Golden Jubilee Thematic Lectures in Theoretical Computer Science

In celebration of IMSc's 50th year, the theoretical computer science group is planning to have thematic lectures aimed at college teachers and students, one Saturday every month.

The topic for June is on 'Concurrency in the multicore age' and is scheduled for June 23, 2012 at Alladi Ramakrishnan Hall, IMSc.

Hardware manufacturers the world over have now come to a consensus that the limits are being reached with respect to processor design and hence are moving to multicore architectures. However, since many instructions can now be executed at the same time, using sequential modes of programming with which everyone has been comfortable so far, is no longer good enough. Hence, concurrent programming techniques and principles, which originally led to multiprocess systems and eventually the internet, are being revisited now.
Detailed Schedule below. All are welcome.

Time Title Speaker
10:00 - 11:00
Issues in programming concurrency
Kamal Lodaya, IMSc Chennai
11:00 - 11:30 Tea/Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30
Introduction to distributed algorithms
R. Ramanujam, IMSc Chennai
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00
Concurrent data structures
S. P. Suresh, Chennai Mathematical Institute, Chennai
15:00 - 15:30 Tea/Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:30
Concurrency in Web Services
Sheerazuddin, IMSc Chennai

Earlier thematic Lectures
The first of these was on Saturday, March 17th on the theme
Aha! Divide and Conquer.
The second of these was on Saturday, April 21st on the theme Randomization in Computer Science.
The third of these was on Saturday, May 19th on the theme Graphs: Explorations and Algorithms.