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Lenore Blum

Computer Scientist, Carnegie Mellon

Lenore Blum (PhD, MIT) is Distinguished Career Professor Emerita of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Lenore’s research, from her early work in model theory and differential algebra has focused on merging seemingly unrelated areas. Her book, Complexity and Real Computation, with Cucker, Shub and Smale, develops a theoretical basis for scientific computation in continuous domains akin to the Turing-based theory for discrete domains. Her current research, inspired by theoretical computer science and advances in cognitive neuroscience, lays design for a conscious AI.

Lenore is internationally known for her work in increasing the participation of girls and women in STEM and is proud that CMU has gender parity in its undergraduate CS program. She has been President of the Association for Women in Mathematics, Vice-President of the American Mathematical Society, Chair of the Mathematics Section of the AAAS, Deputy Director of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and as Inaugural and current President of the Association for Mathematical Consciousness Science. Earlier this year she became an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Upcoming Programs Featuring Lenore Blum

Saturday, June 1, 2024
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm