Lecture Series Established in Apostolico's Memory

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The distinguished legacy of Professor Alberto Apostolico (CSE and IC), who died July 20 in his native Italy, will be honored with a new lecture series at Georgia Tech’s College of Computing.

Through a gift of $150,000 from an anonymous donor, the College of Computing will invite a notable individual to campus yearly to address students and faculty about a pertinent topic related to computers in society.

“This lecture series honors Alberto for achieving prominence in all aspects of his life,” the donor said in a written statement. “It recognizes Alberto's excellence as a scholar, his compassion as a teacher, his success in mentoring graduate students and his zest for living. Alberto was a gentleman of the old school, a gracious man, brilliant scholar and an exemplary human being.”

The gift was made by a private family foundation in the Southeastern United States that is devoted to encouraging innovation in science and technology education. It was in progress before July 20, Apostolico knew about the gift, and was humbled by the gesture.

“The gift is a remarkable testament to the impact Professor Apostolico had on others and how he was able to seed an interest in life-long learning in so many around the world,” said John Hannan, director of development.

A prolific contributor to the study of algorithmic design and application, Apostolico conducted research and taught across three continents, jointly secured three industrial patents, held visiting or permanent appointments at 17 universities throughout his career, founded and steered notable international conferences, and published no less than 177 books, articles and papers in his lifetime. 

“It will be a personal honor to steward this lecture series and remember Alberto in such a fitting way,” said Zvi Galil, dean of the College of Computing, and Apostolico’s longtime friend and research collaborator. “His boundless curiosity and interest in the broad impact of computing are what we want to see continue.”


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