[SystemSafety] Leslie Lamport

From: Peter Bernard Ladkin < >
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 07:05:54 +0100

It has just been announced that Leslie has won the Turing Award. Well deserved - many of us wondered when it was coming.


The Turing Awards have a long track record in reliability methods in distributed computing and formal verification. People obviously think, over time, that it is an area in which many unusually significant advances have been made. It may also mean it is one of the hardest areas. This is lent credence by the number of students, software engineers and programmers who shy away from it still.

Incidentally, this means that the old DEC SRC in Palo Alto has more Turing Award winners than any single country except the US, UK (6), Israel (4) and Norway (3).

PBL Prof. Peter Bernard Ladkin, Faculty of Technology, University of Bielefeld, 33594 Bielefeld, Germany Tel+msg +49 (0)521 880 7319 www.rvs.uni-bielefeld.de

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