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

02-09-18 Isaac R. Porche III
Director, Acquisition and Development Program
Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC)
Information-age Conflict
10:30am - 11:30am in 1200 EECS
02-06-18 Alfred O. Hero, III
John H. Holland Distinguished University Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
DUP Lecture: Locating the nodes: from sensor arrays to genomic networks
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Rackham Amphitheatre
11-30-17 Stephen R. Forrest: Peter A. Franken Distinguished University Professor; Paul G. Goebel Professor o

Stephen Forrest: ECE Bicentennial + Beyond Lecture
3:30pm - 4:30pm in Gerald Ford Library
11-17-17 Professor Chennupati Jagadish
Semiconductor Nanowires for Optoelectronics Applications
The Australian National University, Australia
Semiconductor Nanowires for Optoelectronics Applications
3:30pm - 4:30pm in 1303 EECS Bldg.
11-09-17 Kensall D Wise, William Gould Dow Distinguished University Professor Emeritus

3:30pm - 4:30pm in Gerald Ford Library, 1000 Beal Avenue
11-09-17 Hannah Goldberg
Senior Systems Engineer
Going Small: The Advantage of Nanosatellites
10:30am - 11:30am in 1200 EECS
10-27-17 Andrew Farah
Chief Technology Architect for Autonomous Vehicles
General Motors
Evolution of a Career, Computers, and Cars: 40 Years of Change
2:30pm - 3:30pm in Chrysler Center Chesebrough Auditorium, 220 Chrysler Center, North Campus
Video Link
10-25-17 Honorable Zachary J. Lemnios
Vice President, Physical Sciences & Government Programs
Technology for the Future
10:30am - 11:30am in Lurie Robert H. Engin. Ctr GM Room, 4th Floor
Video Link
04-10-17 Dr. Won-Pyo Hong, ECE Alumni Impact Award Winner
Samsung SDS
Samsung Innovation
4:30pm - 5:30pm in 1303 EECS
02-28-17 Edith Beigne
Senior Scientist
CEA-LETI, Grenoble, France
Auto-adaptive digital circuits – Application to low-power Multicores and ultra-low-power Wireless Sensor Nodes
3:00pm - 4:00pm in 1005 EECS
Video Link
01-26-17 Stephen Forrest
Peter A. Franken Distinguished University Professor, Paul G. Goebel Professor
EECS, Physics, Materials Science and Engineering
Organic Light Emitting Devices (OLEDs): The Coming Revolution in Displays and Lighting
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Rackham Amphitheatre, 4th Floor
11-11-16 Prof. Nader Behdad
Associate Professor and Harvey D. Spangler Faculty Scholar
ECE Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison
High-Frequency Microwave Ablation Antennas for Minimally-Invasive Treatment of Cancer
11:30am - 12:30pm in 1500 EECS
10-21-16 Meera Sampath
Vice President for Innovation and Business Transformation
The Art & the Science of Innovation- Journey of a Corporate Innovator
1:30pm - 2:30pm in 1500 EECS
05-12-16 Eric Michielssen
Assoc. VP, Advanced Research Computing
Director, Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering
Professorship Lecture and Reception: The Future of Scientific Computing
3:30pm - 5:00pm in Johnson Rooms, 3rd floor, LEC
03-25-16 Jeffrey Fessler
William L. Root Collegiate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Professorship Lecture and Ceremony: Signal processing methods for improving medical imaging
3:45pm - 4:45pm in Johnson Rooms, 3rd floor, LEC
12-09-15 Stephen Forrest
Paul G. Goebel Collegiate Professor of Engineering

The End of Moore’s Law: Are we Facing the Creation or the Apocalypse?
3:30pm - 4:30pm in Johnson Rooms, 3rd Floor, Lurie Engineering Center
11-30-15 Sarath Gunapala
Director, Center for Infrared Photonics
Jet Propulsion Lab
ECE Dist. Lecture: III-V Quantum Structures for Infrared Detection
11:30am - 12:30pm in 1005 EECS
10-09-15 Rick Wallace
CEO and President
KLA-Tencor, Corp.
Out of Control
2:30pm - 3:30pm in 1200 EECS
10-07-15 Dr. Edmund Synakowski

U.S. Department of Energy
Leading Challenges and the Role of Transformation in the Fusion and Plasma Sciences
3:30pm - 4:30pm in 1005 EECS
10-06-15 Garlin Gilchrist II
Deputy Technology Director for Civic Community Engagement
City of Detroit
Unavailable Innovation: Why You Must Make Your Ideas Accessible
1:30pm - 2:30pm in 2150 DOW
05-05-15 Stephen Forrest
Paul G. Goebel Professor of Engineering

An Academics Adventures in Business
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Stamps Auditorium in the Charles R. Walgreen, Jr.
02-04-15 Jessy Grizzle
Elmer G. Gilbert Distinguished University Professor of Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Taking Bipedal Walking Robots from Science Fiction to Science Fact
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Rackham Amphitheatre
10-31-14 Babak Parviz
Vice President
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
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
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
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