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Global Young Scientists Summit 2018

Monday, 22 January 2018 from 18:30 to 20:00 (Singapore Standard Time Singapore Time)

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In conjunction with the Global Young Scientists Summit@one-north (GYSS@one-north) 2018,
the National University of Singapore (NUS) is hosting a panel discussion with Laureates –
Prof John Hopcroft (Turing Award, 1986) and Prof Stuart Parkin (Millennium Technology Prize, 2014).
They will share their views and insights on the theme of
"Preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution".

Drawing on their personal experiences, they will address a wide range of topics including :

  • What are probably the most important trends in this revolution? 
  • Does the current system of undergraduate and graduate education adequately prepare young scientists to work in highly interdisciplinary areas of this nascent revolution? 
  • How should junior researchers pick problems to work on given these rapidly ongoing developments? 
  • What are the societal implications of the advances in materials, computing and biotechnology? 

The moderator will be Prof Mohan Kankanhalli, Dean, School of Computing and Provost’s Chair Professor of Computer Science. 

Date: 22nd January 2018(Monday)
Time: 6:30 to 8pm
Venue: Centre for Translational Medicine, MD6 (level 1), Lecture Theatre 35
            14 Medical Drive, Singapore 117599

Prof John Hopcroft

Prof John Hopcroft shared the highest award in computer science, the Turing Award, with Prof Robert E. Tarjan in 1986 for developing a mathematical way of analysing algorithms. Their work altered how computer science was taught. Much of their work on algorithms has been applied to graphs, enabling applications to topics ranging from linguistics to chemistry.

Prof Stuart Parkin

 Prof Stuart Parkin received the 2014 Millennium Technology Prize in recognition of his discoveries, which have enabled a thousand-fold increase in the storage capacity of magnetic disk drives. Prof Parkin’s innovations have led to a huge expansion of data acquisition and storage capacities, which in turn have underpinned the evolution of large data centres and cloud services, social networks, music and film distribution online.

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National University Hall
Level 1, MD6, Centre for Translational Medicine
14 Medical Drive, Singapore 117599

Monday, 22 January 2018 from 18:30 to 20:00 (Singapore Standard Time Singapore Time)

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