Arkansas Puzzle Day featuring Dr. Fill Founder Matt Ginsberg

Sunday, April 29 at 2 p.m. (Sturgis Hall)
*In partnership with Arkansas Literary Festival
*Book signing to follow

Matthew L. Ginsberg received his doctorate in mathematics from Oxford in 1980 at the age of 24. He remained on the Oxford faculty until 1983, doing research in mathematical physics and computer science; during this period, he wrote a program that was used successfully to trade stock and stock options on Wall Street. Ginsberg is also the chairman and CEO of Connected Signals, a company focusing the on use of real-time traffic and signal information to improve driver safety, fuel efficiency, and the driving experience generally.

Ginsberg is the author of approximately 100 academic publications in the area of artificial intelligence. He is the creator of GIB, the first program to play bridge at the level of an expert. His development of Dr.Fill, a crossword-solving program better than all but a handful of humans, got him on the front page of the New York Times in 2012.

The Clinton School will welcome crossword and Sudoku puzzle enthusiasts for the 11th Annual Arkansas Puzzle Day. The event will feature crossword and Sudoku contests as well as presentation about “Dr. Fill,” the crossword-solving computer program. All skill levels are encouraged to attend and participate.

All Clinton School Speaker Series events are free and open to the public. Reserve your seats by emailing or by calling (501) 683-5239.

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Date(s) - 04/29/2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sturgis Hall