Monday, February 19, 2007

Winner of the Turing Prize, Fred Brooks to speak at Clemson University tonight

Using examples of cathedrals, nuclear submarines, software, and business, Dr. Fred Brooks explores the role of individuals and groups in the design of creative and complex systems. Dr. Brooks founded the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the 1960s. In 1999, he received the Association for Computing Machinery's (ACM) A. M. Turing Award, considered the "Nobel Prize of Computing." He was awarded the prize for significant contributions to computer architecture, operating systems and software engineering. In 1985 he was the recipient of the National Medal of Technology. Dr. Brooks coined the term "computer architecture" and was project manager for the development of the IBM Corporation's System/360 family of computers and Operating System/360 software. He is well known for his classic 1975 work The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, which is still used in classrooms today.

When and Where:
6:00, Monday, February 19th, Tillman Hall Auditorium (clock tower) at Clemson University . Refreshments in the Tillman Hall lobby, 5:30.

Charge: Free, open to the public


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