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Once Upon an Algorithm

A Presentation by Martin Erwig

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us on Tuesday, April 10 at 7:00 PM as Martin Erwig presents material from his new book Once Upon an Algorithm: How Stories Explain Computing.

Computation is everywhere and affects everyone. Since computation routinely happens outside of machines, it can be explained through everyday situations and without the need to understand any programming language. This is what the book Once Upon an Algorithm: How Stories Explain Computing does: It emphasizes the general nature of computation and thus the wide applicability of computer science. It identifies computation in everyday activities and explains corresponding computer science concepts through popular stories. The book has won the 2017 American Book Fest Best Book Award in the category Education/Academic, and it has received an Honorable Mention from the 2018 PROSE Awards.

Martin Erwig is Professor of Computer Science at Oregon State University. His teaching and research is focused on programming languages and explainable computing. He studied computer science at the University of Dortmund, Germany, and completed his PhD and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Hagen, Germany, before moving to Oregon in 2000.

Off Campus
Grass Roots Books & Music
227 SW 2nd St.
Martin Erwig
1 541 737 8893
erwig at eecs.orst.edu
Sch Elect Engr/Comp Sci