Classical mathematics is a source of ideas used by Computer Science
since

the very first days. Surprisingly, there is still much to be found.

Computer scientists, especially, those in Theoretical Computer Science

find inspiring ideas both in old notions and results, and in the 20th

century mathematics. The latest decades have brought us evidence that

computer people will soon study quantum physics and modern biology just
to

understand what computers are doing.

**CV****:**

Rusins Freivalds is a Professor in the University of Latvia and Member
of

the Academy of Sciences of Latvia. Received PhD(1971) from the Institute

of Mathematics, Novosibirsk, and DSc(1985) from Moscow University.

His primary interest is Complexity of Computation, especially for

randomized algorithms. Lately, this interest has involved complexity of

quantum algorithms as well. Another his interest is Learning Theory,

especially Inductive Inference. Published papers in the Journal of ACM,

Information and Computation, Theoretical Computer Science, STOC, FOCS.