First Joint Meeting on Chinese-Danish Collaboration

March 24,2010 Views: 0

On March 24, 2010, ITCS group led by Prof. Andrew Chi-Chih Yao hosted the first joint meeting with the Danish delegation headed by Prof. Miltersen on Chinese-Danish Collaboration.

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The Center for the Theory of Interactive Computation is a tight collaboration between ITCS, Tsinghua University and the Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University. The center is to study foundational topics within the theory of computation using mathematical methods, with a special focus on the challenges arising with the development of interactive computation in the 21st century.

The center focuses on four related areas of theoretical computer science:

  • Computational complexity theory, the study of computational resources needed to do computation, providing the necessary foundation for understanding feasibility or infeasibility of computational tasks.
  • Cryptography, the study of how interactive computation can be made secure, a crucially important ingredient in an internet-based society.
  • Quantum Informatics, the study of how information process works when the behavior of communication and computing equipment is governed by quantum mechanics, a study that becomes necessary, as our electronic equipment grows too small for classical physics to apply.
  • Game Theory, the study of how multi-agent systems behave when agents have conflicting interests, a necessary perspective towards understanding interaction on networks spanning diverse sectors and countries across the globe.

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Personnel on both sides have been assigned in four core areas respectively during the meeting. And summer school, workshops and long-term visits have been planned for the joint proposal.