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Mark Moir

“Solving the world’s problems with good abstractions: How’s that going?”

Dr. Mark Moir, Architect

Oracle Labs, USA – New Zealand.


In my Multicore World 2015 talk, I asked: Can the world’s problems be solved using good abstractions?  How about without?

In this talk, I will revisit this question, touching on topics including blockchain technology, smart contracts, privacy/confidentiality, governance, accountability and regulation.

Friday 9 February 2018 – 10:45 am – 11:15 am

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2Y1A0522Dr. Mark Moir – Architect at Oracle LabsUSA – New Zealand. 

Mark Moir received the B.Sc.(Hons.) degree in Computer Science from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand in 1988, and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA in 1996.  From August 1996 until June 2000, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Pittsburgh.  In June 2000, he joined Sun Labs.  Moir is now the Principal Investigator of the Scalable Synchronization Research Group in Oracle Labs, due to Oracle acquiring Sun in 2010.   Dr. Moir was named as a Sun Microsystems Distinguished Engineer in 2009 and an Architect at Oracle in 2016. His traditional research interests concern practical and theoretical aspects of concurrent, distributed, and real-time computing, with a particular focus on hardware and software mechanisms for making it easier to develop scalable, efficient, and correct concurrent programs for shared-memory multiprocessors. Mark is giving a talk in every Multicore World since its creation. (MW12-13-14-15-16-17).


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“Computing at the Edge”

Wednesday 7th February 2018, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

“Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Deep Learning, IoT… what’s behind the hype?”

Friday 9th February 2018, 11:20 am – 12:20 pm



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