Renowned computer scientist Prof. David Liu to give a talk on poetry and maths

At first glance, poetry and mathematics seem to be totally unrelated, but Prof. David Chung-Laung Liu doesn’t think so. Those who might wonder how the two could possibly be related are in for a treat. Prof. Liu, a world-renowned computer scientist, education expert and recipient of an honorary doctorate from UM, will give a lecture entitled “Poetic Mathematics and Mathematical Poetry” on 28 November (Wednesday) at 10:30 a.m. at the University of Macau’s (UM) Cultural Centre, to explain how the combination of the unique charms of maths and poetry could help us appreciate the beauty of both. 

Prof. Liu received his early education in Macao. He received his bachelor degree from Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, and received his master’s and PhD degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States. A world-class computer scientist and a dedicated educator who has nurtured many outstanding students, Prof. Liu is the pride of Macao people.   

He has successively taught at MIT, the University of Illinois, and Tsing Hua University (Taiwan), for over forty years. He is currently William Mong Honorary Chair Professor of Computer Science at Tsing Hua University, Taiwan. He is a member of the Academia Sinica and a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Association for Computing Machinery. He has received honorary doctorates from UM and Chengchi University, Taiwan. Among his major awards are the Phil Kaufman Award from IEEE’s Council on Electronic Design Automation, the Technical Achievement Award from IEEE’s Real Time Systems Technical Committee, the Technical Achievement Award from IEEE’s Circuits and Systems Society, and the IEEE Education Medal. His research interests include computer-aided design of VLSI circuits, computer-aided instruction, real-time systems, combinatorial optimization, and discrete mathematics. He has published over 180 technical papers, eight technical books, and seven essay collections in Chinese. 

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Released on 2012-11-23 16:43

Prof. David Chung-Laung Liu will give a talk on poetry and maths next Wednesday

Prof. David Chung-Laung Liu will give a talk on poetry and maths next Wednesday
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