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Cambridge Expert Delivers Computing Lecture

March 14, 1997

An internationally renowned expert on concurrent and mobile computing will discuss the theories that underlie computation and communication during a lecture on Monday, March 17, at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Robin Milner, a Cambridge University computer scientist, will speak from 4 to 5 p.m. in Room AB20 of Weeks Hall, 1215 Dayton St. He will give the annual J. Barkley Rosser Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the computer sciences department and made possible through a gift by Annetta Rosser. The event is free and open to the public.

Milner is a Fellow of the Royal Society and a recipient of the Association for Computing Machinery’s A.M. Turing Award.

Milner will discuss a basic model for mobile communicating systems that he developed with colleagues in the late 1980s. In this model, all computational concepts are based on the notion of interaction. A continuing purpose of this work is to unite the theories that underlie computation and communication.

The lecture series is held in memory of the late Rosser, a UW–Madison professor of Computer Sciences and Mathematics and director of the Mathematics Research Center from 1963 to 1978.

For more information, contact Laura Cuccia in the Computer Sciences Department at (608) 262-0017.

CONTACT: Laura Cuccia, (608) 262-0017