Recent Trends in Programming Languages



  • Large-scale Web Services and the programming languages that build them.

    [Part of the Emerging Technology Forum Series]


    Peter Norvig (bio), Director of Search Quality, Google Inc.


    Presentation Overview

    Peter Norvig, longtime Lisp guru and author of both the Java and Python IAQ (Infrequently Answered Questions),will look at the design and implementation of algorithmic-based web services such as Google, Amazon, and Orbitz, and at the choice of programming languages for building these services.


    About the Presenter


    Peter Norvig

    Peter Norvig is the Director of Search Quality at Google Inc., with the mission of organizing the world's information to make it universally accessible and useful. He is a Fellow and Councilor of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence and co-author of Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, the leading textbook in the field. Previously he was head of the Computational Sciences Division at NASA Ames Research Center, where he oversaw a staff of 200 scientists performing NASA's research and development in autonomy and robotics, automated software engineering and data analysis, neuro-engineering, collaborative systems research, and simulation-based decision-making. Before that he was Chief Scientist at Junglee, where he helped develop one of the first Internet comparison shopping service; Chief designer at Harlequin Inc; and Senior Scientist at Sun Microsystems Laboratories.

    Dr. Norvig received a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Brown University and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley. He has been a Professor at the University of Southern California and a Research Faculty Member at Berkeley. He has over fifty publications in various areas of Computer Science, concentrating on Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing and Software Engineering including the books Paradigms of AI Programming: Case Studies in Common Lisp, Verbmobil: A Translation System for Face-to-Face Dialog, and Intelligent Help Systems for UNIX.


    Event Logistics


    Mountain View Community Center
    201 S. Rengstorff Ave. Room 2
    Mountain View, CA


    7:00-7:30pm registration/networking/open forum/pizza
    7:30pm Talk begins


    $15 at the door for non-SDForum Members
    No charge for SDForum members and students with ID
    No registration required