crowded Lecture Hall from 8:20am to 8:00pm that this is the gathering of top talents. Their leading-edge research results covering such fields as Computational Complexity, Allocation Algorithms and Cryptography may bring forth technological breakthroughs in no more than ten years.

Dozens of world-renowned computer scientists including winners of A. M. Turing Award, the most prestigious prize in computer science, members of the United States National Academy of Sciences and European Academy of Sciences together with scholars, researchers and young students from such world-renowned institutions as Tsinghua University, Princeton University, and MIT attended the symposium. Innovations are not about age while the collision of thoughts can transcend nationality and race. It is a precious opportunity for young generation to feel the integrity of top scientists that they admire and debate with them about some particular questions.

Professor Andrew Chi-Chih Yao, winner of A. M. Turing Award (2000), Director of the Institute for Theoretical Computer Science (ITCS), presents a forward-looking picture by saying that, “the symposium, as a brand-new perspective in theoretical computer science, provides new ideas and models to better understand the trend of computer science and its further development. It will play a positive role in enhancing the research levels and innovation ability of China’s information industry.