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Fireside chat with Jack Dongarra   

Tellabs – Kaplan Institute

April 12th, 2023 at 4:30pm-5:30pm

Moderated by Ryan Manthy


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Join us for a fireside chat and Q&A with the Computer Science titan, Jack Dongarra. This event is hosted by the Computer Science Department.

Learn about the education, career path, mindset, and strategies that led Jack to becoming a Turing Award winner, the award that is often referred to as the “Nobel Prize of Computing”. Jack’s pioneering contributions to numerical algorithms and libraries that enabled HPC software to keep pace with exponential hardware improvements for over four decades has, through the years, accelerated HPC. You won’t want to miss this rare opportunity to hear first-hand from one of the giants in the field of computing!

You can learn more about Jack’s award-winning, pioneering work by attending the ACM A.M. Turing Award Lecture at Illinois Tech earlier in the day on April 12th, at 12:45pm in Hermann Hall as in this article from The New York Times. You can also see the original Turing Award Lecture presented at IEEE/ACM Supercomputing/SC 2022 conference.

We will be chatting about his journey of becoming a successful researcher and computer scientist and his advice for young scientists.

We will also have time at the end for audience Q&A. Lunch will be provided first come, first serve.


Date: Wednesday, April 12th, 2023

Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Location: Kaplan Institute, Tellabs

The event will be not be streamed virtually.