Turing Award recipient Joseph Sifakis @ GYSS 2021

The Global Young Scientists Summit (GYSS) in Singapore will take place this year online from 12 to 15 January 2021. This annual event, started in 2013, aims to bring together young researchers worldwide and eminent scientists and technology leaders in one place. GYSS is a platform for interactive conversations on science and research, technology innovation and society and solutions to global challenges through lectures, plenary sessions, panel discussions and informal small group sessions.

Its 2021 theme is “Advancing Science, Creating Technologies for a Better World”.

Covering multi-disciplines such as chemistry, physics, medicine, mathematics, computer science and engineering, speakers at GYSS are recipients of the Nobel Prize, Fields Medal, Millennium Technology Prize and Turing Award.

Among the noteworthy speakers this year is Professor Joseph Sifakis, winner of the 2007 Turing Award whose plenary lecture “Why is it so hard to make self-driving cars?” takes place on 14 January 2021.

Prof Sifakis is a Greek-born French computer scientist who works for the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Grenoble France. He is the scientific coordinator of Artist2, the European Network of Excellence for research on Embedded Systems, and a member of various academies; the French Academy of Sciences, French National Academy of Engineering, Academia Europea, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Engineering. In 2019, he was elected a Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

The event will be livestreamed to NRF’s Youtube at this link here: https://www.youtube.com/user/nrfmediasg.

More information about the Global Young Scientists Summit 2021 can be found here: https://www.nrf.gov.sg/gyss/home