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Global and Societal Challenges for Computer Science

Panel Discussion (in English) with Christiane Floyd (University of Hamburg / TU Wien), Henry Fuchs (University of North Carolina, USA), Moshe Vardi (Rice University, USA) and Hannes Werthner (TU Wien). Moderated by Margrit Childs (Monopol)

Time: 17:30‐19:30
Location: TU Wien, Getreidemarkt 9, 11th Floor, TUtheSky

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With more impact than ever before cutting-edge technologies and scientific breakthroughs are affecting existing economic and political conditions on a national and global level. Computer science is considered a crucial factor not only in the forming of cyberspace, but in the emergence of large industries as well as in geopolitics. Fundamental research in particular has acquired a decisive function in handling these global challenges.

The panel discussion will focus on topics like the role of computer science in the changes dubbed Industry 4.0 and the global competition of innovation leadership. On the occasion of bestowing honorary doctorates to Henry Fuchs (University of North Carolina/TU Wien) and Moshe Y. Vardi (Rice University) by the Technical University of Vienna (TU Wien) the two renowned computer scientists will address current challenges of fundamental research. Together with Christiane Floyd (University of Hamburg / TU Wien) and Hannes Werthner, Dean of the Faculty of Informatics (TU Wien) the panellists will discuss the role of computer science and universities in the transformative interaction of academic excellence and societal responsibility.