Become a fan of Slashdot on Facebook

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
For the out-of-band Slashdot experience (mostly headlines), follow us on Twitter, or Facebook. ×
News

+ - Leslie Valiant Wins 'Nobel Prize' of Computing ->

autospa writes: "ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery today named Leslie G. Valiant of Harvard University the winner of the 2010 ACM A.M. Turing Award for his fundamental contributions to the development of computational learning theory and to the broader theory of computer science. Valiant brought together machine learning and computational complexity, leading to advances in artificial intelligence as well as computing practices such as natural language processing, handwriting recognition, and computer vision. He also launched several subfields of theoretical computer science, and developed models for parallel computing. The Turing Award, widely considered the "Nobel Prize in Computing", is named for the British mathematician Alan M. Turing. The award carries a $250,000 prize, with financial support provided by Intel Corporation and Google Inc."
Link to Original Source
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Leslie Valiant Wins 'Nobel Prize' of Computing

Comments Filter:

God helps them that themselves. -- Benjamin Franklin, "Poor Richard's Almanac"

Working...