Time+Place: Tuesday 17/06/2014 14:30 Room 337-8 Taub Bld.
Title: Excellence or Professionalism?
Speaker: Prof. David Harel - Colloquium Lecture http://www.wisdom.weizmann.ac.il/~harel/
Affiliation: Weizmann Institute of Science
Host: Erez Petrank

Abstract:

 
This talk will be given in Hebrew!

Short Bio: 

Prof. David Harel from the Weizmann Institute of Science received his PhD
from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1978). He has worked in
several areas of theoretical computer science, including computability
theory, logics of programs, database theory, and automata theory. Recently
he has been engaged mainly in software and systems engineering,
object-oriented analysis and design, visual languages, layout of diagrams,
modeling and analysis of biological systems, and the synthesis and
communication of smell. He has published a large number of papers and
several books. He has received honorary degrees from the University of
Rennes, the Open University of Israel, the University of Milano-Bicocca, the
Technical University of Eindhoven, and Bet Berl College. He is a Fellow of
the ACM, the IEEE, and the AAAS, and is a member of the Academia Europaea,
the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, the US National Academy of
Engineering, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His awards
include the ACM Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award (1992), the Stevens
Award in Software Development Methods (1996), the Israel Prize (2004), the
ACM SIGSOFT Outstanding Research Award (2006), the ACM Software System Award
(2007), the ACM SIGSOFT Impact Paper Award (2008), the Emet Prize (2010) and
the ABZ Platinum Gold Medal from ETH Zurich (2013).

Desserts will be served from 14:15
Lecture starts at 14:30