CT-Talk with Prof. Jukka Suomela

On 14 January 2020 Prof. Suomela gives a Talk on the topic "Foundations of Distributed Computing in the 2020s" at the invitation of the research group Communication Technologies. The Faculty of Computer Science cordially invites all interested parties!


In this talk I will review some major advances in the theory of distributed computing in the past decade and discuss key research challenges for the 2020s, with the main focus on distributed graph algorithms. I will present promising new approaches for doing research in the field, and I will also highlight examples of seemingly elementary questions that are still beyond the reach of our current techniques.



Jukka Suomela (https://users.ics.aalto.fi/suomela/) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Aalto University. His work focuses on the theoretical foundations of distributed computing, with particular emphasis on the concept of locality. He was the PC chair of DISC 2019 and SIROCCO 2016 and one of the local chairs of ALGO 2018, he has served in the EATCS council, and he is currently a member of the DISC steering committee. He has received the FOCS 2019 best paper award and DISC 2012 and 2017 best paper awards.



14.01.2020 3 pm - 4 pm | SR5 at W29

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