Avi Wigderson to Deliver His ACM A.M. Turing Award Lecture at STOC 2024

June 6, 2023

2023 ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Avi Wigderson will deliver his Turing Award Lecture on Thursday, June 27 at 6 pm PT (Friday, June 28 at 1 am UTC) at STOC 2024: ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing.

The lecture will be livestreamed on YouTube and can be viewed here.

In “Alan Turing: A TCS Role Model,” Wigderson will discuss the many ideas appearing in Turing's groundbreaking papers and how they continue to evolve within the field of theorectical computer science. He will also expose and expound upon the vast scope of topics that Turing considered, and the deep and major insights those topics led him to at the dawn of the computer age.

Wigderson received the 2023 ACM A.M. Turing Award for foundational contributions to the theory of computation, including reshaping our understanding of the role of randomness in computation, and for his decades of intellectual leadership in theoretical computer science. He is the Herbert H. Maass Professor in the School of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, and has been a leading figure in computational complexity theory, algorithms and optimization, randomness and cryptography, parallel and distributed computation, combinatorics, and graph theory.