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The Wheeler Lectures in Computer Science

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This is an annual series of Distinguished Lectures named after David Wheeler, one of the early pioneers of Computer Science.

David worked on the original EDSAC computer and wrote one of the first computer programs to be stored in a computer’s working memory. He pioneered the use of sub-routines and is particularly remembered for his work on data compression.

David Wheeler was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1981, one of the earliest computer scientists to be so honoured. In October 2003, he was made a Fellow of the Computer History Museum for his invention of the closed subroutine, his architectural contributions to the ILLIAC , the Cambridge Ring, and computer testing.

David started his PhD in the University of Cambridge’s Computer Laboratory (then the Mathematical Laboratory) in the late 1940s, graduating in 1951. He then spent time at the University of Illinois before returning to the UK. He continued to work in the Computer Lab right up until his death, a decade after he had officially retired.

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Wheeler Lecture 2021: Reimagining Robots

UserProfessor Daniela Rus - Director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT.

HouseOnline.

ClockWednesday 12 May 2021, 15:30-17:00

Wheeler Lecture 2020: The Future of Microprocessors

UserDr Sophie Wilson.

HouseOnline.

ClockWednesday 20 May 2020, 14:00-16:00

Combining Formal Methods and Machine Learning

UserProfessor Jane Hillston, University of Edinburgh.

HouseLecture Theatre 1, Computer Laboratory.

ClockWednesday 22 May 2019, 15:15-18:00

The Wheeler Lecture In Computer Science: Language, Learning, and Creativity

UserProfessor Stephen Pulman - Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford..

HouseLecture Theatre 1, Computer Laboratory.

ClockWednesday 30 May 2018, 16:15-18:00

A History of Virtualisation in Operating Systems.

[14:30 Minute madness; 16:00 Main lecture; 17:00 Drinks reception.]

UserDr Andrew Herbert OBE, FREng...

HouseLecture Theatre 1, Computer Laboratory.

ClockWednesday 25 May 2016, 14:30-18:00

Hints and Principles for Computer System Design

UserButler Lampson - Microsoft Research + MIT.

HouseLecture Theatre 1, Computer Laboratory.

ClockTuesday 26 May 2015, 16:15-18:30

Computational Thinking

UserProf Jeannette M. Wing - Microsoft Research & Carnegie Mellon University.

HouseLecture Theatre 1, Computer Laboratory.

ClockWednesday 14 May 2014, 16:00-18:30

Could Computers Understand Their Own Programs

UserProf Sir Tony Hoare - Microsoft Research & Computer Laboratory.

HouseLecture Theatre 1, Computer Laboratory.

ClockWednesday 24 April 2013, 14:30-15:30

C++11 Style

Please register; note 16:00 start time

UserBjarne Stroustrup, Distinguished University Professor, Texas A&M University; Visiting Professor, Cambridge University.

HouseLecture Theatre 1, Computer Laboratory.

ClockWednesday 15 February 2012, 16:00-17:30

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