October 31, 2006
Dr. Dick Karp, Berkeley Professor of Bioengineer, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Mathematics, and Industrial Engineering was quoted in the New York Times today on the future impact of computing.
Karp spoke at a symposium in Washington D.C. titled “2016”, looking forward to how computing advances would change the world in the next ten years. He explained how scientific exploration has moved away from studying fixed effects and toward explaining dynamic systems, much more closely related to the systematic study of algorithms that is computer science. Computing, like Karp himself, has gone beyond electrical engineering and computer science to make great strides in microbiology and other disciplines.