This prestigious lecture series was instituted in 1997
in memory of Professor I.G. Sarma, the founding Chairman
of the Department of Computer Science and Automation
(then called the School of Automation) during the formative
years of 1971-1979. His tenure as the chairman, Centre for
Continuing Education and later as the Dean, Faculty of
Engineering was marked by many important academic and
education initiatives being launched at the Indian Institute
of Science. Professor Sarma mainly worked in the areas of
Flight Control, Guidance, and Simulation and closely interacted with many of the Aerospace R&D and Flight Vehicle
Design Organisations such as the NAL, DRDL, VSSC, and
ADA among others.
The talk by Professor Silvio Micali will be the tenth in the
series of lectures.