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University of Iowa News Release

April 21, 2004

UI Computer Science To Host Midwest Theory Day

The University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Department of Computer Science will host the 48th Midwest Theory Day between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, April 24 on the 4th floor of the John Pappajohn Business Building, MidAmerican Energy Colloquium Room W401.

The program, free and open to the public, is designed to be an excellent forum for graduate students to gain experience in giving a talk. Anyone willing to talk may do so. Anyone interested in theoretical computer science is welcome to attend.

The program's invited lecturer is Manindra Agrawal, professor of computer science in the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India and a visiting scholar in the Princeton University School of Mathematics. He will speak on "An Efficient Characterization of Prime Numbers."

Midwest Theory Day is held twice a year, usually on a Saturday in December and on a Saturday in April. Anyone interested in theoretical computer science is welcome to attend. The first Midwest Theory Day took place at Purdue University in December 1980. To date, 47 Midwest Theory Days have been held.

Additional information may be found by contacting Bruno Codenotti, UI visiting professor of computer science, bcodenot@cs.uiowa.edu, and by visiting the conference Web site at: http://www.cs.uiowa.edu/~bcodenot/MTD.html.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. People requiring an accommodation in order to participate in this program are asked to contact in advance the UI Department of Computer Science at 319-335-0713.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACTS: Gary Galluzzo, 319-384-0009, gary-galluzzo@uiowa.edu.