ACM to Cosponsor Tribute to Jim Gray

On May 31, 2008, ACM, IEEE-CS and the University of California, Berkley, along with family and colleagues, will host a tribute and a technical symposium honoring Dr. Jim Gray. Dr. Gray has been missing at sea since January 2007. He is a former Turing Award winner (widely considered as the top prize in the computing field) and was considered a visionary in the field of computing, particularly as a database expert.

Some details are below. Here is the website:

http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/ipro/jimgraytribute

Tribute to Honor Jim Gray
May 31, 2008
University of California, Berkeley

A Tribute to Honor Jim Gray: Legendary computer science pioneer, known for his groundbreaking work as a programmer, database expert, engineer, and his caring contributions as a teacher and mentor.

General Session
Zellerbach Hall, UCB
9:00 am – 10:30 am

Speakers:
Shankar Sastry, Joe Hellerstein, Pauline Boss, Mike Olson, Paula Hawthorn, Mike Harrison, Pat Helland, Ed Lazowska, Mike Stonebraker, David Vaskevitch, Rick Rashid, Stuart Russell
All are welcome. Registration is not required.

Technical Session
Wheeler Hall, UCB
Please see website for session times.

Presenters:
Bruce Lindsay, John Nauman, David DeWitt, Gordon Bell, Andreas Reuter, Tom Barclay, Alex Szalay, Curtis Wong, Ed Saade, Jim Bellingham
All are welcome. Registration is required, see below.

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