Fourth CAC Lecture on Alan Turing

Fourth CAC Lecture was held on June 24, 2019 at 11.00 AM, at Seminar Hall, BNMIT.

Speaker: Dr. Kavi Mahesh, Director, IIIT Dharwad

This talk celebrates the remarkable life and contributions of Alan Turing. It relates his work to the birth of Computer Science, the ideas of computation and algorithm, computer architecture, the result of the Second World War, cryptography, Artificial Intelligence, mathematical paradoxes, Godel's Incompleteness, plant morphology and even British history in India. The talk tries to illustrate the different capabilities of Turing's computer and the human mind and what this might imply for the current euphoria about AI and Machine Learning.

Brief profile of the speaker:

Dr. Kavi Mahesh is the Director of the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Dharwad. Previously, he was the Dean of Research at PES University, Director of the World-Bank funded Research Centre for Knowledge Analytics and Ontological Engineering – KAnOE and a Professor of Computer Science. His areas of interest are knowledge management, analytics, epistemology, ontology, classification studies, text processing and unstructured data management. He has three US patents and has published two books, 16 book chapters and 80 papers which have received over 1500 citations. Notable among these are the textbook Theory of Computation: A Problem-Solving Approach (Wiley India, 2012) and Ten Steps to Maturity in Knowledge Management (Elsevier Pub. UK, 2006). He was earlier with Oracle Corporation, USA and New Mexico State University and has consulted in the area of Knowledge Management with Infosys, Hewlett Packard, United Nations and EasyLib.com. He holds an M. Tech. in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (1989) and an MS (1991) and a PhD (1995) in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA.

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