Nancy Lynch Celebration: Sixty and Beyond

In celebration of Professor Nancy Lynch’s sixtieth birthday, PODC 2008 and CONCUR 2008 are featuring a series of invited lectures illustrating and celebrating the impact of Nancy and her work. It is difficult to overstate this impact: Nancy has made fundamental contributions to the foundations of distributed computing by exploring the inherent limits on computability and complexity in distributed systems, and by inventing ingenious algorithms to solve important problems.


Wednesday, August 20, 2008, afternoon:

  • “Evolution of Distributed Computing Theory: From Concurrency to Networks and Beyond”, Michael Fischer (Yale University)
  • “A World of (Im)Possibilities”, Hagit Attiya (The Technion) and Jennifer Welch (Texas A&M University)
  • “The Power of Simulation Relations”, Roberto Segala (University of Verona)
  • “On Robustness, Fault-Tolerance, and Wireless Networks”, Seth Gilbert (EPFL)
  • “The Future of Distributed Computing: Renaissance or Reformation?”, Maurice Herlihy (Brown University)
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We thank the organizers of PODC and CONCUR for their support in hosting this event, and the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences for providing financial assistance.