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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.  

2019-20 Speakers 

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