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August 12, 2010: ACM Turing Lecture and Athena Lecture Available on Video

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Thursday, August 12, 2010


ACM Turing Award winner Chuck Thacker and ACM-W Athena Lecturer Mary Jane Irwin were featured speakers at the 37th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Computer Architecture Conference (ISCA) in June. Their presentations are now available online in video and in a lecture abstract PDF.

Thacker, a Technical Fellow at Microsoft, received the 2009 ACM Turing Award for his pioneering design and realization of the Alto, the first modern personal computer, and the prototype for networked personal computers. His design reflected a new vision of a self-sufficient, networked computer on every desk, equipped with innovations that are standard in today's models.

Irwin, a professor at Penn State University, was named the 2010-2011 ACM-W Athena Lecturer for her outstanding research contributions to computer-aided design, computer arithmetic, and computer architecture. She designed novel computer structures that are used in laptops to vastly improve the performance of image and speech applications.

LINKS:

Learn more about Chuck Thacker and view the video of his lecture on trends in computing systems at http://awards.acm.org/turing/2009

Learn more about Mary Jane Irwin and view the video of her lecture on attributes of shared caches in multicore processors at http://awards.acm.org/athena/2010