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Distinguished Lecturer Series

Archived List

Thursday, May 1, 2008
3:30pm
CS151

"DLS Speakers Pre- May 2008 "

Department of Computer Science Distinguished Lecture Series

2007-2008

 

Wednesday
October 17, 2007

Tim Wu
Professor, School of Law
Columbia University
"Network Neutrality: Competition, Innovation, and Nondiscriminatory Access"
The Sidney Topol Distinguished Lecture Series

Note: Prof. Wu's lecture will be held at 3:00 p.m; reception at 2:30 p.m.

Friday
October 19, 2007

Nicholas Pippenger
Professor, Department of Mathematics
Harvey Mudd College
"Spider-Web Networks"

Note: Dr. Pippenger's lecture will be held in the ECSC II Building Auditorium, Room 119.


Wednesday
October 31, 2007

Hari Balakrishnan
Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Increasing Throughput by Increasing Concurrency (and Interference) in Wireless Networks"

Wednesday
November 14, 2007

Andrew Moore
Director of Google Pittsburgh
Google, Inc.
"Algorithms for Understanding the Sky"

Wednesday
March 26, 2008

Frank Kelly
Professor, Mathematics of Systems, University of Cambridge
"Models of Network Routing and Congestion Control "

Wednesday
April 23, 2008

Shree Nayar
T.C. Chang Professor, Computer Science Department
Columbia University
"Computational Cameras: Redefining the Image"

Wednesday
April 30, 2008

John A. Stankovic
BP America Professor, Department of Computer Science
University of Virginia
"Wireless Sensor Networks: Global Scale Environmental Monitoring from Arctic to Zebras "

Note: Dr. Stankovic's lecture will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the Cape Cod Lounge, Student Union Bldg.

2006-2007

 

Thursday
September 21, 2006

Peter A. Freeman
Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation
for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE); and
Founding Dean of the College of Computing and Professor,
Georgia Institute of Technology
"The Future Internet: Can we get there from here?"
The Sidney Topol Distinguished Lecture Series

Note: Dr. Freeman's lecture will be held at 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday
October 11, 2006

Barbara Ryder
Professor of Computer Science
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
"Helping Programmers Debug Code Using Semantic Change Impact Analysis"

Wednesday
October 18, 2006

Thomas S. Huang
William L. Everitt Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Image Processing: Interconnections"

Wednesday
November 1, 2006

Martha E. Pollack
Professor and Associate Chair for Computer Science & Engineering
University of Michigan
"Intelligent Assistive Technology: The Present and the Future"

Wednesday
February 21, 2007

Philip A. Bernstein
Principal Researcher, Database Group
Microsoft Research
"Model Management: A Schema Mapping Infrastructure for Data Integration"

Wednesday
April 4, 2007

Ronald L. Rivest
Andrew and Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Security of Voting Systems "

Wednesday
May 2, 2007

Greg Morrisett
Allen B. Cutting Professor of Computer Science
Harvard University
"Static Extended Checking: Cyclone and Ynot"

2005-2006

 

Wednesday
October 5, 2005

Maurice Herlihy
Professor of Computer Science
Brown University
"Algebraic Topology and Distributed Computing"

Wednesday
October 12, 2005

Michael Arbib
University Professor, Fletcher Jones Chair and Professor in Computer Science, and Professor of Biological Sciences, Psychology, Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California
"Embodying Neurolinguistics"

Thursday
April 6, 2006

P. Anandan
Managing Director
Microsoft Research India
"Microsoft Research India: The First Year"

2004-2005

 

Wednesday
September 22, 2004

Eva Tardos
Professor, Department of Computer Science, Cornell University
"Network Games and the Price of Anarchy or Stability"

Wednesday
October 6, 2004

Vinton G. Cerf
Senior Vice President of Technology Strategy, MCI
and Chairman of the Board, ICANN
"Convergence And Control In An Internet World"
The Sidney Topol Distinguished Lecture Series

Note: Dr. Cerf's lecture will be held in the ECSC II Building Auditorium, Room 119 at 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday
October 13, 2004

Joseph Hellerstein
Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California Berkeley
"Querying and Routing: Data-Centric Forays into Networking"

Wednesday
October 27, 2004

Peter Norvig
Director of Search Quality, Google
"Web Search as a Computational Challenge"


Note: Dr. Norvig's lecture has been moved to the ECSC II Building Auditorium (new engineering building next to our building), Room 119 at 4:00 p.m. Refreshments will still be in the Computer Science Building 1st floor atrium at 3:30 p.m.

Thursday
May 26, 2005

Tuomas Sandholm
Associate Professor, Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University and Director, Agent-Mediated Electronic Marketplaces Lab.
"Automated Mechanism Design"

2003-2004

 
Wednesday
September 10, 2003
Henry Baird
Palo Alto Research Center
"Image Understanding and Web Security"
Wednesday
November 12, 2003
Michael Jordan
University of California, Berkeley
"Graphical models, kernel methods and statistical learning algorithms"
Wednesday
November 19, 2003

Pierre DeVries
Chief of Technology Incubation, Microsoft Corporation
"Of Pennies And Packets: Politics And Business In A World Of Seamless Communications"
The Sidney Topol Distinguished Lecture Series
[DeVries Lecture begins at 3:30 p.m.; refreshments at 3:00 p.m.]

   

All lectures will take place at 4:00 p.m. in the Computer Science Building (140 Governors Drive), Room 150/151. Refreshments will be served at 3:40 p.m.

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