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Distinguished Lecture Series

2020-21 Speakers

Jelani Nelson

Professor, UC Berkeley
"Sketching Algorithms"
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Adam Klivans

Professor, The University of Texas at Austin
"Computational/Statistical Gaps for Learning Neural Networks"
Monday, November 09, 2020
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Valerie E. Taylor

Division Director, Argonne National Laboratory
"Exploring the Tradeoffs Between Performance and Power for Parallel, Scientific Applications"
Monday, October 12, 2020
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
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Jim Kurose

Distinguished Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst
"How abstractions define a research agenda: from circuits to packets to flows to content to systems in networks, and broader thoughts for computing."
Monday, September 28, 2020
12:30 - 1:30 p.m
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Moshe Vardi

Professor, Rice University
"Lessons from COVID-19: Efficiency vs Resilience"
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
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Previous Speakers

2019-2020 Speakers

During the 2019-20 Distinguished Lecture Series season, we explored the intersection of computer science and law, computer science theory, and high-performance computer systems.

Paul Debevec

Research Professor of Computer Science, University of Southern California
"Creating Photoreal Digital Actors (and Environments) for Movies, Games, and Virtual Reality"

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.

Jens Palsberg

Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
Research interests: Compilers, embedded systems, programming languages, software engineering, and information security.

Divesh Srivastava

Head of Database Research, AT&T Labs-Research
Research interests: Data quality, data stream management systems, and XML databases.

Valerie Taylor

Director of Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Research interests: Performance analysis and modeling of parallel, scientific applications.

Christos Papadimitriou

The Donovan Family Professor of Computer Science, Columbia University
Research interests: Computational complexity theory

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.

Jim Kurose

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