WITS Seminar: P vs NP Problem
18 August, 2016
Smart Building Room 105
Wollongong Information Technology Society WITS
WITS is running a Seminar on the Final Frontier of Computer Science, This week Professor Aditya Ghose will be doing a discussion on the P versus NP problem, Informally speaking, it asks whether every problem whose solution can be quickly verified by a computer can also be quickly solved by a computer. Over the duration of this talk it will also address interesting questions arising from human computation, social computing and the connections between literature and the development of computational artefacts.
Following the talk will be a pizza (lot's of pizza), drinks and social banter.
Aditya Ghose is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Wollongong, where he heads the Decision Systems Lab and co-directs the Centre for Oncology Informatics. He holds a PhD and MSc in Computing Science from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Computer Science and Engineering from Jadavpur University. Prof. Ghose is President of the Service Science Society of Australia and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (Australia). In addition to his interest in clinical informatics, Prof. Ghose works in business process management, service science, agent systems and formal knowledge representation. He works closely with IBM Research, Xerox Research, Infosys Labs and a variety of Australian companies (including startups from his research group).