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USI HOSTS WINNER OF A TURING AWARD , THE "NOBEL PRIZE" OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
Joseph Sifakis will open the 2010 edition of FMCAD
This is the first time that the Formal Methods in Computer Aided Design (FMCAD) conference, the premier conference on the theory and applications of formal (mathematical) analysis in computer-aided
design and verification, has taken place outside of the US. The 2010 edition is co-chaired by Asst. Prof. Natasha Sharygina and will run from October 20th to 23rd at the USI Faculty of Informatics. Sifakis, winner of the 2007 Turing Award, a recognition paramount to the Nobel in the field of informatics, will deliver his speech the morning of October 21st. More information on the event.
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Art and culture of Japan
Are you interested in exploring the topics discussed at the most important event of the 2010 autumn exhibition
in Lugano, “Nippon.
Between myth and reality: art and culture of the Land of the Rising Sun"? Participate at the autumn art series, provided by the Società Ticinese di Belle Arti and presented as part of the initiative C@USI. Cultural events at USI, organised by TEC-Lab. The events will take place at 6:30pm in the auditorium of the Lugano Campus. The first date scheduled is Tuesday, October 26th. More information
Enrolment opens for ConfronTi 2010
The 2010 edition is entitled, "Tecnoscience and innovation: engines of growth and development for businesses
and the region – futuribles, megatrends and development opportunities for the long term". The theme of economic growth and entrepreneurial and regional development for the next decade is topical, considering the time of paradigms such as the one we are experiencing. ConfronTI is an annual event to support the economy and the territory of Canton Ticino. The event is organized by
IRE and its Centre for the Observation of Economic Dynamics (CODE). It will take place November 30th at the conference centre of Monte Verità in Ascona. Detailed programme
- Film to be screened in USI auditorium (Lugano Campus). Io non ho paura (I’m not scared, 2003) directed by G. Salvatores and based on Niccolò Ammaniti's successful Italian
novel will be presented Wednesday, October 20th at 08:00pm. The film is in Italian with English subtitles.
- The "Gender in organizations" seminar will take place Friday, October 22nd at 2pm (classroom A14, Lugano Campus). The seminar is organized by the Gender service and features Dr. Barbara Poggio. She will explain multiple perspectives on the topic and critically reflect upon the asymmetries between women and men in workplace and institutional contexts.
Interesting fact: recently inaugurated, a Siena public park
features the first interactive urban design in Italy, allowing visitors to log onto the web for free with just the touch of a hand. The project is called, “Wi-Roni”, and Dr. Elisa Rubegni, Post-doc research assistant at TEC-Lab, contributed to its realisation.