Distinguished Lecture Series in Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series brings to campus top thinkers in the field. They meet with faculty and students and present their cutting-edge research to the University of Michigan community.

Upcoming and Former Lectures

10-31-14 Babak Parviz
Vice President
Amazon
Homecoming Lecture: Computers That We Can Wear
1:30pm - 2:30pm in 1500 EECS
 
04-21-14 Abdur Chowdhury
Co-founder and CEO, Pushd

The Economics of a Job: Why Starting or Joining a Start-up Might Make More Sense
10:00am - 11:00am in Johnson Room, LEC
 
03-14-14 April S. Brown
John Cocke Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Duke University
Chemical – Electronic Coupling and the InAs Two-Dimensional Electron Gas (2DEG): Highly Sensitive and Selective Sensing of Surface- Based Biomolecule Interactions
2:00pm - 3:00pm in 1013 Dow
 
10-04-13 Steve Mollenkopf
President and Chief Operating Officer
Qualcomm Incorporated
What it Takes to Lead in Technology
1:30pm - 2:30pm in 1303 EECS
Video Link
 
10-25-12 Curtis Ling
CTO and co-founder
MaxLinear
Curtis Ling: Founding to post-IPO: One Perspective on Technology Entrepreneurship and Fabless Design
12:00pm - 1:00pm in 1005 EECS
 
10-12-12 Daniel Moloney
Past President
Motorola Mobility
Daniel Moloney - ECE Alumni Award Winner Lecture
10:30am - 11:30am in 1303 EECS
 
10-11-12 Dr. Cahit Akin
CEO and co-founder
Mushroom Networks, Inc.
Cahit Akin - A Venture Capitalist/Entrepreneur Talks about Starting and Growing Technology Companies
12:00pm - 1:00pm in 1005 EECS
 
09-20-12 John A. Rogers
Professor
University of Illinois-Champaign
Materials and Mechanics for Bio-Integrated Electronics
3:00pm - 4:00pm in Beyster Building, Room 1670
 
10-28-11 Syed B. Ali
President, CEO & Founder, Cavium, Inc.
MSE EE ’81 and 2011 CoE Alumni Merit Award Winner for ECE
From Michigan to NASDAQ
11:00am - 12:00pm in 1303 EECS
Video Link
 
05-23-11 Sajeev John
Professor, Department of Physics
University of Toronto
Photonic Band Gap Materials: Light Trapping Crystals
11:00am - 12:00pm in 1311 EECS
 
04-04-11 Dr. R. Keith Raney
IEEE Life Fellow
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Thinking Outside of the Box can be Over the Moon
11:30am - 12:30pm in 1311 EECS
 
03-21-11 Michal Lipson
Manipulating Light on Chip
Cornell University, MacArthur Fellow
Michal Lipson: Manipulating Light on Chip
2:30pm - 3:30pm in Gerald Ford Presidential Library Auditorium
 
11-11-10 Nader Engheta
H. Nedwill Ramsey Professor of Electrical & Systems Engineering
University of Pennsylvania
Taming Light and Electrons with Metamaterials
4:00pm - 5:30pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
 
11-03-10 Charles M. Lieber
Mark Hyman Professor of Chemistry
Harvard University
Semiconductor Nanowires: A Platform for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
3:30pm - 5:00pm in 1200 EECS
 
10-15-10 Rick Bolander
Managing Director and Co-Founder
Gabriel Venture Partners
Value Creation: The Role for EECS
1:30pm - 2:30pm in 1200 EECS
Video Link
 
09-29-10 Richard (Rick) P. Wallace
President and CEO
KLA-Tencor Corporation
Rick Wallace: From Bursley to the Boardroom
2:30pm - 3:30pm in 1013 Dow
Video Link
 
09-25-09 Prof. Nino Masnari
Dean Emeritus and Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
North Carolina State University
Memories and Recollections: and How to Move a College
1:00pm - 2:00pm in 1311 EECS
 
09-25-09 Dr. Michael McCorquodale
CTO and Founder of Mobius Microsystems, Inc.

Straight Down the Crooked Path: The Dynamic Process of Commercializing Research
2:30pm - 3:30pm in 1200 EECS
 
10-03-08 Mehdi Hatamian
ECE Alumni Society Merit Award Winner
Vice President of Engineering for DSP Microelectronics, Broadcom Corporation
Mehdi Hatamian: 30 Years in the Life of a Super Happy Michigan Alumnus
1:00pm - 2:00pm in 1311 EECS
Video Link
 
11-14-07 Amory Lovins
Cofounder, Chaiman, and Chief Scientist
Rocky Mountain Institute
Goff Smith Lecture - Amory Lovins
4:00pm - 6:00pm in Biomed. Res. Bldg. Auditorium - Medical Campus
 
10-12-07 Lee Boysel


Making Your First Million: and other tips for aspiring entrepreneurs
12:00pm - 1:00pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
Video Link
 
11-09-06 Prof. and Augustine Scholar David R. Smith


The Power of Metamaterials: From Negative Refraction to Invisibility Cloaks
3:30pm - 4:30pm in 1014 DOW
 
10-27-06 Daniel P. Siewiorek


Lessons from Wearable Computing and Beyond
3:00pm - 4:00pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
 
04-11-06 Dr. Jack Jakowatz, Sandia National Laboratories


Topics in Synthetic Aperture Radar Processing
4:00pm - 5:30pm in Room 1500 EECS Building
 
04-10-06 Professor Kerry Vahala, of CalTech


Silicon-chip-based optical resonators with Q factor> 100 million
11:00am - 12:00pm in EECS 1005
 
04-06-06 Dr. John Ackenhusen, General Dynamics


Real Time Signal Processing for Remote Sensing Applications
4:00pm - 5:30pm in Room 1500 EECS Building
 
03-30-06 Prof. Giuseppe Caire, University of Southern California


Diversity-multiplexing tradeoff of MIMO fading channels: what's next? Advances and challenges in space-time coding design
4:00pm - 5:30pm in 1500 EECS
 
03-28-06 Dr. Philip Chou, Microsoft


Network Coding for the Internet and Wireless Networks
4:00pm - 5:30pm in Room 1500 EECS Building
 
03-09-06 Prof. Gregory Wornell, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


On the Sufficiency of Ignorance: Recent Lessons from Information Theory
4:00pm - 5:30pm in Room 1500 EECS Building
 
02-21-06 Prof. Alan Willsky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Graphical Models, Distributed Fusion, and Sensor Networks
4:00pm - 5:30pm in Room 1500 EECS Building
 
02-16-06 Dr. Gregory Chaitin, IBM Research


Is mathematics like biology? Is it like physics?
4:00pm - 5:30pm in Room 1500 EECS Building
 
02-09-06 Prof. Jim Fienup. University of Rochester


Phase Retrieval for Imaging and Wave Front Sensing
4:00pm - 5:30pm in Room 1500 EECS Building
 
01-24-06 Prof. Patrick Hayden, McGill University


Quantum-Physical Theory of Communication
4:00pm - 5:30pm in Room 1500 EECS Building
 
04-08-04 Prof. Peter Ramadge, Princeton University


Some Analysis and Applications of Image Registration
4:00pm - 5:30pm in 1500 EECS
 
03-30-04 Prof. Armand Makowski


COMPARING STRENGTH OF LOCALITY OF REFERENCE -- Popularity, majorization, and some folk theorems
4:00pm - 5:30pm in 1500 EECS
 
03-25-04 Prof. Pravin Varaiya, University of California Ber


PEDAMACS: Power Efficient and Delay Aware Medium Access Protocol for Sensor Networks
4:00pm - 5:30pm in 1500 EECS
 
03-19-04 Szymon Rusinkiewicz


DLS in Graphics
4:00pm - 5:30pm in 1005 EECS
 
03-18-04 Dr. John Rigden, American Institute of Physics


H Stands for Hydrogen . . . and Humility
4:00pm - 5:30pm in 1500 EECS
 
03-08-04 Steve Seitz


DLS in Graphics
4:00pm - 5:30pm in 1005 EECS
 
03-02-04 Dr. Gerhard Kramer, Lucent Tecnologies


Extrinsic Information Transfer Charts as a Design Tool for Inerative Processors
4:00pm - 5:30pm in 1500 EECS
 
02-20-04 Fredo Durand


DLS in Graphics
4:00pm - 5:30pm in 1005 EECS
 
02-12-04 Dr. John Derbyshire


What is the Zeta Function?
4:00pm - 5:30pm in 1500 EECS
 
02-05-04 Prof. P. R. Kumar, University of Illinois Urbana-C


From Wireless and Sensor Networks to Convergence: Theory, Protocols, and Architecture
08:00am - 08:30am in 1500 EECS
 
01-27-04 Prof. Balaji Prabhakar, Stanford University


Simple, Scaleable Network Algorithms
4:00pm - 5:30pm in 1500 EECS
 
01-22-04 Dr. Emina Soljanin


Network Coding: from Graph Theory to Algebraic Geometry
4:00pm - 5:30pm in 1500 EECS
 
10-03-03 Jim Gray


On-Line Science: The World-Wide Telescope as a Pro
4:00pm - 7:30pm in Cheseborough Auditorium
 
04-02-03 Prof. Ken Wise


Dow Professorship Lecture: Prof. Ken Wise
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Michigan League, Hussey Room