Special Meeting: AGM followed by Award of Honorary Professorship by London Metropolitan University to Professor Jurg Gutknecht, ETH Zurich, and lecture by Professor Gutnecht

Advanced Programming Specialist Group event

Tuesday 11 May 2004

GROUP AGM and election of Committee for 2004-5
Room GC/g09, Graduate Centre, London
Metropolitan University

Address and Lecture by Professor Jurg Gutknecht,
Room GC/108, Graduate Centre, London
Metropolitan University

Award of Honorary Professorship to Prof Gutknecht by Brian Roper, Vice Chancellor

Graduate Centre, London Metropolitan University, Holloway Road, London. The Centre is very close to Holloway Road underground station. Turn right on exit from Holloway Road tube. You will see the modernistic Libeskind-designed Graduate Centre across the road. Make for the entrance to the nearer, adjacent Tower Building where you will be directed internally to the Graduate Centre. To do this, cross Holloway Road at the crossing, then turn right and cross Hornsey Road.

Jürg Gutknecht is Professor of Computer Science at the ETH Zürich. As Dean of the Informatics Department in 1995 he pioneered the US-type credit system at ETH.

Prof. Gutknecht was born in Bülach ZH on January 3, 1949. From 1967 to 1970 he was a member of the real-time system programming group at Swissair. From 1970 to 1974 he studied mathematics at the ETH and simultaneously worked at IBM as a student employee. In 1978 he received his doctorate.

After a three year period as a professor of mathematics, he joined Niklaus Wirth's Lilith/ Modula research team in 1981. In 1985, after a sabbatical stay at the Xerox-PARC Research Laboratory in California, he was appointed Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the ETH. Then, together with Wirth, he developed the Oberon programming language and system.

Professor Gutknecht's focus of research is in the area of programming languages, compilers and runtime platforms, with an emphasis on object models and component technology. His newest constructive creations are the "Zonnon" language evolution and the AOS (Active Object System) runtime.

Free, but please ask Dr Frank Martin to add your name to the security list by e-mailing him at -: f.martin@londonmet.ac.uk.

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