Distinguished Lecture Series in Computer Science and Engineering

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

Upcoming and Former Lectures

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
 
04-03-14 Cindy Cohn
Legal Director
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Crypto Wars Part Deux: How the NSA is Making Us All Less Safe
5:00pm - 6:00pm in 1670 Beyster
 
02-14-14 Susan Landau
Senior Staff Privacy Analyst
Google
Does Wiretapping Make US More Secure?: What a Computer Scientist Has to Add to the National Conversation
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Stamps Auditorium
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12-02-13 Sanjeev Arora
Charles C. Fitzmorris Professor of Computer Science
Princeton
Provable Bounds for Machine Learning: Getting Around Intractability
4:30pm - 5:30pm in 1670 Beyster
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11-19-13 Edward W. Felten
Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs
Princeton University
Debugging DC: Why Government Is That Way, and How to Start Fixing It
5:00pm - 6:00pm in 1670 Beyster
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04-22-13 Peter Norvig
Director of Research
Google
The Science and Engineering of Online Learning
4:30pm - 5:30pm in 1670 Beyster
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02-25-13 Hal Abelson

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
From Computational Thinking to Computational Values
4:30pm - 5:30pm in 1670 Beyster Building
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01-17-13 Richard Stallman
President and Founder
Free Software Foundation
A Free Digital Society
4:15pm - 5:30pm in Stamps Auditorium
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10-24-12 Kunle Olukotun, Rackham Centennial Lecture
Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Stanford University
Making Parallelism Easy: A 25 Year Odyssey
3:00pm - 4:00pm in 1109 FXB
Video Link
 
10-19-12 Ed Lazowska
Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington and Chair, Computing Community Consortium
Computer Science: Past, Present, and Future
4:00pm - 5:00pm in 1670 BBB
Video Link
 
10-12-12 Krisztián Flautner – CSE Merit Award Winner Lecture
Vice President for R&D
ARM, Inc.
Inmates vs Asylum: Overtime
2:30pm - 3:30pm in 1303 EECS
 
04-18-12 Michael I. Jordan
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Statistics
University of California, Berkeley
Statistics and Computation in the Age of Massive Data
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Stamps Auditorium
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03-26-12 Nancy Lynch
NEC Professor of Software Science & Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Distributed Algorithms for Wireless Networks
4:00pm - 5:00pm in 1690 Beyster Bldg.
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12-02-11 Jiawei Han
Bliss Professor of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mining Heterogeneous Information Networks
4:00pm - 5:00pm in 1690 Beyster Bldg.
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11-09-11 Bjarne Stroustrup
Distinguished Professor and College of Engineering Chair in Computer Science
Texas A&M University
C++11 Style
5:00pm - 6:00pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
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10-28-11 Mark Abel
Assoc. GM of Software Services and Director of Pathfinding, Intel
Intel
Stories from the High Tech Career of an Accidental Engineer
1:30pm - 2:30pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
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04-04-11 Randy Katz
United Microelectronics Corporation Distinguished Professor
University of California, Berkeley
A Computer Scientist Looks At The Energy Problem
12:00pm - 1:30pm in 1200 EECS
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02-04-11 Tim Howes
Co-Founder and CTO
RockMelt
Stories from the Trenches of Silicon Valley
1:00pm - 2:00pm in 1500 EECS
 
10-26-10 Lisa Porter
Director, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity
IARPA
IARPA: Be the Future
3:00pm - 4:00pm in 3725 Beyster Bldg.
 
10-20-10 John Guttag
Head of MIT Computer Science and AI Lab
MIT
Shortening the Healthcare Control Loop
4:00pm - 5:30pm in 1690 Beyster Bldg.
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10-13-10 Niels Provos
Principal Software Engineer, Infrastructure Security
Google
Real-World Challenges of Web-Based Malware
4:00pm - 5:00pm in 1690 Beyster Bldg.
 
10-07-10 Robert F. Brammer
VP, Advanced Technology, and CTO
Northrop Grumman
Cybersecurity and Global Climate Change: Complementary or Conflicting National Priorities?
4:00pm - 5:00pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
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04-23-10 Raghu Ramakrishnan
Chief Scientist for Audience & Cloud Computing
Yahoo!
Building and Searching a Web of Concepts
4:00pm - 5:00pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
 
04-13-10 Cynthia Dwork
Principal Researcher
Microsoft Research
What is Differential Privacy?
4:00pm - 5:00pm in 1690 Beyster Bldg.
 
02-16-10 Sarita Adve
Professor
Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Memory Models: A Case for Rethinking Parallel Languages and Hardware
4:00pm - 5:00pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
 
02-15-10 Radia Perlman
PI: Network Protocols and Security
Sun Microsystems
Soul of a New Network Protocol
4:00pm - 5:00pm in 1690 Beyster Bldg.
 
02-04-10 Eric Horvitz
Principal Researcher
Microsoft Research
Learning, Inference and Action in the Open World
4:00pm - 5:00pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
 
01-19-10 Vivek Sarkar
Professor
Rice University
Multicore Programming Models and their Implementation Challenges
4:00pm - 5:00pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
 
11-16-09 Henrik Christensen
Professor & Director
Robotics and Intelligent Machines, Georgia Institute of Technology
Cognitive Systems and Mobile Manipulation
4:00pm - 5:00pm in 1690 Beyster Bldg.
 
10-26-09 Annie Anton
Professor
NCSU
Distinguished Lecture by Annie Anton
4:00pm - 5:00pm in 1690 Beyster Bldg.
 
10-08-09 Susan Davidson
Professor & Distinguished Lecturer
University of Pennsylvania
Provenance and Scientific Workflows
4:00pm - 5:00pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
 
10-01-09 Eric Brewer
Professor
University of California, Berkeley
Technology for Developing Regions
4:30pm - 6:00pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
 
09-17-09 RJ Pittman
Director, Product Management
Google
Innovation 2020: An Entrepreneurs Journey from Michigan to Silicon Valley Startups to Google
4:30pm - 6:00pm in Chesebrough Auditorium
 
09-15-09 Shekhar Borkar
Director, Microprocessor Technology Lab
Intel Corporation
The Exascale Challenge
4:00pm - 5:00pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
 
04-15-09 Jeannette Wing
President's Professor of Computer Science and Assistant Director for CISE
Carnegie Mellon University and National Science Foundation
Computational Thinking and Thinking about Computing
4:00pm - 5:00pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
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03-16-09 Luiz Barroso
Engineer
Google
On Warehouse-Scale Computers
4:30pm - 5:30pm in 1690 Beyster Bldg.
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01-26-09 David Yen
Executive Vice President of Emerging Technologies
Juniper Networks
How Should the Next Generation (Mega) Data Center Be? - An Infrastructure Perspective
4:30pm - 5:30pm in 1690 Beyster Bldg.
 
11-24-08 Tom Mitchell
E. Fredkin Professor and Machine Learning Department Head
Carnegie Mellon University
Brains, Meaning and Corpus Statistics
4:30pm - 5:30pm in 1690 Beyster Bldg.
Video Link
 
04-02-08 Alfred Spector
VP of Research and Special Initiatives
Google
Al Spector seminar
4:00pm - 5:30pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
 
01-10-08 Larry Burns
Vice President GM Research & Development and Strategic Planning
General Motors
Designing a New Automotive DNA
4:30pm - 5:30pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
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11-19-07 Lise Getoor
Professor
University of Maryland
Graph Identification
4:30pm - 5:30pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
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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
 
11-12-07 Keith Edwards
Professor
Georgia Institute of Technology
Interaction and Infrastructure: Taking a Human-Centered View on Networking
4:30pm - 5:30pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
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11-05-07 Daniel Spielman
Professor
Yale University
Smoothed Analysis of Algorithms
4:30pm - 5:30pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
Video Link
 
10-29-07 Craig Boutilier
Professor
University of Toronto
Regret-based Methods for Preference Elicitation and Mechanism Design
4:30pm - 5:30pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
Video Link
 
09-27-07 Jeff Dean

Google, Inc.
Google: A Meandering Behind-the-Scenes Tour
3:30pm - 4:30pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
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01-08-07 Bernard Chazelle
Professor
Princeton University
The Impending Algorithmic Revolution
4:30pm - 5:30pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
 
12-04-06 Scott Shenker
Professor
University of California, Berkeley
Rethinking the Internet Architecture
4:30pm - 5:30pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
 
11-27-06 Mary Czerwinski

Microsoft Research
User Interface Support for Todays Crazed Information Worker: From Scatterbrained to Focused
4:30pm - 5:30pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
 
10-09-06 Phil Emma

IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
The End of Scaling? Revolutions in Technology and Microarchitecture as we Pass the 90 Nanometer Node
4:30pm - 5:30pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
 
03-28-06 Larry Bernstein
Industry Research Professor
Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey
Trustworthy Software Systems
5:00pm - 6:30pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
 
03-23-06 Peter Pesic
Professor
St. Johns College
Abels Proof: Solving the Unsolvable
4:00pm - 5:30pm in Room 1500 EECS Building
 
11-18-05 Fred Schneider
Professor
Cornell University
Progress Towards Trustworthy Services
4:30pm - 6:00pm in Chesebrough Auditorium
 
11-04-05 John Shen
Director, Microarchitecture Research Lab (MRL)
Intel
Iron Laws for Multi-Core Scalability
12:00pm - 1:30pm in 1500 EECS
 
10-10-05 Stuart Russell
Professor
University of California, Berkeley
Uncertainty in an unknown world
4:30pm - 6:00pm in Chesebrough Auditorium
 
09-16-05 Dan Atkins
Professor
University of Michigan
The NSF Cyberinfrastructure Movement and the Role for the CSE Research Community
3:30pm - 5:00pm in 1200 EECS
 
11-16-04 Yoav Freund


Boosting and Brownian motion
4:00pm - 5:30pm in 1017 Dow
 
09-24-04 James J. Duderstadt
Professor
University of Michigan
IT Forum Project
4:00pm - 5:00pm in 1311 EECS
 
03-29-04 Takeo Igarashi


Distinguished Lecture Series in Graphics
4:00pm - 5:30pm in 1005 EECS
 
03-19-04 Szymon Rusinkiewicz


DLS in Graphics
4:00pm - 5:30pm in 1005 EECS
 
03-08-04 Steve Seitz


DLS in Graphics
4:00pm - 5:30pm in 1005 EECS
 
02-20-04 Fredo Durand


DLS in Graphics
4:00pm - 5:30pm in 1005 EECS
 
10-03-03 Jim Gray


On-Line Science: The World-Wide Telescope as a Pro
4:00pm - 7:30pm in Cheseborough Auditorium
 
03-21-03 Jim Blinn

Microsoft, Computer Graphics Research
Computer Graphics: Past, Present and Future
4:00pm - 5:30pm in Chesebrough Auditorium
 
03-14-03 Paul Debevec


Making Movies with Image-Based Modeling, Rendering, and Lighting
4:00pm - 5:30pm in Chesebrough Auditorium
 
03-07-03 Julie Anne Mayfield


Succeeding in Hollywood with a Technical Degree
4:00pm - 5:30pm in 1200 EECS
 
11-13-02 John Buchanan


Research in Video Gaming
10:30am - 11:30am in 185 EWRE Bldg.
 
11-01-02 David Patterson
Pardee Chair of Computer Science
University of California at Berkeley
Recovery Oriented Computing (ROC)
3:30pm - 5:00pm in Chesebrough Auditorium
 
10-11-02 Warren Spector


Future Game Design: Generating Player Driven Experiences
10:00am - 11:30am in 1610 IOE