Lipton Theory Symposium

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This event is called the Lipton Theory Symposium, but honoring Dr. Richard J. Lipton and his many contributions to the discipline of computer science extends far beyond theory. For more than 30 years, Dick Lipton has been producing some of what the Association for Computing Machinery calls “the most influential work in the field.”

Perhaps some of his most prominent work is in the field of cryptography, where he cracked “Mental Poker” which led others to state precisely the notion of semantic security.

Maybe it's his pioneering work on DNA computers, showing that DNA molecules can be used to solve complex combinatorial problems.

Possibly it is his advancement of complexity theory with his proof of the Karp-Lipton theorem in 1980 while at Princeton, or more fundamentally, his proof of the Planar Separator Theorem with R. Tarjan that leads to elegant recursive algorithms for planar graphs.

Through his time spent at Yale, Berkeley, Princeton, and the Georgia Institute of Technology, prestigious appointments such as election to the National Academy of Engineering and selection as both an ACM and a Guggenheim Fellow, and with over 160 publications to his name, Dr. Lipton has given us an exceptionally long and notable list of reasons to celebrate him on the occasion of his 60th birthday.

Please join us at Georgia Tech on April 26, 27, and 28 as we celebrate this personal milestone, recognize one person’s history of true impact on science, and pay tribute to one of the greatest figures in computer science – Dr. Richard J. (Dick) Lipton.

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