Microsoft's "Lampsonfest" Feb. 13 celebrates CSAIL PI
7 February 2014
On Thursday, February 13, Microsoft Research will be celebrating CSAIL Principal Investigator Butler Lampson's 70th birthday with a day of exciting talks revisiting the history of computer systems and talking about issues of current concern.
An Adjunct Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at MIT, Lampson has done groundbreaking work through his long career in computers, including at Xerox PARC, DEC, and now Microsoft. His vision led to the first personal computer, to Internet protocols, to modern text processing systems and much more. He has won numerous awards for his work, including the Turing Award in 1992.
Among the speakers at the event are CSAIL's own Ron Rivest and 3Com founder Bob Metcalfe, who worked at the precursor to CSAIL, Project MAC.
To learn more about "Lampsonfest" visit the Microsoft site: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/events/lampsonfest/abstracts.aspx