Distinguished Lecture Series
by Prof. Niklaus Wirth, January 2015

- Turing Award Winner

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A.M. Turing Award
The A.M. Turing Award, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)'s most prestigious technical award, is given for major contributions of lastin`g importance to computing. Recipients are invited to give the annual A.M. Turing Award Lecture. The award is also accompanied by a cash prize of USD$250,000, which in recent years has been underwritten by the Intel Corporation and Google, Inc.

The Official website (http://amturing.acm.org/) celebrates all the winners since the award's creation in 1966. It contains biographical information, a description of their accomplishments, straightforward explanations of their fields of specialization, and text or video of their A. M. Turing Award Lecture.

Alan M. Turing (1912 - 1954)
The A.M. Turing Award, sometimes referred as the "Nobel Prize" of Computing, was named in honor of Alan Mathison Turing (1912 - 1954), a British mathematician and computer scientist. He made fundamental advances in computer architecture, algorithms, formalization of computing, and artificial intelligence. Turing was also instrumental in British code-breaking work during World War II.

The Imitation Game
A recent movie about Alan Turing - The Imitation Game (http://theimitationgamemovie.com/)

Source: http://tube.hk

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Hong Kong Computer Society
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