Seminars & Colloquia

Barbara Liskov

Dept .of EE and CS, MIT

"The Power of Abstraction"

Monday November 16, 2009 04:00 PM
Location: 3211, EB2 NCSU Centennial Campus
(Visitor parking instructions)

This talk is part of the Triangle Computer Science Distinguished Lecturer Series

 

Abstract:

Abstraction is at the center of much work in Computer Science. It encompasses finding the right interface for a system as well as finding an effective design for a system implementation. Furthermore, abstraction is the basis for program construction, allowing programs to be built in a modular fashion. This talk will discuss how the abstraction mechanisms we use today came to be, how they are supported in programming languages, and some possible areas for future research.

Short Bio:

See http://www.pmg.csail.mit.edu/~liskov/

To access the video of this talk, click here.

Host: Xiaowei Yang, Computer Science, Duke

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