ALAN TURING Centenary Events
Alan Turing - Creator of Intellectual Currents

Organized By
Department of Computer Science and Automation, IISc
Supercomputer Education and Research Centre, IISc
Computer Society of India

October 6-7, 2012
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore, India

October 9-10, 2012
Indian Institute of Technology
Kanpur, India

Background      Program          Venue      Contact 

Background and Theme

The objective of this event is to offer a befitting tribute to the extraordinary scientific achievements of the creative genius Alan Turing whose birth centenary year is being celebrated the world over.

The event will be a unique opportunity for computer science faculty; doctoral, master’s, and senior undergraduate students in CS; researchers and professionals in IT R&D to get exposed to the path-breaking technical contributions of the founding father of theoretical computer science. The venue of the event is the historic Faculty Hall in the Indian Institute of Science which completed its centenary in 2009.

To know more about the life and contributions of Alan Turing as well as other events related to the Turing Centenary, do visit CSI Alan Turing Special Page.

Venue: The Faculty Hall, IISc, Bangalore

October 6, 2012
08.30 - 09.15 Registration

09.30 - 10.00 Inauguration by Professor V. Rajaraman, Honorary Professor, IISc

Guest of Honour: Professor N. Balakrishnan, Associate Director, IISc

10.00 - 11.00
Plenary Lecture by Prof. Manindra Agrawal
(Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur)
Title of the talk: The P <> NP Hypothesis
11.00 - 11.30Break

11.30 - 13.15
Plenary Lecture by Dr. Ramesh Hariharan (Strand Life Sciences)
Title of the talk: Turing, Biological Pattern Formation, and the Molecular Computer

Invited Talk by Mr. Anand Parthasarathy, Online India Tech Pvt Ltd
Title of the talk: India’s Tryst with the Supercomputer

13.15 - 14.15Break
14.15 - 15.30Audio Visual Presentation of Turing Award Winners
15.30 - 15.50Break

16.00 - 17.00
Plenary Lecture by Turing Laureate Prof. Raj Reddy
(Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Title of the talk: The Turing Legacy
17.00 - 18.30Screening of the movie, CODEBREAKER
October 7, 2012
09.15 - 10.00 Invited Talk by Mr. Ibrahim Ahmad, Cybermedia
Title of the talk: Saluting the Indian IT Pioneers

10.00 - 11.00 Plenary Lecture by Prof. Kurt Mehlhorn
(Max Planck Institute, Germany)
Title of the talk: Physarum Computations
11.00 - 11.30Break
11.30 - 13.00Panel Session on "Computer Science Education in India"

Moderator: Dr. Swami Manohar
LimberLink Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Professor Manindra Agarwal
Indian Insitute of Technology, Kanpur

Dr. Rajaram S. Sharma
NCERT, New Delhi

Prof. K. Rajanikanth, VTU

Dr. M. P. Ravindra, Formerly Infosys Technologies,
Former head, Education and Research,
Infosys Technologies
13.00 - 14.00Break
14.00 - 15.45Turing Quiz
15.45 - 16.00Break
16.00 onwardsInvited Talk by Mr. Indus Khaitan, Bitzermobile
Title of talk: Disrupting the Classical VPN

Invited Talk by Dr. Animesh Nandi, Bell Labs Research India, Alcatel-Lucent
Title of the talk: P3 - A Privacy Preserving Personalization Platform

For details of the Alan Turing Centenary Year Celebrations at IIT Kanpur to be held from October 9-10, 2012, please click

Turing Quiz

This is your chance to trade your knowledge on and around Turing for lots of fun, lots of chocolates and a few book coupons. Please hunt in packs of at most three.


The event will be held in the historic Faculty Hall of Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bangalore on October 6th (Saturday) and October 7th (Sunday).

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Y. Narahari,
Computer Science and Automation
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore - 560012
Phone: +91-80-22932368

R. Govindarajan,
Supercomputer Education & Research Centre
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore - 560012
Phone: +91-80-23600492