Esko Ukkonen, professor of Computer Science at University of Helsinki and foreign member of Estonian Academy of Sciences will give a guest lecture as part of the Granö* lecture series on April 24 at 16.15. The lecture is titled “The Era of Algorithms”.
Absract: Algorithm is a word that nowadays frequently occurs in public media. Indeed, algorithms and programming are everywhere, they are already included in elementary school education, and computing has become a public utility. But what is an algorithm? What can algorithms achieve and what are their limitations? - The talk will survey past developments on algorithms and algorithmic thinking as well as discuss their future potential.
The lecture will be held at the Institute of Computer Science, Liivi 2-111.
*The lecture series was named after the geography professor Johannes Gabriel Granö, who was a professor at University of Tartu from 1919-1923. The aim of the Granö lectures is to create new ties between Estonian and Finnish scientists. Lectures and seminars are organized by the Finnish Institute in cooperation with the University of Turku, the University of Tartu and the Granö Centre.