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CS Distinguished Lecture Series

During the 2019-20 CS Distinguished Lecture Series season, we will explore the intersection of computer science and law, computer science theory, and high-performance computer systems. All lectures take place in Mudd Hall (formerly Seeley G. Mudd Library), Room 3514.  


Paul Debevec
Research Professor of Computer Science, University of Southern California
"Creating Photoreal Digital Actors (and Environments) for Movies, Games, and Virtual Reality"
Friday, September 27, 2019
12 – 1 p.m. 

Victoria Stodden 
Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
Research interests: Reproducibility in computer science, including the study of adequacy and robustness in replicated results.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 
12 – 1 p.m.  

Jens Palsberg 
Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
Research interests: Compilers, embedded systems, programming languages, software engineering, and information security.
Monday, December 9, 2019
12 – 1 p.m. 

Divesh Srivastava
Head of Database Research, AT&T Labs-Research
Research interests: Data quality, data stream management systems, and XML databases.
Monday, January 13, 2020
12 – 1 p.m. 

Valerie Taylor
Director of Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Research interests: Performance analysis and modeling of parallel, scientific applications.
Monday, April 20, 2020
12 – 1 p.m. 

Christos Papadimitriou 
The Donovan Family Professor of Computer Science, Columbia University
Research interests: Computational complexity theory
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
12 – 1 p.m. 

Jon Kleinberg – Northwestern Engineering Dean’s Seminar Series
Tisch University Professor, Cornell University
Research interests: Networks and information, with an emphasis on social and information networks.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
12 – 1 p.m. 

Jim Kurose
Distinguished University Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Research interests: Computer networks protocols and architecture, network measurement, sensor networks, and multimedia communication.
Time and date TBD